Kidney Week

7 days a week dialysis service positively impacts patient compliance, hospitalization and survival

New findings demonstrating positive outcomes related to seven days a week dialysis services were presented Nov. 4 at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week …

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Nighttime hypertension may predict risk of kidney failure in children

Monitoring blood pressure during the night may help identify children with kidney disease who are at risk of progressing to kidney failure, according to a …

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HHS to launch initiative encouraging innovation in kidney care

The Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that it will establish a public-private fund to help move new technology forward in treating …

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Baxter’s expanded hemodialysis may be more convenient alternative to hemodiafiltration

Baxter International Inc. highlighted new data from two studies presented at Kidney Week on its expanded hemodialysis (HDx) therapy enabled by the Theranova dialyzer. The …

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Transplant patients, AAKP leaders given ASN’s president’s medal

The leadership of the American Association of Kidney Patients, President Paul T. Conway and Vice President and Chair of Public Policy Richard Knight, were honored …

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Tolvaptan slows kidney function decline in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease patients

Results from the Phase 3 REPRISE trial of tolvaptan in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease showed a slower decline in estimated glomerular filtration …

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Insomnia linked with early death and kidney dysfunction

Insomnia may have detrimental effects on individuals’ kidney health and their overall survival, according to a study presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 in New …

Drugs commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can have damaging effects on the kidneys
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Meta-analysis links proton pump inhibitors to kidney disease

A recent meta-analysis presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 has linked certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers with the development …

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Air pollution may cause millions of cases of kidney disease each year

The global toll of chronic kidney disease attributable to air pollution is significant, according to an analysis presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 in New …

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AstraZeneca’s ZS-9 reduces serum potassium levels in patients with hyperkalemia

New Orleans – AstraZeneca’s investigational hyperkalemia treatment sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (ZS-9) reduced serum potassium levels in patients with hyperkalemia and maintained blood serum potassium at …