Clinical Science

Podcast – COVID-19 Update: On the Front Lines in New York City

This podcast covers a COVID-19 update from Dr. Barbara Murphy who is on the ground in New York City, a current hotspot in the US for COVID-19 cases.

Opportunities and Challenges for Kidney Failure Patients in Medicare Advantage Plans for CY2021

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) provided comments and critique of the proposed rule on Medicare Advantage (MA) for 2021 and 2022 on April 6, 2020. In 2021, by law, MA plans will be open to patients with kidney failure as opposed to those who were already enrolled in MA plans before advancing to kidney failure and remain enrolled after kidney failure.   

Upcoming Webinar on COVID-19: Considerations in the Home Dialysis Setting

Please tune in on Thursday, April 9, to an ASN webinar titled COVID-19: Considerations in the Home Dialysis Setting.

This complimentary, 60-minute webinar will address key areas of concern in the management of people dialyzing at home in the era of COVID-19.

Key topic areas will include:

Joint Statement from ASN and ACEP on appropriate use of emergency departments during the COVID-19 pandemic

The American Society of Nephrology and the American College of Emergency Physicians issue this joint statement on the appropriate use of emergency departments (ED) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Weekly ASN Recap: COVID-19 Resources

ASN Logo main.jpgThe world is adjusting to the new and uncertain realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. ASN has worked tirelessly to address many of the important topics related to the changes. Please see below for many vital COVID-19 resources.

ASN Policy and Advocacy

Conducting Clinical Trials During a Pandemic

The growing number of clinical trials the kidney community has enjoyed over the past few years is endangered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns over the safety of trial participants and investigators are paramount and are leading to rapid changes in the conduct of clinical trials.

ASN and NKF Urge DHS Acting Secretary and FEMA Administrator to Release More PPE from National Stockpile

On March 31, American Society of Nephrology (ASN) President Anupam Agarwal, MD, FASN and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) President Holly Mattix-Kramer, MD, MPH urged Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Pete Gaynor to accelerate the production and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care professionals and vulnerable populations during this national crisis.

CARES Act to Improve Options for People on Home Dialysis

People who receive dialysis at home, and the nephrologists who care for them, need additional options in order to receive care, and reduce risk of infection, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the work of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and other members of the kidney community, important actions to protect these vulnerable patients have been enacted into law.

25 Winners Announced for the KidneyX Patient Innovator Challenge

logo_big@2x.pngThe winners of the KidneyX Patient Innovator Challenge, funded by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), were announced by Deputy Secretary of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Eric Hargan, on Thursday March 26 during NKF’s live-virtual 2020 Spring Clinical Meeting.

AKF Coronavirus Emergency Fund Provides Grants to Recent Kidney Transplant or Dialysis Patients

Donation_form_safety_net_emergency_patients.pngThe American Kidney Fund (AKF) opened applications for the AKF Coronavirus Emergency Fund on March 23, 2020. The fund aims to provide recent kidney transplant or current dialysis patients who demonstrate financial need with a one-time grant of $250 that may be used for food, medications, transportation, or other treatment essentials.