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Kidney Week 2017: American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting

October 31 - November 05, 2017; New Orleans, Louisiana

October 31 - November 05, 2017 New Orleans, Louisiana
  • ASN Kidney Stones, Even Asymptomatic, Heighten Renal Risk Risks for end-stage renal disease and death are elevated in people who experience recurrent episodes of kidney stones and in those with asymptomatic stones, new research shows.

Conference News

Popular News From Kidney Week 2016

  • Dual-Pathway Inhibitor Targets Glomerular Disease 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.
  • Novel Regimen Showing Promise, a First in Lupus Nephritis 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.
  • Rapid Steroid Withdrawal Cuts Diabetes After Transplant Rapid Steroid Withdrawal Cuts Diabetes After Transplant Steroids can be withdrawn soon after kidney transplantation in patients at low immunologic risk for rejection, which leads to a marked reduction in the development of diabetes, new research shows.

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Medscape Board at the Podium

  • Rajiv Agarwal, MD
        Indiana University, Indianapolis
        Presentation: Debate: The cornerstone of hypertension management in hemodialysis patients continues to be fluid management
        Date: October 31, 2017
        Presentation: New agents in the pipeline
        Date: November 1, 2017
  • Jeffrey Berns, MD
        University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
        Presentation: Elective surgery in dialysis patients: Should that knee or hip be replaced?
        Date: November 4, 2017
  • Donal O'Donoghue, MBChB, FRCP
        Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom
        Presentation: Providing quality ESRD care in Great Britain: Challenges and opportunity
        Date: November 3, 2017