Andrew D. Rule, M.D.
The research of Andrew D. Rule, M.D., is focused on the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease. This involves the development and validation of novel methods to assess kidney function and morphology across the spectrum of health and disease.
He also has an interest in the epidemiology of kidney stones, including characterization of their risk factors and adverse outcomes.
Significance to patient care
By studying age-related changes in kidney donors, Dr. Rule's research is gaining insight into structural and functional changes in the kidney with aging. This will help physicians better identify kidney disease in patients at an early stage in order to prevent progression to more advanced stages where dialysis is needed.
The number of people with kidney stones has substantially increased in recent decades. Research is needed to find out why this has occurred and determine how kidney stones lead to other medical diseases, such as chronic kidney disease.
Biomedical Science–Clinical Research
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