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Article ID: 702116

Quality of Patient Experience with Doctors May Affect Hospitalization Risk in Hispanics with Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Lower perceived quality of patient-physician interaction was associated with a higher risk of hospitalization in Hispanics with chronic kidney disease. • Quality of patient-physician interaction was not associated with risk of developing kidney failure or dying.

12-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702431

A New Test Published in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Help Prevent Kidney Failure in Diabetic Patients

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Researchers have developed a new test that could diagnose chronic kidney disease early in patients with type 2 diabetes. This novel method, published today in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal, could improve quality of life for diabetic patients by potentially catching chronic kidney disease in time to stop its progression to full-blown kidney failure.

18-Oct-2018 12:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702389

A Guide to Finding Your Passion

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB transplant surgeon Jayme Locke recently shared six steps to building a dream career. To be a surgeon, you have to have confidence. “I tend to be grandiose in my thinking,” said Jayme Locke, M.D., MPH, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program and vice chair for Health Services Research in the Department of Surgery.

17-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702383

Study: Even Low Levels of Arsenic Can Cause Kidney Disease

Texas Tech University

According to a study recently published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology, even low, allowable levels of arsenic may be enough to cause kidney disease. The good news, however, is there may be a way to treat such kidney disease using a drug already approved by the FDA – just not for this purpose.

17-Oct-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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    17-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702273

American Society of Nephrology Announces New Journal: kidney360

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

To further its mission of facilitating timely and broad dissemination of kidney science, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) today announced an addition to its journal portfolio, Kidney360. The journal will available online monthly beginning January 2020.

16-Oct-2018 10:10 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701982

Which Factors Are Linked with Wellbeing and Medication Adherence in Young Adults with Kidney Failure?

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In a study of young adults with kidney failure, poor wellbeing and lower medication adherence were both associated with psychological morbidity. • Dialysis treatment (vs. kidney transplantation) was associated with poorer wellbeing and medication adherence.

10-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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    16-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702212

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Endows Five Career Development Grants

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

In 2016, the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research launched the Securing the Future Campaign with the goal to endow the Career Development Grants Program. The campaign has since raised more than $22 million through generous contributions from industry, individual donors, and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN).

15-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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    15-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702098

GW Report: Signs of Improving Job Market for New Nephrologists

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world’s largest organization of kidney health professionals, released a new report on the annual survey of nephrology fellows authored by George Washington University (GW) researchers.

12-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702120

Rush Transplant Survival Rates Above Expectations

Rush University Medical Center

Adult patients who received liver and kidney transplants at Rush University Medical Center had better-than-expected one-year survival rates, according to the most recent transplantation on the 5-tier system report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), which was released on Oct. 9.

12-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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