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Few Patients Hospitalized with Acute Kidney Injury Receive Recommended Follow-Up Care

• Most surveyed Canadian kidney specialists recommended follow-up kidney evaluations for the majority of patients hospitalized with acute kidney injury. • Real-world practice showed that only a minority of such patients in Alberta currently...
6-Oct-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Offers Insights on How to Decrease the Discard Rate of Donated Organs

• From 2008-2015, the number of kidneys donated after circulatory death that were obtained by the country’s 58 donor service areas varied substantially. • The outcomes associated with these organs were generally excellent. • The use of...
29-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Are Many Dialysis Patients Readmitted to the Hospital Soon after Discharge?

• Among hemodialysis patients admitted to the hospital, nearly a quarter of admissions were followed by an unplanned readmission within 30 days. • Most readmissions were for a diagnosis different than the one for the initial hospitalization....
22-Sep-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Statement by Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, President, the American Society of Nephrology, Opposing the Graham-Cassidy Proposal

American Society of Nephrology (ASN) President Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, released the following statement today regarding the US Senate’s consideration of the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal:
25-Sep-2017 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Air Pollution May Have Damaging Effects on the Kidneys

• In a study of US veterans, researchers found a linear relationship between air pollution levels and risk of experiencing kidney function decline and of developing kidney disease or kidney failure.
15-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals High Rates of Opioid Prescriptions and Excessive Dosing in Dialysis Patients

• From 2006 to 2010, almost two thirds of US dialysis patients received at least one opioid prescription every year and >20% received chronic prescriptions. • More than 25% of dialysis patients using opioids received doses exceeding...
15-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2017: The Intersection of Basic Science and Clinical Care: The Future of Personalized Nephrology

Washington, DC (September 20, 2017)—The world’s largest gathering of kidney health professionals will join forces in New Orleans from October 31–November 5, 2017, and serve as a major forum for the dissemination of advances in basic, clinical,...
20-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ASN and Advocates from 21 Other Health Care Organizations are on Capitol Hill Urging Congress to Support Kidney Disease Research and the Living Donor Protection Act

Advocates from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the 21 other health care organizations listed below are meeting with their representatives and senators today. They will urge Congress to continue its historic support of research funding...
19-Sep-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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