Kidney Week 2019

More than 12,000 kidney professionals from around the world will meet November 5-10, 2019, in Washington, DC, for the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2019. Attendees will learn about advances in basic, clinical, and translational research, as well as clinical practice and patient care. Sign up for our daily email blasts on our registration page, and check back here during the conference for full coverage.
February 28, 2020
Although many investigators have pushed the envelope in researching how patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience disabilities, there is still a need for more knowledge on how those disabilities evolve over time, according to Cynthia Delgado, MD, associate professor of medicine at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California San Francisco Medical Center.
February 20, 2020
Frailty significantly raises the risk of developing disabilities as a result of hemodialysis, so even patients who are intermediately frail should be monitored, said Cynthia Delgado, MD, associate professor of medicine at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California San Francisco Medical Center.
February 13, 2020
Educating primary care clinicians on how to manage chronic kidney disease in the primary care setting can help avoid referrals for nephrology consults that aren’t needed, said Joseph Vassalotti, MD, clinical professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and chief medical officer of the National Kidney Foundation.
February 12, 2020
Clinicians should be mindful of how their patients with disabilities function in their everyday lives, not just in the exam room, according to Cynthia Delgado, MD, associate professor of medicine at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California San Francisco Medical Center.
 
February 05, 2020
CKDintercept, the primary care initiative of the National Kidney Foundation, involves multiple strategies aimed at improving the quality of kidney care, explained Joseph Vassalotti, MD, clinical professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and chief medical officer of the National Kidney Foundation.
February 02, 2020
Physical disabilities may make it difficult for patients with chronic kidney disease to follow provider recommendations and achieve a good therapeutic alliance, which can lead to increased burden of illness, according to Cynthia Delgado, MD, associate professor of medicine at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California San Francisco Medical Center.
January 10, 2020
Recent findings have shown that aerobic exercise improves microvascular function and coronary artery function in patients with kidney disease, but further research is needed on the relationship between exercise and kidney function, said Danielle Kirkman, PhD, assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.
December 31, 2019
Future research should examine the effects of exercise on slowing the progression of kidney disease, among other important questions, according to Danielle Kirkman, PhD, assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.
December 30, 2019
An increasing emphasis on prevention is shifting the mindset around pediatric nephrology, and findings from ongoing studies will further expand the evidence base, said Tammy Brady, MD, PhD, medical director of the Pediatric Hypertension Program and associate professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University.
December 24, 2019
Better blood pressure measurement techniques, electronic health record alerts, and simpler clinical practice guidelines can all help primary care clinicians identify hypertension in children, said Tammy Brady, MD, PhD, medical director of the Pediatric Hypertension Program and associate professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University.
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