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Study Reveals High Rates of Dementia in Older Adults after Starting Dialysis

• Older adults who initiate dialysis for kidney failure face a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. • Certain risk factors were linked this higher risk. • Older hemodialysis patients with a diagnosis...
3-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Should Doctors Discuss Treatment Options with Older Kidney Failure Patients?

• In an interview study of kidney specialists, 4 different approaches to discussing the option of dialysis versus conservative management for older patients with kidney failure were evident. • Nephrologists should reflect on their approach and...
20-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology Foundation for Kidney Research Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research provides more than $3 million in funding for clinical and basic research for members at all stages of their careers.
26-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals Long-Term Effectiveness of Therapy for Common Cause of Kidney Failure

• Among individuals with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, those who were treated with tolvaptan for up to 11 years had a slower rate of kidney function decline compared with historical controls. • Annualized kidney function...
13-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Direct Oral Anticoagulants Linked with Higher Bleeding Risk in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

• Compared with warfarin use, direct oral anticoagulant use was linked with a 23% higher risk of bleeding in patients with chronic kidney disease. • There was no difference between direct oral anticoagulant and warfarin users in benefits from...
6-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CDC Awards ASN Contract for Continued Dialysis Bloodstream Infection Research

Bloodstream infections can be life-threatening to individuals undergoing kidney dialysis. Following infection control procedures is critical, yet best practices may not always occur at busy dialysis facilities.
12-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology Peer-Reviewed Journals Continue Strong Impact

The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) maintains its prominent position in the field of nephrology in Impact Factor for 2017, with a score of 8.7 according to Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). This Impact Factor reflects the...
10-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Develop Gene Therapy Method to Target Kidney Cells

• A synthetic adeno-associated virus was highly efficient at delivering genetic material to different kidney cell types in mice and humans. • The viral vector was also successfully used in gene therapy strategies to treat mice with kidney...
29-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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