Kidney Research

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Kidney Research

  • #PathPointer: Heavy Chain Deposition Disease – The Forgotten MIDD
    by AJKDblog on September 15, 2020 at 10:15 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. When it comes to plasma cell dyscrasias, nephrologists love discussing the various manifestations […]

  • Hyponatremia, Brave New World
    by AJKDblog on September 9, 2020 at 10:13 AM

    Introduction I used to think that if I studied physiology enough. If I developed a sophisticated model of how the body works, I could use it to recognize and respond to disease by choosing therapies that “made sense” to fix the patient. But a few decades of “it made sense” failing […]

  • Urgent Peritoneal Dialysis During COVID-19
    by AJKDblog on September 4, 2020 at 10:15 AM

    The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic of 2019 is an unparalleled time in our history with an unprecedented strain on the US healthcare system, particularly in terms of resources available for patients requiring kidney replacement therapy (KRT). The efficacy of peritoneal dialysis (PD) to treat […]

  • Highlights from the September 2020 Issue
    by AJKDblog on September 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 the […]

  • We Must Support Research to Advance Care
    on August 26, 2020 at 5:07 PM

    Center for Scientific Review’s Elimination of Study Section Perilous to Kidney Community The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) oversees peer review of NIH grant applications. CSR recently announced a change to study sections that will have a […]

  • COVID-19 in ESKD: Managing a Vulnerable Population During a Pandemic
    by AJKDblog on August 26, 2020 at 10:15 AM

    The recent study by Kevin Yau and colleagues published in AJKD describes a severe acute respiratory syndrome-corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak in an urban hemodialysis unit that treats 237 patients with 93 staff and located in Toronto, Canada. The study is unique because the authors performed […]

  • NKF and ASN Form Joint Task Force to Focus on Use of Race in eGFR
    on August 24, 2020 at 6:25 PM

    In August of 2020, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) formed a joint task force to focus on the use of race to estimate GFR. For more information, please read the joint NKF-ASN statement on “Establishing a Task Force to Reassess the Inclusion of Race […]

  • Candidates, Applications Up in Pandemic-Shortened Nephrology Fellowship Application Cycle
    on August 24, 2020 at 4:55 PM

    Kidney News Online Applications for nephrology fellowships in the first month of a pandemic-shortened application cycle were up according to Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) data showing nephrology application through August 17, 2020, rose 49% compared with July 2019. Partial August […]

  • CMS Issues Essential COVID-19 Guidance for Dialysis Facilities
    on August 24, 2020 at 2:21 PM

    Ensure kidney patients get the vascular access surgeries they need, and don’t delay kidney transplant surgeries.  These two directives formed the centerpiece of recent guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), “Key Components for Continued COVID-19 Management for […]

  • Impact of Moral Distress on Nephrology Providers
    by AJKDblog on August 18, 2020 at 10:36 AM

    A recent Policy Forum offers an international perspective on moral distress in nephrology in diverse contexts and health care systems. AJKD Social Media Editor Timothy Yau @Maximal_Change (AJKDBlog) interviewed one of the authors, Samantha Gelfand @SammyG (SG), about how this issue contributes […]

  • Introducing the 2020-21 AJKD Editorial Interns
    by AJKDblog on August 13, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    The AJKD editors are excited to continue the Editorial Internship Program for a third year, and thank all the fellows who responded to the recent call for applications. Please join us in welcoming the AJKD Editorial Internship Class of 2021: Krishna Agarwal, Debbie Chen, Racquel Holmes, and Arun […]

  • Making the Terms Used to Describe Kidney Health Work for Patients
    on August 12, 2020 at 4:59 PM

    Terminology commonly used by physicians to describe kidney health may be distressing or too difficult to understand for patients with kidney diseases, according to a recent study published in CJASN. The study, “Patient and Caregiver Perspectives on Terms Used to Describe Kidney Health,” […]

  • CMS Plans Changes to Nephrology Payments
    on August 11, 2020 at 7:34 PM

      Changes ASN has long pushed for will be implemented. Nephrologists will receive a boost in payments – especially in the rate for reimbursement for home dialysis – made to them by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). ASN is proud to have played a significant role by pushing […]

  • Management and Treatment of Lupus Nephritis
    by AJKDblog on August 6, 2020 at 10:15 AM

    A recent AJKD Core Curriculum by Parikh et al provides a review of the current understanding of lupus nephritis epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment. AJKD’s Social Media Editor, Timothy Yau @Maximal_Change, recorded an interview with Bill Whittier @TWhittier_RUSH and Roger […]

  • Statement on Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access from ASN President Anupam Agarwal MD, FASN
    on August 5, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    The American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) 21,000 members, who care for 37,000,000 Americans with kidney diseases, applaud the Trump Administration for issuing the Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access on Augu...

  • ASN President Agarwal Calls for Passage of the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act in The Hill
    on August 3, 2020 at 7:55 PM

    Anupam Agarwal, MD, FASN, ASN President highlights the important role that international medical graduates (IMGs) play in the nation’s health care workforce and fight against COVID-19 in a recent opinion pi...

  • Latest Senate COVID-19 Package Includes $200M in Supplemental Funding for NIDDK
    on August 3, 2020 at 7:49 PM

    There is a growing evidence that COVID-19 negatively affects the kidneys and that the pandemic places an additional burden on people living with kidney diseases. The American Society and Nephrology (ASN) led the kidney community in urging Congressional appropriators to support $100 million in […]

  • In receiving Joint Accreditation status from ACCME, ASN will continue its exceptional commitment to education
    on August 3, 2020 at 6:23 PM

    On July 27, 2020, the governing bodies of Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program (ANCC) granted the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) with […]

  • Highlights from the August 2020 Issue
    by AJKDblog on August 3, 2020 at 10:14 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 the […]

  • #PathPointer: Renal Thrombotic Microangiopathy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    by AJKDblog on July 31, 2020 at 2:35 PM

    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. The typical renal lesion in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is immune complex […]