Top Ten AJKDBlog Posts of 2020

Happy New Year from AJKD!

We are excited to share the top ten AJKDBlog posts of 2020 below. Enjoy the list, and congratulations to all the contributors!

1. Contrast-Induced Nephropathy: Does It Really Exist? by Trisha Patel and Edgar Lerma

2. Unraveling Thiazide-Associated Hyponatremia 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. Dialysis Care in Asia: How Does The Philippines Fare? by Isabelle Dominique V. Tomacruz and Beatrice P. Concepcion

Number of nephrologists in different Asian regions, expressed as number per thousand kidney replacement therapy (KRT) patients (wide bars) and number per million population (thin bars). Figure 2 from Tang et al, AJKD © National Kidney Foundation

4. Management and Treatment of Lupus Nephritis – Interview with Bill Whittier and Roger Rodby

Immunofluorescence (IF) staining in lupus nephritis. (A-F) IF findings from a patient with LN with a full house pattern. Figure 5 from Parikh et al, AJKD © National Kidney Foundation

5. Pulmonary Hypertension in CKD by Sai Sudha Mannemuddhu

Main mechanisms proposed to explain the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with chronic kidney disease. Figure 2 from Bolignaro et al, AJKD © National Kidney Foundation

6. Hyponatremia, Brave New World by Joel Topf

7. Icodextrin vs Glucose for the Long Daytime Dwell? by Shubha Mathur, Yara Shams, and Edgar V. Lerma Adapted from Goossen et al, AJKD © National Kidney Foundation.

8. Coffee Consumption and Kidney Function by Paul Phelan

9. Don’t Panic: Pregnancy in Kidney Disease by Christin Giordano and Anna Burgner

10. Nephrology Care Dynamics in Different ICU Settings by Ed Gould


BONUS Honorable Mentions:


*Note: The Top Ten posts only include posts that published Nov 2019-Oct 2020 and do not include NephMadness posts.



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