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Study Examines Employment Trends Among Patients with Kidney Failure

• Among working-aged adults who started dialysis between 1996 and 2013, employment was low throughout the study period at 23-24%, and 38% of patients who were employed 6 months prior to being diagnosed with kidney failure stopped working by the...
12-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Experts Call for Action to Address Physician Burnout in Nephrology

Kidney specialists face increasing work demands, high rates of burnout, and declining interest in nephrology as a career. A group of articles publishing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) sheds...
5-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Patients Have an Important Voice in Shaping Kidney Disease Research and Treatment

In an effort to provide patients the opportunity to share practical health consumer perspectives, the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) is including Patient Voice editorials that will accompany certain journal articles....
15-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Clinical Trial Does Not Support the Use of Bortezomib for Kidney Transplant Recipients

• In a trial of kidney transplant recipients with late antibody-mediated rejection, treatment with bortezomib, a type of proteasome inhibitor, failed to improve the function of transplanted kidneys and prevent immunologic tissue...
8-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Survival Rates Are Improving for Individuals with Kidney Failure

• In the United States, the excess risk of kidney failure–related death decreased by 12% to 27% over any 5-year interval between 1995 and 2013. • Decreases in excess mortality over time were observed for all ages and both during treatment...
8-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

ASN Partners with VA Center for Innovation on My Kidney Nutrition App Features CHALLENGEWashington, DC (December 12, 2017) — Around 17% of American Adults Have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and the Rate of Prevalence Is Higher for US Veterans. CKD,

Around 17% of American adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and the rate of prevalence is higher for US Veterans. CKD, if not treated appropriately, can ultimately lead to kidney failure requiring either dialysis or a transplant.
12-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Many Donor Kidneys that Are Discarded May Be Suitable for Transplantation

• In an analysis of pairs of kidneys from the same donor in which 1 kidney was used but the other was discarded, the kidneys that were used tended to perform well. • The majority of discarded kidneys could have potentially been transplanted...
1-Dec-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Provides Insights on Immune Cells Involved in Kidney Disease

• New research indicates that the role of dendritic cells in kidney inflammation is more complex than previously thought. Different types of dendritic cells communicate with each other to control the magnitude of the immune response. • The...
1-Dec-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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