Turning the Lens Inward: The 2014 AJKD Editorial Board Meeting


Each October, AJKD editorial office staff members crunch data on submissions, turnaround times, and bibliometrics to help the editors determine which aspects of the journal are working well and which need work. At Kidney Week, Editor-in-Chief Levey and Deputy Editor Weiner present the highlights to the journal’s editorial board—the 50+ Associate Editors, plus 10 Feature […]

Peritoneal Dialysis in Developing Countries


In the article entitled “Peritoneal Dialysis in China: Meeting the Challenge of Chronic Kidney Failure,” Yu et al describe the problematic aspects of ESRD coverage in China. It has been recognized that PD offers some advantages over hemodialysis (HD), and is non-inferior with respect to mortality. However, PD requires a multidisciplinary program and a team […]

Recap of eAJKD’s coverage of Kidney Week 2014


Check out all of the coverage of the American Society of Nephrology’s 2014 Kidney Week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by eAJKD’s Kenar Jhaveri, Edgar Lerma, Matt Sparks, Joel Topf, Craig Gordon, Magdalena Madero, Parmjeet Randhawa, Helbert Rondon, and AJKD In a Few Words Feature Editor Dena Rifkin: Social Media Spotlight The Kidney-Liver Service New Drug for Hyperkalemia Preserving Residual Kidney Function in ESRD […]

Kidney Week 2014: Boost Your Teaching Skills to Become a Contemporary Nephrology Educator


This was a well-attended session moderated by Drs. Kenar Jhaveri (eAJKD Blog Editor) and Laura Maursetter. Room 107 was filled to capacity and the organizers had to get an extra room to provide an On-Demand Session. The session started with Dr. Andrew Bomback (Columbia University) doing the “Masterclass: Teaching the Glomerular Diseases.” For the majority […]

Kidney Week 2014: CDC CKD Surveillance Project


As a member of the American Heart Association’s Kidney Council in Cardiovascular Disease Leadership Group, I was invited (along with Drs. Adam Whaley Connell and Nuria Pastor-Soler) to participate as a member of the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Surveillance System Advisory Group on a project entitled “Establishing a Surveillance System for Chronic Kidney Disease in […]

Kidney Week 2014: The Wolf of Kidney Week


Myles Wolf wins the Young Investigator Award on Sunday in the final plenary session of Kidney Week. The Sunday is a more sedate than the Thursday, Friday and Saturday. All of the vendors have gone home and most of the attendees have joined them. However the session has some of the best moments. They started […]

Kidney Week 2014: Sunday Plenary Session – All about Autophagy


The speaker at the final plenary session was by Beth Levine of the University of Texas Southwestern. She gave the State of the Art lecture. She was engaging speaker with clear slides. This wasn’t her first rodeo. She began with brief history and definition of autophagy, a cellular process that uses lysosomes to digest metabolize and […]

Kidney Week 2014: KDIGO Guidelines and Conferences – Part 2


Day 1 of ASN Kidney Week. November 12, 2014 Thursday. On March 2014, a KDIGO Controversies Conference on Iron Management in Chronic Kidney Disease was conducted in San Francisco, CA, co-chaired by Drs. Glenn M Chertow (Stanford University School of Medicine, USA) and Iain C Macdougall (King’s College Hospital, UK). There has been recognition of a pattern of increase in utilization of IV iron […]

Kidney Week 2014: Renal Biopsy – Clinical Correlations


Renal Biopsy: Clinical Correlations (Saturday, November 15, 2014, 4:30-6:30 pm). Moderators: Ingeborg Bajema and Michael Mengel Clinical Discussant: Liz Lightstone Case #1: Sharan Singh presented a 65 year old woman with recurrent uritcaria, angioedema, irritable bowel syndrome, and hematuria. The clinical differential diagnosis included systemic lupus erythematosus, Henoch Schonlein purpura, and small vessel vasculitis. Laboratory […]

Kidney Week 2014 Late Breaking Abstracts: HALT-PKD


The results of the two HALT-PKD trials (Early PKD and Late PKD) were reported during the late breaking clinical trials session at Kidney Week 2014 and simultaneously published in NEJM. We still have many unanswered questions about how to treat patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (PKD). However, the last few ASN sessions have […]


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