Kidney Research

Do the latest advancements in kidney research interest you?  Watch this space to keep up with all the exciting kidney science out there!


Kidney Research

AJKD Blog Official Blog of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases

  • Kidney Transplant Candidates and Recipients Need Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care Consults, Too
    by AJKDblog on May 29, 2024 at 10:00 AM

    Dr. Megan Urbanski (@MeganUrbanski) is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, in the Emory University School of Medicine. She received a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and worked for several years as […]

  • #NephMadness 2025: Call for Topic Suggestions
    by AJKDblog on May 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM

    NephMadness 2024 only ended a month ago, but it’s already time to plan NephMadness 2025! Which topics would you like to see in next year’s edition of the madness? We’ve had great fun and success crowdsourcing topic ideas in the past: Which topics do you want to see in the #NephMadness 2024 […]

  • Apixaban vs The World: Which Anticoagulant is Best for A-fib in CKD?
    by AJKDblog on May 20, 2024 at 10:00 AM

    AJKDBlog Interviews Editor Timothy Yau (@Maximal_Change) caught up with Kueiyu Joshua Lin to discuss his study recently published in AJKD comparing the safety and effectiveness of warfarin or rivaroxaban versus apixaban in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and non–dialysis-dependent CKD […]

  • Keeping the Dialysis Patient at Home with Integrated Home Dialysis
    by AJKDblog on May 15, 2024 at 10:00 AM

    Dr Hania Kassem @kassem_hania is a faculty member at the section of Nephrology at Baylor College of Medicine. She has a special interest in CKD and home dialysis. She is also very passionate about teaching and has won multiple teaching awards.   When it comes to choosing a dialysis modality, […]

  • Highlights from the May 2024 Issue
    by AJKDblog on May 1, 2024 at 9:30 PM

    The entire May 2024 issue is FREE until the end of the month to celebrate NKF Spring Clinicals Meeting! Editor’s Note: We asked authors of Original Investigations to provide short plain-language summaries that would briefly summarize what inspired their study, the basic approach taken, what was […]

  • #NephMadness 2024: Thank You
    by AJKDblog on April 19, 2024 at 11:00 AM

    The NephMadness Court of Champions welcomes their 12th member: Gila Monster 2024 saw 1,182 entries! International entries dipped in 2024: NephMadness 2024 went live on March 1st but the planning started well before that. We would especially like to thank and highlight the people listed below (and […]

  • #NephMadness 2024: The Winners
    by AJKDblog on April 17, 2024 at 11:00 AM

    Now that we have revealed the NephMadness 2024 Champion, Team Gila Monster from the Animal House Region, we are excited to announce the winners below! Grand Prizes Each Grand Prize individual winner will receive a one-year online subscription to Advances in Kidney Disease and Health and Nature […]

  • #NephMadness 2024 Champion: Gila Monster
    by AJKDblog on April 8, 2024 at 11:00 AM

    Nephrons, we are ready to name the 2024 NephMadness Champion as voted by the Blue Ribbon Panel. Check out the Final Standings and tweet your reactions with #Nephmadness! And as always, special thanks to Corina Teodosiu @CTeodosiu for the scoreboard graphics! For the first time ever in NephMadness […]

  • #NephMadness 2024: Why Team Pancreas-Kidney Should Be Crowned the 2024 Champion
    by AJKDblog on April 5, 2024 at 11:01 AM

    Gabriel Cooper Gabriel Cooper received a kidney-pancreas transplant in 2021 at Cedars Sinai. He is a clinical psychotherapist in Los Angeles who works with kidney and transplant patients and specializes in anxiety, self-esteem, and relationships. He is an endurance runner and honors his […]

  • #NephMadness 2024: From Poison to Remedy – The Emerging Role of Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists in the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
    by AJKDblog on April 5, 2024 at 11:01 AM

    Stephen Sammons Steve Sammons is a nephrology fellow at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. His academic interests include glomerulonephritis, evidence-based medicine, and medical education.   Jamie Dwyer @jamie_dwyer Jamie P. Dwyer, MD is Associate Dean for Clinical Research, […]