February 2015

  • Circulating Sclerostin: A New Parameter of Cardiovascular Risk in CKD-Patients

    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. A significantly higher cardiovascular risk has even been identified for minor renal dysfunction – and dialysis patients are at a very high risk.

  • Neighborhood as a Risk Factor for CKD

    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is one of the three causes of death that have most increased worldwide in the last 20 years. However, CKD is not homogeneously distributed. A series in the Clinical Kidney Journal (CKJ) identifies CKD hotspots, defined as countries, regions, communities or ethnicities with higher than average incidence of CKD, and, thus, help find risk factors.