Kidney News

Kidney News

Special Sections

In this issue, Kidney News Editorial Board member Edgar Lerma, MD, interviewed Christian T. Sinclair, MD, this month’s special section editor, about palliative care in kidney disease. Dr. Sinclair is Assistant Professor in the Division of Palliative Medicine at the University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, KS. We hope you enjoy this introduction to palliative care in nephrology, as well as the set of articles that follow. More articles will appear in the next issue.

Practice Pointers

Focal segmental glomerular sclerosis (FSGS) is the most common primary glomerular disease, resulting in heavy proteinuria and leading to ESRD. The term FSGS refers to a morphologic pattern of injury rather than a distinct disease.

Policy Update

Quality and value care reimbursement: Where is it going in the next couple of years? There has been a great deal of talk and action to move health care from volume-based to value-based reimbursement.

Findings

Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels may underestimate mean glucose level in African Americans with type 1 diabetes, reports a study in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Industry Spotlight

Fresenius Medical Care (FMC), the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, will buy NxStage, a home dialysis device maker, for $2 billion.

Fellows Corner

Millions of lives have been successfully prolonged through dialysis. However, the world of dialysis has changed since its inception. With time, our patient population has evolved from young and fit to old and sick.

April 2017 Issue

Patient-reported outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)/ESRD have assumed increasing importance during recent years, because these factors also play a vital role in affecting outcomes, as do traditional survival determinants.

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Established in 2009, ASN Kidney News has kept the kidney community informed of the latest clinical, scientific, and policy issues affecting kidney health professionals and patients with kidney disease.

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ASN Executive Director Tod Ibrahim discusses a variety of nephrology related topics.

ASN Executive Director Tod Ibrahim discusses a variety of nephrology related topics.

ASN Executive Director Tod Ibrahim discusses a variety of nephrology related topics. The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) leads the fight against kidney disease by educating health professionals, sharing new knowledge, advancing research, and advocating the highest quality care for patients.