Journal of the American Society of Nephrology Archives
New window on fibrosis
Aug. 8, 2019—A previously unrecognized role for a cell surface receptor may open new therapeutic options for the treatment of fibrotic diseases.
Sex differences in kidney injury
Jul. 25, 2019—Men are more susceptible to progressive kidney disease than women; new VUMC studies point to differences in the expression and activation of the EGF receptor.
Team spots clue to rare lung and kidney diseases
Dec. 6, 2018—Pulmonary-renal syndrome (PRS) refers to a group of rare but potentially fatal conditions that nearly always are caused by a misguided attack by the body’s immune system on the lungs and kidneys. Coughing up blood and blood in the urine are telltale signs.
YAP after acute kidney injury
Aug. 16, 2018—Activation of the signaling protein YAP may be a target for treating acute kidney injury, which affects up to 20 percent of hospitalized patients.
Research explores barriers to kidney disease screening
Mar. 15, 2018—New research by Vanderbilt nephrologists highlights potential barriers that may prevent black Americans from being screened for kidney disease.
Harris to lead American Society of Nephrology
Nov. 12, 2015—Ray Harris, M.D., has been elected president of the American Society of Nephrology during the society’s annual meeting, ASN Kidney Week 2015, in San Diego.
Study tracks new end-stage renal disease therapy
Aug. 7, 2014—Researchers in Vanderbilt’s Division of Nephrology conducted a Phase 3 clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of a new drug to treat patients with end-stage renal disease.
Obesity linked to kidney problems after heart surgery
Jul. 3, 2012—Obesity increases the risk of acute kidney injury following cardiac surgery, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.