American Journal of Kidney Diseases

The American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD), the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation, is recognized worldwide as a leader in clinical nephrology content. Every month AJKD publishes original investigations describing the latest findings related to kidney diseases, hypertension, dialysis therapies, and kidney transplantation. In addition to the rigorous peer-review of all AJKD content, original investigations undergo routine statistical review and follow a consistent, structured format. Case reports in each issue bring to light new diseases and potential therapeutic strategies.

Publisher
Elsevier

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Patient information too high for patients' literacy

More than 90 per cent of educational materials written for kidney disease patients is higher than an average patient's literacy, according to a new study published in the June issue of the National Kidney Foundation's American ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mysterious disease may be tied to climate change, researcher says

A mysterious kidney disease that has killed over 20,000 people in Central America, most of them sugar cane workers, may be caused by chronic, severe dehydration linked to global climate change, according to a new study by ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acute kidney injury linked to pre-existing kidney health, study finds

Physicians treating hospitalized patients for conditions unrelated to the kidneys should pay close attention to common blood and urine tests for kidney function in order to prevent incidental injury to the organs that help ...

Health

Marathon running may cause short-term kidney injury

According to a new Yale-led study, the physical stress of running a marathon can cause short-term kidney injury. Although kidneys of the examined runners fully recovered within two days post-marathon, the study raises questions ...

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