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COVID-19, a pandemic sweeping the world’s population, is particularly threatening to patients with kidney disease and to their caregivers. ASN publications - JASN, CJASN and Kidney360 - are working to provide valid, peer reviewed information as quickly as possible. This collection of COVID-19 articles is updated with new articles as soon as they are published.

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This past week, during Kidney Week in San Diego, CA, the ASN journals honored their top five reviewers from 2018. Reviewers are an integral part of the process for peer-reviewed journals, and the Journal of American Society of Nephrology (JASN) and the Clinical Journal American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) wanted to show their appreciation.

“Our reviewers provide the critical expertise on which the peer reviewer process depends. The Editors are enormously grateful for the time and energy reviewers spend. It is a donation to science.  These special awards are a chance for us, once a year, to say thanks and provide a bit of special recognition,” said Josie Briggs, MD, Editor-in-Chief of JASN.

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The newest episode of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) is hosted by Nazem Akoum, MD, MS, FACC, FHRS. He discusses the recent article he and his colleagues published in CJASN, entitled: “Rates of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities in Patients with CKD and Diabetes”.

The purpose of the experiment was to study the occurrence of arrhythmias in a population of diabetic patients with moderate to severe kidney disease. A similar study has been conducted in the past, but with completed with patients with ESRD and on hemodialysis, whereas this study’s participants have CKD and are not on hemodialysis.

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A recent study was published in the April 2019 issue of CJASN, “Patients’ and Nephrologists’ Evaluation of Patient-Facing Smartphone Apps for CKD”.

Please access the abstract and full report on the CJASN website.

To get a behind-the-scenes look into the study, Kidney News Online interviewed Karandeep Singh, MD, MMSc, first author on the study and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Learning Health Sciences and Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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The Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) is strongly committed to the next generation of nephrologists and strives to encourage junior colleagues as they begin their careers. In honor of this commitment, in 2019, CJASN will launch CJASN Trainee of the Year; an inaugural prize contest among trainees for the best article submitted to the journal by a trainee as first author. This competition will recognize outstanding work done by junior colleagues in early stages of their careers in nephrology.

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On September 27th, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced the appointment of Josephine P. Briggs, MD, as PCORI’s Interim Executive Director, starting on November 1, 2019. Briggs will lead the organization during its search for a replacement for Joe Selby, MD, MPH, who announced plans to retire as Executive Director by year’s end. She will continue her work as JASN Editor-in-Chief during this time.

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A recent JASN study was published in the March 2019 issue of Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) entitled, “Outcomes for Hemodialysis Patients Given Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Cardiac Arrest at Outpatient Dialysis Clinics”.

Please access the abstract and full report on the JASN website.

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In a recent study published by the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), set out to examine the “immediate and longer-term effects of hemodialysis on cerebral circulation, cerebral structure, and cognitive function as they are currently poorly understood.

97 hemodialysis patients, with a median age of 59 years, were included in the study and the tests occurred over a 12-month period. During which transcranial Doppler ultrasounds were used to “measure cerebral arterial mean flow velocity (MFV) throughout dialysis, as well as cognitive scores, and MRI imaging.

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2018 brought another successful year of nephrology coverage by ASN Kidney News and Kidney News Online. The two publications covered a broad spectrum of topics within nephrology and continued their strong record of informing the nephrology community.

The following are the 10 most read articles of the last year. The first 5 articles are from ASN Kidney News and the following 5 from Kidney News Online.

ASN Staff

2019 brought another successful year of nephrology coverage by ASN Kidney News and Kidney News Online. The two publications covered a broad spectrum of topics within nephrology and continued their strong record of informing the nephrology community.

The following are the 10 most read articles of the last year. The first 5 articles are from ASN Kidney News and the following 5 from Kidney News Online.