Estimating GFR and managing chronic kidney disease are blood brothers. The CKD framework is based on reliable and convenient assessment of GFR, and GFR estimating equations have evolved considerably from the Cockcroft-Gault equation of the 1970s. 782 more words
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Looking at our data through genetic tinted glasses
The final plenary speaker for 2013 Kidney Week was Julie Johnson who discussed the treatment of hypertension and pharmacogenetics. 589 more words
Lori Hartwell and the President’s Award
This was a great award on a few levels.
Lori Hartwell won the President’s Medal. Lori initiated dialysis at age 2. 93 more words
I must confess at previous Kidney Weeks I have not been fastidious about making it to the plenary sessions.
This Kidney Week was different I made it to each plenary session and was richly rewarded with some the most fascinating and future looking lectures on nephrology. 562 more words