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.
Meeting News

Companies audition for KidneyX funding

October 30, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Innovative ideas on how to treat kidney disease, including xenotransplantation, a 24/7 wearable artificial kidney and a sensor that…

Rosenberg named ASN president

October 29, 2018
The ASN has named Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN, as its president for 2019. He officially assumed the role during ASN Kidney Week 2018.

Proinflammatory diet associated with greater risk of kidney disease progression

October 29, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients with chronic kidney disease who consumed greater amounts of proinflammatory foods were more likely to progress to ESRD…
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Long-term use of clonidine may not be safe for patients on hemodialysis

October 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Clonidine demonstrated short-term efficacy in lowering blood pressure in patients on hemodialysis; however, there was no evidence…
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Study: No difference in cardiac risk among patients using lanthanum carbonate, calcium carbonate

October 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO —Patients on hemodialysis who have a high risk of vascular calcification show no difference in cardiovascular risk if they receive…
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ASN honors nephrologists with annual awards

October 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Educational innovators and preeminent researchers were among the leaders in nephrology honored at ASN Kidney Week. During a…
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Marijuana use associated with faster kidney function decline in patients with CKD

October 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients with baseline chronic kidney disease who used marijuana experienced more rapid eGFR decline, according to data presented…
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VIDEO: Sparsentan shows nephroprotective potential for treatment of primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

October 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO — At ASN Kidney Week 2018, Howard Trachtman, MD, director of the division of pediatric nephrology at NYU Langone Health, provided an…
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VIDEO: Cause of readmission closely related to cause of index hospitalization

October 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO — At ASN Kidney Week 2018, Francesca Tentori, MD, MS, medical director of clinical research for DaVita, spoke about results of a…
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Study shows anemia drug is safe, effective for patients with kidney disease

October 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO — A look at the cardiovascular safety and efficacy of methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta in the treatment of anemia in patients…