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ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research announced the 2019 recipients of research grants to advance new understandings of—and treatments for—kidney diseases. The Foundation will fund 46 leading researchers working to cure kidney diseases. These include 27 new projects, with 19 continuing from 2018. Established in 2012 by the American Society of Nephrology, the Foundation funds research that will help improve the health of approximately 40 million Americans burdened by kidney diseases, the 9th leading cause of death in the United States.

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Article ID: 713763

Do Medical-Alert Bracelets Benefit Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease?

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In a study of patients with chronic kidney disease who did or did not wear medical-alert bracelets or necklaces, the frequency of safety events—or unintended harm from medical therapy—reported at annual visits was not different in the 2 groups. • Wearing a medical-alert accessory was linked with a 62% lower risk of developing kidney failure, after adjustments. • There was no significant difference in rates of hospitalization or death in those who did and did not wear medical-alert accessories.

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Article ID: 712997

Study Examines Volume Overload in Patients Initiating Peritoneal Dialysis

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Volume overload, or too much fluid in the body, is a frequent problem in patients with kidney failure initiating peritoneal dialysis. • Volume overload tends to improve over time after starting peritoneal dialysis, but is consistently higher in males vs. females and in patients with diabetes vs. those without. • Volume overload is associated with a higher risk of premature death.

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Article ID: 713167

American Society of Nephrology Announces First Editor-in-Chief of New Journal, kidney360

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) today announced the appointment of Michael Allon, MD, as the first Editor-in-Chief of Kidney360, ASN’s new online journal launching in January 2020.

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Statement of American Society of Nephrology President Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN, on Fiscal Year 2020 Proposed Budget of $41.1 Billion for the National Institutes of Health

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Washington, DC (May 2, 2019) – On behalf of the more than 40 million children, adolescents, and adults living with kidney diseases in the United States, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) applauds the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations (LHHS) Subcommittee for their support of a Fiscal Year 2020 budget of $41.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an increase of $2 billion above the 2019 enacted level.

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HHS and the American Society of Nephrology Award KidneyX Redesign Dialysis Phase 1 Winners

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the American Society of Nephrology have selected 15 winning teams for Phase 1 of the KidneyX Redesign Dialysis prize competition. Through a series of prize competitions offering cash awards and other incentives, KidneyX aims to accelerate the development of innovative medical products and approaches that can significantly improve the way we prevent, diagnose, and treat kidney diseases.

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Article ID: 711597

Following a Healthy Plant-Based diet May Lower Kidney Disease Risk

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In middle-aged adults, following a healthy plant-based diet was linked with a lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease. • Following an overall plant-based diet or a healthy plant-based diet was linked with experiencing a slower decline in kidney function.

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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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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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