Kidney Research

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Kidney Research

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  • USRDS Annual Data Report 2021 Interview with Dr. Kirsten Johansen
    by AJKDblog on May 11, 2022 at 10:00 AM

    The 2021 USRDS Annual Data Report (ADR) is a massive undertaking and a wealth of information pertaining to patients with kidney disease.  In this interview, AJKD Interview Editor Timothy Yau @Maximal_Change talks to Kirsten Johansen @kljohansenmd, Director of the United States Renal Data System […]

  • Highlights from the May 2022 Issue
    by AJKDblog on May 1, 2022 at 10:00 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 […]

  • #NephMadness 2022: Thank You
    by AJKDblog on April 20, 2022 at 3:59 PM

    The NephMadness Court of Champions welcomes their 10th member: Social Determinants of Health Pre-pandemic NephMadness 2019 still held strong as the year with the highest entries, but we came so very close to that number in 2022! We saw increased participation on Twitter compared to the previous two […]

  • #NephMadness 2022: The Winners
    by AJKDblog on April 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM

    Now that we have revealed the NephMadness 2022 Champion, Social Determinants of Health from the Inequities Region, we are excited to announce the winners below! Grand Prizes To celebrate the 10th NephMadness, we are also highlighting the runners-up of the competition! Each Grand Prize winner will […]

  • #NephMadness 2022 Champion: Social Determinants of Health
    by AJKDblog on April 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM

    Nephrons, we proudly present the NephMadness 2022 Champion as voted by the Blue Ribbon Panel: NephMadness Championship Matchup: Check out how the crowd voted:   The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally come and the 2022 NephMadness Champion has been named. Never have we seen a […]

  • #NephMadness 2022: Left and Right Kidneys
    by AJKDblog on April 8, 2022 at 11:00 AM

    The Championship Matchup is next (and YES, we are going to make you wait all weekend for it)! Is your Bracket still alive, or was there a #BlueRibbonFail? Tweet your reactions with #Nephmadness! We present the Left and Right Kidneys: Current Standings | Match Results | #NephMadness Lupus Region […]

  • #NephMadness 2022: Family Planning with Lupus Nephritis
    by AJKDblog on April 7, 2022 at 3:00 PM

    Current Standings | Match Results | NephMadness 2022 | #NephMadness | #Lupus Silvi Shah @silvishah Silvi Shah is an Associate Professor in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Shah is a physician-scientist, and her research focuses on women’s […]

  • #NephMadness 2022: Novel Devices in Neonatal Nephrology – The Times They Are a-Changing
    by AJKDblog on April 7, 2022 at 3:00 PM

    Current Standings | Match Results | NephMadness 2022 | #NephMadness | #Neonatal Shina Menon @menonshina Shina Menon is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital. She serves as the Medical Director of the Acute Renal […]

  • #NephMadness 2022: Social Determinants of Health – The Biggest Elephant in the Room
    by AJKDblog on April 7, 2022 at 3:00 PM

    Current Standings | Match Results | NephMadness 2022 | #NephMadness | #Inequities Ebele Umeukeje @EbeleUmeukeje Ebele Umeukeje is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is a nephrologist and an epidemiologist passionate about improving health outcomes […]

  • #NephMadness 2022: Treatment of Diuretic Resistance – When You Want Something Done Right, Call Your Local Nephrologist
    by AJKDblog on April 7, 2022 at 3:00 PM

    Current Standings | Match Results | NephMadness 2022 | #NephMadness | #Cardiorenal Bill Whittier @TWhittier_RUSH Bill Whittier is a Professor of Medicine practicing Nephrology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. His main research area involves the adequacy and safety of the renal […]