Top Ten AJKDBlog Posts of 2019

Happy New Year from AJKD!

We are excited to share the top ten AJKDBlog posts of 2019 below. Enjoy the list, and congratulations to all the contributors!

1. The Relevance of the Urine Sediment Exam in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases – Interview with Corey Cavanaugh

Urine sediment shows (A) renal tubular epithelial cells (RTECs) with a single nucleus and (B) RTEC cast, with multiple RTECs within the cast matrix. Figure 2 from Cavanaugh and Perazella, AJKD, © National Kidney Foundation.

2. Metabolic Acidosis in CKD by Timothy Yau

Author’s approach to the management of chronic metabolic acidosis (MA) in chronic kidney disease using sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3). The NaHCO3 dose should be reduced if total carbon dioxide (tCO2) is > 26 mEq/L. The dose of HCO3− in mEq/day is shown in parentheses; the dose of citrate-based formulations can be approximated using these values. Adapted from Figure 5 from Raphael, AJKD © National Kidney Foundation.

3. Fistula First? Fistula Second? by Sean Kalloo

Image: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

4. Anemia in Patients Approaching Dialysis: Moving From When to TREAT to Whether to TREAT by Daniel Coyne

5. Predicting Polyuria: Can We Help Patients with ADPKD Better Tolerate Tolvaptan? by Diana Mahbod

6. Utility of Hypertonic Mannitol for the Prevention of Intradialytic Hypotension (IDH) by Trisha Patel and Edgar Lerma

7. Deciding Not to Dialyze: What Comes Next? by Ed Gould

8. Nephrolithiasis: A Stepping Stone to ESRD? by Seth Goldberg

9. Muscle Relaxant Use in Dialysis – Interview with Diana Mina and Julie Ishida

Photo courtesy of Matthew Sparks @Nephro_Sparks

10. Eculizumab – Can It Be Used for MPGN and C3GN? by Anuja Java

Image from Pixabay / qimono


BONUS Honorable Mentions:

#NKFClinicals 2019: Bioartificial Kidneys – A Promise to Overcome Kidney Failure and Save Lives by Andrea Blotta

Caring for Patients with Hepatitis C and CKD in the Modern Era: The 2018 KDIGO Guideline by Beatrice Concepcion


*Note: The Top Ten posts only include posts that went up in 2019 and do not include NephMadness posts.



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