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Kidney Failure’s Effects on the Psychosocial Health and Lifestyle of Young Adults

• Compared with healthy peers, young adults with kidney failure needing renal replacement therapy had lower quality of life, worse for dialysis patients compared with transplant patients. • Young adults on renal replacement therapy were more...
13-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals High Healthcare Costs Linked with Acute Kidney Injury

• In a study of hospitalized patients in Canada, the mildest forms of acute kidney injury (AKI) resulted in adjusted costs that were 1.2 to 1.3 times greater than those for patients without AKI. • More severe AKI were associated with costs...
13-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) Announces Patient Voice Initiative

Patient perspectives are often not considered by researchers and health care providers when making decisions that are inevitably going to influence the health and well-being of patients.
19-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Few Patients Hospitalized with Acute Kidney Injury Receive Recommended Follow-Up Care

• Most surveyed Canadian kidney specialists recommended follow-up kidney evaluations for the majority of patients hospitalized with acute kidney injury. • Real-world practice showed that only a minority of such patients in Alberta currently...
6-Oct-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Offers Insights on How to Decrease the Discard Rate of Donated Organs

• From 2008-2015, the number of kidneys donated after circulatory death that were obtained by the country’s 58 donor service areas varied substantially. • The outcomes associated with these organs were generally excellent. • The use of...
29-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Are Many Dialysis Patients Readmitted to the Hospital Soon after Discharge?

• Among hemodialysis patients admitted to the hospital, nearly a quarter of admissions were followed by an unplanned readmission within 30 days. • Most readmissions were for a diagnosis different than the one for the initial hospitalization....
22-Sep-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Statement by Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, President, the American Society of Nephrology, Opposing the Graham-Cassidy Proposal

American Society of Nephrology (ASN) President Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, released the following statement today regarding the US Senate’s consideration of the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal:
25-Sep-2017 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Air Pollution May Have Damaging Effects on the Kidneys

• In a study of US veterans, researchers found a linear relationship between air pollution levels and risk of experiencing kidney function decline and of developing kidney disease or kidney failure.
15-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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