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#AJKDBlog Pruning Polypharmacy by @hswapnil

The Causes and Consequences of Polypharmacy When faced with a patient who has a symptom, or a clinical or even laboratory abnormality, the natural tendency for a physician is to prescribe something, anything, in a genuine effort to alleviate the problem.…

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#AJKDBlog #PathPointers Nodular Glomerulosclerosis – Not All Are Created Equal @Maximal_Change

PathPointers is a new type of blog post that will highlight important everyday teaching points when reviewing kidney histology. These blog posts will be brief and easy-to-read, using real clinical images to demonstrate various biopsy findings. In addition…

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#AJKDBlog Impact of Maternal Unilateral Renal Agenesis on Pregnancy by @anna_burgner

Unilateral renal agenesis has an incidence of 1:2,300 individuals. Patients with unilateral renal agenesis are at increased risk for development of proteinuria, hypertension, and renal insufficiency. A recent systematic review found that 10% of…

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#AJKDBlog Management of Gout in the CKD Patient…Not So Different After All! @paininthekidney

One afternoon during my year as Chief Resident, I was asked to cover the resident Clinic at our Veteran’s Affairs (VA) hospital. One of the senior residents presented a patient who had stage 4 CKD. Several weeks prior, he had been treated through the…

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#AJKDBlog In-Center Nocturnal Dialysis: What Do We Know?

There has been mounting evidence that home nocturnal hemodialysis (conducted 5-6 nights/week) has various benefits compared to conventional thrice-weekly in-center hemodialysis (HD). These benefits include decreased blood pressure, improved indices of…

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My Blood Pressure on Dialysis is 150/80. I Feel Great but My Nephrologist Doesn’t! @kdjhaveri

Blood pressure control in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients has been a challenge for most nephrologists. Hypertension is a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease and death in the general population,…

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AJKD Call for Submissions: Quiz

Every month, AJKD features an image-based Quiz that tests readers’ acumen in resolving a diagnostic or therapeutic dilemma. This feature is overseen by Education Editor Stanley Goldfarb and Deputy Editor Jeffrey S. Berns. All Quizzes are freely available…

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#NephJC Turns Three: A Closer Look at the Online Nephrology Journal Club @NephJC

Most of us are familiar with the concept of the “Journal Club,” either at our practicing or training institutions. A recent AJKD publication by Topf et al highlights the evolution of NephJC, a fully online nephrology journal club. Timothy Yau, AJKD‘s…

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#AJKDBlog Urgent-Start PD and Mechanical Complications by @paulphel

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a patient-centered and cost-effective option for ESRD patients, yet only 7% of prevalent US patients are on PD. This relative underutilization may be due in part to physician preference, lack of training during fellowship, and…

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#AJKDBlog Impact of IgA Nephropathy on Pregnancy by @anna_burgner

It has long been recognized that pregnant women with underlying chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk for adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Even pregnancies in women with stage 1 CKD have increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes.…
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