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Patients May Be at Risk After Discharge From the Emergency Department with Acute Kidney Injury

n a new study, patients discharged home from the emergency department with acute kidney injury remained at increased risk of poor 30-day outcomes.
14-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Detailed Analysis of Donor-Recipient Tissue Mismatch May Help Personalize Treatment After Transplantation

• A molecular analysis of the mismatch between the tissues of donors and recipients helped predict which recipients required high doses of immune modulating drugs and which needed only low doses.
14-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Provides Insights on Preeclampsia

• A new test may help to rapidly diagnose preeclampsia in pregnant women. Elevated levels of fetal hemoglobin in the blood may play a role in the development of kidney damage associated with preeclampsia.
14-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Poor Thyroid Function May Affect Dialysis Patients’ Quality of Life and Daily Living

• In hemodialysis patients, hypothyroidism was linked with impairments across multiple areas of health-related quality of life, including lower energy and greater fatigue, poorer physical function, and greater pain.
6-Jul-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biopsy Tests May Lead to Inappropriate Discards of Donated Kidneys

• Kidney biopsy results had no impact on the function of kidneys transplanted from living donors. • Outcomes following kidney transplantation using deceased donor kidneys were influenced by biopsy findings; however, even transplantation with...
30-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology Foundation for Kidney Research Announces 2017 Grant Recipients

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research announced the names of its 2017 research grant recipients who are working to improve our understanding of kidney diseases and to develop new and advanced treatment options.
6-Jul-2017 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Catheters Linked to Most Bloodstream Infections in Dialysis Patients

• Most bloodstream infections in dialysis patients continue to occur in those with central venous catheters used to access their blood. The findings come from 2014 data from US dialysis facilities. • Staphylococcus aureus was the most commonly...
23-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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