Chronic Kidney Disease Perspective

 
 
  • NephMadness 2015: Nutrition Learn about key concepts that overlap nephrology and nutrition, and then use your knowledge to pick the 'winners' in the NephMadness Tournament.
  • NephMadness 2015: Obstetric Nephrology Region Learn about key concepts that overlap obstetrics with nephrology, and then use your knowledge to pick the 'winners' in the NephMadness Tournament.
  • NephMadness 2015: Cardio-Nephrology Region Learn about key concepts that overlap cardiology and nephrology, and then use your knowledge to pick the 'winners' in the NephMadness Tournament.
  • NephMadness 2015: Genetic Nephrology Region Autosomal dominant (AD) tubulointerstitial nephritis takes on the autosomal recessive (AR) trait. Who will win in this and 3 other match-ups?
  • Nephrology Bracketology: Join the Madness! An online contest invites healthcare professionals to choose the medical 'teams' they think will win.
  • IV Iron: Are We Harming Dialysis Patients?   Dr Jeffrey S. Berns discusses a recent study that bolsters findings that call into question the practice of administering large amounts of IV iron to patients with end-stage renal disease.
  • New DOPPS Data Offer 'State of Dialysis' Message   Dr Jeffrey Berns provides take-away messages from the mound of new data released by the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS).
  • Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC) 2015 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ADC 2015.
  • Is Cinacalcet Useful in Dialysis Patients?   Dr Jeffrey Berns reviews the latest research on cinacalcet's role in managing hemodialysis patients.
  • Warfarin in AF Patients on Dialysis: Worst of Both Worlds   Samuel Goldhaber describes the shocking findings of a study of warfarin use for AF prevention in patients on hemodialysis.
  • Dosing at Night to Cause BP 'Dipping'   Prescribing short-term blood pressure medication could help patients achieve 'dips' overnight and reduce their risk for cardiovascular events, reports Dr George Bakris.
  • New Biomarkers to Predict Risk for Nephropathy in Diabetes Which are the new investigational biomarkers that could help better identify diabetic patients who are likely to progress to renal failure?
  • Can BP Go Too Low in Kidney Disease Patients?   Dr. Jeffrey Berns talks with Dr. Ray Townsend about a new study that found higher mortality in kidney disease patients whose systolic blood pressure dropped below 120 mm Hg.
  • 'We Can Do Better' With CKD and ESRD Patients   As he takes the reins as President of the National Kidney Foundation, Dr. Jeffrey Berns outlines ways to improve care in patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.
  • Risks to Live Kidney Donors: What to Tell Patients   New studies have raised serious questions about the risks faced by living kidney donors. Drs. Jeffrey Berns and Peter Reese tease out the issues to offer some guidance for clinicians.
  • Ask Patients About Recovery Time Post-dialysis   Dr. Jeffrey Berns reviews a new study that suggests clinicians can help dialysis patients by trying to reduce their recovery time after dialysis sessions.
  • Considerations in Predialysis Anemia Treatment   Are clinicians so focused on good outcomes that they overlook quality of life in some predialysis patients? Dr. Jeffrey Berns reviews a new study on the topic.
  • ACEI and ARBs in CKD: Should Anyone Not Receive Them? Using ACEIs and ARBs may be slightly more complicated than calcium-channel blockers in patients with CKD, but the benefits are worth it, as Dr. Szczech explains.
  • Offering Options for Dialysis: 'We Need to Do a Better Job'   Clinicians need to better educate themselves so that they are comfortable encouraging patients to try home dialysis and peritoneal dialysis, says Dr. Jeffrey Berns.
  • Keys to a Successful Home Dialysis Program   Dr. Joel Glickman talks with Dr. Jeffrey Berns about the benefits and potential barriers to establishing a home dialysis program.
 
 
 
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