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Over the past 10 years, much has changed in the specialty of nephrology and for nephrologists in all career tracks and professional settings. We have a deeper understanding of underlying mechanisms of disease and how to target therapy. Kidney Week 2017 was full of excitement and examples of discovery and translation to improve clinical care.

A plant-based protein appears to reduce heart damage in a mouse model of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study presented at Kidney Week.

A drug used to treat osteoporosis accumulates excessively in the bones of rats with chronic kidney disease, (CKD), according to a study presented at Kidney Week.

Elevated nighttime blood pressure may be a warning sign that a child with kidney disease is at risk of faster progression, according to an abstract presented at Kidney Week.

Using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) increases the risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) or kidney failure by 33%, according to a meta analysis presented at Kidney Week.

By adolescence, individuals who were born prematurely and low birth weight are already showing signs of kidney impairment, according to an abstract presented at Kidney Week.

High dietary phosphate levels are known to be harmful for patients with advanced kidney disease. Now an abstract presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 suggests that high phosphate diets also may have detrimental effects on the cardiovascular health of healthy people.

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