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Female Hormones May Make Women Less Susceptible to Kidney Failure Than Men

• Researchers detected transient increases in enzymes indicative of kidney health that correlated with specific phases of the female reproductive hormone cycle. • The findings indicate that nonreproductive organs may undergo periodical...
22-Apr-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology Names Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, FASN as CJASN’s Next Editor-in-Chief

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has named Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, FASN, as Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), effective January 1, 2017. He will serve a six-year term.
28-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood Pressure Targets for Individuals with Kidney Disease Should Consider Patients’ Age

• Systolic blood pressure levels above 140 mmHg were linked with higher risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and death in patients with chronic kidney disease of all ages, but the magnitude of these associations diminished with...
15-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kidney Health Advocacy Day 2016: ASN Urges Lawmakers Advance Living Organ Donation

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is one of two leading kidney health organizations participating in Kidney Health Advocacy Day 2016 in Washington, DC. Advocates from ASN and the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) will meet with...
13-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Commonly Used Reflux and Ulcer Medication May Cause Serious Kidney Damage

• Patients who took proton pump inhibitors for heartburn, acid reflux, or ulcers had an increased risk of kidney function decline, chronic kidney disease, and kidney failure. • The longer patients took the drugs, the greater their risk.
8-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kidneys Have an Innate Clock That Affects Many Metabolic Processes in the Body

• Daily fluctuations caused by the kidney’s circadian clock have an important effect on the levels of various amino acids, lipids, and other components of blood in the body. • In individuals who take medications, the kidney’s circadian...
1-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

HPV Vaccine May Be Effective in Adolescents with Kidney Disease, but Less So in Those with a Kidney Transplant

• Following vaccination against human papillomavirus, girls and young women with chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis had antibody levels above the threshold that indicates protection from infection. • A significant proportion of...
1-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Most Kidney Transplant Recipients Visit the Emergency Department After Discharge

• Among 10,533 kidney transplant recipients, 57% visited an emergency department within 2 years after transplantation. • Risk factors for emergency department visits included younger age, females, black and Hispanic race/ethnicity, public...
18-Mar-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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