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Byproduct of Intestinal Bacteria May Jeopardize Heart Health in Patients with Kidney Disease

• Blood levels of TMAO, a byproduct generated from intestinal bacterial as they metabolize dietary nutrients, progressively increase with advancing severity of kidney disease. • TMAO levels are dramatically reduced when kidney function is...
24-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Tailored Mobile Health Technologies May Help Patients Take Their Medications Appropriately

• There was only a 5% error rate when patients with chronic kidney disease used mobile health technologies designed to help them use medications appropriately.
22-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Many Dialysis Patients Are Unprepared for Natural Disasters

• Among patients scheduled to have dialysis during the landfall of Hurricane Sandy at clinics where electricity had been deprived, 26.3% missed dialysis sessions and 66.1% received dialysis at non-regular dialysis units. • The percentage of...
22-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Researchers Identify Potential New Targets for Treating Kidney Disease

• Proteins in the Wnt signaling pathway help drive kidney scarring that can lead to chronic kidney disease.
17-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Electrocardiogram Screening May Help Predict Kidney Disease Patients’ Risk of Dying From Heart Disease

• Certain electrocardiogram measures helped investigators identify a subgroup of individuals with chronic kidney disease who had substantially elevated risks of dying from heart disease.
6-Jul-2015 7:05 AM EDT

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Announces 2015 Grant Recipients

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research announced the 2015 recipients of research grants to advance new understandings of—and treatments for—kidney diseases. Established in 2012 by the American Society of Nephrology, the ASN Foundation funds...
24-Jun-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Tapping Into the Potential of Electronic Health Records to Improve Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions

• The National Kidney Disease Education Program’s Health Information Technology Working Group has identified strategies for using electronic health records to improve care for patients with chronic kidney disease, outlining specific design...
19-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Kidney Health Initiative Seeking Patient, Family Input Into Development of New Therapies

The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) is hosting a new workshop on August 12 and 13 to gather input from patients with kidney disease and their family members on future treatment options. The KHI workshop—Understanding Patients’ Preferences:...
24-Jun-2015 12:00 PM EDT

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