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A History of Kidney Stones May Contribute to Certain Complications During Pregnancy

• In young women, a history of kidney stones was associated with metabolic and hypertensive complications. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in...
30-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

VA Patients Face Disparities in Kidney Transplantation

• From 2004 to 2016, VA patients had lower rates of transplantation compared with patients with Medicare or private insurance. • VA patients also had a higher rate of mortality on the waiting list compared with privately insured...
30-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Air Pollution Causes Millions of Cases of Kidney Disease Each Year

• The estimated global burden of chronic kidney disease attributable to fine particulate matter is more than 10.7 million cases per year. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest...
30-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Novel Treatment May Benefit Patients with Metabolic Acidosis and Kidney Disease

• A new study demonstrated that TRC101, a hydrochloric acid binder for the treatment of metabolic acidosis associated with chronic kidney disease, provided a rapid and sustained average increase in serum bicarbonate. • All adverse effects were...
1-Nov-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

High-Impact Clinical Trials Yield Results That Could Improve Kidney Care

The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017, October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.
2-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Racial/Ethnic Differences in Link Between Depression and Early Death in Kidney Disease Patients

• In white patients with chronic kidney disease, those with depressive symptoms had a higher risk of early death than those without depressive symptoms. This risk was much lower after accounting for use of anti-depressants, however. • In...
30-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Reflux Medications Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure

• In an analysis of published studies, individuals who used proton pump inhibitors had a 33% increased relative risk of developing chronic kidney disease or kidney failure when compared with non-users. • Results from the analysis will be...
30-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mark D. Okusa Elected President of the American Society of Nephrology

• The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world’s largest organization of kidney health professionals, has elected Mark D. Okusa, MD, FASN, as the next ASN President. • Dr. Okusa officially assumes his role as ASN President during the...
1-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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