Sodium Bicarb and muscle fx in CKD- new study

I dont know how many of you saw this new paper from Bill Mitch’s group in Texas. It was a multisite RCT examining effects of bicarb supplementation on physical function.   Primary outcome was change in physical function measured by the Sit-to-stand test. Results were negative (no effect of bicarb on physical function).   Any thoughts on […]

Use of the word “patient”

Hi All just wondering what you think about the use of the word “patient” to describe people who live with a kidney condition? It seems inappropriate to me as it defines someone entirely in terms of their health problem when each is a multi-faceted individual and their health is only one part of who and […]