Kidney Week

Dr Cynthia Delgado: Research Needed on Disability Experiences of Patients With CKD Over Time

February 28, 2020

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Although many investigators have pushed the envelope in researching how patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience disabilities, there is still a need for more knowledge on how those disabilities evolve over time, according to Cynthia Delgado, MD, associate professor of medicine at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California San Francisco Medical Center.

Dr Cynthia Delgado Outlines How Frailty Affects Outcomes in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis

February 20, 2020

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Frailty significantly raises the risk of developing disabilities as a result of hemodialysis, so even patients who are intermediately frail should be monitored, said Cynthia Delgado, MD, associate professor of medicine at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California San Francisco Medical Center.

Dr Joseph Vassalotti Describes Ways to Empower Primary Care Clinicians to Treat Kidney Disease

February 13, 2020

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Educating primary care clinicians on how to manage chronic kidney disease in the primary care setting can help avoid referrals for nephrology consults that aren’t needed, said Joseph Vassalotti, MD, clinical professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and chief medical officer of the National Kidney Foundation.

Dr Cynthia Delgado on the Need for Clinicians to Understand Patients With Disabilities

February 12, 2020

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Clinicians should be mindful of how their patients with disabilities function in their everyday lives, not just in the exam room, according to Cynthia Delgado, MD, associate professor of medicine at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California San Francisco Medical Center.

Dr Joseph Vassalotti Explains How CKDintercept's Components Can Improve Kidney Care

February 05, 2020

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CKDintercept, the primary care initiative of the National Kidney Foundation, involves multiple strategies aimed at improving the quality of kidney care, explained Joseph Vassalotti, MD, clinical professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and chief medical officer of the National Kidney Foundation.

Dr Cynthia Delgado Explains How Patients With Disabilities Experience Kidney Care Differently

February 02, 2020

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Physical disabilities may make it difficult for patients with chronic kidney disease to follow provider recommendations and achieve a good therapeutic alliance, which can lead to increased burden of illness, according to Cynthia Delgado, MD, associate professor of medicine at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California San Francisco Medical Center.

Dr Danielle Kirkman: Recent Findings on Exercise and Hypertension in Patients With Kidney Disease

January 10, 2020

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Recent findings have shown that aerobic exercise improves microvascular function and coronary artery function in patients with kidney disease, but further research is needed on the relationship between exercise and kidney function, said Danielle Kirkman, PhD, assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr Danielle Kirkman Details Future Questions for Research on Relationship Between Exercise, Kidney Disease

December 31, 2019

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Future research should examine the effects of exercise on slowing the progression of kidney disease, among other important questions, according to Danielle Kirkman, PhD, assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr Tammy Brady on Exciting Advances in Pediatric Nephrology

December 30, 2019

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An increasing emphasis on prevention is shifting the mindset around pediatric nephrology, and findings from ongoing studies will further expand the evidence base, said Tammy Brady, MD, PhD, medical director of the Pediatric Hypertension Program and associate professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr Tammy Brady Describes Efforts to Improve Diagnosis of Hypertension in Children

December 24, 2019

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Better blood pressure measurement techniques, electronic health record alerts, and simpler clinical practice guidelines can all help primary care clinicians identify hypertension in children, said Tammy Brady, MD, PhD, medical director of the Pediatric Hypertension Program and associate professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University.