Kidney Week 2012
According to the American Society of Nephrology, Kidney Week 2012 is â€œthe world's premier nephrology meeting. More than 13,000 kidney professionals from around the globe will come together to exchange knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and listen to engaging and provocative exchanges between leading experts in the field.â€
The powerful immunosuppressive drugs used to prevent allograft rejection are associated with severe side effects. A "mixed chimerism" strategy in which patients undergo simultaneous bone marrow and kidney transplant from the same donor may improve transplant survival and reduce the need for these drugs.
Rates of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure Higher in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Treated in Public Health Setting