Kidney News

Kidney News

Features

Patients who develop acute kidney injury (AKI) after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) are at increased risk for adverse outcomes, including complications and death, reports a study in Arthritis Research & Therapy.

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).

Findings

In older adults with kidney failure, the decision to undergo maintenance dialysis is associated with increased hospital and ICU days and decreased use of inpatient palliative care, reports a study in JAMA Network Open.

Industry Spotlight

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first pill to combine three type 2 diabetes medications: Trijardy XR (extended release).

April 2017 Issue

The COVID-19 situation in Austria is still developing. Looking at the numbers from Northern Italy, it replicates the pace there (increase in confirmed cases of 1.5 times each day). Tyrol is a “red zone”; everyone with typical symptoms is a suspected case. The government has taken rigorous actions, closing down borders and public life.

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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.

Video Library

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.