Kidney News

Kidney News

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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 the assessment of chronic kidney disease–mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD), serial measurements of serum calcium, phosphorus, and parathyroid hormone (PTH) occur, and attempts are made to bring these levels into the normal range.

Practice Pointers

Kidney disease remains a leading cause of mortality in patients with diabetes

Policy Update

There have been concerns for years that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has limited resources for too many researchers applying for grant funding.

Findings

The sodium content of packaged foods and beverages purchased by Americans has decreased substantially over the past several years, reports a study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Industry Spotlight

A new rapid, noninvasive test that can detect infections among peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients has earned the “Conformité Européene” (CE) mark. This mark means that a product may be marketed within the European Economic Area.

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

Baxter International (Deerfield, IL) is developing a system to produce sterile solutions for peritoneal dialysis (PD) in patients’ homes. The company said it received FDA guidance about the regulatory pathway for the system, which would be integrated into Baxter’s Amia PD System with a small water-filtration device.

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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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