Focus: ASN Kidney Week

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5-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST
Combined Tests Can Predict Kidney Injury Risk in Critically Ill Children
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Combining the Renal Angina Index and measurement of urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase Associated Lipocalin can improve predictions of severe acute kidney injury in critically ill children. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 November 5–November 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

5-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST
Analysis Uncovers Rising Rates of Kidney Injury in Women Who Are Hospitalized During Pregnancy
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Rates of kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy are on the rise, especially in women with diabetes. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 November 5–November 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

5-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST
Hospitalization Rates among Patients on Dialysis Are Higher in Communities with More Black Residents
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Patients receiving hemodialysis at facilities located in residential areas with a high percentage of Black residents have a higher rate of hospitalization. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 November 5–November 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

5-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST
American Society of Nephrology Honors Leaders in the Fight Against Kidney Diseases
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) will honor leaders in the fight against kidney disease during ASN Kidney Week 2019, the society’s annual meeting, held November 5–10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

5-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST
Automated Wearable Artificial Kidney May Improve Peritoneal Dialysis
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Peritoneal dialysis performed with an automated wearable artificial kidney was safe and effective for removing toxins from the blood of patients with kidney failure. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 November 5–November 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

5-Nov-2019 7:05 PM EST
High-Impact Clinical Trials Yield Results that Could Improve Kidney Care
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 November 5–November 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

5-Nov-2019 7:05 PM EST
Study Examines Survival Following Switch from Urgent In-Center Hemodialysis to Home Dialysis
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Few patients who start urgent and unplanned dialysis in clinical centers switch to home dialysis. The potential survival benefits of switching are unclear. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 November 5–November 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

5-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST
Poor Sleep May Affect Cognitive Abilities and Behavior of Children with Kidney Disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Many children with chronic kidney disease report fatigue and problems with sleep. • Sleep problems and fatigue were associated with lower executive functioning and more emotional-behavioral symptoms. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 November 5–November 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

5-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST
Artificial Intelligence Technology May Improve Care for Patients Needing Dialysis
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A machine learning model boosted rates of patients who started dialysis under optimal conditions. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 November 5– November 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

5-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST
Lifelong Medicare Coverage of Transplant Drugs Would Save Money
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Extending Medicare coverage of anti-rejection medications beyond 36 months after a kidney transplant would lead to lower costs and an improvement in patients’ quality of life. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 November 5–November 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.


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