Kidney Week

Kidney Week Speakers Offer Tips to Managing AKI in Pregnant Patients

WASHINGTON, DC – Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a rare but morbid complication of pregnancy, presenters said during Kidney Week 2019. Cases are rising in developed countries including the U.S., though, and understanding anatomic and physiologic changes is critical to understanding the diagnosis.

CKD More Prominent in the U.S. Than in Europe

WASHINGTON, DC – The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is higher in the United States than in Europe, partly because the incidence of risk factors like diabetes and obesity is higher in America than in most European countries, according to a Kidney Week 2019 presentation.

Air Pollution, Global Warming Contribute to Kidney Disease

WASHINGTON, DC – Air pollution, water pollutants, and global warming are among the environmental factors contributing to the development of kidney disease, according to a presenter at Kidney Week 2019.

Gut Microbiome Altered in Kidney Transplant Recipients

WASHINGTON, DC – Kidney transplant recipients have an imbalance of gut bacteria marked by a lower diversity of organisms and increased levels of Proteobacteriae such as Escherichia coli compared with healthy renal donors, according to new research presented at Kidney Week 2019.

Capturing the Patient’s Perspective at Kidney Week 2019

The third day of the ASN Kidney Week Annual Meeting included a heavy emphasis on the patient perspective of kidney disease. Three concurrent sessions on Saturday afternoon included speakers living with kidney disease. One of those sessions was the Celeste Castillo Lee Memorial Lecture, a unique lecture amongst medical society meetings.

Plant-based Diets OK for People with Kidney Disease, Can Lead to Better Outcomes

WASHINGTON, DC – The effects of plant-based diets and phosphorous restriction on kidney disease were the subject of two talks presented at Kidney Week 2019.

Plant-based Diets OK for People with Kidney Disease, Can Lead to Better Outcomes

WASHINGTON, DC – The effects of plant-based diets and phosphorous restriction on kidney disease were the subject of two talks presented at Kidney Week 2019.

Kidney Health Initiative Aims to Spur Innovation in Kidney Sphere Through Collaboration With FDA, Others

KHI_Logo-Horizontal-Color.jpgThe Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) hosted a stimulating session entitled, “The Time Is Now: Using Partnerships to Spur Innovation” which described some lessons on bringing communities from the perspective of the US Food and Drug Administration and KHI.

The session speakers included:

Caloric Restriction Could Help Obese Patients with Kidney Disease

WASHINGTON – Caloric restriction, whether through diet, bariatric surgery, or new sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor (SGLT2) medications, could help improve measures of kidney disease in obese patients, according to a Kidney Week 2019 presentation.

Children with CKD Show Structural Brain Changes Linked to Cognitive Impairments

WASHINGTON, DC – Children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have structural changes in the brain associated with poorer intelligence, executive function and academic achievement, compared to healthy children without the disease, according to new research from the University of Iowa presented at Kidney Week 2019 in a session entitled, “Pediatric CKD Is Associated with Abnormal White Matter Integrity”.

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