jueves, 21 de febrero de 2013

Kidney Disease Research Updates - Winter 2013

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Winter 2013
In This Issue:

FHN Trial Group Finds Frequent Hemodialysis Promotes Heart Health

Photograph of a person with IV tubing in his left arm. The tubing has blood in it and is connected to a dialysis machine.The Frequent Hemodialysis Network (FHN) Trial Group, supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), conducted two trials to explore whether alternative schedules with more frequent hemodialysis sessions would reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with hemodialysis. To learn about the results, visit www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov/about/ResearchUpdates/KidneyWin13/1.aspx.

Would you like to know more about NIDDK-supported research?

The NIH provides access to a variety of reporting tools, reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities at the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) website. Read more about tools offered on the RePORT website at www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov/about/ResearchUpdates/KidneyWin13/11.aspx.

KUH Conferences Advance Understanding, Approaches to Fields

Photo montage of a microscope, a DNA helix, blue-colored microscopic cells, and a man and woman in silhouette. The woman is holding a computer tablet.The NIDDK’s Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases (KUH) held a series of conferences in early 2012 to evaluate study designs and address several topics including kidney genetics, hematopoiesis, kidney morphology, nonmalignant hematology, and glomerular disease research. Find out more about the conferences at www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov/about/ResearchUpdates/KidneyWin13/2.aspx.

2012 Edition of NIDDK’s Annual Scientific Report Now Available

Photograph of the cover of the 2012 annual scientific report NIDDK Recent Advances and Emerging Opportunities.The NIDDK annual scientific report, NIDDK Recent Advances & Emerging Opportunities, is now available. To view the full report, visit www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov/about/ResearchUpdates/KidneyWin13/3.aspx.

KUH Initiative Seeks Community-level Solutions for Treating CKD

The NIDDK’s KUH Division is breaking new ground by funding an initiative to improve outcomes by testing methods to translate chronic kidney disease (CKD) research into routine clinical practice. Read more about the initiative at www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov/about/ResearchUpdates/KidneyWin13/4.aspx.

NIH-funded Study Finds More Precise Way to Estimate Kidney Function

Photo montage of two tubes of blood, three beakers containing colored liquid, and a paper with handwritten notes beneath the beakers.Measuring creatinine and cystatin C—two markers for CKD—more precisely estimates kidney function than either marker alone, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Results appear in the July 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Learn more about the study at www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov/about/ResearchUpdates/KidneyWin13/5.aspx.

NIH Research Featured in HBO Documentary Series on Obesity

Photograph of the side view of a casually dressed, overweight man’s upper legs and torso. His left hand is on his hip.“The Weight of the Nation” documentary developed by HBO in consultation with the NIH and other major health organizations features NIH research showing how obesity affects the country’s health. To learn more about the series, visit www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov/about/ResearchUpdates/KidneyWin13/6.aspx.

NIH Encourages Reducing Disparities in Kidney Transplantation

Photograph of a male doctor in a lab coat talking with a female and a male. The female is seated. The female’s hands are holding the male’s hand on her shoulder.The NIH is promoting efforts to reduce disparities in organ transplantation. This is particularly important among African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and American Indians, all of whom are disproportionately affected by kidney failure—yet are less likely to receive organ transplants. For more information about these efforts, visit www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov/about/ResearchUpdates/KidneyWin13/7.aspx.

New NIH Clinical Trial Website Launched for Public, Health Care Providers

Screen shot of the National Institutes of Health’s NIH Clinical Research Trials and You website.The new NIH website, NIH Clinical Research Trials and You, helps people learn more about clinical trials, why they matter, and how to participate. To view the website, visit www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov/about/ResearchUpdates/KidneyWin13/8.aspx.


The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse has published a new fact sheet, Kidney Disease Statistics for the United States, and has updated several publications. Find out where to view these publications at www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov/about/ResearchUpdates/KidneyWin13/9.aspx.

Upcoming Meetings, Workshops, and Conferences

Find out where the NIDDK will be exhibiting in the coming months at www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov/about/ResearchUpdates/KidneyWin13/10.aspx.

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