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American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2017: The Intersection of Basic Science and Clinical Care: The Future of Personalized Nephrology

Washington, DC (September 20, 2017)—The world’s largest gathering of kidney health professionals will join forces in New Orleans from October 31–November 5, 2017, and serve as a major forum for the dissemination of advances in basic, clinical,...
20-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ASN and Advocates from 21 Other Health Care Organizations are on Capitol Hill Urging Congress to Support Kidney Disease Research and the Living Donor Protection Act

Advocates from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the 21 other health care organizations listed below are meeting with their representatives and senators today. They will urge Congress to continue its historic support of research funding...
19-Sep-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Impaired Sleep May Have Serious Health Consequences for Kidney Disease Patients

• In individuals with chronic kidney disease, high sleep fragmentation was associated with an elevated risk of developing kidney failure. • Higher sleep fragmentation and shorter sleep duration were each linked with steeper declines in kidney...
8-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

HCV Treatment Found Safe and Effective in Individuals with Kidney Disease

• In patients with chronic kidney disease and Hepatitis C virus infection, sofosbuvir-based direct-acting antiviral therapy was safe and effective. • Patients with stage 3 kidney disease who were cured of infection experienced an improvement in...
1-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Findings May Help Protect the Kidney Health of Individuals with Obesity

• A particular receptor in kidney cells plays an important role in obesity-induced fat accumulation, dysfunction, injury, inflammation, and scarring in the kidney. • The receptor acts through a certain signaling pathway. • Targeting this...
25-Aug-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ASN Supports Hurricane Harvey Kidney Patient Relief Efforts

As Houston area residents fight to survive Hurricane Harvey’s flood waters and wreckage, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) joins efforts by the American Kidney Fund (AKF) and the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) coalition to...
29-Aug-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer Drug May Benefit Patients with Inherited Form of Kidney Disease

• A tyrosine kinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of certain cases of chronic myeloid leukemia slowed cyst growth in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.
18-Aug-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Examines Whether Marijuana Affects Kidney Function

• In a recent study of healthy young adults, marijuana use was not associated with change in kidney function over time or the appearance of albumin in the urine, which is a sign of kidney damage. • Additional studies are needed to assess the...
18-Aug-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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