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

2020 Cited articles

  • 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
  • The STARMEN trial indicates that alternating treatment with corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide is superior to sequential treatment with tacrolimus and rituximab in primary membranous nephropathy

    Gema Fernández-Juárez, Jorge Rojas-Rivera, Anne-Els van de Logt, Joana Justino, Angel Sevillano, Fernando Caravaca-Fontán, Ana Ávila, Cristina Rabasco, Virginia Cabello, Alfonso Varela, Montserrat Díez, Guillermo Martín-Reyes, Marian Goicoechea Diezhandino, Luis F. Quintana, Irene Agraz, Juan Ramón Gómez-Martino, Mercedes Cao, Antolina Rodríguez-Moreno, Begoña Rivas, Cristina Galeano, Jose Bonet, Ana Romera, Amir Shabaka, Emmanuelle Plaisier, Mario Espinosa, Jesus Egido, Alfonso Segarra, Gérard Lambeau, Pierre Ronco, Jack Wetzels, Manuel Praga for the STARMEN Investigators
    Publication stage: In Press Uncorrected Proof
    Kidney International
    Open Access
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    COVID-19 infection in kidney transplant recipients at the epicenter of pandemics

    Yorg Azzi, Michael Parides, Omar Alani, Pablo Loarte-Campos, Rachel Bartash, Stefanie Forest, Adriana Colovai, Maria Ajaimy, Luz Liriano-Ward, Cindy Pynadath, Jay Graham, Marie Le, Stuart Greenstein, Juan Rocca, Milan Kinkhabwala, Enver Akalin
    Kidney International, Vol. 98, Issue 6, p1559–1567
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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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    Comparison of organ donation and transplantation rates between opt-out and opt-in systems

    Adam Arshad, Benjamin Anderson, Adnan Sharif
    Kidney International, Vol. 95, Issue 6, p1453–1460
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


Advancing kidney health worldwide. Together.

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) is a global professional association dedicated to advancing kidney health worldwide since 1960 through education, grants, research, and advocacy.

The ISN, through its members and in collaboration with national and regional societies, engages 30,000 health professionals from across the globe to reduce the burden of kidney diseases and provide optimal health care for patients.

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KI Supplements

December 2020
Volume 10, Issue 2
Our companion journal, KI Supplements, focuses on sponsored, topical content of interest to the nephrology community. The journal is complimentary to KI subscribers.

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January 2021
Volume 6, Issue 1
Our companion journal, KI Reports, is a peer reviewed, open access journal devoted to the publication of leading research and developments related to kidney disease.

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