2019 AMI Online Salon

Chronic Kidney Disease: Evaluation and Detection

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Augusta University

  • Entrant Name: Aimee Choi

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Palisades Park, NJ

  • Client: Nature Medicine

  • Medium/software used: Cinema 4D/ZBrush/Photoshop

  • Final presentation format: Journal Cover

  • Primary Audience: Primary care physicians and nephrologists

Project Description

This editorial cover highlights the published research article on chronic kidney disease (CKD) and new guidelines on its evaluation methods for primary care physicians and specialists. Because CKD can silently progress to advanced stages, early detection and timely interventions are critical in its treatment. The degrading kidney in an hourglass conceptually represents the urgency of timely management for effective treatment of CKD. Since renal function is best determined by the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), the glomeruli in the editorial represents a functional and structural association to the disease.