Erectile Dysfunction and GFR May Help Predict Coronary Artery Disease Risk

The presence of erectile dysfunction (ED) and reduced GFR was associated with single-vessel coronary artery disease in a recent study of 183 patients undergoing coronary angiography after a first acute myocardial infarction. In the Korean Journal of Urology study, 55% of patients had ED, and the ED rate was 45% in patients with single-vessel disease, 65% in patients with 2-vessel disease, and 66% in patients with 3-vessel disease.

MACRA Resources: What Physicians Need to Know

In April 2015, the the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law, repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) physician payment system. In April of 2016, HHS Issued a Proposed Rule.  In October of 2016, CMS Issued a Final Rule. Below are some resources to help you understand more about MACRA. We encourage you to send your questions about MACRA to ASN ( or to suggest other resources that may be helpful to your colleagues.

The Nephrology Match: Key Dates

Applying to nephrology training programs? Save these dates.

Rewards of a Career in Kidney Health

In this series of videos, professionals in the early stages of their careers discuss what makes working in kidney health so compelling, and what qualities propel kidney professionals forward. These include the desire to foster long-term relationships with patients, curiosity, drive, and the ability to relish the challenges inherent to improving care for the millions who have kidney disease.

The Nephrology Career Video Series includes:

Advance Your Career

Make sure you have the tools you need to advance your career and your professional satisfaction.

Why Nephrology?

Why do people choose nephrology? What excites kidney professionals about patient care and research? Kidney professionals share their stories. Why did you choose nephrology? Let us know at

ASN President's Column April 2016

Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN is ASN’s 50th president. Each month, he will share his thoughts on items of interest to ASN members and others in the kidney community, and request your insights on specific issues.

Telehealth Resources

Treatment, research and practice are being profoundly changed by a wide range of  technological advances. Below are some resources to help kidney professionals consider the ramifications of this rapidly moving field. Send suggestions for other resources to, as well as topics in telehealth you would like to know more about.