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Housing Insecurity May Increase Risk of Kidney Disease

• In a study of urban-dwelling individuals, housing insecurity was linked with a higher risk of developing albuminuria, a sign of kidney disease.
27-Mar-2020 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology Provides Insights on COVID-19 and Kidney Disease

• The American Society of Nephrology has launched several initiatives to provide guidance on COVID-19 as it relates to the care of patients with kidney disease.
31-Mar-2020 8:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Insights From Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Patients with Kidney Disease

• Two studies examine potential benefits of blood pressure monitoring outside of doctors’ offices for patients with kidney disease.
24-Mar-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Does Patient’s Distance to Transplant Centers Affect Likelihood of Being Considered for Transplantation?

• In an analysis of information on adults who began treatment for kidney failure at any Georgia, North Carolina, or South Carolina dialysis facility, the distance from a patient’s residence to the nearest transplant center did not appear to...
19-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kidney Health Initiative Completes Project Focused on Clinical Trial End Points for Primary Hyperoxaluria

Available evidence supports the use of marked changes in urine oxalate in CKD stages 1-3a and plasma oxalate in CKD stages 3b-5 as surrogate end points for clinical trials in primary hyperoxaluria. Worsening kidney function is considered an...
13-Mar-2020 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Diagnosing Hypertension in Children

• Study results call into question the utility of testing blood pressure load—the proportion of elevated blood pressure readings detected over 24 hours—for diagnosing hypertension in children.
13-Mar-2020 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Early Blood Marker May Predict Future Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure

• In a study of kidney transplant recipients, the composition of certain immune cells in the blood 1 year after kidney transplantation was linked with a patient’s subsequent risk of kidney transplant failure.
6-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology Executive Vice President Named President of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies

Tod Ibrahim, executive vice president of the American Society of Nephrology, was recently named president of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS).
10-Mar-2020 8:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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