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ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research announced the 2019 recipients of research grants to advance new understandings of--and treatments for--kidney diseases. The Foundation will fund 46 leading researchers working to cure kidney diseases. These include 27 new projects, with 19 continuing from 2018. Established in 2012 by the American Society of Nephrology, the Foundation funds research that will help improve the health of approximately 40 million Americans burdened by kidney diseases, the 9th leading cause of death in the United States.

DO MEDICAL-ALERT BRACELETS BENEFIT PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE? Study finds lower rates of kidney failure, but no reductions in safety events.

Highlights • In a study of patients with chronic kidney disease who did or did not wear medical-alert bracelets or necklaces, the frequency of safety events—or unintended harm from medical therapy—reported at annual visits was not different in the 2 groups. • Wearing a medical-alert accessory was linked with a 62% lower risk of developing kidney failure, after adjustments. • There was no significant difference in rates of hospitalization or death in those who did and did not wear medical-alert accessories.

Boise Kidney News

2016
6/29/16
Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute Announced as Founding Member of New, Innovative National Program That Accelerates Clinical Trial Startup
2/10/16
Arnold Silva, MD, PhD Named Research Investigator of the Year
2015
Boise Kidney Welcomes Dr. Amanda Hall
2014
Dr. Aaron Fearday Joins Boise Kidney Team
2011
Boise Kidney Welcomes Dr. Jerry Meng
Dr. Robert Davidson Becomes Boise Kidney Partner
4/28/11
A New Boise Kidney Study Shows Positive Effects of a Novel Multivitamin Antioxidant Nutraceutical on CKD
3/18/11
Dr. Chris Keller’s Presentation to the RPA’s 2011 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC
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2010
7/9/10
Dr. Sharma’s Interview with Renal Business Today Offers Valuable Insight
5/4/10
Listen to Dr. Sharma’s KidneyTalk Show Interview on the Renal Support Network (RSN) Website
4/1/10
Boise Kidney Named Exemplary Practice by the Renal Physicians Association
3/17/10
Dr. Chris Keller to Speak at the RPA’s 2010 Annual Meeting
2009
12/7/09
New Research Unveiled for Treating Anemia More Efficiently in Hospitals
9/17/09
Dr. Amit Sharma to Serve on National Kidney Care Expert Panel
9/16/09
New Website Promotes CKD Awareness Among U.S. Healthcare Professionals
6/8/09
Improving Response to ESA Therapy in Hemodialysis Patients
3/2/09
BKHI Research Department and a Team of Experts Publish New Study Results
2008
12/15/08
Dr. Amit Sharma to Serve on NKF Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee
12/11/08
Dr. Mary Dittrich Presents Successful Research Findings at the ASN Annual Meeting
7/30/08
Dr. Keller Brings Kidney Care to Caldwell
7/25/08
Boise Kidney Welcomes New Nephrologist, Dr. Chris Keller
5/28/08
Duke Center of Public Health Selects Boise Kidney for a New Chronic Kidney Disease Pilot