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free ISHD Hemodialysis University Chicago (2012-2014)
free ISHD Hemodialysis University Shanghai 2013
free ISHD Hemodialysis University Chicago (2014)
free ISHD Hemodialysis University India (2014)


Harvard Brigham Nephrology Board Review Course (Part 7)   key
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
Boston, MA; August 2014

Pathophysiology of Acute Kidney Injury
Joseph V. Bonventre MD





Advances in CKD 2015 (PART 8)   key
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
New Orleans, LA; January 2015

The recent KDIGO guidelines on palliative care
Sara Davison, MD

Patients of any age should not automatically be considered for renal replacement therapy
Michael Germain, MD

How to integrate predictions in outcomes in planning clinical care?
Michael Germain, MD

How to communicate prognostic uncertainty to CKD patients?
Mark Unruh, MD



Hypertension, Cardiovascular
Beyond body mass index for CV risk
Grapefruit juice and statins
Air pollution, BP, and insulin resistance
Arterial stiffness and cognitive decline
White coat and masked HTN and stroke risk
Genotyping to detect aldo adenomas
Digoxin art and science (review)
Different diuretics and albuminuria

CKD, Dialysis
New possible side effect of lanthanum?
Monthly serum bicarbonate extremely variable
Idarucizumab to reverse dabigatran
High K diet good
Plasma vitamin D and albuminuria x sodium
BP and renal outcomes in the V.A. system

Clinical Nephrology
GRF estimation by serum markers
RCT of sodium polystyrene sulfonate
Patiromer in CKD and hyperkalemia
GI-kidney signaling ups K excretion

ASN abstracts

key This update's selected ASN 2015 abstracts

Serum triglycerides and CKD progression; Uric acid clearance in Hispanic kids; dietary salt and sugar may interact (mice).

CKD, Dialysis
TMAO, ADMA, SDMA and CV events; Volume status by lung ultrasound and pulmonary congestion; Volume status by BIA and outcomes; Validation of ATN risk markers; Carnitine deficiency in CRRT kids; Predilution HDF and outcomes in AKI; Use of extracoporeal therapies in poisoned patients; Acute PD vs. SLED; Short sleep duration and progression; Nighttime melatonin and renal injury; AV fistula creation slows progression; Does uric acid cause medullary tophi? Proton pump inhibitors up CKD risk; DASh diet lowers CKD risk; Urine K as an outcomes marker in CKD; Inflammation and muscle protein homeostasis; Serum chloride and CV events in CKD; Calcitriol and hepcidin; High-dose cholecalciferol and PTH in CKD 3-4; High dose ergocalciferol in CKD; Cinacalcet and mortality by Bayesian analysis; Global longitudinal strain a new cardiac echo marker of outcome; Subarachnoid hemorrhage and transient renal dysfunction.

Clinical Nephrology, Transplantation
Jeliffe method for GFR estimation; Hypophosphatemia and outcomes in CRRT; Early volume expansion in Shiga-toxin HUS; Biomarkers and UTI in infants; Carnitine or L-arginine and radiocontrast nephropathy; obstructive nephropathy in ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome; Device to collect urine in kids; Rituximab lowers steroid side-effects in MC disease; RCT of rituximab in membranous; Ponticelli regimen vs. tacrolimus plus steroids for idiopathic membranous; Antibody-guided therapy in membranous; Impact of modern myeloma management on survival and need for dialysis; Kidney stones in polycystic kidney disease; Net acid load, protein intake and stone risk; Urologic interventions and stone risk; Enzyme therapy to reduce urinary oxalate; Tolerance induction vs. conventional immunosuppression in kidney transplant; Early conversion to everolimus helps preserve allograft function; Betalacept vs. cyclosporine in BENEFIT.

 (Kidney Week 2015...)

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Updated: February 02, 2016 (Feb02)
Feb02 CDC warns of increased transmission of hepatitis C in dialysis units.
Feb02 Flu vaccine lowers risk of atrial fibrillation
Dec29 Novel methods to ensure viability of pancreatic islet cells for transplantation.
Dec29 Myostatin antibody may prevent age-related decline in muscle mass.
Dec29 Interleukin-17A may prevent and even reverse diabetic kidney injury.
Dec26 Antibiotic-resistant bacteria frequency increases in U.S. streams and rivers
Dec26 FGF21 suppresses cravings for sweets.
Dec21 Ergocalciferol supplementation does not affect ESA dose in dialysis patients.
Dec14 Even more news on the new HDCN Facebook page!
Dec14 A bright future is predicted for renal denervation devices.
Dec14 Primary aldo screening for resistant hypertension cost effective?
Dec14 Some drugs cause weight gain by alterations in the gut microbiome.
Dec12 Ten modules from the ISHD Global Home Hemodialysis Toolkit
Dec12 Suicide gene therapy for prostate cancer
Dec09 ISHD Home Dialysis Toolkit: The Home HD Hub: Infrastructure and Governance (Module 1)
Dec06 ISHD Home Dialysis Toolkit: Funding and Planning to Start or Expand a Home HD program (Module 2)
Dec06 Dialysis Patient Citizens group worried about lack of treatment option information given to predialysis patients, esp. those on Medicaid.
Dec04 ISHD Home Dialysis Toolkit: Workforce Development and Models of Care (Module 3)
Dec03 ISHD Home Dialysis Toolkit: Systems to Cultivate Suitable Patients (Module 4)
Dec03 ISHD Home Dialysis Toolkit: Patient Safety (Module 5)
General Advances Emphasis
featured articles
Seminars in Dialysis
key Pathophysiology of calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium dysregulation in chronic kidney disease Dr. Felsenfeld and colleagues provide a nice overview of mineral bone disorder in this issue which explores many facets of bone disease in CKD; in the Nov/Dec issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

key Effects of frequent hemodialysis on blood pressure: Results from the randomized frequent hemodialysis network trials
Dr. Kotanko and the FHN Study Group describe the effects of frequent short daily and long nocturnal HD on blood pressure. There were some surprising findings regarding the incidence of intradialytic hypotension; in the July-August issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Seminars in Dialysis
key Considerations for systemic anticoagulation in ESRD Warfarin, dabigatran, aspirin? Watchful waiting? Other drugs? So many drugs and so little information. Dager and colleagues help guide us through the maze; in the Sept/Oct issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

key Anticoagulation in chronic hemodialysis: progress toward an optimal approach
In this extremly timely review, Kessler and her colleagues discuss five key issues regarding anticoagulation: standardization, individualization, role of the extracorporeal circuit, options for heparin reduction or avoidance, and optimization of therapy; in the July/August issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Seminars in Dialysis
key Preserving residual renal function in dialysis: what we know
Drs. Patel and Hu review what we can do at the present state of incomplete knowledge; in the May/Jun issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Seminars in Dialysis
key Unnecessary renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury is harmful for renal recovery
Drs. Clark and Bagshaw discuss the potential harms of dialysing patients with suspected AKI too early; in the Jan/Feb issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Seminars in Dialysis
key Dietary protein and fiber in end stage renal disease
Tammy Sirich talks about dietary protein, fiber, gut transit time, and gut microbes in uremia, and new ways to modulate blood levels of indoxyl sulfate and p-cresyl sulfate; in the Jan/Feb issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

free   SUMMARIES of Recent Slide/Audio Symposia in reverse chronological order

key   Advances in CKD (Renal Research Institute) (2015) (2014) (2013) (2012) (2011) (2010) (2009)
free   Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetes: Disease Progression and Emerging Therapies
Philip Raskin, MD; Jennifer Marks, MD, Jerry Yee, MD, Mark Molitch, MD. (2011)
key   The Brigham Renal Board Review Course: Selected Lectures (2014) -- (2013) -- (2012) -- (2011)
key   American Society of Hypertension (2013)   (2012)   (2011)
key   Renal Physicians Association (2012) (2011) (2010) (2009)
key   American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) (2013) (2012) (2011) (2010) (2009)
free   Fistula First (2010)
key   Annual Dialysis Conference (audiofiles) (2012)   (2011) (2010) (2009)
key   National Association of Nephrology Technologists (NANT) (2012) (2011) (2010) (2009)
key   American Society for Nephrology Renal Week (2009) (2008) (2007)
key   American Society for Nephrology Board Review Course (2008) (2007)
key   American Society for Nephrology Renal Week (audiofiles) (2009) (2008) (2007)
key   Preparing for the New Medical Director Responsibilities (Network 9/10 - RPA Special Symposium)



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