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A recent Core Curriculum by Noris and Remuzzi is on the timely topic of activation of the complement system in glomerular disease. This focuses on our evolving understanding of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), membranoproliferative…
A recent Core Curriculum by Noris and Remuzzi is on the timely topic of activation of the complement system in glomerular disease. This focuses on our evolving understanding of atypical hemolytic u...
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The 1-year mortality rate for patients on hemodialysis in the US, at close to 20%, continues to be one of the highest of any country in the world. Reasons for this are multifactorial and many efforts have been initiated (such as USRDS and DOPPS) to…
The 1-year mortality rate for patients on hemodialysis in the US, at close to 20%, continues to be one of the highest of any country in the world. Reasons for this are multifactorial and many effor...
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Words from a Passionate Nephrologist

Rounding with observers, students, residents, or fellows is at the core of academic medicine. It is an age old tradition that has its roots in the early days of apprenticeship. However, spending quality time teaching and discussing principles of patient…
Rounding with observers, students, residents, or fellows is at the core of academic medicine. It is an age old tradition that has its roots in the early days of apprenticeship. However, spending qu...
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In a recent article published in AJKD, Glassock et al argue that the term post-infectious glomerulonephritis not be used indiscriminately for all cases where there is a clinical history of both an infection and glomerulonephritis. It is suggested that the…
In a recent article published in AJKD, Glassock et al argue that the term post-infectious glomerulonephritis not be used indiscriminately for all cases where there is a clinical history of both an ...
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In an article recently published in AJKD, Lam et al describe the risk of gout in 1988 living kidney donors compared to a matched cohort of 19,880 non-donors over a median follow-up of 8.4 years. The authors found that the risk for gout was significantly…
In an article recently published in AJKD, Lam et al describe the risk of gout in 1988 living kidney donors compared to a matched cohort of 19,880 non-donors over a median follow-up of 8.4 years. Th...
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ERA-EDTA 2015: Alloantibodies & Renal Transplantation #eraedta15

There were several talks this morning regarding HLA & non-HLA antibodies and transplantation. This is a critically important topic given our improved understanding of the mechanisms of allograft injury and the central role played by alloantibody in graft…
There were several talks this morning regarding HLA & non-HLA antibodies and transplantation. This is a critically important topic given our improved understanding of the mechanisms of allograf...
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Why Do Diabetic Patients with CKD Die?

The association between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular events and death was first promoted by Alan Go over a decade ago. Since then, this association has been well established, and the relation between CKD and cardiovascular outcomes is…
The association between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular events and death was first promoted by Alan Go over a decade ago. Since then, this association has been well established, and...
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AJKD recently published a Core Curriculum by Dr. Donald Hricik on transplant immunology and immunosuppression. The following questions based on the article will test your knowledge on this topic. Post prepared by Dr. Vinay Nair, AJKD Blog Advisory Board…
AJKD recently published a Core Curriculum by Dr. Donald Hricik on transplant immunology and immunosuppression. The following questions based on the article will test your knowledge on this topic. P...
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Sudden cardiac death accounts for 25% of deaths in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Despite recent improvements, the rate is dramatically higher than the general population. Studies have indicated that the greatest incidence of sudden cardiac…
Sudden cardiac death accounts for 25% of deaths in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Despite recent improvements, the rate is dramatically higher than the general population. Studies have in...
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There has been longstanding recognition of the relationship between CKD and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. More recently, the term “cardiorenal syndrome” has been used to describe the interplay between heart and kidney dysfunction. In a recent…
There has been longstanding recognition of the relationship between CKD and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. More recently, the term “cardiorenal syndrome” has been used to describe the inte...
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Pruritus is a common and often incapacitating symptom in patients with advanced kidney disease. It can be challenging to treat, with only few proven therapeutic options. Aleckovic-Halilovic et al published an article on pruritus in a dialysis patient in…
Pruritus is a common and often incapacitating symptom in patients with advanced kidney disease. It can be challenging to treat, with only few proven therapeutic options. Aleckovic-Halilovic et al p...
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ERA-EDTA 2015: Immunosuppression for IgA Nephropathy #eraedta15

If and when to immunosuppress patients with the world’s commonest glomerular disease is a crucially important topic for Nephrologists. There is a large amount of therapeutic nihilism with IgA Nephropathy, at least in the countries where I have practiced.…
If and when to immunosuppress patients with the world's commonest glomerular disease is a crucially important topic for Nephrologists. There is a large amount of therapeutic nihilism with IgA Nephr...
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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/).