Kidney disease is common in people with cardiovascular disease (1, 2), and managing cardiovascular disease in people with kidney diseases is an important...

With fertility in decline and life expectancy on the rise around the world, there are many unanswered questions that warrant answers in healthcare. Currently, living to age 70 or 80 years old is no longer considered a rarity in the developed world. However, longer lifespans have led to new challenges. How many years can older people expect to live in good health?

Intravascular iodinated contrast has historically been considered a risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI), particularly among individuals with underlying chronic kidney disease (1). Recent studies, however, have suggested that incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) may not be as frequent as previously thought (2,3).

This year’s World Kidney Day falls on International Women’s Day, offering the nephrology community an excellent time to reflect on the theme, “Kidneys & Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower.”

Studies have shown gender disparities in care for many chronic diseases, and ESRD is no exception.

Investigators who are designing clinical trials and preclinical studies have realized that results found in males do not always hold true in females, and that there are clear differences in the sexes that should be considered when preventing and treating a wide variety of health issues.