Glomerular Disease

Communities at ASN

ASN Communities offer multiple opportunities to connect with colleagues working in the areas that interest you most. Check out this rapidly growing and dynamic ASN initiative here.

New Insights into Role of APOL1 Gene Variants and FSGS

Among 94 patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), those with 2 APOL1 variants tended to have more advanced disease at diagnosis, which fits with observations that this genetic form of FSGS progresses rapidly. Patients with the variants responded to cyclosporine and mycophenolate mofetil just as well as other patients, but they progressed more rapidly to kidney failure.

ASN President's Column April 2016

Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN is ASN’s 50th president. Each month, he will share his thoughts on items of interest to ASN members and others in the kidney community, and request your insights on specific issues.