Diabetes & Metabolism

The American Society of Nephrology and the Department of Health and Human Services launch $1.5 million Phase 2 of prize competition to redesign dialysis

Today, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) launched the second phase of KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis, a prize competition that seeks to transform kidney care. Redesign Dialysis is part of a series of KidneyX prize competitions to catalyze the development of innovative solutions that can prevent, diagnose, and treat kidney diseases.

CKD More Prominent in the U.S. Than in Europe

WASHINGTON, DC – The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is higher in the United States than in Europe, partly because the incidence of risk factors like diabetes and obesity is higher in America than in most European countries, according to a Kidney Week 2019 presentation.

Air Pollution, Global Warming Contribute to Kidney Disease

WASHINGTON, DC – Air pollution, water pollutants, and global warming are among the environmental factors contributing to the development of kidney disease, according to a presenter at Kidney Week 2019.

Gut Microbiome Altered in Kidney Transplant Recipients

WASHINGTON, DC – Kidney transplant recipients have an imbalance of gut bacteria marked by a lower diversity of organisms and increased levels of Proteobacteriae such as Escherichia coli compared with healthy renal donors, according to new research presented at Kidney Week 2019.

Fourth Annual NephJC Kidneys Awards Announces Winner of New CJASN NephJC Kidney Award for Best Visual Abstract 2019

The fourth annual NephJC Kidneys awards were hosted in Washington, DC on Friday, November 8 to coincide with ASN Kidney Week 2019. NephJC is an online medical journal club. They utilize social media and, in particular, the Twitter community to generate discussion and review current literature related to nephrology. It is open to anyone: nephrologists, residents, fellows, cardiologists, internists, urologists, radiologists, pharmacologists, and patients contribute to the discussion. Many contributors attended the NephJC event and took part in the Tweet-up.

Capturing the Patient’s Perspective at Kidney Week 2019

The third day of the ASN Kidney Week Annual Meeting included a heavy emphasis on the patient perspective of kidney disease. Three concurrent sessions on Saturday afternoon included speakers living with kidney disease. One of those sessions was the Celeste Castillo Lee Memorial Lecture, a unique lecture amongst medical society meetings.

Plant-based Diets OK for People with Kidney Disease, Can Lead to Better Outcomes

WASHINGTON, DC – The effects of plant-based diets and phosphorous restriction on kidney disease were the subject of two talks presented at Kidney Week 2019.

Plant-based Diets OK for People with Kidney Disease, Can Lead to Better Outcomes

WASHINGTON, DC – The effects of plant-based diets and phosphorous restriction on kidney disease were the subject of two talks presented at Kidney Week 2019.

Kidney Health Initiative Aims to Spur Innovation in Kidney Sphere Through Collaboration With FDA, Others

KHI_Logo-Horizontal-Color.jpgThe Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) hosted a stimulating session entitled, “The Time Is Now: Using Partnerships to Spur Innovation” which described some lessons on bringing communities from the perspective of the US Food and Drug Administration and KHI.

The session speakers included:

HHS-wide Forum on Advancing American Kidney Health Details Voluntary Payment Models Exclusively for Kidney Week Attendees

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials from the office of the Secretary, office of the Chief Technology Officer (OTC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Innovation Center at CMS, came together for an HHS-wide Forum on the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health (AAKH), especially the Kidney Care Choices (KCC) model on Thursday, November 7, at Kidney Week 2019.  The session was standing room only with a very engaged audience.

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