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Aug 28, 2019, 09:30 ET Landmark Analysis Supports New Endpoints for Kidney Disease Trials

The American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) will publish today an article summarizing the deliberations and recommendations from a Scientific...


Aug 16, 2019, 13:05 ET IgA Nephropathy Patients Invited to Speak About their Disease to the FDA

The many voices of patients with IgA nephropathy, a chronic kidney disease, will come together on Monday, August 19, during an Externally-led...


Jul 24, 2019, 10:26 ET National Kidney Foundation Journal Names New Editor-in-Chief

The National Kidney Foundation named today Dr. Charuhas Thakar as the new editor-in-chief of its journal Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease (ACKD)....


Jul 17, 2019, 14:58 ET Kidney Accelerated Placement Project Implements Recommendations from National Kidney Foundation Consensus Conference to Decrease Kidney Discards

Today the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) announced the launch of the Kidney Accelerated Placement Project (KAPP) to assess...


Jul 16, 2019, 11:31 ET Researchers Find More than Half of Patients with Newly Abnormal Kidney Function Tests are Not Getting Timely Follow-up Testing

A team of investigators studied electronic medical data on more than 200,000 of adults and found that 58 percent of patients with a newly abnormal...


Jul 11, 2019, 11:31 ET Kidney Patients, Care Partners Invited to Submit Ideas and Innovations for National Prize Competition

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced a...


Jul 10, 2019, 13:27 ET President Trump Announces Administration's Bold Vision for Transforming Kidney Care

Today President Trump announced a bold vision for transforming kidney care for the estimated 37 million Americans affected by kidney disease. During...


Jun 27, 2019, 09:48 ET National Kidney Foundation Sponsors Workshop to Examine New Therapy for Diabetic Kidney Disease

Nearly 80 nephrologists, cardiologists, diabetologists, patients and policy makers will gather in Chicago this week to share information about a...


Jun 18, 2019, 09:43 ET National Kidney Foundation Expands THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE to 15 More Key U.S. Markets

In a life-saving leap for THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE (BABG) platform, designed to increase kidney transplantation and living donation, the National...


Jun 14, 2019, 08:00 ET National Kidney Foundation Unveils "Kidney Pathways," a Curated Kidney Health Education Curriculum

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has launched Kidney Pathways, an interactive education platform that uses an online kidney health assessment...


May 21, 2019, 09:00 ET National Kidney Foundation to Develop First-Ever Patient Registry for Chronic Kidney Disease

Today the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced a comprehensive plan to develop first-ever national registry for patients at all stages of CKD...


May 10, 2019, 18:03 ET National Kidney Foundation Statement on Newly Released HHS Report on Cost Savings and Extending Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Transplant Patients

"A just released report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation proves...


May 10, 2019, 08:55 ET Ground-breaking Studies Presented to Annual Gathering of Kidney Healthcare Professionals at the National Kidney Foundation's 2019 Spring Clinical Meetings

Investigators from around the country presented hundreds of studies about kidney health and chronic kidney disease during the National Kidney...


May 09, 2019, 17:55 ET Investigators Present Hundreds of Studies to Annual Gathering of Kidney Health Professionals at NKF 2019 Spring Clinical Meetings

Investigators from around the country presented hundreds of studies about kidney health and chronic kidney disease during the National Kidney...


May 08, 2019, 09:00 ET National Kidney Foundation Presents Highest Awards in Kidney Health at Important Gathering of Professionals

Each year the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) considers the work of hundreds of specialists in the field of Nephrology and selects among them those...


May 02, 2019, 11:00 ET National Kidney Foundation Honors Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. with 2019 Spring Clinical Meetings Corporate Innovator Award

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. has been selected to receive the 2019 Corporate Innovator Award from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) at the...


Apr 29, 2019, 08:39 ET HHS Focus on Redesigning Dialysis Can Help Improve the Lives of Kidney Patients

Today at the KidneyX Summit held in Washington, DC, the inaugural prizes for Redesign Dialysis will be announced. This initial phase of KidneyX,...


Apr 17, 2019, 10:53 ET NKF Study Reveals Challenges in Co-Management of Kidney Patients in Primary Care

The Journal of General Internal Medicine published a new National Kidney Foundation (NKF) study describing key challenges in primary care...


Apr 14, 2019, 22:04 ET National Kidney Foundation Statement on CREDENCE Data as Potential New Treatment for Diabetic Kidney Disease

"Data from the CREDENCE trial published today in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrate that INVOKANA® (Canagliflozin) can help reduce the...


Apr 08, 2019, 10:27 ET FLAVIS and the National Kidney Foundation Team-Up to Promote Kidney Health Through Diet

Dr. Schar USA's (Lyndhurst, NJ) kidney friendly food brand, FLAVIS is teaming up with the National Kidney Foundation to promote the benefits of...


Apr 01, 2019, 10:11 ET Child Singer Angelica Hale Hosts Live Stream NKF Fundraiser, April 4th for National Donate Life Month

To help usher in National Donate Life Month, which is observed to spotlight the need for organ donation across the country, 11-year-old shining star...


Mar 28, 2019, 15:14 ET Study Raises Questions about U.S. Kidney Allocation System

The nation's Kidney Allocation System (KAS) may need reform, according to an article published today in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases...


Mar 14, 2019, 08:00 ET NKF, Jerry Rice and Team Urge All to "Heart Your Kidneys" on World Kidney Day

Today is World Kidney Day – nearly halfway into March, National Kidney Month – and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Pro Football Hall of Famer...


Mar 06, 2019, 12:25 ET Advocates, Child Singer Angelica Hale, and HHS Secretary Bring Plans, Passion to 6th Annual Kidney Patient Summit

Advocates from kidney organizations around the country – joined by 11-year-old singing powerhouse and kidney transplant recipient Angelica Hale,...


Mar 04, 2019, 15:21 ET HHS Secretary Azar Speaks on Transforming Kidney Care at the Kidney Patient Summit

The Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II today announced his vision for kidney care at the 6th...