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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

The American Society of Nephrology Partners with the Department of Veterans Affairs to Advance Best Practices and Approaches to Kidney Disease

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is pleased to partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to host the upcoming Kidney Innovation Summit. The Summit will take place at the Booz Allen Hamilton Center for Innovation in Washington, DC...
8-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Skin Sodium Content Linked to Heart Problems in Patients with Kidney Disease

• Elevated sodium content in the skin correlates closely with left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with chronic kidney disease.
27-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology Statement on US President Donald J. Trump's Executive Order on Immigration

American Society of Nephrology (ASN) President Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, and the Society’s leadership issued the following statement regarding the January 27, 2017, Presidential Executive Order on Immigration:
31-Jan-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Depression Is Under-Treated in Patients Receiving Chronic Dialysis

• A new study found that patients on chronic hemodialysis with depression are frequently not interested in modifying or initiating anti-depressant treatment. Kidney specialists caring for these patients are often unwilling to modify or initiate...
20-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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