Kidney News

Kidney News


Kidney transplantation is the prototypical example of the routine practice of personalized/individualized therapy. To optimize individual outcomes, donors and recipients are matched on the basis of their HLA genotypes, and histocompatibility is further tested in vitro.

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

After a sustained effort in support of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the broader kidney community, Congress passed a $2 billion funding increase for NIH for fiscal year (FY) 2019.

April 2017 Issue

Many areas of medicine have seen great leaps in innovative therapies in recent years, but treatment for kidney disease has scarcely changed since the introduction of dialysis some 60 years ago.

ASN’s Kidney Health Initiative responded to this perceived lag by pushing toward a new treatment paradigm in its “Technology Roadmap for Innovative Approaches to Renal Replacement Therapy.”

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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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Learn more about choosing nephrology as a career. 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.