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Kevin Fowler speaks about patient engagement in scholarly publishing

Kidney News Online reached out to Kevin Fowler to speak about his upcoming talk on how CJASN has incorporated Patient Voice into a monthly feature in the journal at the 2019 Council of Science Editors Annual Meeting on the topic of “Patient Engagement in Scholarly Publishing” on May 6th in Columbus, OH. Mr.

2019 Global Kidney Health Atlas released at ISN Word Congress

The Atlas found that “by 2030, 14.5 million people around the world will have end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), yet only 5.4 million will be treated due to economic, social, and political factors. Additionally, more than 2 million people will die each year to due to little or no access to hemodialysis or kidney transplantation”.

Karandeep Singh, MD, MS, speaks about recent CJASN study on evaluation of patient-facing smartphone apps for CKD care

A recent study was published in the April 2019 issue of CJASN, “Patients’ and Nephrologists’ Evaluation of Patient-Facing Smartphone Apps for CKD”.

Please access the abstract and full report on the CJASN website.

To get a behind-the-scenes look into the study, Kidney News Online interviewed Karandeep Singh, MD, MMSc, first author on the study and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Learning Health Sciences and Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.

CJASN Podcast: You have access Rates of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities in Patients with CKD and Diabetes

The newest episode of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) is hosted by Nazem Akoum, MD, MS, FACC, FHRS. He discusses the recent article he and his colleagues published in CJASN, entitled: “Rates of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities in Patients with CKD and Diabetes”.

In Case You Missed It: Top 20 Ways ASN is Increasing Interest in Nephrology Careers

March is National Kidney Month and to celebrate, Kidney News Online and In The Loop are highlighting the top 20 ways the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research are increasing interest in nephrology careers.

Together, ASN and the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research:

Patrick Pun, MD, MHS, speaks about recent JASN study on CPR and sudden cardiac arrest for hemodialysis patients

A recent JASN study was published in the March 2019 issue of Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) entitled, “Outcomes for Hemodialysis Patients Given Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Cardiac Arrest at Outpatient Dialysis Clinics”.

Please access the abstract and full report on the JASN website.

Precision Medicine 2019: March Special Section

Kidney News is pleased to present this edition’s special section on precision medicine. The ability to derive diagnosis and care, specific to the individual patient and the exact timing and nature of their disease process, is anticipated to result in a huge leap forward in the efficacy and safety of treatment. A PubMed search revealed more than 50,000 articles about this topic, including more than 1600 articles when restricted to “kidney,” and the rate of new articles is rapidly climbing. It thus seemed appropriate to review this approach with our audience.

ASN and NIDDK initiatives to foster kidney research and investigators

Several initiatives have been implemented by NIDDK and ASN in order to foster kidney research and encourage research investigators as the NIH Division of Kidney, Urologic, & Hematologic Diseases (KUH) saw a 2% decrease in funding from the 2019 NIH budget.

This article includes a list of initiatives taken from an upcoming article in Kidney News March issue.

CNBC Report: New FDA-cleared, kidney disease early detection smartphone app

Outlined in a recent report from CNBC by Lori Ioannous (@Loriloannou1), chronic kidney disease is a “modern-day plague in the United States, driven in large part by the nation’s obesity epidemic”. 30 million Americans, or 1 in 9 adults, have chronic kidney disease, with diabetes and hypertension being major causes. “More than 510,000 kidney patients are now on dialysis, and over 100,000 are on the kidney transplant list”.

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