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Policymakers and public health officials are sounding the alarm about the opioid overdose crisis nationwide. More than 115 people die each day due to opioid-related drug overdoses, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar has made combatting this epidemic one of his top priorities.

/kidneynews/10_7/12/graphic/12f1.jpgAdding to previous studies suggesting that illicit drug use is associated with the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD), new research indicates that it may also put patients with established CKD at elevated risk of disease progression and...

An uptick of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) cases with a presentation similar to that of a rare blood disorder, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, tipped off hematologist Peter Miller, MD, that something unusual was going on. An assistant professor at Wake Forest University, Miller had read a report from the U.S.

Urgency and innovation are frequent themes in the kidney community. The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) holds an annual meeting to translate these themes into reality. A public-private partnership with the U.S.

Detective Nephron, world-renowned for expert analytical skills, trains budding physician-detectives on the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. Budding nephrologist L.O. Henle is now accompanied by a new budding nephrologist who calls himself Dr. Aldo.

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