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Investigators Incorporate Randomized Trial within Dialysis Care Delivery

• 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...
12-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology Announces KidneyX Chair

John Sedor, MD, FASN to Lead Public-Private Kidney Care Innovation Accelerator
18-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

• 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...
5-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals New Genetic Factors Linked to Kidney Stones

• 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...
5-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Do Smartphone Apps Help Kidney Disease Patients Manage Their Disease?

• Very few apps related to chronic kidney disease are highly rated by patients or physicians • Patient ratings of smartphone apps related to managing kidney disease correlated poorly with both physician ratings and consumer ratings.
15-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Studies Examine Ways to Assess Quality of Life in Patients with Kidney Disease

• Two new studies provide insights on how physicians can effectively and efficiently evaluate patient-reported outcomes and health-related quality of life in individuals with kidney disease.
15-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ASN and AAKP Advocates are on Capitol Hill Urging Congress to Support KidneyX

Advocates from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) are meeting with representatives, senators, and their respective staffs today to urge Congress to support KidneyX, a public-private...
18-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Statement of American Society of Nephrology (ASN) President Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN, on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar’s Announcement on Immunosuppressive Coverage for Kidney Transplants

On behalf of the more than 720,000 Americans with kidney failure whose lives depend on either a kidney transplant or dialysis to survive and their families, the 40 million Americans with kidney diseases, and the more than 20,000 ASN members who are...
15-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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