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Pig kidneys were successfully implanted into a human and functioned normally. Surgeons hope to start clinical trials with kidney patients later this year.

Leveraging technology to offer wholistic pictures, inform clinical decisions, and strengthen relationships between patients and physicians.

Two recent editorials in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology discuss the benefits and drawbacks of telehealth in the context of treating chronic kidney disease now and in the future.

After a year-long investigation, the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means found “there is a need and desire for professional medical societies to lead the way in a critical reexamination of how race and ethnicity data, when used improperly…can create worse outcomes for patients of color.”

JASN, CJASN, and Kidney360 recently honored their top five reviewers of 2021. Reviewers play an important role in the process of peer-review and are key to the success of ASN journals.

Priority #4: ACHIEVE EQUITY and eliminate disparities. Health disparities and the incidence of kidney diseases are undoubtedly connected. We need to address disparities and achieve equity not just in kidney care, but in health care overall.

ASN continues to support the need to address equity in the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices Model and approve the first device for add-on innovation payment in kidney care. 

A team of surgeons at NYU Langone Health in New York have transplanted a pig kidney into a human patient without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient’s immune system.

Priority #3: ACCELERATE INNOVATION and expand patient choice. We need to develop future leaders in nephrology who can move the field forward scientifically and serve as advocates for our patients and our specialty.

In a joint statement, the American Society of Nephrology, European Renal Association, and International Society of Nephrology discuss the state of the global nephrology workforce.