Category: Renal

Clinical Correlations


Decoding the APOL1 Kidney

Class Act Renal 6 min read

By Areeba Sadiq

Faculty Peer Reviewed

African American patients have a higher risk of developing end-stage renal disease (ESRD) than their Caucasian counterparts [1]. If over the age of 70, that risk is 3 times …

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Preserving Residual Renal Function

Renal 4 min read

By Jerome Lowenstein,  MD

Faculty Peer Reviewed

Two questions that often arise concerning the administration of radio-contrast in patients with advanced renal disease, receiving hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, reveal what appear to be widespread and …

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Kidney Stones and Climate Change

Renal 5 min read

By Jeffrey Shyu, MD

Faculty Peer Reviewed

Climate change has been linked to a variety of adverse effects on human health, effects that are expected to worsen in the coming decades [1]. For example, a …

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How to Get Your Patient a Kidney

Class Act Renal 6 min read

By Ilina Datkhaeva

Faculty Peer Reviewed

We give hope to patients with advanced kidney disease that a transplant will save them from their Monday, Wednesday, Friday trips to the dialysis unit. But how certain are …

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