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Low Levels of Circulating Protein Linked to Kidney Function Decline

• Decreased blood levels of a protein called soluble klothos were linked with an increased likelihood of experiencing kidney function decline in a group elderly well-functioning adults.
13-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology Welcomes GAO Report Confirming Urgent Need for Greater Research Funding

Report Details Imbalance between Kidney Disease Research and Health Impact.
18-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Trial Finds Oral Iron Drug Safe and Effective for Treating Anemia in Kidney Disease Patients

• In a phase 3 trial of patients with chronic kidney disease, 52.1% of patients receiving oral ferric citrate experienced a significant boost in hemoglobin levels (a reflection of red blood cell counts) compared with 19.1% of patients receiving...
6-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, FASN to Lead the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology’s Incoming Editorial Team

Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, FASN, begins his 6-year team as Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) on January 1, 2017, alongside an incoming editorial team of 17 highly accomplished nephrology researchers.
30-Dec-2016 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Structure of Kidney Failure Patients’ Blood Clots May Increase Their Risk of Early Death

• Hemodialysis patients tend to have denser blood clots than individuals without kidney disease. • Dense blood clots were linked to an increased risk of premature death from cardiovascular and other causes.
30-Dec-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Many Kidney Failure Patients Lack Advance Directives Near the End of Life

• Among nursing home residents in the last year of life, patients with kidney failure were far less likely to have advance directives that put limitations on treatments and designated surrogate decision makers compared with other nursing home...
30-Dec-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Racial Disparities Exist in Children’s Access to Kidney Transplantation

• In a study of children with kidney failure who were followed for a median of 7.1 years, black children had a 36% higher risk of dying than white children. The increase risk was mostly attributed to differences in access to...
23-Dec-2016 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Rates Are Low in Women with Advanced Kidney Disease

• In a recent study, most women with advanced chronic kidney disease had not received breast or cervical cancer screening in recent years. • Older age, greater comorbidities, and lower income were associated with a lower rate of screening.
23-Dec-2016 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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