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How to Improve Health and Reduce Risk for Dialysis Patients

1. Depression Symptoms and Low Physical Activity May Keep Dialysis Patients from Working
Efforts to Improve Mood and Activity Might Help Patients Remain Employed

Many patients with kidney failure employed during the year before beginning dialysis are no longer employed early in their first year of treatment. A recent survey… How to Improve Health and Reduce Risk for Dialysis Patients   



ASN Leads Efforts to Address Growing Crisis in Kidney Care

An estimated 26 million people, 13% of the United States population, are living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and this number continues to grow. If current trends continue, there will not be enough doctors to serve this expanding patient population.

To help address this crisis, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is convening a… ASN Leads Efforts to Address Growing Crisis in Kidney Care   



Putting the Spotlight on Membranous Nephropathy

The Halpin Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) proudly highlight the research advances in membranous nephropathy made possible by The Halpin Foundation-ASN Research Grant, created to help young faculty develop independent research careers. This award provides recipients transition funding toward successful application for an NIH RO1 grant.

Elena Torban, PhD (McGill University… Putting the Spotlight on Membranous Nephropathy   



Pomegranate juice: Beyond antioxidants, potential benefits for dialysis patients

Studies in recent years have claimed multiple health benefits of pomegranate juice, including that it is a good source of antioxidants and lowers both cholesterol and blood pressure, especially in diabetic and hypertensive patients. A preliminary study now suggests that it can ward off a number of complications in kidney disease patients on dialysis,… Pomegranate juice: Beyond antioxidants, potential benefits for dialysis patients   



New Approach May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Anemia

A new drug called FG-2216 can stimulate production of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) in dialysis patients - possibly offering a new approach to treatment of kidney disease-related anemia, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

Anemia is a major problem in patients… New Approach May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Anemia   



Simple blood test identifies persons at highest risk for kidney disease complications

An infrequently used blood test can effectively identify individuals at increased risk of developing complications associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). Use of this simple test might help physicians identify persons with CKD who are at… Simple blood test identifies persons at highest risk for kidney disease complications   



Kidney disease patients: Eat your veggies, reward your kidneys

Phosphorous levels plummet in kidney disease patients who stick to a vegetarian diet, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest that eating vegetables rather than meat can help kidney disease patients avoid accumulating toxic levels of this mineral in… Kidney disease patients: Eat your veggies, reward your kidneys   



Why Does Dialysis Fail?

A protein implicated in the development of vascular diseases may also contribute to the failure of arteriovenous (AV) fistulas created for vascular access in dialysis patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

“Our findings raise the possibility that monocyte chemoattractant protein-1… Why Does Dialysis Fail?   



Despite the challenges, collaboration is key in kidney disease care

Most primary care physicians (PCPs) and kidney specialists favor collaborative care for a patient with progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD), but their preferences on how and when to collaborate differ, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). PCPs and kidney specialists need… Despite the challenges, collaboration is key in kidney disease care   



A pounding heart may be dangerous for some kidney patients

Among older adults with a recent heart attack (myocardial infarction), those with lower levels of kidney function are less likely to take their medications as prescribed, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

“Several types of medications have proven benefit for… A pounding heart may be dangerous for some kidney patients   



Many dialysis patients may not understand important health information

Many patients on dialysis may not understand medical information critical to their wellbeing, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest that clinicians must understand and address the limited health literacy of patients with kidney disease.

Patients with limited health… Many dialysis patients may not understand important health information   



Poor growth, delayed puberty and heart problems plague kids with mild kidney disease

Children with only mildly to moderately impaired kidney function experience poor growth, delays in puberty, and heart problems, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). Therapies for these conditions might help slow the progression of kidney disease in children.

Heart disease causes… Poor growth, delayed puberty and heart problems plague kids with mild kidney disease   



Dialysis Patients Unprepared for Disasters

Most dialysis patients are not prepared to effectively handle man-made or natural disasters, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). This puts them in great danger of becoming seriously sick or dying in the face of a disaster.

Patients on dialysis depend… Dialysis Patients Unprepared for Disasters   



Never Too Old to Donate a Kidney?

People over age 70 years of age can safely donate a kidney, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results provide good news for patients who need a kidney but have limited options for donors; however, kidneys from these elderly donors… Never Too Old to Donate a Kidney?   



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