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If it seems like you’ve been seeing more published papers on diabetic kidney disease in recent years, you’re not mistaken. The number of DKD studies has risen rapidly and steadily over the past two decades, according to a review and meta-analysis published in the journal Medicine.

Practice Pointers

Kidney News Editorial Board member Edgar Lerma, MD, FASN, interviewed George Bakris, MD, FASN, about clinicians’ experience with the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Hypertension Guidelines (1).

Policy Update

On July 10, 2019, President Donald J. Trump and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar II unveiled a much-anticipated new HHS-wide kidney care initiative called Advancing American Kidney Health (AAKH).

Findings

Reducing the human and financial burden of progressive diabetic kidney disease (DKD) and ESKD stalled after the landmark trials of renin-angiotensin system inhibitors (RASi) in the early 2000s.

Industry Spotlight

Several clinical trials presented at the American Diabetes Association meeting in June 2019 show promise in terms of improved renal function in type 2 diabetes patients.

April 2017 Issue

Patients undergoing regular dialysis have overly optimistic expectations of their prognosis, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Established in 2009, ASN Kidney News has kept the kidney community informed of the latest clinical, scientific, and policy issues affecting kidney health professionals and patients with kidney disease.

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ASN Executive Director Tod Ibrahim discusses a variety of nephrology related topics.

ASN Executive Director Tod Ibrahim discusses a variety of nephrology related topics.

ASN Executive Director Tod Ibrahim discusses a variety of nephrology related topics. The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) leads the fight against kidney disease by educating health professionals, sharing new knowledge, advancing research, and advocating the highest quality care for patients.