Commentary

Commentaries are short perspectives by experts on AJKD articles or nephrology news.

Coffee Consumption and Kidney Function

June 4, 2020 // 0 Comments

Data from epidemiological studies suggest coffee consumption may be associated with kidney (and other) outcomes, specifically a higher eGFR or less CKD. This is speculated to be due to anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-fibrotic effects of [read more...]

Metabolic Acidosis in CKD 

October 21, 2019 // 1 Comment

Overview of Metabolic Acidosis in CKD  The presence of a mildly diminished bicarbonate in advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the more polarizing topics in nephrology. Some would argue that the impaired acid-base homeostasis will lead [read more...]