WashU Nephrologist Charbel Khoury Participates in Diabetic Kidney Disease Strategy Conference

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) launched the Diabetic Kidney Disease Collaborative (DKD-C) in response to the recent development of new therapies for people with diabetic kidney disease (DKD).  Charbel Khoury, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology, was invited to participate in the DKD-C Strategy Conference, held January 14, 2020, in Washington DC. […]

Urea – A Novel link between CKD and Diabetes

While it is well known that type 2 diabetes is a common cause of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), researchers have just shown that the opposite may be true.  The study, published in JCI, demonstrates that urea is directly responsible for impairing insulin secretion in CKD.  In a press release, Laetitia Koppe, MD, PhD, from the […]