Kidney News

Kidney News

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Last year, I attended a medical conference focused on developing medications for kidney diseases. Unlike previous meetings, this conference was centered on developing upstream interventions, a welcome and very positive development for people with kidney diseases.

Practice Pointers

Query and Hypothesis

Is the risk of ODS the same at all levels of starting PNa levels? And if not, perhaps we do not need to re-lower the PNa if starting in the mid-120s?

Policy Update

To potentially earn a positive payment adjustment under MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System), send in data about the care you provided and how your practice used technology in 2017 to MIPS by the March 31, 2018, deadline.

Findings

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, treatment with biologic agents is associated with a lower risk of declining renal function and chronic kidney disease (CKD), reports a study in Kidney International.

Industry Spotlight

Dialysis companies have found themselves settling lawsuits recently.

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.

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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 how ASN promotes the highest quality care by serving as the professional organization informing health policy in kidney disease. 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.