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Research Compares Mouse and Human Kidney Development

• Three new research articles compare human and mouse kidney development to identify shared and novel features. • The studies provide new detailed molecular data to guide future research. • The studies revealed deep conservation of certain...
9-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Blood Sodium Levels May Affect Cognition in Older Adults

• In generally healthy older men, slightly lower sodium levels in the blood were related to both cognitive impairment and declines in cognitive function over time. • Additional studies are needed to determine whether correction of lower serum...
1-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Method Assesses How Well Dialysis Clinics Refer Patients for Transplantation

• A new method is useful for assessing how well individual dialysis facilities are referring patients for kidney transplantation. • When the method was applied to dialysis facilities in Georgia, researchers found that most of the variation in...
19-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Examines Employment Trends Among Patients with Kidney Failure

• Among working-aged adults who started dialysis between 1996 and 2013, employment was low throughout the study period at 23-24%, and 38% of patients who were employed 6 months prior to being diagnosed with kidney failure stopped working by the...
12-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Experts Call for Action to Address Physician Burnout in Nephrology

Kidney specialists face increasing work demands, high rates of burnout, and declining interest in nephrology as a career. A group of articles publishing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) sheds...
5-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Patients Have an Important Voice in Shaping Kidney Disease Research and Treatment

In an effort to provide patients the opportunity to share practical health consumer perspectives, the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) is including Patient Voice editorials that will accompany certain journal articles....
15-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Clinical Trial Does Not Support the Use of Bortezomib for Kidney Transplant Recipients

• In a trial of kidney transplant recipients with late antibody-mediated rejection, treatment with bortezomib, a type of proteasome inhibitor, failed to improve the function of transplanted kidneys and prevent immunologic tissue...
8-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Survival Rates Are Improving for Individuals with Kidney Failure

• In the United States, the excess risk of kidney failure–related death decreased by 12% to 27% over any 5-year interval between 1995 and 2013. • Decreases in excess mortality over time were observed for all ages and both during treatment...
8-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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