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Life Is Art for Loyola Kidney Transplant Patient

A kidney transplantation means much more than good health to Jason E. Jones. The 53 year-old Hyde Park artist and Loyola Medicine patient draws daily creative inspiration from his chronic health experience. "My new kidney changed not only my life but my life's work," said Mr. Jones, who has been an artist for two decades. "My whole health journey became part of my artistic process and my daily experiences with medication and dialysis were incorporated into my artwork."

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Diabetes and Kidney Disease May Increase African Americans’ Cardiovascular-Related Risks

Highlight • Diabetes and kidney disease, separately and together, were linked with increased risks of stroke, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular mortality in African Americans living in Mississippi.

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In What Is Believed to Be a U.S. First, UAB Physician Uses Telehealth to Replace Comprehensive Face-to-Face Visit for Home Dialysis Patient

Eric Wallace is piloting a telehealth program, which he says could open the door for Alabamians in rural communities to receive more subspecialized care without traveling long distances.

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Patients with Inflammation More Likely to Develop Diabetes After Transplant

Up to 30 percent of people who receive organ transplants will develop diabetes, but researchers are unsure why. A new study in kidney transplant recipients suggests that patients with more inflammation prior to surgery are more likely to develop diabetes than those with less overall inflammation, and that a patient’s fat stores also play a role.

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Surgery Can Lengthen Survival of Metastatic Kidney Cancer Patients Treated with Targeted Therapies, Study Finds

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Researchers find cytoreductive nephrectomy may offer an overall survival benefit to patients with metastatic kidney cancer who are treated with targeted therapies

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Certain Factors Affect Vitamin D Levels in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

• Two-thirds of the children with kidney disease were classified as vitamin D deficient. • Children with kidney disease who took vitamin D supplements had vitamin D levels that were 2 times higher than those who did not take supplements. • Certain genetic variants were also associated with vitamin D levels.

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The American Society of Nephrology Peer-Reviewed Journals Retain High Impact Factor

Washington, DC (June 16, 2016)—The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) retains a very prominent position in the field of nephrology in Impact Factor for 2015, with a score of 8.5 according to Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). This Impact Factors reflects the average annual number of citations in 2015 to articles published in a journal during 2013 and 2014.

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Wide Geographic Differences in Treatment of Diabetes, The Stress-Diabetes Link, Intensive Treatment of Glucose Levels Can Lead to Serious Complications, and More in the Diabetes News Source

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Diabetes Drug Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Complications, Kidney Disease

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According to data from the large, multinational LEADER clinical trial, the glucose-lowering drug liraglutide safely and effectively decreases the overall risk of heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular death, kidney disease, and death from all causes for people with type 2 diabetes.

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Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation and St. John’s Riverside Hospital Announce New Venture in Yonkers

Montefiore Health System has a new collaborative program with its partner St. John’s Riverside Hospital to offer patients suffering from kidney, pancreas or liver disease an opportunity to be evaluated for transplantation at St. John’s Riverside Hospital by specialists from Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation.

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The Kidney Health Initiative Attending White House Organ Summit

Washington, DC (June 13, 2016) — The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) is pleased to support President Barack Obama’s call to action through its attendance at the White House Organ Summit on Monday, June 13. This Summit will examine ways to improve the outcomes for individuals waiting for organ transplants and support living donors in addition to improving kidney patient care options and access to transplantation.

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American Society of Nephrology Attending White House Organ Summit

Washington, DC (June 13, 2016) —More than 20 million Americans live with kidney diseases. About 650,000 have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and need dialysis or a transplant to live. Kidney diseases disproportionately affects minority populations; African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans are four times more likely to develop kidney failure, and African Americans in low income neighborhoods are 57 percent less likely to make the transplant list.

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UAB to Support White House Effort to Increase Living Kidney Transplants

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New Living Donor Navigator Program tailored to African-Americans and a new Facebook app aim to increase access to living kidney transplants and reduce the number of patients awaiting transplant.

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Intestinal Calcium Absorption May Identify Individuals at Risk of Developing Kidney Stones

Absorption and excretion of calcium were faster in certain patients with a history of kidney stones.

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Drug Therapies Showing Greater Promise for Pre-Kidney Transplant Patients

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Early findings by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine suggest that the use of a second generation cancer drug, carfilzomib, may provide an improved approach for the reduction of antibodies in potential kidney transplant candidates.

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Some Asian-Americans Are Predisposed to Want More Carbs; Breakthrough Toward Fish-Free Aquaculture Feed; Genetically Modified Golden Rice Falls Short, and More in the Food Science News Source

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The Benefits of a Family Based Weight Management Program; Nearly All Food Marketed by Pop Stars is Bad For You; Use of Neighborhood Environment Can Help Obese Teens, and More in the Obesity News Source

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Rehydrating with Soda on a Hot Day May Worsen Dehydration

Repeated heat-related dehydration has been associated with increased risk of chronic kidney damage in mice. A new study in rats published in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology reports that drinking soft drinks to rehydrate worsened dehydration and kidney injury. This study is highlighted as one of this month’s “best of the best” as part of the American Physiological Society’s APSselect program.