Dialysis

Recent JASN study: Hemodialysis linked with decline in cognitive function

In a recent study published by the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), set out to examine the “immediate and longer-term effects of hemodialysis on cerebral circulation, cerebral structure, and cognitive function as they are currently poorly understood.

97 hemodialysis patients, with a median age of 59 years, were included in the study and the tests occurred over a 12-month period. During which transcranial Doppler ultrasounds were used to “measure cerebral arterial mean flow velocity (MFV) throughout dialysis, as well as cognitive scores, and MRI imaging.

The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) Year in Review

“What I have learned more than anything else, is that if you get talented and committed people from different backgrounds together, then wonderful and impactful things just seem to happen.” Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, FASN, ASN Co-Chair for the Kidney Health Initiative

Marcello Tonelli, MD, SM, MSc speaks about the complexities of treating nephrology patients in recent study

tonelli.jpgA recent study was published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) entitled “Comparison of the Complexity of Patients Seen by Different Medical Subspecialists in a Universal Health Care System” on November 30, 2018.

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

Community-Minded: A Review of the ASN Communities for 2018

Three years ago, the ASN developed and released ASN Communities with the objective of creating an international venue to network, collaborate and discuss important issues in a members-only environment. Since the launch:

ASN Workforce and Career Advancement Opportunities Now Open

ASN is now accepting applications for the 2019 Kidney TREKS (Tutored Research and Education for Kidney Scholars) program and for travel support to the 2019 Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) Annual Workshop.

Building the Future: Search for NephSAP® Editorial Director

ASN has opened a search for the next Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (NephSAP®) Editorial Director. The current NephSAP Co-Directors’, Gerald A. Hladik, MD and Jerry Yee, MD, FASN, conclude their successful leadership of NephSAP on December 31, 2019.

Call to Action to Alleviate Symptoms for Dialysis Patients

While dialysis is a life-saving therapy for patients with end stage kidney disease (ESKD), a variety of symptoms occur following treatment that significantly diminishes the quality of life of people living with kidney disease. A 2009 study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) reported that patients on maintenance dialysis experience 11 unique symptoms. Patients have identified the need to alleviate these symptoms as a key research area, prioritizing it above other health outcomes.

ASN Appoints New Co-Chair for the Kidney Health Initiative

ttp _thumb_0.pngThe American Society Nephrology (ASN) is pleased to announce that Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN, has been selected as the incoming ASN Co-Chair for the Kidney Health Initiative (KHI). Dr. Harris will serve a three-year term, starting in January 2019.  Dr.

Policy and Advocacy for the Disadvantaged and Vulnerable during Kidney Week

“I wish he had a better death, but more than that, I wish he had a better life.” 

Podcasts at ASN Kidney Week 2018

During Kidney Week 2018, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is releasing daily podcasts covering the interesting topics of each day in San Diego. Featured are talks lead by ASN President Mark D. Okusa, MD, FASN and ASN Program Committee Chair Benjamin D. Humphreys, MD, PhD, FASN.

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