Particulate Matter of Air Pollution May
Increase Risk of Kidney Failure in IgA Nephropathy
Environmental pollution has been
associated with the progression of chronic kidney
disease in the general population. This study
specifically investigated the influence of exposure to
fine particulate matter less than 2.5 μm in diameter
(PM2.5) on IgAN progression.
The results suggest that PM2.5 is an independent risk
factor for kidney failure in patients with IgAN.
Leveraging Resources Effectively at the
Community Level: Lessons Learned From the Kidney Disease
Screening and Awareness Program (KDSAP)
The authors highlight the successful
aspects of the kidney disease screening and awareness
program (KDSAP) - a decade-old educational model that
selects undergraduates in US universities and develops
their interest in nephrology. The KDSAP has an outreach
program that provides free screenings for CKD risk
factors and educational events to raise public
awareness of kidney disease.