Clinical Science

BMJ: Archive of Research Methods & Reporting notes

The BMJ compiled an archive on their website entitled “Statistics notes”. The archive includes numerous notes and articles that examine different research methods and statistical reporting, which are useful resources for anyone conducting their own research.

Board of Trustees Votes for Post-Tenure Reviews

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees vote to expand post-tenure review.

New NephSAP Issue - "Hypertension"

NephSAP Volume 17, Number 1, March 2018

Find the full issue here.

Communities Weekly Rewind: Confusing Case of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

Query and Hypothesis

The timing of this was highly suggestive of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, but many clinical factors did not fit this diagnosis.

Dr. Dall'Era speaks about upcoming talk on Lupus Nephritis at Winter Rheumatology Symposium

Kidney News Online (KNO) spoke with Dr. Maria Dall’Era, a professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and director of the UCSF Lupus Clinic and the Rheumatology Clinical Research Center. She will present a talk on January 25th at the Symposium entitled “Update on Lupus Nephritis”. In the following, Dr. Dall’Era shares her thoughts.

Late-breaking Clincial Trials: Air pollution causes millions of cases of kidney disease each year


  • The estimated global burden of chronic kidney disease attributable to fine particulate matter is more than 10.7 million cases per year.

Late-breaking Clincial Trials: VA patients face disparities in kidney transplantation


  • From 2004 to 2016, VA patients had lower rates of transplantation compared with patients with Medicare or private insurance.
  • VA patients also had a higher rate of mortality on the waiting list compared with privately insured patients.

Late-breaking Clincial Trials: A history of kidney stones may contribute to certain complications during pregnancy


  • In young women, a history of kidney stones was associated with metabolic and hypertensive complications.

Late-breaking Clincial Trials: Reflux medications linked to chronic kidney disease and kidney failure


  • In an analysis of published studies, individuals who used proton pump inhibitors had a 33% increased relative risk of developing chronic kidney disease or kidney failure when compared with non-users.

Late-breaking Clincial Trials: Study finds racial differences in link between depression and early death in kidney disease patients


  • In white patients with chronic kidney disease, those with depressive symptoms had a higher risk of early death than those without depressive symptoms. This risk was much lower after accounting for use of anti-depressants, however.
  • In black patients, the presence of depressive symptoms was not linked to risk of death.