A highly respected senior nephrologist and renowned opinion leader, who also happened to be my good old friend and colleague, asked me why I and some other academicians are involved in supporting such non-peer-reviewed journals as Renal & Urology News (RUN).
Most physicians in this country provide patient care in busy private practice offices or non-teaching hospitals. Practicing physicians often try to adhere to relevant guidelines to optimize patient care and achieve better outcomes.
Two articles in this issue relay new findings on one of the most pressing and controversial issues in nephrology: increasing the number of donor kidneys available for transplantation. The solution examined in each article is the use of more kidneys from expanded criteria donors (ECD).
Nephrologists and dietitians spend a significant amount of their time managing hyperphosphatemia. Phosphorus retention, which occurs in moderate to advanced CKD, is thought to contribute to secondary hyperparathyroidism and excessive vascular calcification.