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Springer to publish Journal of Nephrology
Beginning in 2014, Springer will publish the Journal of Nephrology, the official publication of the Italian Society of Nephrology. (2014-02-19)
ASN increases knowledge of geriatric kidney disease
The fastest-growing group of patients initiating dialysis is patients 75 years old and older; providing the best care for this group of patients presents significant challenges. (2009-05-14)
Springer and the Japanese Society of Nephrology intensify their collaboration
Springer and the Japanese Society of Nephrology will collaborate to publish the new journal Clinical and Experimental Nephrology Case Reports. (2012-06-05)
US medical students are rejecting kidney careers
Kidney disease affects 1 in 9 US adults, and by 2020 more than 750,000 Americans will be on dialysis or awaiting kidney transplant. (2011-05-05)
ASN members visit Capitol Hill to promote World Kidney Day and CKD awareness
The American Society of Nephrology, in partnership with the National Kidney Foundation and The American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, will celebrate the third annual World Kidney Day Thursday, March 13. (2008-03-12)
Pierre Ronco and Rashad Barsoum awarded for oustanding contributions to nephrology
Pierre Ronco and Rashad Barsoum have been recognized for their outstanding contributions and achievements within the nephrology field. (2007-04-25)
ANNA awards Nurse Researcher of the Year to Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member
The American Nephrology Nurses' Association awarded its Nurse Researcher of the Year award to Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, a Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member, during its national symposium in the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas April 18-21. (2005-04-21)
The World Congress of Nephrology - 26-30 June 2005, Singapore
With an international attendance of close to 4.500 participants, the World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) 2005 delivered on the balance of (2005-07-27)
Eduardo Slatopolsky honored with 2007 ISN Amgen International Prize
The International Society of Nephrology today announced Eduardo Slatopolsky, Joseph Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine as the 2007 winner of the ISN Amgen International Prize for Therapeutic Advancement in Nephrology. (2007-04-24)
Program helps kidney specialists discuss difficult news with patients
Kidney specialists do not routinely receive formal education on how to talk with patients about end-of-life and other serious issues. (2012-11-08)
Hidden heart condition increases the risk of death in patients waiting for kidney transplants
An often asymptomatic condition -- systolic dysfunction, or decreased pumping of the heart -- poses an increased risk of death for patients on kidney transplant waiting lists, according to a study appearing in the June 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology. (2008-05-15)
New ASN-GWU report examines key challenges for kidney health workforce
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world's largest organization of kidney health professionals, released the latest in a series of key analyses of the US nephrology workforce authored by George Washington University Health Workforce Institute researchers. (2015-10-26)
Uric acid may provide early clues to diabetic kidney disease
For patients with type 1 diabetes, increased levels of uric acid in the blood may be an early sign of diabetic kidney disease -- appearing before any significant change in urine albumin level, the standard screening test, reports a study in the May 2008 issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (2008-03-18)
Richard Lifton awarded at WCN 2007
In recognition of his outstanding basic research within the nephrology field, the International Society of Nephrology presented Richard P. (2007-04-24)
ASN presents late-breaking clinical trials at upcoming meeting
Six late-breaking clinical trials have been accepted for presentation next week during the American Society of Nephrology's 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in Denver, Colo. (2010-11-10)
Surgery is more effective than drug in hyperparathyroidism post-kidney transplantation
A study led by researchers from the Nephrology group at Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and the University Hospital of Bellvitge, compared the results of surgery with drug therapy in patients with tertiary hyperparathyroidism, i.e., after a kidney transplant. (2015-12-16)
Experiments point to new treatments for PKD
A family of small molecules called CFTR inhibitors show promising effects in slowing the progression of polycystic kidney disease, the most common genetic disease of the kidneys, according to preliminary research reported in the July 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology. (2008-04-02)
Anti-rejection drug may increase risk of diabetes after kidney transplant
For patients undergoing kidney transplantation, treatment with the anti-rejection drug sirolimus may lead to an increased risk of diabetes, reports a study in the July Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (2008-05-22)
Debate on payments to potential kidney donors: Yes or no?
The overwhelming need to search for new options to increase the stagnant donor pool is prompting a lively debate on the medical and ethical issues surrounding payments for kidney donations. (2003-11-16)
Blood pressure test reveals heart disease risk in patients with early stages of CKD
Pulse pressure, an inexpensive and noninvasive measurement derived from blood pressure readings, can effectively indicate which patients with kidney disease are at increased risk of developing potentially fatal heart complications, according to a study appearing in the February 2009 issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology. (2009-01-28)
Your heart could indicate whether you have kidney problems
Cardiovascular risk factors appear to indicate deteriorating renal function in all adults. (2005-05-12)
Muscle mass may not fully explain higher creatinine in blacks with kidney disease
Why do black patients with advanced kidney disease have higher levels of creatinine, a standard indicator of kidney function, than whites (2008-04-16)
New protein will help fight inflammation
A joint research project by scientists in Cardiff, Wales, UK, has developed a new protein, which could end the suffering of thousands. (2003-01-27)
Building new paths to kidney health
The world's largest gathering of kidney health professionals -- Kidney Week 2014 -- will take place Nov. (2014-09-26)
Declaration opposes transplant commercialism, transplant tourism and organ trafficking
All countries should take steps to govern organ donation and transplantation, thereby ensuring patient safety and prohibiting unethical practices, according to an article appearing in the Sept. (2008-08-13)
George Washington University report outlines opportunities, challenges for kidney health workforce
The American Society of Nephrology, the world's largest organization of kidney health professionals, released the latest analysis of the US adult nephrology workforce authored by George Washington University researchers. (2016-11-07)
Impact of reform measures on nephrology practice and patient care explained
The end-stage renal disease Medicare reform measures recently passed by Congress represent the most significant ESRD reforms in decades. (2008-11-07)
Uric acid, gout and kidney disease: The chicken or the egg?
The increasing prevalence of both gout and chronic kidney disease has led to a growing interest in the association between hyperuricemia (an abnormally high level of uric acid in the blood) and kidney disease. (2016-03-28)
UVA receives training grant for new kidney disease researchers
Dr. Mark Okusa was recently awarded a 5-year, $583,000 NIH training grant on behalf of the University of Virginia Health System Division of Nephrology to train the next generation of investigators in kidney disease research. (2006-12-15)
Discovery may prevent life-threatening wasting disease in patients with chronic kidney disease
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Doernbecher Children's Hospital have uncovered a unique therapeutic strategy to combat cachexia -- severe malnutrition and physical wasting away -- in children and adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). (2005-06-09)
The American Society of Nephrology honors leader in the fight against kidney disease
Amit X. Garg, MD, PhD will be presented with the ASN-AHA Young Investigator Award during ASN Kidney Week 2016, the world's premier nephrology meeting where more than 13,000 kidney health professionals from around the world will gather in Chicago, IL from Nov. (2016-11-18)
Halpin Foundation and the ASN announce recipient of Halpin Foundation-ASN research grant
The Halpin Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology proudly announce the recipient of the Halpin Foundation-ASN Research Grant for 2008, which was created to provide funding for young faculty to foster evolution to an independent research career by providing transition funding toward successful application for an RO1 grant. (2008-10-30)
Chronic kidney disease should not prevent women from taking the osteoporosis drug raloxifene
The osteoporosis drug raloxifene increases bone mineral density and reduces the risk of vertebral fractures among postmenopausal women with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease, according to a study appearing in the July 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology. (2008-04-09)
Why do blacks with advanced kidney disease live longer than whites?
Blacks in the United States are more likely to require dialysis and develop end stage renal disease than whites, but they also live longer than whites once they reach later stages of kidney disease. (2009-04-15)
Low thyroid function common in chronic kidney disease
Many patients with chronic kidney disease have mild reductions in thyroid function, or subclinical hypothyroidism -- a condition that becomes more common as kidney function declines, according to a study in the September 2008 issue of Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (2008-06-11)
Genetically engineered animals help in scientific research that may benefit children
The recent use of genetically modified mice and rats in combination with an animal model of obstructive nephropathy, a type of renal disease, has given researchers new insight in the development of kidney disease. (2005-09-21)
Vitamin D linked to reduced mortality rate in CKD
For patients with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease, treatment with activated vitamin D may reduce the risk of death by approximately one-fourth, suggests a study in the August Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (2008-05-07)
Telemedicine program provides life-saving kidney care to patients in rural areas
A telemedicine program that partners a national dialysis provider with a rural hospital in Kentucky can surmount traditional barriers to deliver kidney care to rural hospitals. (2016-11-17)
'Renal Assist Device' reduces risk of death from acute kidney failure
For patients with acute kidney injury, an external device containing human kidney cells promotes recovery of the injured kidneys and significantly reduces the risk of death, according to a preliminary clinical study published in the May Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (2008-03-04)
Elsevier selected to publish International Society of Nephrology's flagship journals
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the International Society of Nephrology, the global medical society devoted to advancing kidney care worldwide, announced today that Elsevier will publish ISN's flagship journals, Kidney International and Kidney International Supplements, as of Jan. (2015-02-17)
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