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The American Society of Nephrology Issues the Following Statement in Response to the NIH Funding Increase in the Draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Spending Bill

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) greatly appreciates the subcommittee’s continued support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a key national priority with an increase of $1.2 billion, or 3.2%, in the FY 2019 Labor-HHS spending...
15-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Uncovers New Information Concerning Childhood Kidney Disease

• Researchers have identified genetic variants linked to an increased risk of developing nephrotic syndrome, a pediatric kidney disease. • The variants are found in genomic regions involved in regulation of the immune response.
8-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

In Kidney Disease Patients, Illicit Drug Use linked with Disease Progression and Early Death

• Among individuals with chronic kidney disease, hard illicit drug use was associated with higher risks of kidney disease progression and early death. • Tobacco smoking was associated with a higher risk of early death. • Alcohol drinking was...
1-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Examines Concerns of Living Kidney Donors

• Among living kidney donors, the post-donation concern that was considered most important was kidney health, followed by the surgical, lifestyle, functional, and psychosocial impacts of donation. • The hypothetical long-term risks associated...
25-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Delivering Standardized Care May Reduce Racial Disparities in Diabetes-Associated Complications

• A secondary analysis of a clinical trial has shown that when all patients with type 2 diabetes received comparable diabetes-related care, black race was not associated with accelerated kidney function decline, and fewer black participants...
18-May-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Acute Kidney Injury During Hospitalization Linked with Higher Risk of Heart Failure after Discharge

• Among hospitalized adults, those who experienced acute kidney injury were 44% more likely to be hospitalized for heart failure in the year after discharge.
11-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Oral Antibiotics Linked to Increased Kidney Stone Risk

• Use of oral antibiotics was linked with an increased risk of developing kidney stones. • Risk decreased over time but was still elevated several years after antibiotic use. • Risk was highest for young patients.
4-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sleep Duration May Affect Kidney Disease Patients’ Health-Related Quality of Life

Among individuals with chronic kidney disease, those who slept 7 hours/day had higher health-related quality of life than those who slept ≤5 hours/day or ≥9 hours/day.
27-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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