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Kidney Damage Associated with Imaging Agent May Be Over-Estimated

• A new analysis indicates that radiocontrast, which is commonly used during imaging tests, may be less hazardous to the kidneys than previously thought. • Among nearly 6 million hospitalized patients, those who received radiocontrast did not...
23-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kidney Society Partners with US Government to Prevent Dialysis Infections

The Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) Project aims to safeguard dialysis patients from potentially deadly infections. The American Society of Nephrology is partnering with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to...
28-Sep-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Anxiety Is an Underrecognized Yet Serious Clinical Problem for Dialysis Patients

• A new review examines how anxiety may affect the health and care of patients with kidney failure who are undergoing hemodialysis.
16-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals More Liberal Use of Dialysis in the US Compared with Other Developed Nations

• In a study of VA patients with kidney failure, the overwhelming majority (85.5%) of patients had either received, or were preparing to receive, renal replacement therapy. • Even among members of the oldest age group (≥85 years) with the...
16-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2016: Reinventing Nephrology: From Molecule to Man

The world’s largest gathering of kidney health professionals will join forces in Chicago from November 15–20, 2016, to discuss research discoveries and how to move them from bench to bedside during the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney...
14-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Strategy May Help Prevent Kidney Failure in Patients with Diabetes

• A newly developed compound inhibits the deleterious effects of high blood sugar on kidney cells and slows the progression of kidney disease in diabetic mice. • The compound protects the kidneys in both early and advanced phases of diabetes,...
2-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Are Promises Made to Living Donors Being Upheld?

• Most prior living kidney donors in the United States who later need a transplant receive one quickly, but some are not readily given the priority they were promised when they donated.
26-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Oral Diabetes Drugs May Also Protect Patients’ Kidney Health

• In a clinical trial of patients with type 2 diabetes, canagliflozin (a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor) slowed kidney function decline to a greater extent than glimepiride (a sulfonylurea), while having similar blood sugar–lowering...
12-Aug-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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