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Screening for CKD - The new ACP guidelines - Part 3 by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Recommendation 3: The ACP recommends that clinicians select pharmacologic therapy that includes either an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (moderate-quality evide ... Read on »
Screening for CKD - The new ACP guidelines - Part 2 by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Recommendation 2: The ACP recommends against testing for proteinuria in adults with or without diabetes who are currently taking an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibit ... Read on »
Screening for CKD - The new ACP guidelines - Part 1 by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure A few days ago, I was asked to present the new ACP guidelines for screening for CKD stages 1-3 to a group of non-nephrologists. These guidelines were published online la ... Read on »
Not so symple: End of the road for renal denervation procedures? by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Since the advent of minimally invasive renal denervation procedures about a decade ago, the nephrology community had been eagerly awaiting conclusion of the SYMPLICITY ... Read on »
An atypical form of renal failure: granulomatous interstitial nephritis by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure A 42-year-old man developed AKI during his recent hospitalization due to presumed sepsis. He was started on vancomycin and levofloxacin as empirical therapy. When ren ... Read on »
BK nephropathy: Diagnosis and Management Update by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The BK polyomavirus is a small, non-enveloped DNA virus, which is an ongoing concern for the transplant population as it primarily causes clinical disease in imm ... Read on »
Does octreotide hold promise for treatment of polycystic kidney disease? by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure One of the most frustrating things in clinical nephrology is to give a diagnosis of polycystic kidney disease (PKD) to a young patient, and follow that up by saying that ... Read on »
Are bioengineered kidneys becoming reality? by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The lack of transplantable kidneys is an unavoidable problem for those of us who practice Nephrology. Whilst government policies and extended criteria for donor organ ... Read on »
Contrast-Induced Nephropathy (CIN): An Update from the Cardiology Literature by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure   Happy new year to all! I’ve been thinking about how much Nephrology content there is in non-renal journals and how much we miss by just reading the usual renal pe ... Read on »
Top nephrology-related stories of 2013 by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The votes are in! Hard to believe that another year has come and gone. RFN has presented the top 10 stories as voted by the readers of RFN since 2010. 2013 proved to ... Read on »
Top 10 Nephrology 2013 - Summaries by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Four days left to vote for the top nephrology story of 2013. So far, the top 3 are The CORAL Trial The Nephron-D Trial JASN paper showing improved mortality f ... Read on »
Extended-Release Tacrolimus: same old drug in a different package? by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are large population based collaborative studies seeking genetic patterns that would explain common complex phenotypes ... Read on »
KIM1 and Kidney Disease: Contender for Top 10 of 2013 by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Although I don't believe that many will agree that this was the most important paper of the year in the world of nephrology, I do want to give a shout out to a paper p ... Read on »
Pregnancy in kidney transplant recipients - Hope with caution... by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Being a parent is probably one of the most desirable and difficult tasks in life. While ESRD is associated with a high rate of infertility related to hormonal chang ... Read on »
Rituximab for ANCA Associated Vasculitis (AAV): Contender for top 10 of 2013 by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure In a year which gave us the bardoxolone failure, NEPHRON-D and the CORAL trial to name a few, a study with a positive result should be celebrated and the RAVE fo ... Read on »
Cholesterol Management. by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Cholesterol management, what to do? New guidelines on managing cholesterol were published in Circulation this month by the ACC/AHA task force. As we spend much ... Read on »
Stenting for atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis: Another nail in the coffin by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Despite a lack of strong evidence, angioplasty and stenting of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (RAS) became a common intervention in the last decade. It was oft ... Read on »
Does JC Virus Nephropathy Exist? by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The JC virus is a member of the Polyomavirus family, which includes the BK virus.  It infects about 80% of healthy adults and establishes latency in renal tissue. It w ... Read on »
Aristolochic Acid Nephropathy by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Organ donation from HIV positive patients has been prohibited in the USA since 1988. Pre-transplant screening for HIV is mandatory using nuclear amplification test (N ... Read on »
Ultrasound and Nephrologists by Matt S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure At ASN Kidney Week there was some interest in abatacept as a targeted therapy for glomerular diseases. T-cell activation requires 2 signals; (i) binding of the T-cel ... Read on »