Kidney News

Kidney News

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

Fall in Washington, DC, during election years is typically known for being a slow time in the nation’s capital. For the kidney community, however, August and September of 2018 are proving to be anything but slow.

Findings

The α-adrenergic receptor blocker tamsulosin does not increase passage of small, symptomatic ureteral stones, reports a randomized clinical trial in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Industry Spotlight

Reata Pharmaceuticals (Irving, TX) has received a $30 million milestone payment from its licensee, Kyowa Hakko Kirin as part of a corporate agreement.

Fellows Corner

Millions of lives have been successfully prolonged through dialysis. However, the world of dialysis has changed since its inception. With time, our patient population has evolved from young and fit to old and sick.

April 2017 Issue

Rachel Lennon, MBBS, PhD

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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.