Kidney Week

ASN Kidney Week 2017 Podcast: Day 3

Please listen while ASN President Eleanor D. Lederer MD, FASN, discusses Day 3 of Kidney Week 2017 with Martin Pollak, MD, Richard Coward, MBChB, PhD, and Devika Nair, MD.

Late-breaking Clincial Trials: Air pollution causes millions of cases of kidney disease each year

Highlights

  • The estimated global burden of chronic kidney disease attributable to fine particulate matter is more than 10.7 million cases per year.

Late-breaking Clincial Trials: VA patients face disparities in kidney transplantation

Highlights

  • From 2004 to 2016, VA patients had lower rates of transplantation compared with patients with Medicare or private insurance.
  • VA patients also had a higher rate of mortality on the waiting list compared with privately insured patients.

Late-breaking Clincial Trials: A history of kidney stones may contribute to certain complications during pregnancy

Highlights

  • In young women, a history of kidney stones was associated with metabolic and hypertensive complications.

Late-breaking Clincial Trials: Reflux medications linked to chronic kidney disease and kidney failure

Highlights

  • In an analysis of published studies, individuals who used proton pump inhibitors had a 33% increased relative risk of developing chronic kidney disease or kidney failure when compared with non-users.

Late-breaking Clincial Trials: Study finds racial differences in link between depression and early death in kidney disease patients

Highlights

  • In white patients with chronic kidney disease, those with depressive symptoms had a higher risk of early death than those without depressive symptoms. This risk was much lower after accounting for use of anti-depressants, however.
  • In black patients, the presence of depressive symptoms was not linked to risk of death.

ASN Kidney Week 2017 Podcast: Day 2

Susan Wall, MD, Chair of the ASN Program Committee, discusses Day 2 of Kidney Week 2017 with Chirag Parikh, MD, PhD, FASN, Karen Warburton, MD, FASN, and Meena Madhur, MD, PhD.

ASN Kidney Week 2017 Podcast: Day 1

Please listen while ASN President Eleanor D. Lederer MD, FASN, discusses Day 1 of Kidney Week 2017 with Sharon G. Adler MD, FASN, Michel Chonchol, MD, and Eugene Lin MD, MS.

Late-breaking Clincial Trials: In hypertensive patients, greater blood pressure drops may harm the kidneys

Highlights

  • In patients treated for hypertension, greater reductions in mean blood pressure were linked with reduced kidney function.

Late-breaking Clincial Trials: Non-medical factors affect racial disparities in kidney transplant wait-listing

Highlights

  • In a recent analysis, African American patients were less likely to be wait-listed than White patients.  This difference was influenced by factors including age, comorbidities, socio-economic status, being on dialysis, having a living donor, transplant knowledge, and social support.

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