Transplantation & Immunology

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.” 

Disparities in Child Transplant Outcomes Widen

Long-term survival among black and Hispanic children after kidney transplant worsened compared with their white counterparts over the past 2 decades, found a study presented at Kidney Week 2018.

Conservative Approach to Blood Transfusions in Cardiac Surgery Safe for Kidney

More conservative use of blood transfusions during cardiac surgery is safe for the kidneys, suggests results from the Transfusion Requirements in Cardiac Surgery-III (TRICS-III) trial presented at Kidney Week 2018 in San Diego, CA.

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.

Policy Discussions at Kidney Week 2018: A patient-centered focus

Following an aspirational policy-oriented kick-off at Kidney Week, I found that the second day of Kidney Week focused on the most important aspect of what we do: our patients.  From the public-private partnerships including KidneyX and Kidney Health Initiative (KHI), to the CMS proposed payment changes, to the global challenges facing nephrology, the common sentiment has been simple: we must not forget our efforts to keep the patient at the center...

Debate at Kidney Week: Intensivist vs Nephrologist for Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) in the ICU

A lively, but friendly, debate over RRT in the ICU took place late yesterday in a “Timely Debate” session before a standing-room only crowd.

Brand-New JASN/CJASN Session Set for Kidney Week 2018 in San Diego

Announced this year, there will be a brand-new session occurring at Kidney Week 2018 in San Diego on October 25. The session focuses on significant publications in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) and the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) from this past year.

ASN Releases 2018 Nephrology Fellow Survey Report

A new analysis finds leading indicators point to an improving job market and rising salaries for nephrologists entering practice. ASN released the analysis of the society’s annual survey of nephrology fellows in training—Report on the Survey of 2018 Nephrology Fellows—authored by George Washington University researchers.

KHI Patient Council Members Will Be Presenters in Kidney Week 2018 Special Session

The Kidney Week 2018 Special Session “Measuring What is Important to Patients: A Patient-Centered Approach to Innovation,” featuring members of the Kidney Health Initiative Patient and Family Partnership Council (KHI PFPC), will examine some of the ways we and our colleagues are delivering value as partners in kidney disease research.

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