ASN Presents Late-Breaking Clinical Trials at Upcoming Meeting

Newswise — Six late-breaking clinical trials have been accepted for presentation next week during the American Society of Nephrology’s 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in Denver, CO. These trials were selected based upon their potential impact to the field of nephrology.

The trials will be presented on Saturday, November 20 in the Wells Fargo Theater of the Colorado Convention Center from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm MT in the following order:

•Effects of Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis: The Frequent Hemodialysis Network (FHN) Trials*•Effect of Bardoxolone Methyl on Renal Function in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus*•Results of the Multicenter FSGS Clinical Trial in Children and Young Adults•Primary Safety and Efficacy Results from Four Phase 3 Randomized, Active-controlled, Open-label Studies of Hematide/Peginesatide among CKD Dialysis and Nondialysis Patients*•Prevention of Dialysis Catheter Lumen Occlusion with RT-PA versus Heparin (Preclot): A Randomized Trial•Should We Reduce LDL Cholesterol in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease? The Results of the Study of Heart and Renal Protection (SHARP)*

*These presentations will also be presented at a press briefing on Saturday, November 20 from 9:15 am – 10:15 am MT in Room 208 of the Colorado Convention Center.

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ASN Renal Week 2010, the largest nephrology meeting of its kind, will provide a forum for 13,000 professionals to discuss the latest findings in renal research and engage in educational sessions related to advances in the care of patients with kidney and related disorders. Renal Week 2010 will take place November 16 – November 21 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.

Founded in 1966, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is the world’s largest professional society devoted to the study of kidney disease. Comprised of 11,000 physicians and scientists, ASN continues to promote expert patient care, to advance medical research, and to educate the renal community. ASN also informs policymakers about issues of importance to kidney doctors and their patients. ASN funds research, and through its world-renowned meetings and first-class publications, disseminates information and educational tools that empower physicians.

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