American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from the American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Statin use low in patients with chronic kidney disease

November 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO — While the use of statins has increased over time, few patients with chronic kidney disease use the medication, according to…
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Many patients with AKI remain unaware of their diagnosis after leaving the hospital

November 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Among 30 hospitalized survivors of acute kidney injury who were unaware they had the condition at baseline, investigators found…
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Hyperkalemia may increase mortality in solid organ transplant recipients

November 21, 2018
Solid organ transplant recipients who develop hyperkalemia have an increased risk of mortality and 30-day readmissions, according to results…
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Aspirin use may not lower risk for MI, stroke in CKD

November 20, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Use of aspirin in patients with chronic kidney disease was not associated with reduced odds of nonfatal myocardial infarction…
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Median alert burden remains relatively low among health care professionals

November 20, 2018
SAN DIEGO — The number of electronic provider alerts for acute kidney injury remains high, yet alert burden was generally low, according to…
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Time spent on dialysis could decrease likelihood of patients with HIV being listed for kidney transplant

November 19, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients on dialysis with HIV are less likely to receive a kidney transplant than HIV-negative patients and time spent on dialysis…
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Platelet decrease after CRRT initiation linked to in-hospital mortality rates

November 19, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients initiated on continuous renal replacement therapies, known as CRRT, experienced significant platelet decreases, according…
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Levels of signaling molecule linked with renal function decline in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

November 16, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Levels of soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor, known as suPAR, were associated with a decline in renal function…
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Risk of ESRD predicted by specific equation not associated with donor deferral or acceptance

November 12, 2018
SAN DIEGO — The ESRD risk determined by the kidney donor risk of ESRD equation, known as the KDRE, was not associated with donor deferral or…
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VIDEO: Presenter speaks to the use of artificial intelligence in nephrology, kidney disease

November 9, 2018
SAN DIEGO — At the ASN Kidney Week 2018, Len Usvyat, PhD, spoke about the use of artificial intelligence in nephrology and kidney disease. He…