Nephrology: A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the kidney.Kidney: Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.Kidney Diseases: Pathological processes of the KIDNEY or its component tissues.Kidney Failure, Chronic: The end-stage of CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. It is characterized by the severe irreversible kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and the reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE to less than 15 ml per min (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002). These patients generally require HEMODIALYSIS or KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.Fellowships and Scholarships: Stipends or grants-in-aid granted by foundations or institutions to individuals for study.Kidney Transplantation: The transference of a kidney from one human or animal to another.Acute Kidney Injury: Abrupt reduction in kidney function. Acute kidney injury encompasses the entire spectrum of the syndrome including acute kidney failure; ACUTE KIDNEY TUBULAR NECROSIS; and other less severe conditions.Nephrology Nursing: A nursing specialty involving the care of patients with or at risk for KIDNEY DISEASES.Renal Dialysis: Therapy for the insufficient cleansing of the BLOOD by the kidneys based on dialysis and including hemodialysis, PERITONEAL DIALYSIS, and HEMODIAFILTRATION.Renal Replacement Therapy: Procedures which temporarily or permanently remedy insufficient cleansing of body fluids by the kidneys.Kidney Tubules: Long convoluted tubules in the nephrons. They collect filtrate from blood passing through the KIDNEY GLOMERULUS and process this filtrate into URINE. Each renal tubule consists of a BOWMAN CAPSULE; PROXIMAL KIDNEY TUBULE; LOOP OF HENLE; DISTAL KIDNEY TUBULE; and KIDNEY COLLECTING DUCT leading to the central cavity of the kidney (KIDNEY PELVIS) that connects to the URETER.Kidney Cortex: The outer zone of the KIDNEY, beneath the capsule, consisting of KIDNEY GLOMERULUS; KIDNEY TUBULES, DISTAL; and KIDNEY TUBULES, PROXIMAL.Referral and Consultation: The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.Kidney Function Tests: Laboratory tests used to evaluate how well the kidneys are working through examination of blood and urine.Glomerular Filtration Rate: The volume of water filtered out of plasma through glomerular capillary walls into Bowman's capsules per unit of time. It is considered to be equivalent to INULIN clearance.Societies, Medical: Societies whose membership is limited to physicians.Directories as Topic: Lists of persons or organizations, systematically arranged, usually in alphabetic or classed order, giving address, affiliations, etc., for individuals, and giving address, officers, functions, and similar data for organizations. (ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Education, Medical, Graduate: Educational programs for medical graduates entering a specialty. They include formal specialty training as well as academic work in the clinical and basic medical sciences, and may lead to board certification or an advanced medical degree.Hemodialysis Units, Hospital: Hospital units in which care is provided the hemodialysis patient. This includes hemodialysis centers in hospitals.Renal Insufficiency, Chronic: Conditions in which the KIDNEYS perform below the normal level for more than three months. Chronic kidney insufficiency is classified by five stages according to the decline in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE and the degree of kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA). The most severe form is the end-stage renal disease (CHRONIC KIDNEY FAILURE). (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002)CreatinineKidney Glomerulus: A cluster of convoluted capillaries beginning at each nephric tubule in the kidney and held together by connective tissue.Proteinuria: The presence of proteins in the urine, an indicator of KIDNEY DISEASES.Refusal to Treat: Refusal of the health professional to initiate or continue treatment of a patient or group of patients. The refusal can be based on any reason. The concept is differentiated from PATIENT REFUSAL OF TREATMENT see TREATMENT REFUSAL which originates with the patient and not the health professional.Urology: A surgical specialty concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract in both sexes, and the genital tract in the male. Common urological problems include urinary obstruction, URINARY INCONTINENCE, infections, and UROGENITAL NEOPLASMS.Polycystic Kidney Diseases: Hereditary diseases that are characterized by the progressive expansion of a large number of tightly packed CYSTS within the KIDNEYS. They include diseases with autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive inheritance.Hospital Records: Compilations of data on hospital activities and programs; excludes patient medical records.Kidney Neoplasms: Tumors or cancers of the KIDNEY.Neoplasms, Connective Tissue: Neoplasms composed of connective tissue, including elastic, mucous, reticular, osseous, and cartilaginous tissue. The concept does not refer to neoplasms located in connective tissue.Peritoneal Dialysis: Dialysis fluid being introduced into and removed from the peritoneal cavity as either a continuous or an intermittent procedure.Kidney Tubules, Proximal: The renal tubule portion that extends from the BOWMAN CAPSULE in the KIDNEY CORTEX into the KIDNEY MEDULLA. The proximal tubule consists of a convoluted proximal segment in the cortex, and a distal straight segment descending into the medulla where it forms the U-shaped LOOP OF HENLE.Foreign Medical Graduates: Physicians who hold degrees from medical schools in countries other than the ones in which they practice.Kidney Medulla: The internal portion of the kidney, consisting of striated conical masses, the renal pyramids, whose bases are adjacent to the cortex and whose apices form prominent papillae projecting into the lumen of the minor calyces.Outpatient Clinics, Hospital: Organized services in a hospital which provide medical care on an outpatient basis.Credentialing: The recognition of professional or technical competence through registration, certification, licensure, admission to association membership, the award of a diploma or degree, etc.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Diabetic Nephropathies: KIDNEY injuries associated with diabetes mellitus and affecting KIDNEY GLOMERULUS; ARTERIOLES; KIDNEY TUBULES; and the interstitium. Clinical signs include persistent PROTEINURIA, from microalbuminuria progressing to ALBUMINURIA of greater than 300 mg/24 h, leading to reduced GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE and END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE.Standard of Care: The minimum acceptable patient care, based on statutes, court decisions, policies, or professional guidelines.Nephrotic Syndrome: A condition characterized by severe PROTEINURIA, greater than 3.5 g/day in an average adult. The substantial loss of protein in the urine results in complications such as HYPOPROTEINEMIA; generalized EDEMA; HYPERTENSION; and HYPERLIPIDEMIAS. Diseases associated with nephrotic syndrome generally cause chronic kidney dysfunction.Career Choice: Selection of a type of occupation or profession.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Kidney Calculi: Stones in the KIDNEY, usually formed in the urine-collecting area of the kidney (KIDNEY PELVIS). Their sizes vary and most contains CALCIUM OXALATE.Glomerulonephritis: Inflammation of the renal glomeruli (KIDNEY GLOMERULUS) that can be classified by the type of glomerular injuries including antibody deposition, complement activation, cellular proliferation, and glomerulosclerosis. These structural and functional abnormalities usually lead to HEMATURIA; PROTEINURIA; HYPERTENSION; and RENAL INSUFFICIENCY.United StatesHospital Departments: Major administrative divisions of the hospital.Exercise: Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.Motor Activity: The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.Physical Fitness: The ability to carry out daily tasks and perform physical activities in a highly functional state, often as a result of physical conditioning.Sedentary Lifestyle: Usual level of physical activity that is less than 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most days of the week.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
  • Studies by the International Study of Kidney Disease in Children (ISKDC) and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft fr Pdiatrische Nephrologie (APN) during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, and subsequent studies by individual research teams form the basis of the clinical management of SSNS and SRNS in children. (scribd.com)
  • LEXINGTON, Mass.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Dicerna Pharmaceuticals , Inc. (Nasdaq: DRNA) (the "Company" or "Dicerna"), a leading developer of investigational ribonucleic acid interference (RNAi) therapeutics, today announced that clinical data on nedosiran, an investigational candidate for the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria (PH), will be presented during the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week taking place Oct. 22-25, 2020. (biospace.com)
  • Washington, DC (Sept. 20, 2017) -- The world's largest gathering of kidney health professionals will join forces in New Orleans from October 31-November 5, 2017, and serve as a major forum for the dissemination of advances in basic, clinical, and translational research as well as advances in clinical practice to the basic science and clinical community during the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2017. (eurekalert.org)
  • Dr. Salant is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Chief, Section of Nephrology at Boston Medical Center. (kidney.org)
  • Kidney Week 2018. (hdcn.com)
  • The application for the 2018-2019 Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Program is now available. (kidneyfund.org)
  • Join ASN and more than 13,000 other kidney professionals from across the globe at Kidney Week 2018 in San Diego, CA. The world's premier nephrology meeting, Kidney Week provides participants exciting and challenging opportunities to exchange knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and listen to engaging and provocative discussions with leading experts in the field. (asn-online.org)
  • ROCKVILLE, Md. (July 10, 2018) -Katherine M. Wang, MD, a second-year nephrology fellow at Stanford University, has been named the American Kidney Fund (AKF) Clinical Scientist in Nephrology (CSN) fellow for 2018-2019. (kidneyfund.org)
  • Metabolic risk profile in kidney transplant candidates and recipients Piotti, Giovanni;Gandolfini, Ilaria;Palmisano, Alessandra;Maggiore, Umberto 2018-05-25 00:00:00 Abstract Metabolic risk factors of cardiovascular disease such as abnormal glucose regulation, obesity and metabolic syndrome, dyslipidaemia, metabolic bone disease, hyperuricaemia and other less traditional abnormalities are common in both kidney transplant candidates and recipients. (deepdyve.com)
  • Check your urine for albumin, a protein that spills into the urine when the kidneys aren't working right. (upmc.com)
  • Your two kidneys cleanse your blood, filtering out the waste and extra water to make urine. (sutterhealth.org)
  • Simple blood and urine tests can help determine if you have kidney disease. (susquehannahealth.org)
  • The urine flows from the kidneys down narrow tubes called ureters to the bladder, where it is stored until it is expelled. (uhhospitals.org)
  • A patent application entitled "Mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF) as a urine biomarker for endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-related kidney disease, methods and uses therefore" has been filed by Y.M. Chen and Washington University Office of Technology Management (serial no. 14730465, filed on June 4, 2015). (springer.com)
  • The most recent classification of AKI, namely the KDIGO (Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes) [ 4 ] still uses serum-creatinine and urine-output measurements to assess kidney function. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This year's theme -- The Intersection of Basic Science and Clinical Care: The Future of Personalized Nephrology provides participants opportunities to exchange knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and listen to engaging and provocative discussions with leading experts in the field. (eurekalert.org)
  • More than 13,000 kidney care professionals from around the world convene at ASN Kidney Week to discuss new developments in the field of nephrology. (prnewswire.com)
  • We look forward to ASN every year because it brings together the best minds in nephrology and generates meaningful conversation in the kidney care community,' said Steven Brunelli , MD, MSCE, vice president and medical director of health economics and outcomes research for DaVita Clinical Research. (prnewswire.com)
  • Kidney Week attendees can visit booth 1929 to hear presentations from DCR and DaVita Kidney Care clinical leaders or speak to company representatives about partnering with DaVita. (prnewswire.com)
  • DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and DaVita Medical Group. (prnewswire.com)
  • Our entire staff is committed to providing excellent care for every kidney patient we treat. (deaconess.com)
  • Young Adult Nephrology Clinic - comprehensive multidisciplinary care to young adults transitioning to adult health care. (uofmhealth.org)
  • The John P. Peters Award recognizes individuals who have made substantial research contributions to the discipline of nephrology and have sustained achievements in one or more domains of academic medicine including clinical care, education, and leadership. (newswise.com)
  • Raymond M. Hakim, MD, PhD will be honored with the Belding H. Scribner Award for his career-long contributions to the practice of nephrology, including outstanding patient care, research, mentorship, and service to professional organizations. (newswise.com)
  • I have a core commitment to patient advocacy, and I am driven to conduct research to improve the quality of care we provide for women with kidney disease. (kidneyfund.org)
  • With diabetes on the rise nationally, and the instances of kidney failure as a complication of diabetes increasing even more rapidly, we are committed to meeting the increased need for kidney care with thorough, compassionate treatment. (montefiore.org)
  • We are committed to expanding renal care through ongoing research and clinical trials, including our current investigations into a means of providing an earlier diagnosis of kidney disease and slowing decay of kidney function. (montefiore.org)
  • The following are hospitals and practices that offer Nephrology Services and Care. (mainehealth.org)
  • The Maine Transplant Program offers care and services to people with kidney failure and living donors. (mainehealth.org)
  • MaineHealth offers complete kidney care. (mainehealth.org)
  • Our pediatric nephrology team provides outstanding kidney care that is tailored to every child and family with multiple locations in Broward and Palm Beach. (jdch.com)
  • To schedule an appointment or learn more about our outstanding pediatric kidney care team, call 954-265-9344. (jdch.com)
  • If you have kidney disease, it's quite possible you are under the care of other doctors for heart, endocrine or other issues, as well as your primary care physician. (vidanthealth.com)
  • Achievements by Mayo researchers in polycystic kidney disease have had direct impact on patient care. (mayo.edu)
  • I am grateful to AKF and its commitment to fostering health care access, health literacy, and the prevention and early detection of kidney disease. (kidneyfund.org)
  • Dr. Wang joins a distinguished list of CSN fellows whose work in nephrology research has been advancing patient care since 1989. (kidneyfund.org)
  • Young researchers like Dr. Wang are vital to the ability of the kidney care community to advance the science and care of people living with kidney disease. (kidneyfund.org)
  • As the nation's leading nonprofit working on behalf of the 30 million Americans with kidney disease, the American Kidney Fund is dedicated to ensuring that every kidney patient has access to health care, and that every person at risk for kidney disease is empowered to prevent it. (kidneyfund.org)
  • Nephrology News & Issues covers the latest developments in nephrology and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among the professional disciplines responsible for delivering care to the ESRD patient. (nephrologynews.com)
  • In the treatment of unique kidney conditions which may require a kidney transplant, our quaternary care experts are experienced to handle the most complex cases delicately. (manipalhospitals.com)
  • The Council of Nephrology Social Workers (CNSW) functions as a professional membership council within the framework of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and networks with other organizations, including the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), state and local governments, and private groups. (kidneymd.org)
  • Members grow professionally through continuing education programs in addition to affecting changes in kidney health care legislation and public policies. (kidneymd.org)
  • If you have an on-going kidney condition, we'll provide you with follow up care and long term monitoring. (northfieldhospital.org)
  • You'll receive high quality kidney care locally, and, when needed, can receive highly specialized, complex care at Mayo Clinic. (northfieldhospital.org)
  • We're your personal kidney care team, guiding you to the best possible kidney health. (providence.org)
  • Providence Spokane Nephrology offers a full-range of kidney care diagnosis and treatment options for children and adults. (providence.org)
  • Many former CSN fellows have gone on to distinguished careers in the field, conducting groundbreaking research that advances knowledge and treatment of kidney disease. (kidneyfund.org)
  • The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the largest, most comprehensive and longstanding organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. (kidney.org)
  • The advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in recent years has led to a rapid discovery of novel or rare genetic variants in human kidney cell genes, which is transforming the risk assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney disease. (springer.com)
  • This report covers issues related to kidney impairment and solid organ malignancies as well as management and treatment of kidney cancer. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • Joyce F. Jackson, president and CEO of Northwest Kidney Centers, will retire from her position after a successor is found, the company announced. (healio.com)
  • Dr. Falk aims to learn about the causes of ANCA necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephritis, and participates in a research group that has revealed a number of avenues of investigation and new approaches to ongoing questions that span not only nephrology, but autoimmunity, inflammation, and basic neutrophil and monocyte biology. (newswise.com)
  • Four "State-of-the-Art" lectures will present recent breakthroughs in medical research relevant to the practice of nephrology. (eurekalert.org)
  • Cardiovascular risk factors, smoking and kidney function. (oup.com)