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Kidney International ® Editorial Selections

The Power of “Negative” Experiments: Harry Goldblatt’s Pathway to Discovering How Renal Ischemia Causes Hypertension

The author demonstrates that Harry Goldblatt’s willingness to conduct and publish studies with negative outcomes led to a fundamental understanding of blood pressure control within less than a decade of his initial discovery, published in 1934. The author argues that carefully performed studies yielding negative outcomes deserve consideration for publication to help steer investigators in the appropriate directions and avoid dead ends.

Dealing With Dramatic Health Care Problems During Times of Natural Disaster and Armed Conflict

Citing Syria as an example, this article in the “Nephrologists Sans Frontières” series describes experiences and challenges associated with delivering kidney care services when concurrent disasters disrupt health care delivery using Syria as an example.

The authors recognize the role of the ISN Renal Disaster Preparedness Working Group in supporting earthquake victims and the nephrology workforce.


Kidney International Reports® Editorial Selections

Can Corticosteroids Be Used as a First-Line Agent for Mercury-Related Glomerular Diseases?

The authors used corticosteroids as the first line of management for mercury-related nephrotic syndrome. They found that corticosteroid-treated patients had remission by the end of four weeks.

Assessing the Accuracy of ChatGPT on Core Questions in Glomerular Disease

Using self-assessment questionnaires, researchers in the USA found that ChatGPT performance in answering clinical questions on glomerular disease is limited.

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