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The Effects of Eliminating Race-Based Adjustments in Estimates of Kidney Function

• Clinical equations that estimate individuals’ kidney function include an adjustment for Black race. This study examined the impact of dropping this race adjustment on patient care. • The estimated prevalence of chronic kidney disease among...
30-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Patients Undergoing Dialysis

Highlights • Twenty percent of patients undergoing dialysis who responded to a survey were hesitant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. • Vaccine acceptability was lower among younger age groups, women, and among individuals who were Black, and...
23-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pharmacist-Led Smartphone App Benefits Kidney Transplant Recipients

• A pharmacist-led smartphone health app helped prevent medication errors, medication-related side effects, and hospitalizations in a study of kidney transplant recipients.
23-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Trial Tests Intervention to Reduce Sedentary Time in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

• Sedentary time decreased, stepping time increased, and number of steps per day increased among patients with chronic kidney disease assigned to the ‘Sit Less, Interact, Move More’ intervention. • These effects were not sustained after 20...
16-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Advocates from ASN Urges Congress to Change the Status Quo in Kidney Health

• More than 37 million Americans live with kidney diseases. • 800,000 Americans have kidney failure, a condition for which there is no cure. • Kidney diseases disproportionately affect communities of color. • COVID-19, especially deadly...
14-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Estimates Duration of Employment Loss Experienced by Adults with Kidney Failure Highlights

Adults with kidney failure are employed for fewer years during their lifetime than others in the general population. This “lower lifetime employment duration” was mainly due to their loss of life expectancy.
12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Examines Antibody Response to COVID-19 Vaccination in Patients with Kidney Failure

• Most patients with kidney failure who were undergoing hemodialysis developed a positive antibody response after being vaccinated for COVID-19, but their response was lower than that of individuals without kidney disease.
5-Apr-2021 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Winners announced in second round of theKidneyX COVID-19 Kidney Care Challenge

Today, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) announced seven winners in Round 2 of the KidneyX COVID-19 Kidney Care Challenge. From December to January, healthcare providers, dialysis centers, nonprofit health systems, and other entrants...
6-Apr-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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