American Journal of Kidney Diseases

 
 
  • Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and AKI Due to Auto-PEEP Are intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome risk factors for AKI? This new study investigates the connection.
  • Uric Acid as a Target of Therapy in CKD Do levels of uric acid potentially have an impact on the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease and its progression in some patients? This new study takes a look.
  • Clinical Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Hypernatremia What are the different types of hypernatremia, how do they present in most patients, and how can clinicians most effectively treat them?
  • Sleep Disturbances as Risk Factors for Development of CKD Could sleep disturbances and poor sleep quality possibly contribute to the development of chronic kidney disease in some patients? This new study explores the connection.
  • Peripheral Artery Disease and CKD Are persons with CKD generally at an increased risk for various cardiovascular diseases such as PAD and, if so, how should they be treated? This new article explains the possible connection.
  • Kidney Transplantation in Undocumented Immigrants With ESRD How easy is it for undocumented immigrants in the US to get a kidney transplant if they have ESRD? This new study takes a look at the data and at the issues involved.
  • Anorexia Nervosa and the Kidney How does anorexia nervosa potentially cause kidney problems? This new study takes a close look at the serious renal complications that can arise in this subset of patients.
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome: A Cause of Kidney Failure in Cirrhosis How does hepatorenal syndrome develop, and what are the most effective ways of managing it? This new study looks at the options.
  • Accountable Care Organizations and ESRD: The Time Has Come What are accountable care organizations, and how could they potentially change the delivery of kidney disease care in the United States? This new article explains.
  • Decreased Kidney Function Among Agricultural Workers Why are some agricultural workers in certain parts of the world likely to suffer from chronic kidney disease? Is it an environmental issue and, if so, what can be done to help prevent it?
  • New Anemia Therapies: Novel Strategies From Bench to Bedside What are some of the newer therapies on the horizon for treating anemia of chronic kidney disease? This study looks at some of the options beyond erythropoietin.
  • Managing Older Adults With CKD This new article looks at the importance of tailoring treatment for elderly chronic kidney disease patients, since they may have other chronic conditions that could complicate their care.
  • Exercise in Individuals With CKD How much exercise is considered optimal for patients with chronic kidney disease? This new study takes a look.
  • Decongestive Treatment of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure How is acute decompensated heart failure best treated and monitored? This new study explores some of the therapeutic options.
  • Biomarkers and ESRD in Patients With T2DM, Anemia, and CKD Learn how and when cardiac biomarkers can be used to spot patients with CKD who are headed toward renal replacement therapy.
  • When a Patient Refuses Life-Saving Care This new study examines some of the ethical issues that clinicians may face when treating patients with strong religious beliefs, and offers advice on how to work together as a team in these situations.
  • Association Between Metabolic Syndrome and Kidney Stones What accounts for the connection between metabolic syndrome and kidney stones? This new study explains.
  • Waist Circumference, BMI, and All-Cause Mortality in CKD Are waist circumference and body mass index good indicators of mortality risk in CKD patients? This new study investigates.
  • The Nephrologist's Responsibility in Ordering Dialysis Treatments How and when should the decision be made to start elderly patients with end stage renal disease on dialysis? This article takes a look at this sensitive issue.
  • Gram-Positive Coccal Bacteremia and Hemodialysis How susceptible are hemodialysis patients to various bacterial infections, and how life-threatening can they be? This study investigates.
 
 
 
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