Commentaries are short perspectives by experts on AJKD articles or nephrology news.
The idea of paired kidney donation was first described in 1986 by Rapaport [1, 2]. Since then, paired kidney donation, or better known as kidney “swap,” has been [...]
Invited commentary by Dr. Sanjeev Sethi The pathogenesis of minimal change disease has remained enigmatic until recently. With advances in the pathogenesis of membranous [...]
There has been an explosion of data demonstrating an increased risk for non–diabetic kidney disease among relatives of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD); please [...]
Invited Commentary by Dr. Surya Seshan Minimal change disease (MCD) is the most common cause of steroid-responsive glomerular disease with selective proteinuria. A number of [...]
Invited commentary by Dr. Steven Fishbane and Azzour Hazzan In the Jan 2012 issue of the AJKD, Fukuma et al conducted an elegant analysis of ESA dose and hemoglobin (Hgb) [...]
Interest in nephrology amongst US medical graduates has been steadily decreasing since 2002. This might not be so worrisome if the number of kidney patients was remaining the [...]
Invited Commentary by Dr. Lionel Mailloux It is interesting to note the two recent articles in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases on the topic of home hemodialysis. One [...]