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Air Pollution Linked to Increased Rates of Kidney Disease

• The likelihood of developing membranous nephropathy, an immune disorder of the kidneys that can lead to kidney failure, increased 13% annually over 11 years in China. • Regions with high levels of fine particulate air pollution had the...
24-Jun-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology Foundation for Kidney Research Announces 2016 Grant Recipients

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research announced the 2016 recipients of research grants to advance new understandings of—and treatments for—kidney diseases. The Foundation will fund 36 leading researchers working to cure kidney diseases. These...
28-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Diabetes and Kidney Disease May Increase African Americans’ Cardiovascular-Related Risks

Highlight • Diabetes and kidney disease, separately and together, were linked with increased risks of stroke, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular mortality in African Americans living in Mississippi.
17-Jun-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Certain Factors Affect Vitamin D Levels in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

• Two-thirds of the children with kidney disease were classified as vitamin D deficient. • Children with kidney disease who took vitamin D supplements had vitamin D levels that were 2 times higher than those who did not take supplements....
10-Jun-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The American Society of Nephrology Peer-Reviewed Journals Retain High Impact Factor

Washington, DC (June 16, 2016)—The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) retains a very prominent position in the field of nephrology in Impact Factor for 2015, with a score of 8.5 according to Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). This...
16-Jun-2016 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Kidney Health Initiative Attending White House Organ Summit

Washington, DC (June 13, 2016) — The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) is pleased to support President Barack Obama’s call to action through its attendance at the White House Organ Summit on Monday, June 13. This Summit will examine ways to improve...
13-Jun-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology Attending White House Organ Summit

Washington, DC (June 13, 2016) —More than 20 million Americans live with kidney diseases. About 650,000 have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and need dialysis or a transplant to live. Kidney diseases disproportionately affects minority populations;...
13-Jun-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Intestinal Calcium Absorption May Identify Individuals at Risk of Developing Kidney Stones

Absorption and excretion of calcium were faster in certain patients with a history of kidney stones.
3-Jun-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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