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
Website
http://www.ajkd.org/

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pregnancy increases kidney stone risk, study finds

Though researchers have long known that several physiological and anatomical changes occur during pregnancy that can contribute to kidney stone formation, evidence of the link has been lacking. But now Mayo Clinic researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

eGFR variability linked to all-cause mortality risk

(HealthDay)—Among people with hypertension who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), greater estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) variability is independently associated with all-cause mortality, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. nephrology trainees doubt skill in home hemodialysis

(HealthDay)—U.S. nephrology trainees report moderate and low confidence for peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home hemodialysis (HHD), respectively, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in the American Journal of Kidney ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital outcomes worse for children with chronic kidney disease

(HealthDay)—Among children who are hospitalized, pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with longer length of stay (LOS) and increased costs compared with other chronic illnesses, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acute kidney injury ups risk for death in COVID-19 patients

(HealthDay)—Acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is associated with a significantly higher risk for in-hospital death, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in the American Journal of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lowering urine protein aids renal function in rare kidney disease

(HealthDay)—Reducing urinary protein aids patients with the rare kidney disease focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guideline updated for nutrition in chronic kidney disease

(HealthDay)—The National Kidney Foundation and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have updated the clinical practice guideline for nutrition in chronic kidney disease (CKD); the 2020 update was published as a supplement ...

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