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Friday 20th October 2017

New Photography and Social Media Policy at Kidney Week 2017

Photography and Audio/Video Policy Participants are permitted to take photographs at ASN Kidney Week for non-commercial purposes. Participants are also permitted to record or livestream audio/video for non-commercial purposes at Kidney Week. If a speaker does not wish to have his/her presentation or research photographed, livestreamed, or audiotaped/videotaped, the speaker should make an announcem...

The opioid crisis: What declaring a "National Emergency" would mean

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Thursday 19th October 2017

KIDNEY FAILURE'S EFFECTS ON THE PSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE OF YOUNG ADULTS

• Compared with healthy peers, young adults with kidney failure needing renal replacement therapy had lower quality of life, worse for dialysis patients compared with transplant patients. • Young adults on renal replacement therapy were more likely to be unemployed and to live in the family home, and they were less likely to be married or have a partner.

CLINICAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY (CJASN) ANNOUNCES PATIENT VOICE INITIATIVE

Patient perspectives are often not considered by researchers and health care providers when making decisions that are inevitably going to influence the health and well-being of patients.

STUDY REVEALS HIGH HEALTHCARE COSTS LINKED WITH ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY

• In a study of hospitalized patients in Canada, the mildest forms of acute kidney injury (AKI) resulted in adjusted costs that were 1.2 to 1.3 times greater than those for patients without AKI. • More severe AKI were associated with costs that were 1.8 to 2.5 times greater. • The incremental cost of AKI in Canada was estimated to be more than $200 million (Canadian dollars) per year.

Wednesday 18th October 2017

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries.

Acute Kidney Injury Follow-up Falls Short

Three-quarters of patients hospitalized with acute kidney injury in Alberta, Canada did not visit a kidney specialist within 12 months of discharge.

Monday 16th October 2017

Blood pressure medication does not completely restore vascular function

Treatments for high blood pressure do not totally reverse its damaging effects on the vascular rhythms that help circulation of the blood say researchers.

Inside the UCLA voucher program that is overcoming chronological incompatibility and saving lives

The UCLA Kidney Transplant Program started a voucher program in 2014 which has already proven its utility and saved 25 lives. “The program works like this: The voucher donor gives a kidney to a stranger on dialysis. Often that recipient had a friend or family member who had wanted to be a donor but couldn’t due to incompatibility. Now that the person in need of a kidney has received th...

Friday 13th October 2017

Serum Uromodulin May Predict CKD Development

Uromodulin may be a novel predictive serum biomarker.

Resistance to RAAS Inhibitors Not Easily Improved

Patients who show a poor response to a certain dose and medication also show a poor response to higher doses and other RAAS inhibitors or NSAIDs, meta-analysis shows.

RCC Subtypes Affect Post-Surgery Cancer-Related Mortality Risk

Patients with papillary versus clear cell renal cell carcinoma have a 24% decreased risk of dying from their cancer.

Drug Combo Promising for HCV Infection in Patients With Advanced CKD

Researchers report a high rate of sustained virologic response after 12 weeks of treatment with a ribavirin-free co-formulation of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir.

Ask Well: How Do People Die From Diabetes?

While untreated diabetes itself can be deadly, complications from the disease such as heart attacks are a more common cause of death.

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 receive follow-up with a kidney specialist.

Thursday 12th October 2017

New type of diabetes caused by a genetic mutation

Scientific research has led to the identification of a new type of diabetes caused by a mutation in the gene RFX6.

CKD Risk Lower With Partial Nephrectomy

In a study, partial nephrectomy was associated with a 66% lower risk for stage 4 or higher CKD versus radical nephrectomy.

Low Protein Diet With Keto Analogues May Prevent SHPT

Dialysis patients treated with a low protein diet with keto analogues had lower levels of parathyroid hormone than those on a normal diet, meta-analysis shows.

ASN Communities Blog: Bringing the best of basic sciences to 2017 Kidney Week

Topics will encompass cell biology, physiology, tissue engineering, cutting-edge microscopy and sequencing, genetics, targeted therapies and much more.  One of the highlights of every Kidney Week are the morning plenary lectures, which feature topics of broad, general interest in the basic and translation...

ASN Communities Blog: Bringing the best of basic scienes to 2017 Kidney Week

Topics will encompass cell biology, physiology, tissue engineering, cutting-edge microscopy and sequencing, genetics, targeted therapies and much more.  One of the highlights of every Kidney Week are the morning plenary lectures, which feature topics of broad, general interest in the basic and translation...

Wednesday 11th October 2017

ASN Communities Blog: Top 10 Tips to Enjoy Kidney Week

Dr. Sparks' list of top activities at Kidney Week is brought to you by #askASN and NSMC Internship. Click here for the full top 10....

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Grants opened October 11

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research (ASN Foundation) has now opened applications for its Career Development Grants, Clinician Educator Grant, and Research Fellowship program. The ASN Foundation funds clinical and basic research and provides grant support to ASN members at various points in their careers. The ASN Foundation Career Development Grants Program provides funding that advances the ind...

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Grants open today - October 11

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research (ASN Foundation) has now opened applications for its Career Development Grants, Clinician Educator Grant, and Research Fellowship program. The ASN Foundation funds clinical and basic research and provides grant support to ASN members at various points in their careers. The ASN Foundation Career Development Grants Program provides funding that advances the ind...

Tuesday 10th October 2017

Increased risk of CKD in patients with rosacea: A nationwide population-based matched cohort study

A peer-reviewed study from Taiwan released in the Public Library of Science (PLOS), concluded that “rosacea is an independent risk factor for CKD. High rosacea severity and old age further increased CKD risk in patients with rosacea. Careful monitoring for CKD development should be included as part of integrated care for patients with rosacea”. The open access study can be found on the...

Monday 9th October 2017

Preeclampsia triggered by an overdose of gene activity

Preclampsia, the most dangerous form of hypertension during a pregnancy, is known to originate in the placenta. But the root causes remain largely a mystery. Findings reveal that it is not a single disease caused solely by genetic factors: Epigenetically regulated genes play an important role. The research team also developed an in vitro model of the disorder which demonstrates the dysregulation o...


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