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

Condemns the Administration’s Proposed Funding Cuts for the National Institute of Health
17-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Reduced Dose of Warfarin Alternative May Help Prevent Strokes in Dialysis Patients

• In dialysis patients who took 2.5 mg of apixaban twice daily, blood concentrations of the drug were maintained at therapeutic levels.
10-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Sickle Cell Gene Linked to Elevated Risk of Developing Kidney Failure

• Sickle cell trait, a common hemoglobin variant in African Americans, was associated with a twofold higher risk of developing kidney failure requiring dialysis. • Sickle cell trait conferred a similar degree of risk as APOL1 gene variants,...
3-Mar-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Timing of Anti-Donor Antibody Responses Affects the Survival of Kidney Transplants

• Kidney rejection initiated by antibodies that were present before transplantation is linked with a better outcome that rejection due to antibodies that arise after transplantation.
24-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

HIV+ Kidney Failure Patients Face Hurdles in Receiving Necessary Transplants

• From 2001 to 2012, HIV+ kidney failure patients on the transplant waiting list were 28% less likely to receive a transplant compared with their HIV- counterparts. • They were half as likely to receive a kidney from a living donor.
17-Feb-2017 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Limiting Salt Consumption Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients with Kidney Disease

• Receiving advice on limiting salt consumption helped kidney disease patients lower their systolic blood pressure by an average of 11 mmHg. • Limiting salt intake also reduced excess fluid retention that is common among patients with kidney...
10-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Discovery May Help Prevent Tissue Scarring and Rejection of Transplanted Kidneys

• During rejection of a transplanted kidney, certain immune cells transform into connective tissue cells, which produce collagen and other fibers. • This transition, which is mediated by the TGF-/Smad3 signaling pathway, leads to scarring and...
10-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Language Barriers May Interfere with Access to Kidney Transplantation

• Higher degrees of linguistic isolation were linked with a lower likelihood of transitioning from inactive to active status on the kidney transplant waiting list and with incomplete transplant evaluations. • The association of linguistic...
3-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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