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Pregnancy in Women with Glomerular and other Chronic Kidney Disease and the Need for International Collaboration

Patients with kidney disease are at increased maternal and fetal risk during pregnancy. In particular, glomerular-based kidney disease is overrepresented among younger patient populations and is therefore a common form of kidney disease that requires management during pregnancy.

Features

In this article, fellows Arpita Basu, MD, MPH, and Rob Rope, MD, address the advantages and disadvantages of mandating procedural competency in nephrology fellowship.

Practice Pointers

What changes in proteinuria occur during normal pregnancies?

Policy Update

In January 2017, Congress decided to use the lesser known legislative vehicle called budget reconciliation for repealing the ACA.

Findings

The mineralocorticoid receptor blocker spironolactone does not reduce the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, concludes a trial in American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Industry Spotlight

Drug combinations against advanced kidney cancer are the new focus in research and treatment, say many oncology experts. One combination in the news is nivolumab and ipilimumab, each an immunotherapy drug.

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.

March 2017 Issue

The mineralocorticoid receptor blocker spironolactone does not reduce the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, concludes a trial in American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

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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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Learn more about choosing nephrology as a career. 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.