• In individuals with chronic kidney disease, targeting a systolic blood pressure to <120 mm Hg resulted in lower risks of cardiovascular events and premature death, compared with standard targeting to <140 mm Hg.
• There was a slightly...
16-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Josephine P. Briggs, MD, to Lead the Journal of American Society of Nephrology’s Incoming Editorial Team
Josephine P. Briggs, MD, begins her term on January 1, 2018 as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of American Society of Nephrology (JASN), considered the leading specialty journal in nephrology.
21-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
• A new calculator estimates the likelihood that a given patient who receives a kidney transplant from a particular living donor will maintain a functioning kidney.
• The calculator may be especially useful for kidney paired donation.
2-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Statement of Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, President, the American Society of Nephrology, on the Extension of NIH Director Francis S. Collins’, MD, Ph.D., Tenure
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) applauds the Trump Administration’s decision to extend Francis S. Collins’, MD, Ph.D, tenure as the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
8-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
• 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
• 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
• 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...
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