1The effects of short-term vitamin D supplementation on glucose metabolism in dialysis patients: A systematic review and meta-analysisInternational Urology and Nephrology  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
2Development and validation of a model to predict 5-year risk of death without ESRD among older adults with CKDClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology  Clinical Article
3Glomerular filtration rate and albuminuria for detection and staging of acute and chronic kidney disease in adults: a systematic reviewJAMA  Clinical Article  Review Article
4CKD and its risk factors among patients with cystinuriaClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology  Clinical Article
5Potential role of Akt signaling in chronic kidney diseaseNephrology Dialysis Transplantation  Review Article
6Slit2-Robo signaling in inflammation and kidney injuryPediatric Nephrology  Clinical Article
7The cost effectiveness of erythropoietin-stimulating agents for treating anemia in patients on dialysis: A systematic reviewAmerican Journal of Nephrology  Review Article
8Kocuria species peritonitis: Although rare, we have to carePeritoneal Dialysis International  Review Article
9Comparison between extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopic lithotripsy for treating large proximal ureteral stones: A meta-analysisUrology  Clinical Article
10Primary IgA nephropathy in elderly patientsNephrology  Clinical Article
1Electronic alerts may do more harm than good for kidney patientsYale School of Medicine News
2Global hypertension treatment will save millions of livesCDC
3Diet high in red meat may make kidney disease worseTexas A&M University News
4Adjuvant sorafenib and sunitinib do not improve outcomes in locally advanced kidney cancerAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) News
5Penn Medicine physician finds no preventive benefits for widely used kidney cancer drugsPenn Medicine
6The ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting: Lupus nephritisThe Rheumatologist
7Transplant patients have high rate of cancer deathThe University of Adelaide News
8Wilms tumors: Genetic triggers uncoveredGerman Cancer Research Center News
9New test for acute kidney injury in developmentCardiff University News
10From vaccinations to kidney donation and beyond: New Bass Connections global health projectsDuke University Health & Medicine News

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