Kidney Research

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Kidney Research

AJKD Blog Official Blog of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases

  • Highlights From the December 2021 Issue
    by AJKDblog on December 1, 2021 at 11:00 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 […]

  • #PathPointer: Concurrent anti-GBM disease and Membranous Nephropathy
    by AJKDblog on November 17, 2021 at 11:00 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. The double positivity of Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA) vasculitis and anti-glomerular […]

  • What HIF? Leaving More Questions Than Answers
    by AJKDblog on November 10, 2021 at 11:00 AM

    Anemia has been recognized as a complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD) since the 1800s. The reasons for this are manifold and include erythropoietin deficiency, iron deficiency, inflammation, decreased lifespan of red blood cells, secondary hyperparathyroidism, and blood loss, among others. […]

  • #NephMadness 2022: Logo Reveal
    by AJKDblog on November 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    Although #KidneyWk still looks different this year, we want to continue our special tradition of unveiling the #NephMadness logo during the meeting! What do you think? Please welcome Anna Vinnikova @KidneyWars to the NephMadness Exec Team this year. We enjoyed seeing the fun and learning of the […]

  • 2021 Inductees to the AJKD Reviewer Hall of Fame
    by AJKDblog on November 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    In 2017, we began recognizing reviewers who have distinguished themselves by consistently providing insightful, detailed, and valuable input to our authors and our editorial team. We continue the tradition this year by inducting five remarkable reviewers into the AJKD Reviewer Hall of Fame. The […]

  • 2021 Editors’ Choice Award
    by AJKDblog on November 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    In 2017, we established an annual celebration of articles that our editorial team designated as “Editors’ Choice” selections. The editors are delighted to recognize the articles listed below that have been selected to receive the 2021 Editors’ Choice Award. These articles will be freely […]

  • Highlights from the November 2021 Issue
    by AJKDblog on November 1, 2021 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 […]

  • Peritoneal Dialysis in Patients With Ascites: Is it an Option?
    by AJKDblog on October 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    Many of my personal patient encounters over the past years are near mirror images of the vignette discussed in a recent AJKD In Practice article from Rajora et al.  A patient with known Hepatitis C cirrhosis, ascites, and CKD3 presents with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and a decreasing GFR […]

  • Pharmacotherapy for the Nephrologist: From Anticoagulants to Anti-hypertensives
    by AJKDblog on October 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    A recent AJKD Core Curriculum from Vondracek et al tackles the broad topic of pharmacotherapy.  In this piece, the authors discuss basic principles and give a comprehensive overview of several classes of commonly used medications that require an awareness of dose adjustments in the setting of […]

  • Highlights from the October 2021 Issue
    by AJKDblog on October 1, 2021 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 […]