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Breakthrough Mouse Model for Diabetic Kidney Disease Suggests a Role for Immune and Inflammatory Pathways

Scientists led by Duke-NUS Medical School have designed mice that successfully emulate a severe form of kidney damage in humans with diabetes, called diabetic nephropathy. Genetic analyzes of the mice led to the surprising finding that expression of genes controlling immune and inflammatory responses may play a causal role in promoting kidney damage, and suggest these pathways might be promising targets for therapy

Insurance-related Disparities in Timely Access to Gold Standard Dialysis Procedure

A new study found that this period of time without insurance is associated with delays in the placement and use of preferred methods for gaining access to the bloodstream for dialysis. The study, which appears in an upcoming issue of the  Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology  ( CJASN ), also found that this time lag is linked to a higher risk of later dialysis-related infection.

ASN: High-dose, Proactive IV Iron Noninferior in Hemodialysis

For patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis, a high-dose intravenous iron regimen administered proactively is noninferior to a low-dose intravenous iron regimen administered reactively, according to a study published online Oct. 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with a presentation at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week, held Oct. 23 to 28 in San Diego