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Article ID: 711723

Researchers identify new novel circulating proteins that are involved in progression of diabetic kidney disease to end stage renal failure

Joslin Diabetes Center

BOSTON – (April 22, 2019) -- In a breakthrough study published today in Nature Medicine, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified a group of 17 circulating inflammatory proteins that are consistently associated with the development and progression of diabetic kidney disease. These 17 proteins, called the Kidney Risk Inflammatory Signature (KRIS), could allow doctors to determine the risk of progression to end stage renal disease in a patient with diabetic kidney disease.

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22-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711678

Older Adults Starting Dialysis Die at Higher Rates than Previously Thought

Harvard Medical School

Study found more than half of older adults with end-stage kidney disease died within a year of starting dialysis. Nearly one in four older dialysis patients (23 percent) succumbed to the disease within a month of starting treatment. Analysis reveals markedly higher death rates than previous reports of dialysis outcomes among older patients. Findings can help patients and clinicians make better-informed decisions to determine optimal course of treatment.

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22-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711227

Investigators Incorporate Randomized Trial within Dialysis Care Delivery

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The Time to Reduce Mortality in ESRD (TiME) trial was a large pragmatic trial demonstration project designed to determine the benefits of hemodialysis sessions that are longer than many patients currently receive. • The trial was conducted through a partnership between academic investigators and 2 large dialysis provider organizations using a highly centralized implementation approach. • Although the trial accomplished most of its demonstration project objectives, uptake of the intervention was insufficient to determine whether longer sessions improve outcomes.

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12-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711446

American Society of Nephrology Announces KidneyX Chair

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

John Sedor, MD, FASN to Lead Public-Private Kidney Care Innovation Accelerator

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18-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711524

Kidney Patients And The GW School Of Medicine And Health Sciences Host Inaugural Global Summit Focused On Innovations in Kidney Care

George Washington University

The American Association of Kidney Patients and the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences are pleased to announce a major kidney disease education collaboration, the Global Summit on Innovations in Patient-Centered Kidney Care.

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17-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711459

A Couple Shares Their Journey Through Kidney Transplant

Cedars-Sinai

After Hermine Honarvar Rule was told that she was in critical need of a kidney transplant, two relatives and a friend each volunteered to give up a kidney to help save her. But during the screening process all three candidates were discovered to have health issues that would disqualify them from donating. Thankfully, her husband Mark turned out to be the right match for his wife. “We were truly made for each other,” he jokes today.

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17-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710781

Itchy Skin Affects the Health and Quality of Life of Many Patients with Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The prevalence of moderate-to-extreme pruritus in patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease was 24% and was more likely in older patients, women, and in those with advanced kidney disease, among other health conditions. • More severe pruritus was associated with progressively poorer measures of quality of life and a higher likelihood of self-reported depression and restless sleep.

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5-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710782

Study Reveals New Genetic Factors Linked to Kidney Stones

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A large genome-wide association study has identified 14 variants—including 9 new variants—at different locations in the genome that are linked to the development of kidney stones. • Four of the variants were related to obesity, high triglycerides, or high blood uric acid levels. The remaining 10 variants were associated with kidney- or electrolyte-related traits that might affect crystallization pathways that lead to kidney stone formation.

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5-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711132

Going the Distance to Donate a Kidney to a Stranger

Cedars-Sinai

Here's a great story about a Kentucky woman who donated a kidney to a perfect stranger from New York who 21 years earlier had undergone a heart-liver transplant. The two women met on the Matching Donors website, a non-profit organization that provides a platform where patients and potential donors can meet. All three organ transplants took place at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.

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11-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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