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American Society of Nephrology Strongly Supports Congressional Oversight of Transplant System

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) supports efforts by Congress to improve the US transplant system. Today, the Senate Finance Committee will conduct an oversight hearing, A System in Need of Repair: Addressing Organizational Failures of the...
3-Aug-2022 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Analysis reveals sex differences in the recognition, monitoring, and treatment of chronic kidney disease

Among adults in Stockholm, Sweden with low kidney function suggestive of chronic kidney disease in 2009–2017, women were less likely than men to receive a diagnostic code related to kidney disease, be referred to a nephrologist, have their kidney...
26-Jul-2022 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Examines Older Adults’ Quality of Life Before and After Starting Dialysis

Among older adults with advanced chronic kidney disease, mental and physical health-related quality of life worsened in the year before they started dialysis treatment, but their quality of life stabilized after dialysis was initiated.
22-Jul-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Immunosuppressive drug’s blood level variability may identify pediatric kidney transplant recipients at risk of rejection

• Kidney transplant recipients typically take the immunosuppressant drug tacrolimus to prevent rejection, and some patients experience large fluctuations in blood levels of tacrolimus even when the dose is unchanged. • In a recent study,...
21-Jul-2022 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Real-world data links rosuvastatin with signs of kidney damage

Compared with atorvastatin, rosuvastatin was associated with an 8% higher risk of hematuria (blood in the urine), a 17% higher risk of proteinuria (protein in the urine), and a 15% higher risk of developing kidney failure requiring replacement...
13-Jul-2022 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals Risk of Death After Hurricanes for People on Dialysis

In an analysis of 1997–2017 data on U.S. patients requiring dialysis, exposure to a hurricane was associated with a higher risk of death.
7-Jul-2022 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Results Challenge Current Thinking About Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

New research indicates that the polycystin-2 protein in cells’ endoplasmic reticulum is important for maintaining kidney health, and its lack can contribute to autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.
6-Jul-2022 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

KidneyCure Announces 2022 Grant Recipients

KidneyCure (the ASN Foundation) is honored to continue its support of investigators committed to advancing kidney health. Building on decades of success, KidneyCure makes it possible to improve knowledge and treatment by identifying and funding...
1-Jul-2022 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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