American Society of Nephrology

Kidney Week 2017 in New Orleans. The American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition welcomes more than 13,000 kidney professionals from around the world to this premier kidney meeting.

We provide coverage from the meeting on topics such as:

• Rapid Correction of Severe Hyponatremia
• Tolvaptan Improved Hyponatremia in Patient with Melanoma
• Options Education Impacts Modality Choice for ESRD Patients
• Fluid Overload and AKI and Mortality in Influenza Patients
• Hyponatremia and Impaired Cognitive Function: SPRINT Baseline Data
• Early Mortality in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
• Case Report: Patient with Hyponatremia after New Anti-VEGF Therapy
• Use of Statins in Patients with Non-Dialysis Dependent CKD
• Hyponatremia in Newly Diagnosed Dengue Infection

View the meeting program here:

https://www.asn-online.org/education/kidneyweek/2017/meeting-overview.aspx

Size Mismatch in Pediatric Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

New Orleans—Previous studies have demonstrated an association between small donor body size in relation to recipient body size and increased risk of graft loss following kidney transplantation. There are few data, however, on this relationship in young children undergoing living donor kidney transplantation, a patient population with a greater possibility of size mismatch. Heather L. Wasik, MD, and colleagues at ... Read More »

Options Education Impacts Modality Choice for ESRD Patients

New Orleans—Patients with chronic kidney disease making decisions regarding options for renal replacement therapy (RRT) may be helped with the use of education programs on dialysis; however, there are few data on the impact of educational programs on modality choice. Yue Jiao, MD, and colleagues at Fresenius Medical Care North America (Waltham, MA) conducted an analysis designed to examine the ... Read More »

Tolvaptan Improved Hyponatremia in Patient with Melanoma

New Orleans—The 10-year survival rate for patients with metastatic melanoma is <10%. The majority of patients are treated with systemic therapy, and there are associations between immunotherapeutic agents and durable response in some patients. In 1998, the FDA approved high dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) for treatment of metastatic melanoma. Common adverse effects include fever, chills, hypotension, cardiac arrhythmias, oliguria, volume overload, ... Read More »

Rapid Correction of Severe Hyponatremia

New Orleans—In patients with severe hyponatremia, rapid correction of serum sodium can result in serious adverse clinical consequences, including central pontine myelinolysis (CPM). There are few available data on the clinical risk factors associated with rapid correction of hyponatremia and on the incidence of CPM among patients with severe hyponatremia. Jason C. George, MD, and colleagues utilized data on 1352 ... Read More »