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Study Addresses Barriers to Kidney Disease Screening Among Black Americans

Highlight • In a study of Black Americans who participated in focus group sessions, certain participant factors—such as knowledge of kidney disease and spiritual and cultural influences—and logistical factors—such as convenience and...
9-Mar-2018 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Most Living Kidney Donors Are Women, and Men Are Donating Less Than Before

Highlights • Between 2005 and 2015, the unadjusted rate of living kidney donation in the United States was 30.1 and 19.3 per million population in women and men, respectively. • After adjusting for differences in age, race, the incidence of...
2-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

ASN Celebrates World Kidney Day and Its Theme of "Kidneys & Women's Health"

In celebration of the World Kidney Day 2018’s theme of "Kidneys & Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower," the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is highlighting several articles in its journals, Clinical Journal of the American Society of...
3-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Research May Explain the Link Between Hemodialysis and Brain Function Decline

• In a group of older patients undergoing hemodialysis, cerebral blood flow declined by 10%, from before the start to the end of hemodialysis. • Cerebral blood flow declined in all brain regions that were examined, including the frontal,...
23-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Analysis Finds Lower IQ in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

• An analysis of published studies indicates that children with chronic kidney disease may have lower intellectual functioning compared than children in the general population. • Compared with children with mild-to-moderate stage kidney...
16-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Research Compares Mouse and Human Kidney Development

• Three new research articles compare human and mouse kidney development to identify shared and novel features. • The studies provide new detailed molecular data to guide future research. • The studies revealed deep conservation of certain...
9-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Blood Sodium Levels May Affect Cognition in Older Adults

• In generally healthy older men, slightly lower sodium levels in the blood were related to both cognitive impairment and declines in cognitive function over time. • Additional studies are needed to determine whether correction of lower serum...
1-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Method Assesses How Well Dialysis Clinics Refer Patients for Transplantation

• A new method is useful for assessing how well individual dialysis facilities are referring patients for kidney transplantation. • When the method was applied to dialysis facilities in Georgia, researchers found that most of the variation in...
19-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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