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Advances in CKD 2015 (PART 2)   
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
New Orleans, LA; January 2015

HIF-1 modification, iron and EPO
Iain Macdougall, BSc, MD

Novel insights into the relationship between anemia treatments and outcomes
Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer, MD







ISHD Hemodialysis University India 2014. Part 7.   
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
International Society for Hemodialysis
Hyderabad, India; March, 2014


Image guided interventions in dialysis access
Rajah Koppala, MD

Interventional Procedures to Aid Maturation
Gerald A. Beathard, MD

Dr. Shenoy, and Beathard

AV access: Maturation evaluation and long term management
Surendra Shenoy, MD

Closing Ceremony
Dr. Misra, and Nayak


Hypertension, Cardiovascular
Serum uric acid and risk in Hispanics
Pentraxin 3 (CRP-like molecule) and vascular endothelium
Vasoconstricting inhibiting factor (VIF) and AII
Bivalirudin vs. heparin for acute MI
Folic acid helps prevent stroke in Chinese RCT
Low BP and cognitive impairment in the elderly
Artificial AV shunt reduces BP
Intensive diabetes Rx and ocular complications
Anatomical vs. functional testing for CAD
Alirocumab, evolocumab to lower LDL (NEJM)
Safety of ARBs in the elderly is questionable
Low GFR, warfarin, and supratherapeutic INR
Optimal BMI for screening in Asian Americans
Thiazide-like diuretics better than thiazides
Smoke exposure and BP in Peru
Indapamide better than HCTZ
Plasma 18-oxocortisol in primary aldo
Should we treat low testosterone in ESRD?

CKD, Dialysis
High egg diet for diabetics and CV risk
Nutritional vitamin D supplementation in ESRD: RCT
Starting or expanding a home HD program
25-HD prognostic significance due to comorbidity
Testing aluminum levels in dialysis patients not worth it
Frequent home nocturnal HD and catheter bacteremia
Hepatitis B reactivation with immunosuppression
Dialysate cooling benefits brain white matter (RCT)
Catheter locking solutions vs. heparin (meta)
Cinacalcet effects on bone histomorphometry
Modifiable lifestyle and social factors and CKD risk in DM
Burnt sugar cane harvesting and repetitive AKI
Adjunct prednisone for community-acquired pneumonia
Surgical ablation of a.fib during mitral valve surgery
CV risk lower in tall people
Ferric citrate in CKD stage 3-5 and anemia
Cholesterol management guidelines in CKD
What type of pizza for dialysis patients?
Fiber supplementation lowers p-cresol
Intradialytic protein supplementation lowers inflammatory markers
Routine multivitamin supplementation in ESRD (review)
Symbiotic gel lowers GI symptoms in ESRD
Different heating methods for foods and K and P intake
Monitoring vascular access with StenTec and physical exam
Preserving residual kidney function (review)
Clopidogrel use in ESRD

Clinical Nephrology
Hyponatremia after tranadol use
Calcium/phosphorus regulatory hormones and stone risk
Rituximab vs. CYC for ANCA-associated vasculitis
Kidney stones after bariatric surgery
Low serum Mg ups risk of CKD

This update's selected ASN 2014 abstracts

Vanished sodium; Vitamin D3 in kids ok re stone risk; Hypercalciuria in osteoporosis; Morning vs. evening chlorthalidone.

High AV fistula and cardiac biomarkers; Cutting balloons vs. angioplasty; AV fistula physical exam; AV graft outcomes; Bisphenol A in dialyzers; High UF rate bad with cardiomegaly; Natriuretic peptide vs. bioimpedance; Heart rate variability lower in overloaded pts; Dialysate sodium reduction and myocardial stunning; Lowering dialysate sodium unit-wide good; Predialysis BP threshhold for intervention; Distress thermometer; IVC ultrasound for fluid status in the ICU; High-dose dialysis in AKI lowers urine volume; Polymyxin B hemoperfusion in septic shock; Initial serum sodium and outcomes in CRRT; USRDS leaves out key patient groups; Exercise training good; New CKD education tools; Acute kidney injury: vancomycin, iron therapy. Serum calcium reduction in pts on cinacalcet; Ambulatory BP in pediatric HD.

Dihydropyridine vs. nondihydropyridine Ca channel blockers in dialysis pts; Educational intervention effects on maintaining residual kidney function; Implantable loop recorders in HD pts; Mortality after anticoagulation for a. fib; Ankle-brachial index cutoff; Extracellular water excess and outcome in CKD; Peristent fluid overload and outcome in the ICU; CKD and disorders of balance.

Clinical Nephrology
Desmopressin hyponatremia in the elderly; Trimethoprim hyponatremia; Blood gases in arterial vs. venous sample; Alkalosis in critically ill pts; ACEI and serum K in HD pts; Eplerenone in HD pts (RCT); Serum K and CV events in MESA; Serum Mg and mortality; Proton pump inhibitors lower serum Mg in the general population; Low serum Mg and coronary calcification in CKD; PPI and Mg excretion; RAAS blockade and AKI in the ICU; Fluindione-related nephropathy.  (Kidney Week 2014...)

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Updated: May 27, 2015 (May27)
May27 Binding site for PLA2R antibodies identified and blocking molecules synthesized
May23 Leptin sensitizer extracted from Chinese Thunder God vine effective in obese mice.
May20 Paired bacteriophage therapy holds promise against superbugs
May12 Sedasys automated anesthesia delivery system replacing anesthesiologists for minor procedures.
May12 Controversy over ACP guidelines for kidney stone management
May10 Off topic: Cold fusion development history
May08 Putting the brakes on bacterial resistance to antibiotics with targeted antibiotic scheduling.
May07 Word Congress of Nephrology 2015 abstracts and posters
May07 Pioglitazone to massage mitochondria may help delay Alzheimer's disease
May05 Search NKF Spring Clinical Meeting 2015 abstracts
May05 Gut colonization with C. dif. that does not produce toxins to treat C. dif. infection
May01 Abstracts Vascular Access Society, Barcelona, Spain, April, 2015
May01 Are your patients secretly recording your doctor-patient visit?
Apr30 Open source practical manual for implementing home hemodialysis
Apr23 Long coding RNA found that regulates brown fat production
Apr23 Currently approved antihelminthic drug effective against MRSA
Apr21 Subcutaneous islet cell transplantation holds promise
Apr09 Listeria contamination found in Sabra hummus
Apr08 Short stature linked to increased cardiovascular risk
Mar31 Medieval garlic and bile potion disrupts MRSA biofilms
General Advances Emphasis
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...)

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...)

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...)

Thyroid function tests in end stage renal disease.
Drs. Kulkarni and Holley describe the emerging evidence that thyroid dysfunction should be sought and perhaps treated in dialysis patients; in the Nov/Dec issue of Seminars in Dialysis, which has articles about the usefulness of many other laboratory tests in ESKD as well.. (more...)

Hypomagnesemia, chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular mortality: Pronounced association but unproven causation
Dr. Dousdampanis and colleagues review the latest evidence regarding low magnesium and CKD, and whether we should treat it; in the October issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Sailing between Scylla and Charybdis: The high serum K - low dialysate K quandary
Should we use a 3 K bath for most patients? Are 1K and zero K bath's a no-no? Drs. Labriola and Jadoul review the evidence in the Sept/Oct issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

A stepwise approach for the management of poisoning with extracorporeal treatments Few are using hemoperfusion anymore, and poisoning requires an integrated approach. Dr. Ghannoum and colleagues provide a nice overview in the July/Aug issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Hemodialysis for infants, children, and adolescents
Drs. Kaur and Davenport review techniques for performing hemodialysis in children; in the July issue issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Urgent-start peritoneal dialysis: what are the problems and their solutions? Dr. Mahnensmith discusses this new approach to AKI or acute-on-chronic kidney failure, its advantages and potential problems; in the May/June issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Intradialytic hypotension: Frequency, sources of variation and correlation with clinical outcome
Dr. Sands and colleagues delve into large databases to better understand the occurrence and risk factors for intradialytic hypotension; in the April issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Hemodialysis-associated cardiomyopathy: a newly defined disease entity Drs. McIntyre and Odudu describe their latest results regarding myocardial stunning; in the Mar/Apr issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Nonadherence in dialysis patients: prevalence, measurement, outcome, and psychological determinants Dr. Clarke and colleagues review why adherence is so important to outcomes, and methods that have been suggested to improve this problem; in the Jan/Feb issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Approach to prophylactic measures for central venous catheter- related infections in hemodialysis: A critical review
Dr. Silva and colleagues go over what we know works, and which treatments are still experimental; in the Jan-Feb issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Infrequent dialysis: a new paradigm for hemodialysis initiation Dr. Rhee and colleagues present a novel idea; starting out with twice-a-week dialysis in incident patients with substantial residual kidney function, and discuss potential benefits vs. risks. in the Nov/Dec issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

  SUMMARIES of Recent Slide/Audio Symposia in reverse chronological order

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



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