From Medscape Nephrology

Coverage from

Kidney Week 2016: American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting

November 15 - 20, 2016; Chicago, Illinois

November 15 - 20, 2016 Chicago, Illinois
  • Kidney Week Dual-Pathway Inhibitor Targets Glomerular Disease A hypertension drug might benefit patients with primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a rare kidney disease characterized by proteinuria, suggest early results from the DUET trial.
  • Kidney Week Novel Regimen Showing Promise, a First in Lupus Nephritis An induction regimen that includes a calcineurin inhibitor can help patients with acute lupus nephritis achieve complete or partial remission, early research suggests.

Conference News

Popular Kidney Week 2015 News

  • More Red Meat Increases Risk for End-Stage Renal Disease More Red Meat Increases Risk for End-Stage Renal Disease There is a positive association between the consumption of red meat and the risk for end-stage renal disease, but the risk is significantly lower when other sources of protein are consumed.
  • Wearable Artificial Kidney Potential Alternative to Dialysis Wearable Artificial Kidney Potential Alternative to Dialysis A third trial supported the efficacy and safety of a wearable artificial kidney in patients receiving hemodialysis, opening the door to a new lease on life for patients with end-stage renal disease.
  • Big Trials Disappoint at Kidney Week Big Trials Disappoint at Kidney Week The mystifying relation between vascular complications and kidney disorders has investigators stumped after negative results from three highly anticipated trials of statins, steroids, and fish oils.

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Medscape Board at the Podium

  • Rajiv Agarwal, MD
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
    Presentation: New targets for diabetic kidney disease
    Date: November 18, 2016
  • George Bakris, MD
    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Illinois
    Presentation: Aldosterone antagonists as treatment for diabetic albuminuria
    Date: November 20, 2016
  • Jeffrey Berns, MD
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
    Presentation: Update from ABIM
    Date: November 16, 2016