Kidney News

Otsuka’s JYNARQUE™ (tolvaptan) is the first treatment for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) approved by FDA

"The progressive nature of ADPKD means that kidney function gets worse over time, eventually leading to end-stage renal disease. This progression happens more rapidly for some patients than others.” said Michal Mrug, M.D., Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and investigator on the REPRISE trial. “Today’s approval is great news for adults at risk of rapidly progressing ADPKD because by slowing the decline in kidney function, this therapy may give them more time before kidney transplant or dialysis.”

U.S. Opioid Crisis: July Special Section


The July issue of Kidney News features a special section on the US opioid epidemic and the correlation with kidney disease.

 

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2017 in Review: Top 10 Kidney News Articles

2017 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 including: glomerular disease and pregnancy, transplantation, physician stress and burnout, elder care, and research initiatives.

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.

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Are Scientific Articles Less Reader Friendly Now? Karolinska Researchers Say Yes.

Authors from Karolinska Institute examined over 700,000 articles and concluded that "readability of science is steadily decreasing." See what you think.

ASN, ERA-EDTA, and ISN Launch Global Nephrology Workforce Survey Project

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the European Renal Association–European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA), and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) have launched a collaborative effort to assess the global nephrology workforce. One of three current ASN/ERA-EDTA/ISN joint projects, the Comparing Realities Across the Global Nephrology Workforce Survey will offer kidney health professionals a better understanding of the specialty by characterizing the kidney health workforce at the country- and region-specific level.

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