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Kidneys From Diabetic Donors May Benefit Many Transplant Candidates

• Patients who received kidney transplants from donors with diabetes had better survival compared with those who remained on the waitlist. • Patients at high risk of dying while on the waitlist and those at centers with long wait times may...
19-May-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Statement from Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, President, American Society of Nephrology on Proposed FY 2018 budget

ASN Denounces Administration’s Proposed Massive Cuts for the National Institutes of Health – “Would Disrupt Medical Research”
23-May-2017 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Compares Different Measures of Body Fat for Predicting Kidney Function Decline

• In a new study, a higher amount of body fat was linked with an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease. • Simple ways of measuring body size—such as waist circumference or body mass index—provided similar information on risk...
12-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Certain Medical Diagnoses May Increase Hospitalized Patients’ Risk of Developing Kidney Injury

• Patients who were admitted to the hospital with sepsis, heart diseases, polytrauma, liver disease, and cardiovascular surgery were at elevated risk for developing acute kidney injury (AKI). • The medical records of most patients who developed...
5-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fluid Overload Linked to Premature Death in Patients on Dialysis

• Chronic fluid overload was linked with an increased risk of early death in patients undergoing hemodialysis. • The magnitude of this risk was comparable to that of coronary artery disease or congestive heart failure.
28-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hospital Acquired Complications May Be Especially Dangerous for Patients with Kidney Disease

• Potentially preventable hospital acquired complications were associated with increased risks of dying while hospitalized or within 90 days of discharge, as well as with a greater likelihood of staying longer in the hospital and needing to be...
21-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Quantifies Kidney Failure Risk in Living Kidney Donors

• Researchers have developed a risk calculator that estimates the risk of kidney failure after donation. • Overall risk was quite low, but black race and male sex were associated with increased risks of developing kidney failure in living...
24-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Evaluates How Well Fellowship Training Prepares Kidney Specialists

• Most nephrology fellows rated overall quality of teaching in fellowships as either “good” or “excellent,” and over half of second-year fellows felt “fully prepared” for independent practice. • Fellows indicated a desire for more...
14-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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