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Kidney Week Conference Coverage

October 31 - November 5, 2017 | by Frank Celia

Non-dietary factors may affect net acid excretion

November 4, 2017

Diet may not be the only factor influencing net acid excretion; factors such as body composition, medications, and insulin resistance may also contribute [Read more]


Can ferric citrate slow the progression of CKD?

November 4, 2017

Findings from a mouse model of CKD suggest that ferric citrate may lower the production of FGF23 and bind to dietary phosphate [Read more]


NephMadness Organizers Offer “Gamified” CME and Advice to Others

November 4, 2017

Fostering fun competition, avoiding clear right/wrong answers, and offering incentives can boost CME participation [Read more]


Stronger Definition for AKI Recovery Emerges From New Data

November 5, 2017

One-year postoperative survival rates are highest when serum creatinine levels return to less than 1.5 x baseline within 30 days of AKI; this finding may help clarify recovery definitions [Read more]

Low-Stable FGF23 Trajectory Associated With Decreased Risk of Mortality

November 5, 2017

Researchers find an association between low-stable trajectory and decreased risk of mortality and offer insights on factors that may predict decreasing FGF23 levels [Read more]


Unique Social Media Mentorship Program Fills an Educational Gap

November 5, 2017

NSMC internships help individuals develop modern social media communication skills while contributing to the nephrology community [Read more]


Earlier Donor Pursuit Could Improve African American Kidney Transplant Success

November 6, 2017

Encouraging African Americans to pursue transplant at earlier stages of kidney disease might help bridge racial disparities associated with LDKT [Read more]

Apixaban Safe in AF Patients With Stage 4 CKD

November 6, 2017

A post-hoc analysis of ARISTOTLE data revealed that apixaban was not only safe, but also produced lower bleeding rates than warfarin, in this patient population [Read more]


Two Rare Cases of LCAT Deficiency in African American Women

November 6, 2017

Although rare in African Americans, LCAT deficiency should be considered to be a possible cause of nephrotic syndrome in any patient with low HDL [Read more]