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Update in Nephrology and Hypertension

Paul L. Kimmel, MD
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From George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Requests for Single Reprints: Paul L. Kimmel, MD, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037; e-mail, pkimmel@mfa.gwu.edu.

Ann Intern Med. 2006;144(4):281-285. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-144-4-200602210-00010
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This Update in Nephrology and Hypertension addresses common clinical problems facing general internists and nephrologists. I have included papers that presented a new way of classifying chronic kidney disease and expanded our knowledge of the risks associated with this diagnosis, established a new association between chronic kidney disease and the metabolic syndrome, and compared the equations that are used to define chronic kidney disease. I have also included noteworthy research regarding the prevention and treatment of diabetic nephropathy; hyperkalemia; and the prevention of contrast agent–induced nephropathy, which is a concern for many internists and nephrologists.

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