Hypertension Guidelines - Blood Pressure Meter

The recently released American Society of Hypertension (ASH) and International Society of Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension sparked controversy in the kidney care community. Here, George Bakris, MD, FASN, analyzes the new guidelines.

Dialysate Cooling May Help Protect Against Brain Damage

Hemodialysis can cause significant circulatory stress that negatively affects various organs, including the heart and brain. New research indicates that cooling dialysis fluids can protect against blood pressure changes that damage the brain. The findings, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, offer a simple and inexpensive way to improve dialysis care.

In 2013, ASN organized a summit in Washington, DC, to help leaders develop a proposal for increasing diversity at all levels of the society, particularly in terms of those underrepresented in medicine. At ASN’s Diversity Summit, led by Dr. Donald Wesson and Dr.

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is the most common reason for nephrology consultation in hospitalized patients, but those patients may not be receiving guideline-compliant therapy and adequate follow-up, according to a survey that tracked “a day in the life” of nephrologists.