Kidney Research

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Kidney Research

  • Against ASN Recommendation, NIDDK Suspends KUH Participation in Parent T32 Program and Announces New Institutional Training Program
    on July 9, 2020 at 1:32 PM

    On April 16, 2020, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Disease (NIDDK) published two notices (NOT-DK-20-023, NOT-DK-20-024) that made a significant and startling announcement. NIDDK announced the Division of Kidney, Urologic, & Hematologic Diseases (KUH’s) will no […]

  • CMS Releases Proposed Rule for 2021 ESRD Prospective Payment System and Quality Incentive Program
    on July 8, 2020 at 6:50 PM

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the ...

  • Pandemic Underscores Urgent Need for Kidney Care Innovation
    on July 7, 2020 at 3:26 PM

    When a novel coronavirus emerged in late 2019, everyone risked infection, but kidney patients found themselves especially vulnerable. People with kidney disease have compromised immune systems and the vast majority of these individuals—roughly half a million people—must visit dialysis […]

  • Dialysis Care in Asia: How Does The Philippines Fare?
    by AJKDblog on July 6, 2020 at 10:15 AM

    The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Asian countries is reported to be among the highest in the world, and as of 2016, has emerged as one of the leading causes of death. The Philippines in particular has experienced a large rise in the prevalence of dialysis with an approximate […]

  • ASN and NKF Establishing a Task Force to Reassess the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases
    on July 2, 2020 at 3:59 PM

    On July 2, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) released a joint statement announcing the establishment of a joint task force that aims to reassess the includsion of race in diagnosing kidney diseases. "Of the more than 37 million people affected by […]

  • #NephMadness 2021: Call for Topic Suggestions
    by AJKDblog on July 2, 2020 at 10:15 AM

    It’s that time again when we start planning for NephMadness 2021, and we’d like to hear from you! Which nephrology topics would you like to see in next year’s tournament? We’ve had great fun and success crowdsourcing topic ideas in the past: SGLT2 inhibitors should have an […]

  • Alexander Flannery, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP, BCPS - 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award
    on June 29, 2020 at 6:52 PM

    Name: Alexander Flannery, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP, BCPS Institution: University of Kentucky Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Project Title: Alternative Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) Activation and RAAS Therapeutics in Septic-Shock Associated Acute Kidney Injury   How […]

  • Tessa Huffstater, M.Eng. - 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award
    on June 29, 2020 at 6:48 PM

    Name: Tessa Huffstater, M.Eng. Institution: Vanderbilt University Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Project Title: Inhibition of Cadherin-11 in Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease   How would you sum up your research in one sentence? I am investigating the role of […]

  • Yan Xie, MPH - 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award
    on June 29, 2020 at 6:46 PM

    Name: Yan Xie, MPH Institution: Veterans Research and Education Foundation at Saint Louis Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Project Title: Comparative Effectiveness of Newer and Older Antihyperglycemic Medications in Chronic Kidney Disease   How would you sum up your research in […]

  • Mariia Alibekova - 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award
    on June 29, 2020 at 6:45 PM

    Name: Mariia Alibekova Institution: University of Pennsylvania Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Project Title: Elucidating the Role of Cell Microenvironment and Cell Differentiation Decisions in Kidney Organoid Heterogeneity Towards Better Models of Kidney Development and Disease […]

  • Michael D. Donnan, MD - 2020 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship
    on June 29, 2020 at 6:36 PM

    Name: Michael D. Donnan, MD Institution: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Grant: 2020 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Project Title: Defining the role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 3 (VEGFR3) in the Fenestrated Microvascular Beds of the Kidney   How […]

  • Yuvaram N.V. Reddy, MBBS - 2020 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship
    on June 29, 2020 at 6:34 PM

    Name: Yuvaram N.V. Reddy, MBBS Institution: Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Grant: 2020 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Project Title: Novel Methods to Inform Health Care Policy in Home Dialysis   How would you sum up your research in one sentence? […]

  • Highlights from the July 2020 Issue
    by AJKDblog on June 29, 2020 at 10:15 AM

    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 learned, and why it matters. We hope our readers will find this valuable in helping them keep up with […]

  • How Cost-Effective is Transplanting Hepatitis C Positive Kidneys?
    by AJKDblog on June 24, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    The scarcity of kidneys for transplantation has led to continued challenges and subsequent changes in kidney allocation policies. Kidneys that previously would have been discarded are now being transplanted. The impressive success of treating the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with direct-acting antiviral […]

  • #PathPointer: Membranous Nephropathy in the Era of Mass Spectrometry
    by AJKDblog on June 18, 2020 at 10:13 AM

    PathPointers highlight important everyday teaching points when reviewing kidney histology. These brief and easy-to-read blog posts include real clinical images to demonstrate various biopsy findings. A 75-year-old man with a history of diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, and NSAID use developed […]

  • Icodextrin vs Glucose for the Long Daytime Dwell?
    by AJKDblog on June 15, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    With the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative (AAKHI), there has been renewed interest in home dialysis, particularly peritoneal dialysis (PD) as a modality of kidney replacement therapy. With hemodialysis, vascular access is recognized as the Achilles heel, whereas in PD a major issue is […]

  • Rethinking Kidney Supportive Care – More Than Just End-of-Life
    by AJKDblog on June 10, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    Comfort care. Palliative care. Supportive care. All of these terms feel weighty and may have slightly different meanings to healthcare providers. A recent Core Curriculum focuses on kidney supportive care and AJKD Social Media Editor Timothy Yau @Maximal_Change (AJKDBlog) interviewed the […]

  • Coffee Consumption and Kidney Function
    by AJKDblog on June 4, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    Data from epidemiological studies suggest coffee consumption may be associated with kidney (and other) outcomes, specifically a higher eGFR or less CKD. This is speculated to be due to anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-fibrotic effects of caffeine and other compounds in coffee. These […]

  • Highlights from the June 2020 Issue
    by AJKDblog on June 1, 2020 at 10:15 AM

    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 learned, and why it matters. We hope our readers will find this valuable in helping them keep up with […]

  • “Doc, I heard on the news that this heartburn medicine is bad for my kidneys. What should I do?”
    by AJKDblog on May 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are amongst the most frequently prescribed medications with an estimated 15 million in the US taking prescription PPIs, making the estimated prevalence around 7.8% of the adult population. This number doesn’t even account for over-the-counter usage. Sure, there […]