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Statement of Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, President, the American Society of Nephrology, on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) believes the Better Care Reconciliation Act’s passage would negatively impact millions of patients. ASN has written to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer to express its...
26-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Benefits Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

• In individuals with chronic kidney disease, targeting a systolic blood pressure to <120 mm Hg resulted in lower risks of cardiovascular events and premature death, compared with standard targeting to <140 mm Hg. • There was a slightly...
16-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Josephine P. Briggs, MD, to Lead the Journal of American Society of Nephrology’s Incoming Editorial Team

Josephine P. Briggs, MD, begins her term on January 1, 2018 as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of American Society of Nephrology (JASN), considered the leading specialty journal in nephrology.
21-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Calculator Estimates Success of Kidney Transplants Involving Particular Donor-Recipient Pairs

• A new calculator estimates the likelihood that a given patient who receives a kidney transplant from a particular living donor will maintain a functioning kidney. • The calculator may be especially useful for kidney paired donation.
2-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Statement of Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, President, the American Society of Nephrology, on the Extension of NIH Director Francis S. Collins’, MD, Ph.D., Tenure

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) applauds the Trump Administration’s decision to extend Francis S. Collins’, MD, Ph.D, tenure as the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
8-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Kidneys From Diabetic Donors May Benefit Many Transplant Candidates

• Patients who received kidney transplants from donors with diabetes had better survival compared with those who remained on the waitlist. • Patients at high risk of dying while on the waitlist and those at centers with long wait times may...
19-May-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Statement from Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, President, American Society of Nephrology on Proposed FY 2018 budget

ASN Denounces Administration’s Proposed Massive Cuts for the National Institutes of Health – “Would Disrupt Medical Research”
23-May-2017 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Compares Different Measures of Body Fat for Predicting Kidney Function Decline

• In a new study, a higher amount of body fat was linked with an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease. • Simple ways of measuring body size—such as waist circumference or body mass index—provided similar information on risk...
12-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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