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UNC Nephrology designated an ADPKD Center of Excellence

November 2, 2023

UNC Nephrology was recently designated as an Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Center of Excellence (COE) by the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation. This was accomplished through the incredible work of Dr. Emily Chang and team. The COE designation is a 3-year term and brings with it national recognition, professional education opportunities, and peer … Read more

Dr. Amy Mottl presents at the the EASD Annual Meeting

November 1, 2023

Amy Mottl, MD, presented at the recent annual European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting in Germany. She presented combined findings from two U.S.-based pediatric longitudinal studies looking at complications and glycemic control in children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to highlight the dangers of adverse vascular outcomes in that population. Read more … Read more

Innovative Technology for Elderly Kidney Patients

May 25, 2023

  Kidney disease is a very common condition among older adults, affecting close to half of seniors above the age of 75. Common diseases such as hypertension and diabetes cause damage to the kidneys over time, and aging itself causes a decline in kidney function. Kidney disease can go undiagnosed until it is very advanced, … Read more

Women’s Health Awareness and Kidneys

April 21, 2023

April 15, 2023 marked the return of our Kidney Education and Outreach Program (KEOP) and community kidney screenings after a long break through the pandemic. At recent community events we focused on kidney health education, but we were excited to be able to offer kidney screenings this time. North Carolina Central University hosted the 9th … Read more

Cara’s story

February 24, 2023

“When I was three, I was hit with a 104.7 fever in the middle of the night. I was soon rushed into my doctor. They couldn’t figure out where the fever was coming from and took a chance on checking to see if it was the result of a UTI. I was told my urine … Read more

Kidney Care Transformation

February 23, 2023

Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD MPH FASN, Covington Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Chief Medical Director of UNC Dialysis Care, and Medical Director of Carolina Dialysis in Siler City, represented the kidney world and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) at the end of January, 2023. Dr. Kshirsagar spoke at the Virtual Value-based Payment Summit (January 23 … Read more

Raven Rock Ramble 2022

May 6, 2022

A Beautiful Day On a beautiful Sunday in May, Harris Lake County Park in Wake County was very busy, full of bicycle riders ready to take on the Raven Rock Ramble (RRR), a bicycle ride that explores the four-county area around Raven Rock State Park. The Raven Rock Ramble bicycle ride began in 2002 to … Read more

Kidney Awareness Month: Patient-Centered Care Strengthened by Participation in Multi-Specialty Collaborative Clinics

March 15, 2022

March is National Kidney Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of kidney disease. 37 million Americans have kidney disease, yet only about 10% of these individuals are aware of the diagnosis. Kidney disease may develop from a myriad of conditions, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus, vascular disease, nephrotoxic medications, autoimmune disorders, and genetic conditions. … Read more

Use of Iron Agents in CKD Anemia Management

March 15, 2022

Abhi Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, the Covington Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and  Hypertension, participated in the “Controversies in optimal anemia management: Conclusions from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Conference.” Controversies Conferences review the latest evidence, explore new and ongoing controversies, assess change implications for the current KDIGO anemia guideline, … Read more

UNC Nephrology Receives Carolina Care Excellence Award

December 28, 2021

UNC Nephrology in Burlington has received a 2021 UNC Health Carolina Care. The award recognizes top clinics with the highest overall Press Ganey Scores. Lucy Menefee, MSN, DNP, ANP-BC, adult nurse practitioner in the division of nephrology and hypertension, explained. “This award highlights our level of commitment to serving our patient population. This would not … Read more