Renal Week 2009: News and Analysis

Renal Week 2009: News and Analysis

Steven C. Hebert, MD, the board-certified nephrologist and physician-scientist responsible for “breaking open the black box of tubule cells,” was honored at an ASN symposium featuring four former colleagues, who described recent studies that build upon Hebert’s pioneering research on the thick ascending limb’s function and dysfunction in kidney disease.

Recurrent lupus nephritis is uncommon in lupus patients who receive a kidney transplant, but the condition often leads to allograft failure with an increased risk of death after transplantation. That was the finding of a study presented recently at Renal Week.