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Copeptin predicts IgA nephropathy outcomes | RUN
Copeptin, a surrogate marker for arginine vasopressin (AVP), showed prognostic value of established risk markers. January 19 @ 1:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Gestational diabetes raises postpartum depression risk in first-time mothers | News Medical
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Karolinska Institutet have found that gestational diabetes raises the risk of... January 19 @ 11:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Frequent hemodialysis improves health-related quality of life | RUN
Patients feel better and recovery times are shorter with 6 hemodialysis sessions per week rather than 3, researchers report. January 19 @ 9:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Why I donated my kidney to a total stranger | TIME
It took me about two months to fully recuperate, but it was worth it. January 19 @ 12:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Toward a 'smart' patch that automatically delivers insulin when needed
Treatment for certain diabetes cases involves constant monitoring of blood-glucose levels and daily insulin shots. But scientists are now... January 18 @ 9:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

New GAO report confirms urgent need for increased kidney research funding
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on Wednesday that confirms the gap between National Institutes of Health (NIH)... January 18 @ 7:30 PM Comments: Likes: 0

The robot that performed my kidney transplant declined to be interviewed | Times Insider
How donating a vital organ to a fellow “news nerd” helped a Times data journalist overcome postelection Twitter fatigue and gain a better... January 18 @ 6:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

A look at rural practices moving to value-based payment systems | Kidney News Online
Some practical advice for rural practices transitioning to value-based payments, including focusing on population health. January 18 @ 3:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Blacks, Hispanics less likely to achieve blood pressure control, study says
Blacks and Hispanics with high blood pressure are less likely than whites to get their condition under control. Lack of healthcare insurance and... January 18 @ 12:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Kidney disease patients have higher out-of-pocket costs than stroke and cancer patients
Patients who have chronic kidney disease but are not on dialysis have higher out-of-pocket healthcare expenses than even stroke and cancer... January 18 @ 9:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Call for applications for JASN Editor-in-Chief: Apply by Feb 28.
JASN is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the practice of kidney medicine worldwide by reporting novel and rigorous research. January 17 @ 9:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Fenofibrate may reduce CVD in statin-treated patients with diabetes and dyslipidemia | RUN
Fenofibrate therapy may reduce CVD in patients with diabetes, according to additional results from the ACCORD study. January 17 @ 6:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Metformin, glyburide combination increases treatment success rate in gestational diabetes | Healio
In women with gestational diabetes, a combination of metformin and glyburide therapy resulted in improved glycemic control for most women when... January 17 @ 3:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Common heart drug repurposed to treat rare cancer in Europe
A drug that's commonly used to treat high blood pressure is being repurposed for a rare tissue cancer in Europe. The medication, named propranolol,... January 17 @ 12:01 PM Comments: Likes: 0

ACP and AAFP release new hypertension recommendations
The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) have published an evidence-based clinical practice... January 17 @ 9:01 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Atrial fibrillation more prevalent in dialysis patients than expected
Atrial fibrillation, which is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is an important risk factor for strokes. January 16 @ 9:00 PM Comments: Likes: 0

A manifesto for reproducible science. Nature Human Behavior
Leading voices in the reproducibility landscape call for the adoption of measures to optimize key elements of the scientific process. January 16 @ 6:10 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Dialysis decision making: Can we help patients and providers through the process?
The goal of providing dialysis to extend life while also maintaining an acceptable quality of life is a reasonable starting point when assessing if... January 16 @ 3:15 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Prevention and Treatment of Dialysis Catheter Malfunctions ASN Online Dialysis Curriculum
View the complete ASN online dialysis curriculum at January 16 @ 12:05 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Steroid withdrawal after renal transplantation. BMC Medicine
Immunosuppressive regimens in renal transplantation frequently contain corticosteroids, but many centers withdraw steroids as a consequence of... January 16 @ 9:00 AM Comments: Likes: 0

What Do Fellows Want? What Does Nephrology Need?
"Dialysis and transplantation represent extraordinary therapeutic milestones.... However, many fellows and trainees are looking for new therapies... January 15 @ 6:10 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Recognizing Delirium, Dementia and Depression in End Stage Kidney Disease.
Insights from ASN's Geriatric Nephrology Online Curriculum. January 15 @ 2:55 PM Comments: Likes: 0

"The current state of infection control in dialysis facilities is untenable."
Infections are now neck and neck with cardiovascular complications as a primary reason for hospitalization and mortality among kidney patients... January 15 @ 12:05 PM Comments: Likes: 0

Australia sees 16% increase in the number of people deciding to donate organs.
A $250 million funding boost by the Federal Government has seen a 16 per cent increase in the number of Australians deciding to donate their organs. January 15 @ 8:55 AM Comments: Likes: 0

Another record year for organ transplants | MedPage Today
For the fourth year in a row, U.S. physicians set a record for the total number of organ transplants performed, with 33,606 procedures in 2016,... January 14 @ 9:30 PM Comments: Likes: 0