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Older Kidney Donors with Hypertension May Have Good Kidney Health Following Donation

Kidney donors with hypertension had slightly fewer nephrons (the kidney’s filtering units) at the time of donation than similarly aged donors with normal blood pressure; however, 6 months following their surgery, hypertensive and non-hypertensive...
12-Dec-2014 1:15 PM EST

American Society of Nephrology Obtains Highest ACCME Accreditation

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world’s largest organization of kidney health professionals, has received the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's highest level of accreditation—Accreditation with Commendation....
16-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Drug May Help Prevent Bone Fractures in Patients on Dialysis

• In patients on dialysis, cinacalcet reduced the rate of bone fracture by 16% to 29%, after accounting for patient characteristics and other factors.
5-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Low Levels of Circulating Protein Linked with Heart Problems in Mice with Kidney Disease

• Decreased blood levels of a protein called Klotho increases the risk of heart disease in mice with chronic kidney disease. • If confirmed in humans, increasing Klotho levels may help protect the hearts of patients with chronic kidney...
28-Nov-2014 8:00 AM EST

Simple Model Predicts Progression of Kidney Disease Among Socially Disadvantaged Patients

• A simple model using 5 commonly available variables from electronic health records adequately discriminates between socially disadvantaged individuals with chronic kidney disease who will and will not progress to kidney failure.
28-Nov-2014 8:00 AM EST

Pilot Studies Find New Drug Could Help Reduce Dietary Phosphorus Absorption

Researchers presented two preliminary studies at ASN Kidney Week 2014 in Philadelphia, PA, that demonstrate the potential of a small-molecule inhibitor of NHE3 to help reduce phosphorus absorption in patients with kidney disease. Patients with...
2-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Researchers Identify Genetic Markers That May Predispose Individuals for Kidney Injury

Researchers have identified genetic markers that may help to identify individuals at risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) in the hospital setting. Presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 in Philadelphia, PA, the study offers new clues about the development...
18-Nov-2014 8:00 AM EST

Exercise May Improve Physical Function, Lessen Pain in Patients with Kidney Disease

• A 12-week course of aerobic exercise improved physical function and quality of life in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. • The exercise program also decreased patients’ pain.
14-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

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