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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)
ishd ISHD Hemodialysis University Chicago (2015)
ishd ISHD Hemodialysis University Chicago (2016) incl. free CME/CEU !
ishd ISHD Hemodialysis University Chicago (2017)


Harvard Intensive Review of Nephrology 2017  key
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
Boston, MA; August, 2017


Genetics and Kidney Disease
Friedhelm Hildebrandt, MD




Hemodialysis University 2017
(PART 2)
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
International Society for Hemodialysis
Chicago, IL; September 8-9, 2017


Infection Prevention: Quality Improvement Through Infection Prevention: The Medical Director’s Role
Brigitte Schiller, MD

Infection Prevention: Treatment of Catheter-Related Infections: Infectious Disease Guidelines
Michele Mokrzycki, MD




Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 2017   key
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
Renal Research Institute; Las Vegas, NV; January, 2017


Keynote Address: Peripheral Artery Disease and Limb Preservation in CKD and ESKD
Richard F Neville, MD

ESKD: The Patient and Care Giver Perspectives (audio only)
Mark Unruh, MD



Hypertension, Cardiovascular
Early signs of preeclampsia
Hyperbaric oxygen Rx RCT
2018 update for standards of care for DM
Obesity paradox in HTN
Sex differences in obesity - HTN
How to confirm a dx of primary aldo
Particular matter and CKD risk
Canakinumab to lower CRP levels

CKD, Dialysis
Skin exam in ESRD
Canaglifloxin lowers CV events
High sensitivity troponin use in CKD
Triaging algorithm for CKD patients with MI
Empagliflozin and peripheral arterial disease
Survival improving in ESRD in the U.S.
Extended release niacin and serum phos in CKD
CV outcomes trials in DM: Expert Forum
Sertraline for uremic pruritus
Subcutaneous defibrillators for dialysis pts
BP lowering interventional pilot in dialysis
Probiotics in CKD RCT
Eating during HD: Consensus statement
Gut endothelial leakage of endotoxin
YKL-40 and outcomes in ESRD
Outcomes with different schedules of home HD
New model to predict phosphate kinetics
Vitamin K use and mortality in dialysis
When to treat HCV in dialysis pts.

Clinical Nephrology
Treating RPGN in the elderly
Update on kidney xenotransplantation
Magnesium in CKD: should we care?
TRC101 increases serum bicarb in CKD
ABIM certification and nephrology
Dysproteinemias and glomerular disease
Corticosteroids in IGAN
Magnesium homeostasis genomics
Two immunosuppressive protocols for IGAN
Using CRISPR to excise endogenous retroviruses in pigs

ASN abstracts

key This update's selected ASN 2017 abstracts

Pregnancy and its interactions with kidney transplantation; SGLT2 inhibitors for kidney transplant patients with diabetes; Hyperuricemia and diabetes risk in kidney stone patients.

CKD, Dialysis
Seasonal variations and sex-specific differences in bloodstream infections; Catheter bacteremia due to Serratia marcescens; Team STEPPS and use of antibiotic locks and catheter infections; Infections in home vs. incenter pts; Girls with ESRD at high risk due to lower access to transplant;

Progression: low salt education; particulate air matter exposure; CKD self-management; arsenic. Sodium and phosphorus intake and FGF23; Tunneled catheter bacteremia - special ICD-10 code? Syphilis in ESRD population. Endophthalmitis in CKD; Anemia and risk of CKD.

MBD: Intraoperative PTH; Sucroferric oxyhydroxide efficacy; Tenapanor results; Iron sucrose and FGF23; CKD and 25-D assays; free 25-D levels change during pregnancy.

Clinical Nephrology, Transplantation
Hyponatremia in dengue; Using central venous blood gases; Thiazide test in CKD; ZSP (zirconium cyclosilicate) results; Magnesium and CKD; Unexplained renal hypophosphatemia; Radiocontrast AKI and dialysis; Measuring kidney volume in ADPKD; Single dietary oxalate load can lead to crystalluria; Urine cystine in adults with kidney stones; Measuring urinary cystine. Novel oral enzyme Rx to lower gut, urinary, and plasma oxalate; ROKS II nomogram to predict future stones. Transplant: Differential diagnosis of acute dysfunction; PACT score to identify nonadherence to meds in kids; Elevated PSA and outcomes in ESRD.

 (Kidney Week 2017...)

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Updated: March 15, 2018 (Mar15)
Mar15 Renal Disease and Electrolyte Course, Aspen, CO; July 23-27, 2018
Mar12 USRDS Annual Report 2017
Feb28 In ICU, Ringer's lactate also better than saline.
Feb28 Ringer's lactate causes less kidney injury than saline.
Jan11 Lp(a) in the news in the New York Times
Jan09 Inhibitors of NMMT reduce obesity by increasing fat cell metabolism.
Jan04 J-curve in BP studies is an artifact - similar to dose targeting bias in HEMO.
Nov16 Toxic algae now a nationwide threat.
Nov13 HDCN server move still in progress
Nov07 HDCN moving its registration and CME server
Sep05 Hypervirulent, carbipenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumonia outbreak in China.
Aug18 ISHD Hemodialysis University, Chicago, IL Sept. 7-9, 2017; with CVC insertion precourse
Aug11 NEJM: Idarucizumab effective for reversal of dabigatran effects.
Aug10 Immunotherapy may arrest damage of beta cells in type 1 diabetes.
Aug10 Fresenius inks deal to acquire NxStage.
Aug10 Gene-editing of pigs increases suitability of their organs for transplant into humans.
Jun13 Can LIF be used to cure autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis? and more?
Jun06 Dr. Fred Coe's Kidney Stone Guide Book - a work in progress.
Jun04 Late-breaking clinical trials at the ERA-EDTA
May02 Novel wireless device accurately measures walking speed.
General Advances Emphasis
featured articles
Seminars in Dialysis
key When and how can nephrologists treat hepatitis C virus infection in dialysis patients? In a most timely article, Davis, Chute, Chung and their colleagues review the various potential indications for the use of the marvelous new hepatitis C drugs in dialysis patients. in the Jan/Feb issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

key Subcutaneous defibrillators for dialysis patients
In this high-risk population for arrhythmias, it is logical to try the use of subcutaneous defibrillators. Tushar Vachharajani and colleagues review the potential indications as well as problems; in the January issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Seminars in Dialysis
key Intradialytic hypertension/chronic hypertension and intradialytic hypotension In this issue devoted primarily to intradialytic hypotension, Van Buren and Inrig discuss how to approach patients in whom blood pressure increases during dialysis; in the Nov/Dec issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

key Management of coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndrome in the chronic kidney disease population -- A review of the current literature.
Drs. Lingel, Srivastava, and Gupta explore this clinically relevant topic in the October issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Seminars in Dialysis
key Clinical aspects of magnesium physiology in patients on dialysis Drs. Misra and Nessim discuss whether serum Mg is too high or too low in dialysis patients, and what the optimum level is; in the Sep/Oct issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Seminars in Dialysis
key Ultrasound-guided cannulation of the hemodialysis arteriovenous access Drs. Ward, Faratro, and McQuillan discuss how use of bedside ultrasound for access cannulation can help increase access longevity; in the Jul/Aug issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Seminars in Dialysis
key Blood pressure management in hemodialysis patients: what we know and what questions remain Drs. Miskulin and Weiner discuss how we should best manage blood pressure, how and when to measure it, and what are the best treatments to us; in the May/June issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

key Special Issue: Iron and anemia in chronic kidney disease: New treatments changing old paradigms
Thirteen groups of authors discuss new information about iron in CKD in this April supplement issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

key Air embolism following removal of hemodialysis catheter
Dr. Sahutoglu and colleagues point out that there is an increased risk of air embolism after removal of a venous HD catheter that can be delayed; in the Jan-Feb issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Seminars in Dialysis
key Scaling UF rate limits to body surface area. Drs. Daugirdas and Schneditz argue that scaling UF rate limits to body weight will result in uneven risk patterns, and be overly restrictive for small patients, and not sufficiently restrictive for large patients; in the Jan/Feb issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Seminars in Dialysis
key Sources of mortality on dialysis with an emphasis on microemboli. Dr. Stegmayr brings up the important point that our blood leak detectors really pass a great number of smaller microemboli during dialysis. The concentration depends on the blood flow rate and also the height of the blood in the venous chamber. This is an unrecognized source of potentially long term side effects that perhaps we should worry more about; in the Nov/Dec issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Seminars in Dialysis
key Are diuretics underutilized in dialysis patients? Drs. Trinh and Bargman discuss the considerable evidence suggesting that the use of diuretics in dialysis patients with substantial residual urine output may be beneficial; in the Sep/Oct issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Seminars in Dialysis
key We do too many parathyroidectomies for calciphylaxis Drs. Nigwekar and Sprague question the risk/benefit ratio of surgical parathyroidectomy for treatment of calciphylaxis, as part of an issue where a variety of common practices in nephrology are questioned; in the Jul/Aug issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Seminars in Dialysis
key Postdialysis fatigue: a frequent and debilitating symptom Drs. Bossola and Tazza review the pathogenesis and potential minimization of this very important symptom in dialysis patients; in the May/Jun issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Seminars in Dialysis
key In quality we trust; but quality of life or quality of care? Drs. Chen, Unruh, and Williams discuss the various definitions of quality, in an issue that is packed with information about efforts to improve outcomes in CKD patients, some written by the CMOs of large dialysis organizations; all in the Mar/Apr issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

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

key   ISHD Hemodialysis University (2017-Chicago) -- (2016-Chicago) -- (2015-Chicago) -- (2014-India) -- (2014-Chicago) -- (2013-Shanghai) -- (2012-Chicago)
key   Advances in CKD (Renal Research Institute) (2017) (2016) (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 Harvard Intensive Review of Nephrology (Brigham Renal Board Review) Course: Selected Lectures (2017) -- (2015) -- (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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