Commentary

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

Fistula First? Fistula Second?

January 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

The significant adverse effects on both morbidity and mortality of a tunneled dialysis catheter (TDC) are well-known. Despite these known adverse outcomes, 80% of patients in the United States initiate hemodialysis with a TDC. An arteriovenous [read more...]

Sedentary Behavior and CKD

September 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

‘The average Canadian is slightly less active than a (motionless) fire hydrant’ – Andrew Pipe If this statement is true for the average Canadians, one wonders if it also rings true for our neighbors to the south. Such bombastic rhetoric [read more...]