Cryptococcus infection

Cryptococcus neoformans infection outside the central nervous system Humans likely become infected with C. neoformans by inhaling the basidiospore form of the fungus or small, poorly encapsulated yeasts. Basidiospores are […]

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is defined as a chronic reduction in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), resulting in a GFR <60 ml/min/1.73m2. More than 660 thousand Americans have kidney failure, […]

Acute Kidney Injury

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is the name used for a situation in which there is an acute decline in kidney function. This decline is often temporary and reversible if treated, […]