Nephrology Feature Archive

End-Stage Renal Disease Bioprinting Human Tissue

Bioprinting Human Tissue

Researchers are pursuing several strategies to engineer replacement kidney tissue.

Transplantation Variables Affecting Deceased-Donor Kidney Acceptance Rates

Variables Affecting Deceased-Donor Kidney Acceptance Rates

Data that shed light on the allograft decision process may ultimately help transplant teams navigate their expanding waiting lists.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Review Highlights Nutritional Management of CKD

Review Highlights Nutritional Management of CKD

A low-protein diet, for example, may slow disease progression.

Hemodialysis Dialysis Care in an Emergency: Lessons From Hurricane Harvey

Dialysis Care in an Emergency: Lessons From Hurricane Harvey

Staff shortages and lack of medical records surface as problems.

Nephrology New AUA Guidelines Promise Better Care

New AUA Guidelines Promise Better Care

To avoid CKD, the guidelines now provide detailed review of the risk/benefit profile comparing partial to radical nephrectomy.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) MRIs for Patients With Pacemakers

MRIs for Patients With Pacemakers

Data from MagnaSafe suggest that MRIs for patients with pacemakers/ICDs can be performed safely.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Obesity and Kidney Disease: Hidden Consequences of the Epidemic

Obesity and Kidney Disease: Hidden Consequences of the Epidemic

World Kidney Day 2017 promotes education on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating healthy lifestyle and health policy measures that makes preventive behaviors an affordable option.

Nephrology Nephrology in Crisis: Trainees in Short Supply

Nephrology in Crisis: Trainees in Short Supply

Efforts should be directed at making nephrology more appealing to recruit more trainees.

Lupus Nephritis Precision Medicine for Lupus

Precision Medicine for Lupus

Ongoing studies are now looking at pharmacogenetics when comparing mycophenolate mofitil and cyclophosphamide for treating lupus nephritis.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Hepatitis C in CKD: Challenges and Opportunities

Hepatitis C in CKD: Challenges and Opportunities

The availability of direct-acting antiviral drugs may enable eradication of hepatitis C virus and improve outcomes.

Nephrology New Discoveries Provide Insights Into Calciphylaxis

New Discoveries Provide Insights Into Calciphylaxis

It is unclear to physicians why some patients develop calciphylaxis while others do not.

End-Stage Renal Disease The Looming Battle for ESRD Fountains

The Looming Battle for ESRD Fountains

As the rate of acceleration in ESRD incidence decline, physicians should expect heightened battles for the ESRD fountains.

Nephrology Nephrology Attracting Fewer Doctors

Nephrology Attracting Fewer Doctors

Fellowship positions go unfilled as the US faces expanding population of kidney disease patients.

End-Stage Renal Disease CMS Uses CROWNWeb for Reporting Depression, Pain

CMS Uses CROWNWeb for Reporting Depression, Pain

The end-stage renal disease community can now capture data on depression screening and pain assessment efforts.

Diabetes AACE Issues Guidance for Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes

AACE Issues Guidance for Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes

The new consensus statement reflects the advances made in glucose monitoring technology and offers guidance for clinicians.

Hemodialysis A Novel Approach to Giving Iron

A Novel Approach to Giving Iron

Ferric pyrophosphate citrate may play a role in the therapeutic armamentarium for dialysis patients.

Nephrology Should We Always Treat Edema?

Should We Always Treat Edema?

We may feel good treating a patient's edema, but is fluid retention always harmful?

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Diagnosing and Managing Low Testosterone in CKD

Diagnosing and Managing Low Testosterone in CKD

Low testosterone in men with CKD should not be treated routinely, but can be considered on an individual basis in some cases.

Hemodialysis Nephrologists Expand the Use of Palliative Care in ESRD

Nephrologists Expand the Use of Palliative Care in ESRD

End-of-life considerations are increasingly influencing the course of dialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease.

Hyperphosphatemia An 'HbA1c' for Phosphate Management?

An 'HbA1c' for Phosphate Management?

FGF-23 may improve assessment of phosphate balance, but too many questions remain unanswered.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Issues in Renal Disease: An Update

Issues in Renal Disease: An Update

As the nephrology community grapples with a wide range of issues, Renal & Urology News (RUN) turned to Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD, Chair of the Public Policy Board at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), for some perspective.

Hypertension A Downside to Angiotensin Blockade?

A Downside to Angiotensin Blockade?

Researcher Macaulay Onuigbo, MD, MSc, proposes that ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers can cause renal failure.

Acute Kidney Injury

RRT Modalities Offer Similar AKI Outcomes

Continuous and intermittent renal replacement therapies for patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) are associated with similar outcomes, data show.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) GFR Threshold for CKD Challenged

GFR Threshold for CKD Challenged

Agreement on what are normal values in medicine often is a prerequisite to the development of clinical guidelines. But what happens if guidelines are based on arguable definitions of normal?

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