Invited Commentary

Commentary on “Awareness and Knowledge Among Internal Medicine Resident Trainees for Dose Adjustment of Analgesics and Neuropsychotropic Medications in CKD”

Authors: Gunjan Garg, MD, Julie Wright Nunes, MD, MPH


Research highlights that there is a need to reinforce nephrology-specific education in medical trainees.1 Similar to many internal medicine subspecialties, nephrology continues to evolve with respect to the treatment and management of complex patients—in this case, those who have reduced renal function and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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2. Saad CY, Fogel J, Rubinstein S. Awareness and knowledge among internal medicine resident trainees for dose adjustment of analgesics and neuropsychotropic medications in CKD patients. South Med J 2018;111:155-162.
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