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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

US Policy That Gives Priority to Prior Organ Donors Who Need a Transplant Is Working

• Living organ donors who later need kidney transplants have much shorter waiting times, and they receive higher quality kidneys compared with similar people on the waiting list who were not organ donors.
14-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

Rates of Diabetic Kidney Disease May Be Underestimated

Rates of diabetic kidney disease could be higher than currently assumed according to a new study presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 in Philadelphia. In an autopsy study of 150 individuals with type both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, researchers found...
13-Nov-2014 7:00 AM EST

Second Protein Associated with Common Cause of Kidney Failure Identified

An international team of researchers from France, Germany, and the US have identified a protein that turns a person’s immune system against itself in a form of kidney disease called membranous nephropathy (MN). The new research was presented at...
17-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Healthy Diets Are Good for the Kidneys

A healthy diet may help protect the kidneys.
23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Jonathan Himmelfarb 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 Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD, FASN, as the next ASN President. Dr. Himmelfarb’s election took place during the society’s annual...
5-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Access to Specialized Kidney Care Varies by Geographic Area and Race

Patients’ access to specialized care before kidney failure develops varies significantly across the United States and among different racial groups.
23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Perceived Racial Discrimination May Impact Kidney Function

Perceived racial discrimination may contribute to disparities related to kidney disease.
23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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