Kidney Research

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Kidney Research

  • SGLT2 Inhibitors and AKI: Time to Ditch the Dogma
    by AJKDblog on November 25, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Sodium/glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i / gliflozins) are a novel class of medications which act by inhibiting the SGLT2 transporter located in the S1 segment of the proximal convoluted tubule. This transporter is responsible for 90% of the filtered glucose reabsorption. SGLT2 inhibition […]

  • Increasing the U.S. Organ Supply: New Requirements for the Nation's 58 Organ Procurement Organizations
    on November 21, 2020 at 1:02 AM

      Final rule applies new standards to organ procurement in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today took action to increase donation rates and organ transplantation rates by applying new standards of accountability and transparency to the nation’s Organ Procurement […]

  • USRDS Releases 2020 Annual Data Report
    on November 18, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    The United States Renal Data System released its 2020 Annual Data Report, featuring the latest data accumulated through 2018. This report, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, provides an overview of the impact of kidney disease on the US population. The […]

  • #PathPointer: Kidney Pathology in Patients With COVID-19
    by AJKDblog on November 18, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    PathPointers highlight important everyday teaching points when reviewing kidney histology. These brief and easy-to-read blog posts include real clinical images to demonstrate various biopsy findings. Our understanding of COVID-19-associated kidney dysfunction continues to evolve rapidly. In brief, […]

  • To Post or Not to Post: Ethics of Social Media Use in Living Donation and Kidney Transplantation
    by AJKDblog on November 11, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    From 2015 to 2019, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) reported that only 18% of all kidney allografts were procured from living donors. Living donation is associated with better graft survival, less delayed graft function, and shorter waiting times, yet for more than a decade the number of […]

  • Highlights from the November 2020 Issue
    by AJKDblog on November 2, 2020 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 Urges ICE to Reject Changes That Will Reduce Access to Care
    on October 28, 2020 at 7:26 PM

    Nearly 50% of US nephrologists are graduates of international medical schools . These individuals provide critical care in our nation’s teaching hospitals and in areas facing critical physician shortages, fight the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines, and conduct pioneering research in labs […]

  • Association of HLA Typing With Posttransplantation Membranous Nephropathy
    by AJKDblog on October 28, 2020 at 10:15 AM

    Membranous nephropathy (MN) is the most common cause of primary nephrotic syndrome in adults of European ancestry. A better understanding of the pathophysiology has emerged in recent years identifying the PLA2R antigen and anti-PLA2R antibodies as associated with disease in the majority of primary […]

  • American Society of Nephrology Condemns Baseless Claims Regarding COVID-19 Deaths
    on October 25, 2020 at 10:08 PM

    The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) condemns baseless claims that physicians and hospitals are overcounting or inflating the number of deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People with kidney failure are the most vulnerable patients to COVID-19 in the entire Medicare population. SARS-coV-2 has […]

  • #NephMadness 2021: Logo Reveal
    by AJKDblog on October 23, 2020 at 11:56 AM

    Still going strong with our annual tradition of unveiling the #NephMadness logo during Kidney Week…hope you like the 2021 logo! Many thanks to Yue (Flora) Chen from Penn Student Design for designing this year’s logo. The 9th year of NephMadness is currently scheduled for March 2021. […]

  • Nephrology: Taking the Lead (President's Address, Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined)
    on October 22, 2020 at 4:01 PM

    Welcome to ASN Kidney Week Reimagined for 2020!  On behalf of our society, I thank each one of you for your unwavering commitment to improving kidney health throughout the world. This first-ever Kidney Week Reimagined symbolizes many of the opportunities and challenges nephrology faces. Your […]

  • 2020 Inductees to the AJKD Reviewer Hall of Fame
    by AJKDblog on October 21, 2020 at 10:05 AM

    In 2017, we began recognizing reviewers who have distinguished themselves by consistently providing insightful, detailed, and valuable input to our authors and our editorial team. We continue the tradition this year by inducting five remarkable reviewers into the AJKD Reviewer Hall of Fame. The […]

  • 2020 AJKD Editors’ Choice Award
    by AJKDblog on October 20, 2020 at 10:15 AM

    In 2017, we established an annual celebration of articles that our editorial team designated as “Editors’ Choice” selections. The editors are delighted to recognize the four articles listed below that have been selected to receive the 2020 Editors’ Choice Award. These articles will be […]

  • Seeking Excellence: Building the Nephrology Pipeline
    on October 17, 2020 at 12:39 PM

    The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is proud to announce the upcoming launch of the ASN Loan Mitigation Pilot Program. This exciting program will launch in early 2021, and the pilot will continue for three years. ASN has committed $2,700,000 to reaching those who are considering nephrology as […]

  • Can Histopathology Assist in Predicting the Time of Kidney Failure?! What’s New!
    by AJKDblog on October 14, 2020 at 10:10 AM

    Predicting progression is one of the most important and challenging jobs for a nephrologist. Current estimation in clinical practice is based on demographics, clinical parameters, and laboratory findings. About 15% of the adult population in the United States have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and […]

  • Honoring Health Professionals
    on October 9, 2020 at 8:40 PM

      Health professionals take great pride in our commitment to improving the lives of those we care for. We recognize and accept that our calling involves risk, day in and day out. This year, facing the challenges, stress, and ongoing burden of a global pandemic, kidney professionals have […]

  • ASN Awards 2020 Presidents Medals
    on October 9, 2020 at 6:50 PM

    ASN President’s Medal 2020 Gisela Deuter, BSN, MSA,  enabled ASN to develop, launch, and build the Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (nephSAP), helped launch ASN Renal Weekends (now called ASN Highlights), expand educational offerings at ASN Kidney Week, and ensure ASN’s accreditation as a […]

  • When the Going Gets Tough in a Pandemic…Optimizing CKRT Resources
    by AJKDblog on October 7, 2020 at 10:02 PM

    SARS-CoV2 is a virus that has shaken the scientific community to its core. As we struggle to catch up to a rapidly evolving global pandemic, it is of utmost importance that we understand and develop novel strategies to conserve the resources necessary for continuous kidney replacement therapy […]

  • ASN Issues Statement on Foreign-Trained Physicians' Contributions to the U.S. Health System
    on October 6, 2020 at 3:40 PM

    Nearly 50% of US nephrologists are international medical graduates. Their contributions improve the U.S. health system and the care of people with kidney diseases. ASN firmly supports the dismantling of barriers that prevent foreign-trained doctors, nurses, and other health professionals from […]

  • ASN 2020 Midcareer Award Recipients
    on October 5, 2020 at 12:46 PM

    ASN honors the 2020 Midcareer Award recipients. ASN congratulates the following individuals for their exemplary work and achievements. Derek M. Fine, MD, and Vandana Dua Niyyar, MD, FASN, will receive the ASN Distinguished Clinical Service Award, which recognizes individuals who combine the art of […]