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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Bexaglifozin demonstrates efficacy in lowering HbA1c in patients with diabetes and stage 3a/3b CKD

October 26, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Bexagliflozin was effective and well-tolerated in lowering hemoglobin A1c in patients with diabetes and stage 3a/3b CKD, according…
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Study: Weight loss pre-transplant linked to greater mortality rate

October 26, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Losing 10% or more of body weight prior to a deceased donor transplant was associated with a greater mortality rate after the…
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M. Amin Arnaout, MD, bestowed Homer W. Smith Award

October 26, 2018
SAN DIEGO — The 2018 Homer W. Smith Award was presented to M. Amin Arnaout, MD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and physician…
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Fewer hospitalizations may help pay for more frequent dialysis

October 26, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Fewer hospitalizations with a hemodialysis program in Brazil helped nephrologists offer more frequent dialysis and other services…
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High-dose IV iron regimen does not adversely affect incidence of CV events

October 26, 2018
SAN DIEGO — The PIVOTAL Trial has shown in patients undergoing hemodialysis, that the use of higher-dose IV iron does reduce…
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Study: Restrictive approach to red blood cell transfusion in cardiac surgery can be as safe as liberal approach for AKI risk

October 26, 2018
SAN DIEGO — A restrictive threshold approach to meeting red blood cell transfusion requirements can be as safe as a liberal approach for the…
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VIDEO: TRC101 well-tolerated in treatment of metabolic acidosis in patients with chronic kidney disease

October 26, 2018
SAN DIEGO — At ASN Kidney Week, Donald E. Wesson, MD, MBA, professor of medicine at Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine…
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Study: Linagliptin slows albuminuria progression without changing kidney outcomes

October 26, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease who received linagliptin showed a slowed progression of albuminuria…
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In patients undergoing hemodialysis, drug therapy is better than cognitive behavior therapy for depression

October 26, 2018
SAN DIEGO — “In patients on dialysis, almost a quarter have depression,” and yet it is often not treated “in part because…
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Metformin seen as safe in patients with diabetic CKD

October 26, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients with diabetic chronic kidney disease who used metformin showed all-cause mortality and ESRD progression benefits…