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Coverage from the

National Kidney Foundation (NKF) 2020 Spring Clinical Meetings

March 25 - 29, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana

March 25 - 29, 2020 New Orleans, Louisiana
  • NKF 2020 First COVID Deaths in the US Mobilized a Dialysis Network When the first COVID-19 death in the United States was a patient at a Northwest Kidney Center in Seattle, measures to prevent infection were rapidly put in place, and here is what they learned.
  • NKF 2020 Transplant Decisions Complicated by Donor COVID-19 Unknowns Testing gaps mean that decisions about donor kidneys have to be made without COVID-19 status being confirmed in the deceased. Living donors can start the process, but those surgeries are on hold.

The National Kidney Foundation converted the Spring Clinical Meetings to a virtual online conference

Conference News

Popular Kidney News From 2019

  • Discord Over Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Discord Over Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Does contrast media cause acute kidney injury? Study results, which have been mixed, leave experts debating this question.
  • Sodium Bicarbonate Slows Chronic Kidney Disease Safely Sodium Bicarbonate Slows Chronic Kidney Disease Safely Prognosis improves when metabolic acidosis in patients with kidney disease is treated with sodium bicarbonate, new data show, and therapy does not add to fluid overload or uncontrolled blood pressure.
  • Patients Die on Wait List as US Centers Refuse Donor Kidneys Patients Die on Wait List as US Centers Refuse Donor Kidneys Opportunities are missed to transplant kidneys into waiting dialysis patients as centers turn down multiple offers for willing candidates because organs proffered are perceived to be "less than perfect.?"

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