Meeting News

OLYMPUS trial shows advantages of roxadustat vs placebo for increasing hemoglobin

November 15, 2019
WASHINGTON — Results from the phase 3 OLYMPUS trial presented here show the investigational hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase…
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Roxadustat shows greater hemoglobin gains compared to epoetin alfa for ESKD

November 15, 2019
WASHINGTON — Data presented here from the ROCKIES phase 3 trial showed use of the investigational hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase…
In the Journals

Wearable and implantable devices show potential for kidney failure, but more work needed

November 14, 2019
In a recently published article, researchers provided an overview of ambulatory hemodialysis devices, which they suggest “offer the potential…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

Reduce your 2019 tax bill before year's end

November 14, 2019
Many physicians have just filed their 2018 tax returns – if they filed on extension – but it is already time to take steps to reduce the…
FDA News

FDA warns Dollar Tree regarding ‘potentially unsafe’ drugs

November 14, 2019
The FDA has sent a warning letter to Greenbrier International, Inc., doing business as Dollar Tree, for receiving over-the-counter drugs made by…

NKF poll: Almost half of Americans unaware of link between diabetes and increased kidney failure risk

November 14, 2019
Results from an online survey indicated many Americans are not aware of the association between kidney disease and diabetes. The survey, conducted by…
Meeting News

‘Stop and think’ each time you use social media professionally

November 14, 2019
ATLANTA — Because social media guidelines at the institution, practice setting and professional organizations are often vague or open to…
Meeting News

Vitamin K status shows no impact on progression of vascular calcification in hemodialysis

November 13, 2019
WASHINGTON — After stopping therapy with vitamin K antagonists, patients with atrial fibrillation who received rivaroxaban plus vitamin K2 saw…
Meeting News

Phytonadione may be effective treatment for calciphylaxis in hemodialysis

November 13, 2019
WASHINGTON — Results presented at ASN Kidney Week suggested phytonadione may be a safe and effective way to treat calciphylaxis in patients on…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…
Meeting NewsVideo

Terlipressin demonstrates ‘major advance’ in hepatorenal syndrome treatment

November 12, 2019
BOSTON — In this exclusive video from The Liver Meeting 2019, Arun Sanyal, MD, professor of medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University…
Meeting News

Patients with lupus nephritis in remission have wide fluctuations in serum creatinine

November 12, 2019
WASHINGTON — Researchers of a poster presented at ASN Kidney Week observed wide fluctuations in serum creatinine in patients with lupus…
Meeting News

Remote monitoring improves outcomes for high-risk patients on PD

November 12, 2019
WASHINGTON — Results of a study presented here showed home remote monitoring of high-risk patients on peritoneal dialysis helped reduce…
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VIDEO: Canagliflozin protects kidney function across GFR-spectrum

November 11, 2019
WASHINGTON — In a secondary analysis of the CREDENCE trial presented here at ASN Kidney Week, researchers focused on subgroups of different…
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VIDEO: Patients who develop gout after transplantation more likely to return to dialysis

November 11, 2019
WASHINGTON — At ASN Kidney Week, Abdul A. Abdellatif, MD, FASN, presented results that assessed the relationship between gout and return to…
Meeting News

Say yes — and no — to eliminate physician burnout

November 10, 2019
HOUSTON — The ability to say yes and no can make a significant difference in the ability to prevent or eliminate physician burnout, according…
Meeting News

Combination therapy prevents HCV infection in non-viremic organ recipients

November 10, 2019
BOSTON — Hepatitis C infection was prevented or rapidly cured in transplant recipients who received organs from donors infected with the virus…
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VIDEO: Patients with gout at increased risk of transplant-related complications

November 9, 2019
WASHINGTON — At ASN Kidney Week, Abdul A. Abdellatif, MD, FASN, presented results of a study on renal transplant patients that found those with…
Meeting News

Fistula placement pre-dialysis can help maintain eGFR

November 9, 2019
WASHINGTON — Placement of an arteriovenous fistula in patients with chronic kidney disease not on dialysis can help stabilize GFR, according…
Meeting News

Likelihood of renal recovery after AKI varies based on sex, race

November 9, 2019
WASHINGTON — Data presented here at ASN Kidney Week showed patients who developed ESKD due to acute kidney injury had different outcomes based…