Kidney Research

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Kidney Research

  • Living Donor Protection Act Reintroduced
    on March 1, 2021 at 9:19 PM

      In support of increasing living donation, especially living kidney donation for people with kidney failure, ASN applauds today’s reintroduction of the Living Donor Protection Act of 2021 by Representatives Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Jaime Herrera-Beulter (R-WA), and Senators Kristen Gillibrand […]

  • Welcome to #NephMadness 2021
    by AJKDblog on March 1, 2021 at 4:01 PM

    AJKDBlog is excited to bring you the 9th edition of NephMadness! If you’re a #NephMadnessNewbie, this post is for you! What is NephMadness? NephMadness is a free online, CME-granting, evidenced-based, noncommercial learning initiative that leverages the tools of social media to teach about the […]

  • #NephMadness 2021: Primary Care Region
    by AJKDblog on March 1, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    Submit your picks! | NephMadness 2021 | #NephMadness | #PrimaryCareRegion Selection Committee Member: Clarissa Diamantidis @cjdiamantidis Clarissa Diamantidis is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, and attending nephrologist at the Durham VA Medical Center […]

  • #NephMadness 2021: Artificial Kidney Region
    by AJKDblog on March 1, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    Submit your picks! | NephMadness 2021 | #NephMadness | #ArtificialKidney Selection Committee Member: Bill Fissell @fisselliv William H. Fissell is a physician-scientist, nephrologist, and an Associate Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering within Vanderbilt University School of […]

  • #NephMadness 2021: Workforce Region
    by AJKDblog on March 1, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    Submit your picks! | NephMadness 2021 | #NephMadness | #WorkforceRegion Selection Committee Member: Yusra Cheema @YusraCheema1 Yusra Cheema is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Northwestern University. Her interests lie in medical education and […]

  • #NephMadness 2021: Anemia Region
    by AJKDblog on March 1, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    Submit your picks! | NephMadness 2021 | #NephMadness | #AnemiaRegion Selection Committee Member: Nupur Gupta @nupur_nephron Nupur Gupta is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Indiana University, where she did her Nephrology training. She is the medical director of the home dialysis program at […]

  • #NephMadness 2021: COVID-19 Region
    by AJKDblog on March 1, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    Submit your picks! | NephMadness 2021 | #NephMadness | #COVID19Region Selection Committee Member: Maria Jose Soler @PepaSolerR Maria José Soler combines her role as an attendant Nephrologist at the Nephrology Department at Vall d´Hebron Hospital and an active role as a clinical researcher […]

  • #NephMadness 2021: Liquid Biopsy Region
    by AJKDblog on March 1, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    Submit your picks! | NephMadness 2021 | #NephMadness | #LiquidBiopsy Selection Committee Member: Florian Buchkremer @swissnephro Florian Buchkremer is a Consultant Nephrologist at the Kantonsspital Aarau in Switzerland. He enjoys the incredible diversity of nephrology and its committed social […]

  • #NephMadness 2021: Animal House Region
    by AJKDblog on March 1, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    Submit your picks! | NephMadness 2021 | #NephMadness | #AnimalHouse Selection Committee Member: Kelly Hyndman @DrKeeksPhD Kelly Hyndman is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Cardio-Renal Physiology and Medicine, Division of Nephrology, at the University of Alabama at […]

  • #NephMadness 2021: ICU Nephrology Region
    by AJKDblog on March 1, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    Submit your picks! | NephMadness 2021 | #NephMadness | #ICURegion Selection Committee Member: Ashita Tolwani @luck_urine Dr. Tolwani is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is also the Director for ICU Nephrology at UAB. Her research interests include acute […]

  • Highlights from the March 2021 Issue
    by AJKDblog on February 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM

    Editor’s Note: We asked authors of Original Investigations to provide short plain-language summaries that would briefly summarize what inspired their study, the basic approach taken, what was learned, and why it matters. We hope our readers will find this valuable in helping them keep up with the […]

  • ASN Leads Efforts to Advance Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines to Dialysis Patients
    on February 25, 2021 at 4:57 PM

      The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is spearheading efforts to secure direct federal allocation of COVID-19 vaccines to dialysis patients and frontline dialysis workers. This allocation would improve access for a vulnerable patient population, more than half of whom are Black, Hispanic, […]

  • ASN: 21 Highlights in 2021
    on February 18, 2021 at 6:01 PM

    Every member of the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health is excited to help elevate care, drive breakthroughs and innovation, educate and inform, and propel policies that create momentous changes in kidney health. To accomplish these goals and others, ASN and the rest of the alliance will: 1. Launch the […]

  • ASN Urges the US Government to Make COVID 19 Vaccine Distribution Safe and Equitable for People on Dialysis
    on February 13, 2021 at 12:30 PM

      Approximately 50 percent of dialysis patients in the United States are Black, Latinx, Native American, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islanders (NHPIs).  These individuals are underrepresented in COVID-19 vaccination rates.1  In Virginia, for instance, Black people represent 19% of […]

  • ESRD Quality Reporting System (EQRS) Temporarily Suspended
    on January 30, 2021 at 3:19 PM

      The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has asked ASN to share with its members that the ESRD Quality Reporting System (EQRS) has been suspended due to data submitting issues.  Users are asked not to submit additional data at this time.  CMS writes “We are co...

  • New Requirements for Organ Procurement Organizations
    on January 30, 2021 at 2:57 PM

      Organ Procurement Organizations Conditions for Coverage: Revisions to the Outcome Measure Requirements for Organ Procurement Organizations will take effect March 30, 2021 Last November, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) acted, as advocated for by ASN, to increase organ […]

  • Submit nominations for ASN Lifetime Achievement Awards
    on January 26, 2021 at 12:33 PM

      ASN is now accepting nominations for its Lifetime Achievement Awards.     These awards recognize individuals who have made great strides in kidney care, research, and education; and whose contributions have greatly impacted...

  • A Legacy of Advancing Kidney Care: Remembering Patient Advocate Brian Hess
    on December 18, 2020 at 7:47 PM

      Brian Hess, a lifelong kidney advocate, passed away on December 3, 2020. Despite being diagnosed with kidney disease at a young age and undergoing dialysis for the majority of his life, Brian refused to let kidney disease slow him down. Brian graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma […]

  • Giving Life to Kidney Transplants: A New Era in Care
    on December 18, 2020 at 7:32 PM

      Today the US Senate passed the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act, extending Medicare coverage of life saving immunosuppressive medications for the life of the kidney transplant. This welcome advance will take effect in 2023. This tremendous […]

  • ASN Webinar: Key Components of the ESRD Treatment Choices Model
    on December 15, 2020 at 12:42 PM

    On Thursday, December 17 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm EST the American Society of Nephrology will host a webinar reviewing key components of the ESRD Treatment Choices (ETC) Model (going into effect January 1, 2021). This webinar will be an opportunity for ASN members to learn important details about the […]