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The National Kidney Foundation’s 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM16) will be taking place in Boston, Massachusetts, from April 27 to May 1. This is the 25th anniversary of the conference and this year’s presentations are designed to convey the latest…
The National Kidney Foundation’s 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM16) will be taking place in Boston, Massachusetts, from April 27 to May 1. This is the 25th anniversary of the conference and this...
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CKD and anemia go together like Donald Trump and hairspray. And as with every lab abnormality, nephrologists want to fix the anemia despite a thin trail of evidence supporting improved outcomes with improved hemoglobin. This is reflected in the most…
CKD and anemia go together like Donald Trump and hairspray. And as with every lab abnormality, nephrologists want to fix the anemia despite a thin trail of evidence supporting improved outcomes wit...
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The birth of automated urinalysis technology and centralized laboratory testing has unfortunately made examination of the urine sediment by physicians a rare event. The search for the kidney “troponin” continues as we try to figure out the best biomarker…
The birth of automated urinalysis technology and centralized laboratory testing has unfortunately made examination of the urine sediment by physicians a rare event. The search for the kidney “tropo...
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Glomerular crescents are dramatic lesions. That, together with their often rapid and devastating clinical presentation, help to account for the prominent attention they receive.  Trainees have their “differential diagnosis,” as defined by the three…
Glomerular crescents are dramatic lesions. That, together with their often rapid and devastating clinical presentation, help to account for the prominent attention they receive. Trainees have thei...
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Renal infarction is a rare occurrence, but one that often generates a number of clinical questions.  When encountering a patient with renal infarction, an investigation into the potential etiology typically takes place, with consideration given to…
Renal infarction is a rare occurrence, but one that often generates a number of clinical questions. When encountering a patient with renal infarction, an investigation into the potential etiology ...
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A recent installment of the AJKD Atlas of Renal Pathology II gives a succinct summary of the morphologic criteria that may be used to diagnose acute antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) in the allograft kidney. The following points should be kept in mind…
A recent installment of the AJKD Atlas of Renal Pathology II gives a succinct summary of the morphologic criteria that may be used to diagnose acute antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) in the allogr...
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“Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future” – Danish Physicist Niels Bohr, also attributed to Yogi Berra, NY Yankees There is something about knowing the future that appeals to us all. This yearning has created a veritable industry of…
“Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future” - Danish Physicist Niels Bohr, also attributed to Yogi Berra, NY Yankees There is something about knowing the future that appeals to us a...
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The aging population with chronic kidney disease has called for a paradigm shift in the approach to treatment decision-making. Nephrologists are faced with unique challenges as many elderly patients have accumulated medical and geriatric conditions, and…
The aging population with chronic kidney disease has called for a paradigm shift in the approach to treatment decision-making. Nephrologists are faced with unique challenges as many elderly patient...
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The AJKD Atlas of Renal Pathology II has recently provided a succinct summary of the diagnosis of AL (light chain) amyloidosis, the most common type of renal amyloidosis, and compared it with hereditary and other non-AL amyloidosis.  Related disorders…
The AJKD Atlas of Renal Pathology II has recently provided a succinct summary of the diagnosis of AL (light chain) amyloidosis, the most common type of renal amyloidosis, and compared it with hered...
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Fluid overload in patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) contributes to cardiovascular morbidity, and is a major cause of hospitalizations. Does the dialysate sodium bath assist in fluid removal in the HD patient? A review by Mendoza et al in AJKD attempts…
Fluid overload in patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) contributes to cardiovascular morbidity, and is a major cause of hospitalizations. Does the dialysate sodium bath assist in fluid removal in ...
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The complex relationship between kidney function and the microbial genome (microbiome) is explored in a recent review in AJKD. The human intestine is home to a vast number of bacterial species (estimated to be between 500-1000), which have evolved with…
The complex relationship between kidney function and the microbial genome (microbiome) is explored in a recent review in AJKD. The human intestine is home to a vast number of bacterial species (est...
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A comparison of the criteria for acute and chronic antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) in the November installment of the AJKD Atlas of Renal Pathology II shows that only criterion 1, which refers to histologic evidence of chronic tissue injury, is unique.…
A comparison of the criteria for acute and chronic antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) in the November installment of the AJKD Atlas of Renal Pathology II shows that only criterion 1, which refers t...
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Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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The American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) serves clinicians and scientists who treat and investigate kidney disease and associated conditions. AJKD is the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation (http://www.kidney.org/).