Better Stories

Written by AJKD on Friday, 16 February 2018.

Better Stories
The ability to elicit an individual’s personal narrative is a vital component of what we do as physicians. Without understanding what drives our...

Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation in Prevalent Hemodialysis Patients in the United States: A National Study

Written by AJKD on Thursday, 08 February 2018.

Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation in Prevalent Hemodialysis Patients in the United States: A National Study
Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are the preferred form of hemodialysis vascular access, but maturation failures occur frequently, often resulting in...

Pulmonary Hypertension, Mortality, and Cardiovascular Disease in CKD and ESRD Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Written by AJKD on Thursday, 08 February 2018.

Pulmonary Hypertension, Mortality, and Cardiovascular Disease in CKD and ESRD Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Pulmonary hypertension is common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and may be associated with poor...

Total Renal Artery Occlusion: Recovery of Function After Revascularization

Written by AJKD on Thursday, 08 February 2018.

Total Renal Artery Occlusion: Recovery of Function After Revascularization
Current trends in managing atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis favor medical therapy, on account of negative results from prospective trials of...

The Value of Genetic Testing in Polycystic Kidney Diseases Illustrated by a Family With PKD2 and COL4A1 Mutations

Written by AJKD on Saturday, 03 February 2018.

The Value of Genetic Testing in Polycystic Kidney Diseases Illustrated by a Family With PKD2 and COL4A1 Mutations
The diagnosis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) relies on imaging criteria in the setting of a positive familial history....

Discussing Conservative Management With Older Patients With CKD: An Interview Study of Nephrologists

Written by AJKD on Saturday, 03 February 2018.

Discussing Conservative Management With Older Patients With CKD: An Interview Study of Nephrologists
Although dialysis may not provide a large survival benefit for older patients with kidney failure, few are informed about conservative management....

One-Year Linear Trajectories of Symptoms, Physical Functioning, Cognitive Functioning, Emotional Well-being, and Spiritual Well-being Among Patients Receiving Dialysis

Written by AJKD on Saturday, 03 February 2018.

One-Year Linear Trajectories of Symptoms, Physical Functioning, Cognitive Functioning, Emotional Well-being, and Spiritual Well-being Among Patients Receiving Dialysis
This study evaluated 1-year linear trajectories of patient-reported dimensions of quality of life among patients receiving dialysis. This study evaluated 1-year linear trajectories of patient-reported dimensions of quality of life among patients receiving dialysis.See Original...

Patient-Centered Care in Renal Medicine: Five Strategies to Meet the Challenge

Written by AJKD on Friday, 09 February 2018.

Patient-Centered Care in Renal Medicine: Five Strategies to Meet the Challenge
There is growing interest in patient-centered care, defined by the Institute of Medicine as “care that is respectful of and responsive to...

The Syndrome of Tubulointerstitial Nephritis With Uveitis (TINU)

Written by AJKD on Thursday, 08 February 2018.

The Syndrome of Tubulointerstitial Nephritis With Uveitis (TINU)
The syndrome of tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) is a multisystemic autoimmune disorder that may occur in response to various...

Patterns of Clinical Response to Eculizumab in Patients With C3 Glomerulopathy

Written by AJKD on Thursday, 08 February 2018.

Patterns of Clinical Response to Eculizumab in Patients With C3 Glomerulopathy
Cases reports and small series of patients with C3 glomerulopathy have reported variable efficacy of eculizumab. Cases reports and small series of patients with C3 glomerulopathy have reported variable efficacy of eculizumab.See Original...

Podocyte Infolding Glomerulopathy (PIG) in a Patient With Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease: A Case Report

Written by AJKD on Saturday, 03 February 2018.

Podocyte Infolding Glomerulopathy (PIG) in a Patient With Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease: A Case Report
Podocyte infolding glomerulopathy (PIG) is a recently described pathologic entity characterized by diffuse podocyte infolding into the glomerular...

Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Children and Young Adults With CKD

Written by AJKD on Saturday, 03 February 2018.

Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Children and Young Adults With CKD
The neuroanatomic basis for cognitive impairment in chronic kidney disease (CKD) is incompletely characterized. We performed advanced quantitative...

Variation in Dialysis Exposure Prior to Nonpreemptive Living Donor Kidney Transplantation in the United States and Its Association With Allograft Outcomes

Written by AJKD on Saturday, 03 February 2018.

Variation in Dialysis Exposure Prior to Nonpreemptive Living Donor Kidney Transplantation in the United States and Its Association With Allograft Outcomes
The impact of dialysis exposure before nonpreemptive living donor kidney transplantation on allograft outcomes is uncertain. The impact of dialysis exposure before nonpreemptive living donor kidney transplantation on allograft outcomes is uncertain.See Original...

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation to Prevent Arteriovenous Fistula and Graft Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Written by AJKD on Saturday, 03 February 2018.

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation to Prevent Arteriovenous Fistula and Graft Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Arteriovenous access failure frequently occurs in people on hemodialysis and is associated with morbidity, mortality and large healthcare...