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Cite this (AASK Clinical Trial and Cohort Study, RRID:SCR_006985)

URL: http://archives.niddk.nih.gov/patient/aask/aask.aspx

Resource Type: Resource, disease-related portal, topical portal, research forum portal, portal, clinical trial, data or information resource

Clinical trial investigating whether a specific class of antihypertensive drugs (beta-adrenergic blockers, calcium channel blockers, or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors) and/or the level of blood pressure would influence progression of hypertensive kidney disease in African Americans. The initiative consisting of 21 clinical centers and a data-coordinating center is followed by a Continuation of AASK Cohort Study to investigate the environmental, socio-economic, genetic, physiologic, and other co-morbid factors that influence progression of kidney disease in a well-characterized cohort of African Americans with hypertensive kidney disease. Only patients who were previously in the randomized trial are eligible for the cohort study. A significant discovery was made in the treatment strategy for slowing kidney disease caused by hypertension. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, compared with calcium channel blockers, were found to slow kidney disease progression by 36 percent, and they drastically reduced the risk of kidney failure by 48 percent in patients who had at least one gram of protein in the urine, a sign of kidney failure. ACE inhibitors have been the preferred treatment for hypertension caused by diabetes since 1994; however, calcium channel blockers have been particularly effective in controlling blood pressure in African Americans. The AASK study now recommends ACE inhibitors to protect the kidneys from the damaging effects of hypertension. The Continuation of AASK Cohort Study will be followed at the clinical centers. The patients will be provided with the usual clinical care given to all such patients at the respective centers. Baseline demographic information, selected laboratory tests, and other studies are being obtained at the initiation of the Continuation Study. The patients will be seen quarterly at the centers, and some selected studies done at these visits. Samples will be obtained and stored for additional studies and analyses at a later date.

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Cite this (American Association of Kidney Patients, RRID:SCR_003965)

URL: https://www.aakp.org/

Resource Type: Resource, disease-related portal, topical portal, patient-support portal, portal, data or information resource

Association of kidney patients focused on patient-centered education, advocacy and community. They share educational pieces covering every level of kidney disease, advocate for improved access to high-quality health care through regulatory and legislative reform at the federal level, and make an effort to bring kidney patients together to promote community, conversations and to seek out services that help maximize patients'' everyday lives.

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Cite this (American Nephrology Nurses Association, RRID:SCR_003966)

URL: http://www.annanurse.org/

Resource Type: Resource, portal, community building portal, data or information resource

Non-profit professional association that represents nurses who work in all areas of nephrology including hemodialysis, chronic kidney disease, peritoneal dialysis, acute care, and transplantation. Most members work in freestanding dialysis units, hospital outpatient units, and hospital inpatient units. ANNA develops and updates standards of clinical practice, educates practitioners, stimulates and supports research, disseminates knowledge and new ideas, promotes interdisciplinary communication and cooperation, and monitors and addresses issues encompassing the breadth of practice of nephrology nursing.

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Cite this (American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology, RRID:SCR_003968)

URL: http://www.asdin.org/

Resource Type: Resource, portal, training resource, community building portal, data or information resource

Society that aims to promote the proper application of new and existing procedures to improve the care of patients with kidney disease. They promote education, research, public policy and clinical practice initiatives relating to diagnostic and interventional procedures. ASDIN works closely with other societies and programs to achieve its goals. All professionals involved in the care of patients with kidney disease are welcome to join and become active in the Society. Activities of the Society include: * the establishment of practice standards, * certification of physicians in specific procedures, * accreditation of training programs in specific procedures, * development of training tools and techniques, * sponsoring symposia and training courses, * and the dissemination of information through periodic meetings and through print and other media.

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Cite this (American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, RRID:SCR_003969)

URL: http://www.aspneph.com/

Resource Type: Resource, portal, community building portal, data or information resource

An organization of pediatric nephrologists and affiliated health care professionals to promote optimal care for children with kidney disease through advocacy, education and research; and to disseminate advances in clinical practice and scientific investigation.

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Cite this (Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, RRID:SCR_003972)

URL: http://www.arborresearch.org/

Resource Type: Resource, organization portal, portal, data or information resource

A not-for-profit research organization committed to improve patient care through research that shapes medical policies and practice. In particular, they conduct health outcomes research on chronic disease and end-stage organ failure, with expertise in biostatistical analysis, clinical practice, health economics, public policy, database management and integration, and project coordination. Through research projects that are national and global in scope, their scientific collaborations provide valuable and timely information to the worldwide health care community. They are a leader in interdisciplinary health outcomes and policy research focused on reducing the health and economic burden of chronic diseases and improving the delivery of care.

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Cite this (ASN - American Society of Nephrology, RRID:SCR_006709)

URL: http://www.asn-online.org/

Resource Type: Resource, portal, community building portal, data or information resource

Society leading the fight against kidney disease by educating health professionals, sharing new knowledge, advancing research, and advocating the highest quality care for patients. To accomplish its mission, ASN will: # Educate health professionals by increasing the value of ASN education. # Share new knowledge by improving the quality and expanding the reach of ASN''s communications, including maintaining the premier publications in kidney disease. # Promote the highest quality care by serving as the professional organization informing health policy in kidney disease. # Advance patient care and research in kidney disease by strengthening the pipeline of clinicians, researchers, and educators. To accomplish this goal, ASN will: ## Implement a strategy to increase interest in nephrology careers, which includes promoting diversity within the nephrology workforce. ## Help fund travel to ASN educational activities for physicians and researchers training in the field of kidney disease. ## Use the ASN Grants Program to support outstanding research and foster career development. # Continue to bolster the ASN infrastructure, which includes: ## Increasing diversityincluding age and experience, ethnicity, and genderat all levels of the society. ## Providing avenues for helping ASN members facilitate professional exchange. ## Expanding ASN membership. ## Increasing the ASN Council-Designated Endowment Fund (independent of operational budget) to support grants and other priorities

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Cite this (ASN Kidney Tube, RRID:SCR_006424)

URL: http://www.youtube.com/user/ASNKidneyTube

Resource Type: Resource, video resource, data or information resource

ASN Kidney Tube - YouTube are videos hosted at YouTube put out by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN).

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    Baxter

Cite this (Baxter, RRID:SCR_003974)

URL: http://www.baxter.com/

Resource Type: Resource, commercial organization, organization portal, portal, data or information resource

A global healthcare company with expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Through its subsidiaries, they develop, manufacture and market products that save and sustain the lives of people with hemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other chronic and acute medical conditions. BioScience Baxter is a manufacturer of recombinant and plasma-based proteins to treat hemophilia and other bleeding disorders; plasma-based therapies to treat immune deficiencies, alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, burns and shock, and other chronic and acute blood-related conditions; products for regenerative medicine, such as biosurgery products; and vaccines. Baxter''s Medical Products business manufactures products used in the delivery of fluids and drugs to patients. These include intravenous (IV) solutions and administration sets, premixed drugs and drug-reconstitution systems, IV nutrition products, infusion pumps and inhalation anesthetics. The business also provides products and services related to pharmacy compounding, drug formulation and packaging technologies. In addition, Baxter''s Medical Products business is a leader in Renal home-based therapies, such as peritoneal dialysis, and offers other products and services for people with end-stage kidney disease.

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    ClinMet

Cite this (ClinMet, RRID:SCR_003979)

URL: http://sharpentrials.com/

Resource Type: Resource, commercial organization, organization portal, portal, data or information resource

Commercial organization that uses metabolomics to provide pharmaceutical companies with clinically relevant and practical insight into drug response and safety for renal and cardiovascular diseases, obesity and diabetes. Their combination of skills to achieve exhaustive understanding of a disease along with detailed clinical insights, signature panel of urine-based metabolomic biomarkers, proprietary metabolomics and computational expertise will accelerate the speed and success rate of drug development. ClinMet helps drug developers to efficiently transform promising compounds into safe and effective medicines. Their efficacy and toxicity indices enable pharmaceutical companies to make better clinical trial-related decisions and provide an increased understanding of a drug''s mechanism of action.

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    ERA-EDTA

Cite this (ERA-EDTA, RRID:SCR_003982)

URL: http://www.era-edta.org/

Resource Type: Resource, portal, community building portal, data or information resource

An association of European kidney specialists whose objective is advancement of medical science and of clinical work in nephrology, dialysis, renal transplantation, hypertension and related subjects. They aim at providing up-to-date knowledge, exclusively based on scientific data, independent from governments'' policies and from any influence of the industry. It is registered in England and Wales, but its area of activity mainly covers Europe and the Mediterranean area.

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Cite this (Genetics of Kidneys in Diabetes, RRID:SCR_000133)

URL: http://www2.bsc.gwu.edu/bsc/oneproj.php?pkey=28

Resource Type: Resource, biomaterial supply resource, data or information resource, material resource, database

Collect, store, and distribute genetic samples from cases and controls of type 1 diabetes and diabetic nephropathy for investigator-driven research into the genetic basis of diabetic nephropathy. As the risk of kidney complications in type 1 diabetes appears to have a considerable genetic component, this study assembled a large data resource for researchers attempting to identify causative genetic variants. The types of data collected allowed traditional case-control testing, a rapid and often powerful approach, and family-based analysis, a robust approach that is not influenced by population substructure. To identify genes that are involved in diabetic nephropathy, a large number of individuals with type 1 diabetes were screened to identify two subsets, one with clear-cut kidney disease and another with normal renal status despite long-term diabetes. Those who met additional entry criteria and consented to participate were enrolled. When possible, both parents also were enrolled to form family trios. As of November 2005, GoKinD included 3075 participants who comprise 671 case singletons, 623 control singletons, 272 case trios, and 323 control trios. Interested investigators may request the DNA collection and corresponding clinical data for GoKinD participants. Participating scientists will have access to three data sets, each with distinct advantages. The set of 1294 singletons has adequate power to detect a wide range of genetic effects, even those of modest size. The set of case trios, which has adequate power to detect effects of moderate size, is not susceptible to false-positive results because of population substructure. The set of control trios is critical for excluding certain false-positive results that can occur in case trios and may be particularly useful for testing gene-environment interactions. Integration of the evidence from these three components into a single, unified analysis presents a challenge. This overview of the GoKinD study examines in detail the power of each study component and discusses analytic challenges that investigators will face in using this resource. Half of the samples were collected at the Joslin Diabetes Center and the other half were collected from around the country by researchers at The George Washington University. DNA samples were processed by scientists at the University of Minnesota and stored at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Stored samples were available to the research community through a mechanism that has been determined by JDF. Clinical characteristics of patients, which are stored in a central database, are also made available to participating scientists. A similar collection is being carried out in the United Kingdom. This data resource allows researchers to test hypotheses that might explain why diabetic kidney disease clusters in families. This resource also is suitable for studying other complications and type 1 diabetes itself. For example, a total of 1,110 diabetes case trios was available at the end of three years.)

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Cite this (George Institute for Global Health, RRID:SCR_011212)

URL: http://www.georgeinstitute.org/

Resource Type: Resource, institution

An independent medical research institute dedicated to improving global health that conducts high impact research that targets preventable illnesses and injuries that are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide, including heart and kidney disease, stroke, diabetes, mental illness, falls and traffic crashes. (Adapted from Wikipedia)

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Cite this (Home Dialyzors United, RRID:SCR_000275)

URL: http://homedialyzorsunited.org/

Resource Type: Resource, disease-related portal, topical portal, patient-support portal, portal, data or information resource

A non-profit patient organization dedicated to educate, support and advocate for home dialysis. Their main focus is advocating and supporting those on home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis modalities. Membership is free and inclusive of dialyzors, care partners, nurses, nephrologists, renal professionals and others.

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Cite this (Human Biological Data Interchange, RRID:SCR_004591)

URL: http://www.ndriresource.org/NDRI_Initiatives/HBDI/36/

Resource Type: Resource, database, biomaterial supply resource, biospecimen repository, service resource, storage service resource, cell repository, data repository, material resource, material storage repository, data or information resource

Database of medical history and genealogical data on over 6700 families who are affected by type 1 diabetes and a repository of DNA and immortalized cell lines collected from 500 families. This database and repository was originally created to help researchers uncover the genetic causes of type 1 diabetes but today, it is also used by researchers who study type 2 diabetes, diabetic complications, autoimmune diseases, kidney disease, and other disorders. The following resources and services are available to researchers through HBDI: * International Type 1 Diabetes Database: This database includes more than 6700 families with diabetes, related complications and other genetic diseases. There are extensive genealogical and medical histories for more than 90,000 individuals. NDRI conducts searches of the database for approved research requests. * HBDI Catalog: The catalog contains 503 family pedigrees with associated cell lines, DNA, and serum for research. Also available are HLA-typing and auto-antibody test results for diabetes families in the catalog. * HBDI Repository: The HBDI repository contains cell lines, DNA, and HLA typing information from 480 families, and frozen buffy coats from 23 families, all with Type 1 diabetes. They have recently expanded the repository to include specimens from individuals with rare diseases. * Customized Collections: NDRI will collect data from patients and physicians, conduct phone interviews and collect blood and other specimens for research on request.

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Cite this (Kidney and Urinary Pathway Knowledge Base, RRID:SCR_001746)

URL: http://datahub.io/dataset/kupkb

Resource Type: Resource, data analysis service, production service resource, analysis service resource, data set, service resource, storage service resource, data repository, data or information resource

A collection of omics datasets (mRNA, proteins and miRNA) that have been extracted from PubMed and other related renal databases, all related to kidney physiology and pathology giving KUP biologists the means to ask queries across many resources in order to aggregate knowledge that is necessary for answering biological questions. Some microarray raw datasets have also been downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus and analyzed by the open-source software GeneArmada. The Semantic Web technologies, together with the background knowledge from the domain's ontologies, allows both rapid conversion and integration of this knowledge base. SPARQL endpoint http://sparql.kupkb.org/sparql The KUPKB Network Explorer will help you visualize the relationships among molecules stored in the KUPKB. A simple spreadsheet template is available for users to submit data to the KUPKB. It aims to capture a minimal amount of information about the experiment and the observations made.

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Cite this (Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research; Milan; Italy, RRID:SCR_011361)

URL: http://www.marionegri.it/mn/en/

Resource Type: Resource, institution

A not-for-profit biomedical research institute whose main aim is to help defend human health and life. Research programs span from the molecular level to the whole human being, and the findings help build up the basis for developing new drugs, and making existing ones more effective. The main research headings are the battle against cancer, nervous and mental illnesses, cardiovascular and kidney diseases, rare diseases and the toxic effects of environmental contaminants, mother and child''''s health. The Institute is also involved in research on pain relief and drug addiction. Parallel to its biomedical investigations, the Mario Negri Institute runs training schemes for laboratory technicians and graduate researchers. It takes part in a range of initiatives to communicate information in biomedicine, on a general level and with the specific aims of improving health care practice, and encouraging more rational use of drugs. There are also research units in Bergamo, at Ranica - near Bergamo - and at Santa Maria Imbaro, near Chieti.

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Cite this (MediBeacon, RRID:SCR_003987)

URL: http://medibeacon.com/

Resource Type: Resource, commercial organization, organization portal, portal, data or information resource

A commercial optical diagnostic company focused on providing clinicians with critical information to improve patient care. The Optical Renal Function Monitor (ORFM) is their first product platform and is focused on real-time, easy to use, and cost-effective monitoring of kidney function. Their non-invasive monitoring technology works in a similar fashion to pulse oximetry by using a light sensor placed on the skin. After the sensor has been placed, a proprietary biocompatible tracer is administered. The system can then monitor the patient''s real-time point-of-care kidney function. This information will allow for earlier detection of renal issues enabling clinicians to provide earlier, and hence more effective interventions. MediBeacon has created a research grade technique that is clinically applicable for real-time point-of-care Glomerular Filtration Rate measurement (mGFR). MediBeacon has invented a fluorescent tracer agent (MB-102) that is removed from the blood exclusively by the GFR mechanism of the kidneys. Together with their non-invasive detection device, this will deliver a real-time point-of-care measurement of GFR.

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Cite this (National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, RRID:SCR_006842)

URL: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov

Resource Type: Resource, narrative resource, service resource, training material, data or information resource

Information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) established to increase knowledge and understanding about diseases of the kidneys and urologic system among people with these conditions and their families, health care professionals, and the general public: online, in booklets and fact sheets, by email, and over the phone. To carry out this mission, NKUDIC works closely with a coordinating panel of representatives from Federal agencies; voluntary organizations on the national level; professional groups; and State health departments to identify and respond to informational needs about kidney and urologic diseases. NKUDIC provides the following informational products and services: * Response to inquiries about kidney and urologic diseases-ranging from information about available patient and professional education materials to statistical data. By phone (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time, M-F), fax, mail, and email. * Publications about specific kidney and urologic diseases, provided free of copyright, in varying reading levels. Available online or as booklets and brochures. (See our Publications Catalog.) NKUDIC also sends publications to health fairs and community events. Please contact us for more information. * Referrals to health professionals through the National Library of Medicine''''s MEDLINEplus includes a consumer-friendly listing of organizations that will assist you in your search for physicians and other health professionals. * Exhibits at professional meetings specific to kidney and urologic diseases, as well as cross-cutting professional meetings. NKUDIC exhibits at 11 professional meetings, each year, including Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates, American Urologic Association, American Society of Nephrology, National Kidney Foundation, Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Foundation, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Nurses Association, and the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners.

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Cite this (National Kidney Disease Education Program, RRID:SCR_006527)

URL: http://nkdep.nih.gov/

Resource Type: Resource, narrative resource, training material, data or information resource

Educational resource to increase awareness of kidney disease and its risk factors, improve early detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD), reduce the burden of CKD, facilitate identification of patients at greatest risk for progression to kidney failure, stress the importance of testing those at risk, promote evidence-based interventions to slow progression of CKD, and support the coordination of Federal responses to CKD. Target audiences include individuals at risk, particularly those with diabetes, high blood pressure, and a family history of kidney disease, and primary care providers.

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