Special Series: XYZ of Statistics

Special Collection: NephMadness In this new educational series, we will address the broad area of data analyses in nephrology and transplantation using novel statistical approaches, machine learning and data mining, prediction modelling, data reduction techniques and development of novel trial ideas and application that are relevant to real world problems. Check out the statistics series here!

Special Series: Big Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning

The power of big science, large consortia, and machine learning to create breakthroughs in disease management has been most prominently applied to the field of oncology, but these same tools can be applied to nephrology. Kidney International is proud to feature a collection of in-depth reviews on big science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning authored by world experts in the field. Check out the AI series here!

Controversies in Nephrology

  • Age- and gender-specific reference values of estimated GFR in Caucasians: The Nijmegen Biomedical Study

    J.F.M. Wetzels, L.A.L.M. Kiemeney, D.W. Swinkels, H.L. Willems, M.den Heijer
    Kidney International, Vol. 72, Issue 5, p632–637
    Open Archive
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    Acute kidney injury in patients hospitalized with COVID-19

    Jamie S. Hirsch, Jia H. Ng, Daniel W. Ross, Purva Sharma, Hitesh H. Shah, Richard L. Barnett, Azzour D. Hazzan, Steven Fishbane, Kenar D. Jhaveri on behalf of the Northwell COVID-19 Research Consortium and the Northwell Nephrology COVID-19 Research Consortium
    Kidney International, Vol. 98, Issue 1, p209–218
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    Renal histopathological analysis of 26 postmortem findings of patients with COVID-19 in China

    Hua Su, Ming Yang, Cheng Wan, Li-Xia Yi, Fang Tang, Hong-Yan Zhu, Fan Yi, Hai-Chun Yang, Agnes B. Fogo, Xiu Nie, Chun Zhang
    Kidney International, Vol. 98, Issue 1, p219–227
    Open Access
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    The case of complement activation in COVID-19 multiorgan impact

    Marina Noris, Ariela Benigni, Giuseppe Remuzzi
    Kidney International, Vol. 98, Issue 2, p314–322
  • Ultrasound super-resolution imaging provides a noninvasive assessment of renal microvasculature changes during mouse acute kidney injury

    Qiyang Chen, Jaesok Yu, Brittney M. Rush, Sean D. Stocker, Roderick J. Tan, Kang Kim
    Kidney International, Vol. 98, Issue 2, p355–365
Special Collection: NephMadness We are pleased to announce the publication of the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2020 Meeting Abstracts. The abstracts are freely accessible to all.

About KI

Kidney International (KI) is the official journal of the International Society of Nephrology. Under the editorial leadership of Dr. Pierre Ronco (Paris, France), KI is one of the most cited journals in nephrology and widely regarded as the world's premier journal on the development and consequences of kidney disease.

KI is peer-reviewed and publishes original research in both basic science and clinical medicine. These include the latest clinical studies on emerging developments in renal medicine and the highest level of original research studies in therapy and epidemiology of acute and chronic kidney failure, as well as their translational aspects and genetic basis. In addition relevant aspects of renal physiology, cell biology, biochemistry, pathology, immunology, morphology and new technological developments are reported with the over-all aim of informing the renal researcher and the practicing nephrologist on all aspects of renal research.

The journal reflects the field through critical reviews and original articles, commentaries, editorial updates on recent developments and news features, recommendations and guidelines resulting from expert consensus meetings, aspects of nephrology from the developing world, policy issues, remarkable images, and problem-focused articles for the diagnosis and treatment of renal patients. Kidney International is published monthly.

About the International Society of Nephrology


We strive to advance kidney health worldwide.

Our overarching purpose is to tackle the global burden of acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease.

We build capacity with healthcare professionals via granting programs, education and research. We bridge gaps in global kidney care, engaging in a collaborative effort with global partners to improve kidney disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. By connecting communities, we develop a stronger understanding of how to manage kidney disease.

With thousands of professional members from over 160 countries, we represent a wide international network and an efficient platform for timely scientific exchange, debate and communication between healthcare professionals involved in preventing and treating kidney disease. By collaborating with more than 100 national and regional societies, we reach out to tens of thousands health professionals globally.


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August 2020
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