Chronic Kidney Disease
A 4-year-old boy with a history of chronic kidney disease presented with a 4-hour history of sudden onset of pain in his right lower quadrant, which was associated with anorexia and fatigue.
In this Q&A, Ping Liu, PhD, and Pietro Ravani, MD, PhD, answer our questions about the diagnosis and management of chronic kidney disease and discuss how the current definition of CKD does not consider age-related kidney function decline.
To evaluate the existing data on this issue, researchers developed a protocol to comprehensively identify all cohort studies that compared the risk of CKD in coffee drinkers with the risk in non-coffee-drinkers and to combine and analyze the results of these studies.
In this article, James Matera, DO, writes about the benefits of using SGLT2 inhibitors to treat patients with type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease, including how the use of SGLT2 inhibitors can help address racial and ethnic disparities in health care.