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Susan E. Quaggin, MD, FASN, To Lead American Society of Nephrology in 2021; Looks Ahead To Dramatically Positive Changes In Kidney Care

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) welcomes Susan E. Quaggin, MD, FRCP(C), FASN, as ASN President, effective January 1, 2021. Dr. Quaggin succeeds Anupam Agarwal, MD, FASN.
5-Jan-2021 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Patients with Kidney Failure Are Ready and Willing to Use Mobile Health

• In a survey of adults with kidney failure who were receiving dialysis, most owned mobile devices and had intermediate or advanced mobile health proficiency. • The main reasons for using mobile health were for making appointments,...
17-Dec-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Congress Passes Expansion of Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients

• An estimated 375 adult kidney transplant recipients lose their transplant every year due to a lack of coverage of immunosuppressive medications after the prior 36-month Medicare coverage period. • Congress passes ASN priority legislation to...
22-Dec-2020 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Air Pollution Linked to Higher Rates of Kidney Disease

• Exposure to higher amounts of fine particulate air pollution was associated with a greater likelihood of having chronic kidney disease. • This link was stronger in urban areas, males, younger adults, and adults without comorbid diseases.
11-Dec-2020 8:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Public Forums Announced to Provide Input to the Joint Task Force to Reassess the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases

A joint statement from the National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology December 17, 2020
17-Dec-2020 8:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

Kidney Biopsy Analyses Cause Potentially Transplantable Organs to Be Discarded

• When determining whether kidneys are suitable for transplantation in the United States, biopsy analyses don’t provide useful information beyond standard donor and recipient characteristics. • Many kidneys discarded based on biopsy findings...
10-Dec-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Do Accountable Care Organizations Reduce Kidney Failure–Related Healthcare Costs?

• A recent analysis indicates that Accountable Care Organizations may reduce the cost of medical care for patients undergoing dialysis. • The cost savings were seen only for patients who regularly received care from primary care physicians.
19-Nov-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Diabetes Drug Has Kidney-Protective Effects in Patients with Advanced Kidney Disease

• The diabetes drug canagliflozin slowed kidney function decline in patients with diabetes and advanced chronic kidney disease. • The drug also reduced the risk of developing kidney failure and cardiovascular problems in these patients.
13-Nov-2020 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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