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Various Kidney Week travel support opportunities are available. Applications are due by July 19!
Various travel support opportunities are available to ASN members to attend this year's Kidney Week, the world's premier nephrology meeting. June 26 @ 9:01 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Proton pump inhibitors do not appear to contribute to dementia or Alzheimer's disease
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications used to treat digestive problems such as ulcers and reflux disease by reducing the body's production... June 25 @ 2:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Some patients with type 1 diabetes still produce insulin, research shows
Some insulin is still produced in almost half of the patients that have had type 1 diabetes for more than ten years. June 25 @ 11:01 AM Comments: Likes: 0

How insulin in the brain may suppress the subjective feeling of hunger
Insulin in the brain may help regulate the hunger sensation and improve functional connectivity in certain cognitive brain regions as well as in... June 24 @ 6:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Red blood cell distribution width & dialysis patient mortality linked, study finds | RUN
A marker for differentiating anemias, red blood cell distribution width is levated in most cases of iron, vitamin B12 and folate deficiencies. June 24 @ 3:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Josephine P. Briggs, MD, will lead the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology’s incoming editorial team
Josephine P. Briggs, MD, will begin her term on January 1, 2018 as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of American Society of Nephrology (JASN). June 24 @ 12:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Elevated immunoglobins increase prediabetes risk, Chinese study suggests | Healio
Chinese adults with elevated levels of immunoglobins E and A are more likely to develop prediabetes compared with adults who have normal... June 24 @ 9:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

sRAGE linked to risk of incident diabetic nephropathy | Doctor's Lounge
Serum levels of soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products are associated with the risk of developing incident diabetic nephropathy in... June 23 @ 9:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Scientists shed new light on preventative measures for diabetes | MNT
Small amounts of physical activity can offer health benefits that protect against insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes and can result... June 23 @ 7:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Designer makes clothes for diabetic women | BBC News
Natalie Balmain has type 1 diabetes and says the clothes she has designed will help women manage the condition. June 23 @ 5:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

1 week left to submit nephrology teaching tool ideas to the Innovations in Kidney Education Contest
ASN invites the kidney community to participate in the ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest to develop innovative tools to teach medical... June 23 @ 3:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Reducing serum phosphorus to safer target range ups survival | RUN
Hemodialysis patients may have reduced mortality when their serum phosphate levels are reduced toward a safer target range. June 23 @ 1:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Intensive blood pressure lowering benefits patients with CKD
Results from a recent clinical trial indicate that intensive blood pressure lowering reduces chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients’ risks of dying... June 23 @ 11:01 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Human trials under way for cholesterol-lowering vaccine to help prevent heart disease | BBC News
Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering vaccine are under way after successful studies in mice, though it will take years of testing to know if the... June 23 @ 9:01 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Switch to an iron-based binder found to improve phosphorus lowering | RUN
A study of electronic records from routine clinical practice showed that switching hemodialysis patients to the iron-based phosphate binder... June 23 @ 6:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Can greater diversity of positive emotions lead to less systemic inflammation? A new study suggests it may.
People who experience not just positive emotions but a diversity of positive emotions appear to have lower levels of systemic inflammation, which... June 23 @ 12:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Study hints at link between some statins, Parkinson's risk | Medicine Net
People on cholesterol-lowering statins may have a slightly increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. June 22 @ 10:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Twitter Chat: 2016 Innovations in Kidney Education Contest Winners Please join us on Tuesday, June 27 at 9:00 p.m. EDT for a chat with the winners of last year’s Innovations in Kidney Education Contest. Feel free to ask questions and share your thoughts about nephrology education. We hope to see you there! Special Guests: Deborah Stein, MD (@DeborahRStein) Tamim Hamdi, MD (@Tamim_Hamdi) Timothy Yau, MD (@Maximal_Change) Additional Reading Material: • Rope, R.W. et al. (2017, April 20). Education in Nephrology Fellowship: A Survey-Based Needs Assessment. JASN. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2016101061
Please join us to chat with the winners of last year's Innovations in Kidney Education Contest and share your thoughts about nephrology education. June 22 @ 8:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

FDA warns diabetics against use of secondhand test strips | Medicine Net
Millions of Americans with diabetes use glucose meters and test strips to monitor their blood sugar, but affording those supplies can be a challenge. June 22 @ 6:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Following the trail of the Affordable Care Act debate: Part 13 | Kidney News Online
Senate Republicans today released the Better Care Reconciliation Act, S. 1628, their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also... June 22 @ 5:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Earning a paycheck: New initiative focuses on keeping CKD patients working | NNI
A report from the American Association of Kidney Patients and the Medical Education Institute outlines initial steps to help employed individuals... June 22 @ 4:06 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Breast-feeding mothers at lower risk of heart disease, stroke | MNT
Mothers who breast-feed their babies may reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, especially if they breast-feed for longer... June 22 @ 2:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Voclosporin combo does better than standard therapy in eliminating lupus nephritis, trial shows | Lupus News Today
Read about a Phase 2b clinical trial reporting that a combination of voclosporin and standard treatment eliminates lupus nephritis in many patients. June 22 @ 12:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

New proposed QPP/MACRA rule eases requirements for small practices | Kidney News Online
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule for 2018 on Tuesday, June 20. While we... June 22 @ 10:10 AM Comments: Likes: 0

New proposed QPP/MACRA rule eases requirements for small practices | Kidney News Online
World #KidneyCancer Day is starting in Australia. Continue to follow us over the next 24+ hours! June 22 @ 8:56 AM Comments: Likes: 0