Archive for the ‘Editorial’ Category

June 14, 2011

Improving the Allocation System for Deceased-Donor Kidneys

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This “Perspective” article and the accompanying piece Risk, Prognosis, and Unintended Consequences in Kidney Allocation look at a recent proposal to change the allocation of deceased donor kidneys in the United States. The new system would use models which estimates a patient’s risk of death and a kidney’s risk of graft failure, and then allocates […]

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November 20, 2010

“Daily” Dialysis — Lessons from a Randomized, Controlled Trial

This editorial provides critical analysis of the paper “In-Center Hemodialysis Six Times per Week versus Three Times per Week”. Free full text provided by the New England Journal of Medicine.

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November 8, 2010

Therapeutic Interventions for Systemic Vasculitis

This editorial provides critical analysis and commentary on the article ‘Mycophenolate Mofetil vs Azathioprine for Remission Maintenance in Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial’. Free full text provided by JAMA.

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June 27, 2010

The Initiation of Renal-Replacement Therapy — Just-in-Time Delivery

This editorial provides insight into the interpretation of the article ‘A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Early versus Late Initiation of Dialysis‘.

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January 11, 2010

Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents — Time for a Reevaluation

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This NEJM “Perspectives” article from the Food and Drug Administration discusses the data driving a need to re-evaluate the use of ESAs in the treatment of anemia due to chronic kidney disease.

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January 11, 2010

Does TREAT Give the Boot to ESAs in the Treatment of CKD Anemia?

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This editorial by Dr. Ajay Singh discusses the implications of TREAT in the context of the existing evidence base on the management of anemia due to chronic kidney disease.

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