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    20-Sep-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700610

Certain Factors Linked with Kidney Function Recovery in Children on Dialysis

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among children on dialysis for end-stage kidney failure, patients with vasculitis, ischemic kidney failure, and hemolytic uremic syndrome were most likely to regain kidney function and no longer need dialysis. • Younger age and initiation on hemodialysis instead of peritoneal dialysis were also associated with recovery of kidney function.

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15-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700860

Kidney Week 2018

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Scientists, clinicians, and other members of the international kidney health community will join forces in sunny southern California this October 23–28 for the American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) Kidney Week 2018. Held in San Diego, this largest event of its kind offers a forum to share and hear advances in basic, clinical, and translational research, and to discover the latest innovations in clinical practice.

Released:
20-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700465

American Society of Nephrology Partners with Renal Fellow Network Blog

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• On the 10th anniversary of the Renal Fellow Network (RFN), one of the first nephrology blogs, the American Society of Nephrology has created a partnership with RFN to continue its legacy and forge new opportunities.

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14-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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    13-Sep-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700159

Certain Environmental Pollutants May Contribute to Poor Kidney Health

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

In an analysis of all relevant studies, exposure to environmental toxins called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances was linked to worse kidney function and other signs of kidney damage.

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7-Sep-2018 2:40 PM EDT
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    12-Sep-2018 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700350

Online Journals for American Society of Nephrology Updated to Improve User Experience

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

American Society of Nephrology (ASN) publications contribute to the improved health of more than 850,000,000 people worldwide affected by kidney diseases—including 40 million Americans.

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12-Sep-2018 7:00 AM EDT
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    23-Aug-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 699090

Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Dialysis Clinics Reduce Infections, Costs

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

•On a national level, implementation of antimicrobial stewardships in outpatient dialysis facilities would result in 2182 fewer infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile (a 4.8% reduction) per year. • It would also lead to 629 fewer infection-related deaths (a 4.6% reduction) and a cost savings of $99,804,603 (a 4.7% reduction) per year.

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17-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    9-Aug-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 698522

Study Reveals High Rates of Dementia in Older Adults after Starting Dialysis

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Older adults who initiate dialysis for kidney failure face a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. • Certain risk factors were linked this higher risk. • Older hemodialysis patients with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease had a high risk of early death.

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3-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    26-Jul-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 697717

How Should Doctors Discuss Treatment Options with Older Kidney Failure Patients?

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In an interview study of kidney specialists, 4 different approaches to discussing the option of dialysis versus conservative management for older patients with kidney failure were evident. • Nephrologists should reflect on their approach and understand the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Released:
20-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 698111

American Society of Nephrology Foundation for Kidney Research Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research provides more than $3 million in funding for clinical and basic research for members at all stages of their careers.

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26-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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