Effective immediately in the U.S., estimated glomerular filtration rate should be calculated with an updated equation that does not include a race modifier for Black patients, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) said.
28 Sep 2021
A session outlined how a new Maintenance of Certification process will work. Starting in 2018, eligible physicians certified in internal medicine will be offered the choice of taking an assessment every two years or every 10 years.
1 Jun 2017
Screening and adherence to best prescribing practices offer two key ways to prevent or slow the progression of chronic kidney disease in patients with diabetes.
1 Sep 2020
Recent efforts have pushed institutions to reconsider the use of race not just in estimating kidney function, but in a variety of algorithms and scores.
1 May 2021
A 28-year-old man is evaluated for a 2-month history of progressive lower-extremity edema, weight loss, and fatigue. Medical history is significant for recreational use of inhaled cocaine; he denies injection drug use. He has no other known medical issues and takes no medications. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and kidney analysis, what test is most likely to establish the cause of this patient's focal segmental glomerulosclerosis?
6 Feb 2018
Residents interested in diversity, equity, and inclusion are taking matters into their own hands, creating new training initiatives about the subject as a formal part of their medical school curriculum.
1 Jul 2021
A 54-year-old man is evaluated for elevated blood pressure noted recently at a local health fair. On this visit and on two subsequent nurse visits, the patient's blood pressure measurements are less than 140/90 mm Hg. Following lab studies and an electrocardiogram, what is the next most appropriate step in management?
25 Jul 2017
This week's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate additional treatment for a 28-year-old man with recurrent nephrolithiasis.
18 Apr 2017
A randomized controlled trial found that a web-based decision aid tailored to older adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) improved decision quality and clarified treatment preferences.
20 Dec 2022
Equation for kidney failure risk that excludes race shows better sensitivity, specificity than eGFR alone
The four-variable equation includes age, sex, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and urinary albumin-creatinine ratio.
11 Jan 2022