Commentary

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

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...]

Lead Burns Red and Makes You Dead

August 23, 2018 // 1 Comment

Lead as an element has a storied history beyond that of medicine – it has played a major role in the development of civilization itself. The utility of lead metal dates back thousands of years, where its use was prevalent due to the ease by which [read more...]

Kidney CRISPR: How Close Are We?

August 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) gene editing is making huge waves in biomedical research. In fact, the lay press is devoting significant coverage to CRISPR as well. See this interesting piece on CRISPR from 60 [read more...]

Hypertension Canada 2018 Update

June 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Updates to Hypertension Canada Guidelines have been reviewed on the AJKDBlog in previous years (see 2015, 2016, and 2017). Changes in the 2018 guidelines that were just published are summarized below. Blood Pressure Measurement Automated [read more...]