Ahmed, Mohamed H. and Byrne, Christopher D.
Bariatric surgery and chronic kidney disease: an intriguing relationship
Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation, 25, (12), . (doi:10.1093/ndt/gfq347).
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We read with interest the response to our brief review by Canales et al . who highlight the evidence that there are limited prospective data to demonstrate that RYGB surgery reverses or even stabilizes renal function in patients with pre-existing renal disease. The authors also refer to the dichotomy in focus between nephrologists and urologists stating that ‘urologists detail oxalate levels without measuring global renal function whereas nephrologists tend to relate markers of renal function without reporting urinary oxalate’. Both we and Canales et al. agree that more research in this field is urgently needed to help identify who exactly will benefit …
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