Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD

Most Recent Articles by Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD

Managing 'Burnt-Out' Diabetes

Managing 'Burnt-Out' Diabetes

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In diabetic CKD patients, strict glycemic control may be harmful.

Phosphate-Lowering Therapy in CKD

Phosphate-Lowering Therapy in CKD

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This article is the first in a series that will discuss various aspects of hyperphosphatemia in patients with renal disease. Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD, chief of nephrology at the Salem VA Medical Center, in Salem, Va., is the series editor.

Obesity in CKD: Is It Friend or Foe?

Obesity in CKD: Is It Friend or Foe?

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In a seemingly paradoxical manner, observational studies examining outcomes in patients suffering from CKD have found significantly altered risk-factor patterns such that conventional mortality risk factors have been associated with better survival; this phenomenon was termed "reverse epidemiology" or "risk factor paradox."

Hypertension: Still Public Enemy No. 1

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Hypertension is the most important risk factor of mortality, accounting for about 12% of all deaths worldwide. Time and again, lowering BP has proved to be beneficial in randomized controlled trials.

How Phosphorus Affects CKD Patients

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Phosphorus plays an important role in human life. It is an essential building block of the human body as a component of the bony skeleton, adenosine triphosphate, nucleic acids, phospholipid membranes, and blood and urinary buffers.

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