Kidney Week

Dr George Bakris Compares FIDELIO-DKD Renal Outcomes With Those of SGLT2 Inhibitor Trials

October 27, 2020

Although their underlying mechanisms differ, finerenone reduces albuminuria to the same extent as SGLT2 inhibitors, said George Bakris, MD, professor of medicine and director of the American Heart Association Comprehensive Hypertension Center at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Dr Shweta Bansal Explains Factors Associated With Increased Screening, Recognition of CKD

October 26, 2020

Recognizing chronic kidney disease (CKD) can lead to earlier implementation of interventions among patients, ultimately reducing the risk of end stage renal disease, said Shweta Bansal, MD, FASN, associate professor of medicine in the nephrology division at the University of Texas Health Center at San Antonio.

Dr Kunihiro Matsushita Discusses Alternative End Points for Clinical Trials on Kidney Disease

October 26, 2020

Although renal replacement therapy is a clinically meaningful end point, trials must include numerous patients and follow them for long periods of time, said Kunihiro Matsushita, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University.

Using SDOH to Predict PROs in the Kidney Transplant Process

October 26, 2020

Understanding patients’ social determinants of health (SDOH), including their past experiences with discrimination and medical mistrust, can help improve patient-reported outcomes (PROs), according to new research.

COVID-19, AKI, and ESRD Research Roundup

October 25, 2020

During Kidney Week, various studies discussed not only the effect coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has on patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) but also new attacks of acute kidney injury (AKI) that can cause severe illness or even death.

Flawed Racial Assumptions in eGFR Have Care Implications in CKD

October 25, 2020

The use of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) equations in assessing chronic kidney disease (CKD) for Black patients may lead to underdiagnosis and undertreatment, according to a nephrologist speaking at Kidney Week.

Racial Disparities in Acute Care Utilization Rates Among Children With Glomerular Disease

October 24, 2020

In reviewing the previous literature on health disparities in kidney disease, there is not a lot described in patients with kidney pathologies outside of ESKD and dialysis, said Jill Krissberg, MD, a pediatric nephrology fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine.