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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VIDEO: Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate seen as efficacious, safe for treatment of hyperkalemia

November 8, 2018
SAN DIEGO — In this exclusive video from ASN Kidney Week 2018, Ian Sabir, June Zhao, MD, PhD and Ayman Al-Shurbaji, MD
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Marijuana use not associated with acute kidney injury

November 7, 2018
SAN DIEGO — The odds of developing acute kidney injury did not differ between cannabis use vs. nonuse, according to data presented at ASN…
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Kidney transplants may increase cancer incidence and mortality risk

November 6, 2018
SAN DIEGO — During periods with a functional kidney transplant, patients have an increased cancer incidence and mortality risk, according to…
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VIDEO: Presenter discusses trials to evaluate safety, efficacy of ALLN-177 for hyperoxaluria

November 5, 2018
SAN DIEGO — At ASN Kidney Week 2018, Annamaria T. Kausz, MD, MS, discussed two phase III trials that evaluated the safety and efficacy of…
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VIDEO: Presenter speaks about characteristics, kidney stone burden in patients with enteric hyperoxaluria

November 2, 2018
SAN DIEGO — At the ASN Kidney Week 2018, Sagar U. Nigwekar, MD, MMSc, spoke about the clinical characteristics and kidney stone burden in…

Co-chair of ASN Kidney Health Initiative announced

November 2, 2018
The American Society of Nephrology has announced that Raymond C. Harris Jr., MD, FASN, will serve as co-chair for its Kidney Health
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PCPs associated with higher rates of vaccinations among patients with end-stage renal disease

November 2, 2018
Patients with end-stage renal disease were more likely to receive recommended vaccinations if they had a regular primary care physician, according to…
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Many PCPs do not discuss low-sodium diet for patients with kidney disease

November 1, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Nearly half of primary care providers never discuss or recommend lowering dietary sodium intake with patients who could benefit…
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NSAIDs may be safe in chronic kidney disease

November 1, 2018
SAN DIEGO — The estimated glomerular filtration rate was not significantly affected by NSAID prescription or self-reported use among patients…
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Increased use of PD not linked with higher rate of transition to hemodialysis in first year

October 30, 2018
Even with a near doubling of patients who elected to go on PD in the United States during the last decade, the percent transitioning to hemodialysis…