Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD

Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD

All articles by Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD

Nephrology-Urology Teamwork Sensible

A number of patients referred to my faculty ambulatory clinic at the University of California Irvine have urologic disorders, including some who underwent partial or radical nephrectomy. Many patients do not comprehend the distinction between nephrologist and urologist, and refer to both as “kidney doctor.” I often educate these patients, explaining that a urologist is…

Researchers observe significant decline in serum phosphate levels with 6 hours vs. 4 hours of treatm

Dialysis Should Be The Last Resort for AKI

In the past, acute kidney injury (AKI) used to be called acute renal failure or insufficiency. Among the most common causes of acute renal failure is so-called prerenal azotemia, which occurs when renal perfusion is inadequate or compromised, leading to a transient elevation of serum creatinine level. This can happen as a result of reduced…

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