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.

5-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST
Could Home Remote Monitoring Improve the Health of Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis?
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A home remote monitoring system may help track the health of patients on dialysis. • 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
Community House Hemodialysis Offers Many Benefits to Patients with Kidney Failure
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Community house hemodialysis is a dialysis modality that overcomes many of the barriers to home hemodialysis. • 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.

14-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST
Tighter Blood Pressure Control May Save More Than 100,000 Lives Each Year in the U.S.
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• New research estimates the projected lives that would be saved if patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease underwent intensive blood pressure lowering. • The findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15–20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

14-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST
Coordination of Care Benefits Patients with Kidney Disease and Reduces Medical Costs
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Multi-disciplinary care—or coordination of care among different clinicians and specialists—improves the health of patients with kidney disease and reduces costs compared with usual care. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15–20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

14-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST
Short and Poor Quality Sleep May Have Negative Effects on Kidney Function
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In a study of patients with chronic kidney disease, each additional hour of nighttime sleep was linked with a 19% lower risk of developing kidney failure. • There was also a significant association between sleep quality and kidney failure risk. • Research that uncovered these findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15–20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

14-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST
Scientists Get Closer to Developing Bioartificial Kidney
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Researchers have developed a key component needed to create a bioartificial kidney. • The advance will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15–20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

14-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST
Simple Saliva Test May Help Clinicians Diagnose Kidney Disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A dipstick test for salivary urea nitrogen was accurate for diagnosing kidney disease in adults in Malawi, Africa. • Results of the test also helped predict patients’ risk of early death. • The test will be described at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15–20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

14-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST
Reflux and Ulcer Medications Linked to Kidney Stones and Chronic Kidney Disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Individuals who took proton pump inhibitors or histamine receptor-2 blockers for heartburn, acid reflux, or ulcers had elevated risks of developing kidney stones. • In individuals without acute kidney injury, proton pump inhibitors were linked with a higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease or kidney failure compared with histamine receptor-2 blockers. • Research that uncovered these findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15–20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

14-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST
Reflux and Ulcer Medications Linked to Kidney Stones and Chronic Kidney Disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Individuals who took proton pump inhibitors or histamine receptor-2 blockers for heartburn, acid reflux, or ulcers had elevated risks of developing kidney stones. • In individuals without acute kidney injury, proton pump inhibitors were linked with a higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease or kidney failure compared with histamine receptor-2 blockers. • Research that uncovered these findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15–20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

14-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST
Program May Help Increase Numbers of Live Kidney Donors
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The Live Donor Champion program increased knowledge of live donation and comfort approaching others about live donation, and it boosted live donor referrals. • The program will be described at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15–20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

14-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST
Method to Create Kidney Organoids From Patient Cells Provides Insights on Kidney Disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Scientists have developed a method to coax human pluripotent stem cells to mature into cells that go on to form the functional units of the kidney. • The team has demonstrated how the method can be used to study human kidney diseases. • The research will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15–20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

14-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST
Smoking May Block Some of the Benefits of Kidney Disease Medications
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In a study of patients with chronic kidney disease, nonsmokers and smokers who successfully quit had slower worsening of their kidney function than those who were unsuccessful at quitting. • Cigarette smoking partially negated the kidney-protective effects of patients’ medications. • Research that uncovered these findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15–20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

14-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST
Research Provides Insights on the Link Between Kidney Damage and Cognitive Impairment
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Kidney damage was linked with worse performance on tests of global cognitive function, executive function, memory, and attention. • Kidney damage may also be linked with structural abnormalities in the brain. • Research that uncovered these findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15–20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

14-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST
Telemedicine Program Provides Life-Saving Kidney Care to Patients in Rural Areas
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A telemedicine program that partners a national dialysis provider with a rural hospital in Kentucky can surmount traditional barriers to deliver kidney care to rural hospitals. • The program will be described at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15–20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

Released: 14-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST
Media Alert: American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week Press Briefing
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

What: American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week Press Briefing When: Friday, November 18 at 9:45 a.m. CST Where: McCormick Place, Room W473 Embargoed until Saturday, November 19, at 10:30 CST (11:30 EST) Why: Briefing will feature presentations of High-Impact Clinical Trials. Dr. Pascale Lane and Dr. Gretchen Lehman Brandt will moderate and provide context and expert commentary on the science presented.


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