Oct 7, 2019
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 2019
Renal Research Institute (New Orleanas; January, 2019)  


Keynote: Low cost technology to tackle global RRT short fall
Vivekanand Jha, MD

Direct oral anticoagulants in advanced kidney disease An update
Wolfgang Winkelmayer, MD

Overturning paradigms in nephrology
Steven Coca, DO

Novel strategies to control and prevent infections in dialysis patients
Vincent Fischetti, PhD

Harvard Intensive Review of Nephrology 2018
Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Medicine (Boston, MA; August, 2018)  


Membranous Nephropathy
David J. Salant MD

WILEY PUBLISHING, publishers of many journals and books of interest to kidney disease professionals, including the journals Am J Transplantation, Seminars in Dialysis, and Hemodialysis International.
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Advances in CKD 2020
January 21-24, 2020 Lowes Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles, CA.

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Strong relationship between vascular function in the coronary and brachial arteries. A Clinical Coming of Age for the Updated Flow-Mediated Dilation Test? (Hypertens)
Incident left ventricular hypertrophy in masked hypertension (Hypertens)
Pegloticase treatment significantly decreases blood pressure in patients with chronic gout (Hypertens)
Noninvasive estimation of aortic stiffness through different approaches (Hypertens)
Catheter-based splanchnic denervation for treatment of hypertensive cardiomyopathy (Hypertens)
Changes in 24-hour patterns of blood pressure in hypertension following renal denervation therapy (Hypertens)
Concept of extremes in vascular aging from early vascular aging to supernormal vascular aging (Hypertens)
Trends in blood pressure and usual dietary sodium intake among children and adolescents, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003 to 2016 (Hypertens)
Effect of intensive blood pressure reduction on left ventricular mass, structure, function, and fibrosis in the SPRINT-HEART (Hypertens)
Association of intensive vs standard blood pressure control with cerebral white matter lesions (J Am Med Assoc)
Effectiveness of polypill for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases (PolyIran): a pragmatic, cluster-randomised trial (Lancet)
Salt intake and prevalence of overweight/obesity in Japan, China, the United Kingdom, and the United States: the INTERMAP Study (Am J Clin Nutr)
Progressive decline in estimated GFR in patients with sickle cell disease: an observational cohort study (Am J Kidney Dis)
Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination among patients with CKD in the United States (Am J Kidney Dis)
Operationalizing telehealth for home dialysis patients in the United States (Am J Kidney Dis)
Erythrocytosis is associated with intradialytic hypotension: a case series (BMC Nephrol)
Effects of treatment of metabolic acidosis in CKD (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Brain white matter microstructure in end-stage kidney disease, cognitive impairment, and circulatory stress (Hemodial Int)
Continuous renal replacement therapy is associated with acute cardiac stunning in critically ill patients (Hemodial Int)
The association of overhydration with chronic inflammation in chronic maintenance hemodiafiltration patients (Hemodial Int)
Dietary sodium reduction reduces albuminuria: a cluster randomized trial (J Ren Nutr)
Dulaglutide and renal outcomes in type 2 diabetes: an exploratory analysis of the REWIND randomised, placebo-controlled trial (Lancet)
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers, - blockers or both in incident end-stage renal disease patients without cardiovascular disease (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Performance of bleeding risk scores in dialysis patients (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Effect of hemodialysis on extracellular vesicles and circulating submicron particles (BMC Nephrol)
Canagliflozin and cardiovascular and renal outcomes in type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease in primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention groups. Randomized CREDENCE Trial (Circulation)
Higher eGFR at dialysis initiation is not associated with a survival benefit in children (J Am Soc Nephrol)
Long-term safety and efficacy of veverimer in patients with metabolic acidosis in chronic kidney disease: a multicentre, randomised, blinded, placebo-controlled, 40-week extension (Lancet)
Vitamin D supplementation and prevention of type 2 diabetes (N Engl J Med)
A phase 3 randomized trial of voxelotor in sickle cell disease (N Engl J Med)
High rates of protein intake are associated with an accelerated rate of decline of residual kidney function in incident peritoneal dialysis patients (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
All-cause mortality in relation to changes in relative blood volume during hemodialysis (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
An analysis of the impact of fluid overload and fluid depletion for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
The effect of maintaining high hemoglobin levels on long-term kidney function in kidney transplant recipients: a randomized controlled trial (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
The effects of intradialytic exercise on hemodialysis adequacy: A systematic review (Semin Dial)
Addressing myths about exercise in hemodialysis patients (Semin Dial)
An ex vivo test of complement activation on endothelium for individualized eculizumab therapy in hemolytic uremic syndrome (Am J Kidney Dis)
Effects of hydroxychloroquine on proteinuria in IgA nephropathy: a randomized controlled trial (Am J Kidney Dis)
Mycophenolate mofetil versus cyclophosphamide for the induction of remission in nonlife-threatening relapses of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody- associated vasculitis (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Plasma copeptin levels predict disease progression and tolvaptan efficacy in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (Kidney Int)
Rituximab or cyclosporine in the treatment of membranous nephropathy (N Engl J Med)
Proteinuria-associated renal magnesium wasting leads to hypomagnesemia: a common electrolyte abnormality in chronic kidney disease (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
High-dose rituximab and early remission in PLA2R1-related membranous nephropathy (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Conversion from tacrolimus to belatacept improves renal function in kidney transplant patients with chronic vascular lesions in allograft biopsy (Clin Kidney J)
Arginine-stimulated copeptin measurements in the differential diagnosis of diabetes insipidus: a prospective diagnostic study (Lancet)


 H: Pathophysiology -- Sleep, sleep apnea
Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Hemodialysis Patients Using the Crit-Line Monitor
 H: Special problems -- Obesity, Insulin Resistance
Effects of the SGLT-2 Inhibitor Dapagliflozin on Volume Status in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Elevated Albuminuria

 Basic hemodialysis -- Heparinization/anticoagulation
Impact of Bemiparin, a Low Molecular Weight Heparin, in the Oxidative Stress of Patients in Chronic Hemodialysis
Safety and Efficacy of Heparin During Dialysis in the Context of Systemic Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Medications
 Basic hemodialysis -- Adequacy, prescription, urea kinetics
Effect of Vancomycin on Plasma Concentration of Uremic Solutes
The Amino Acid Losses Are Equal Between Pre and Post On-line HDF Under the Same Dialysis Dose (Kt/V)
Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) at Initiation of Hemodialysis and Long Term Mortality
Beta-2 Microglobulin Levels and All-Cause Mortality: Results from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)
 Basic hemodialysis -- Complications (acute)
Lower Rates of Hospital Admissions During a Fluid Management Quality Improvement (QI) Project Utilizing Relative Blood Volume Monitoring (RBV-M) - A Retrospective Database Analysis
All-Cause Mortality in Relation to Intradialytic Relative Blood Volume and Central-Venous Oxygen Saturation Among Hemodialysis Patients
 Basic hemodialysis -- Home hemodialysis
Discrepant Associations of Hemodialysis Intensity and Survival in the Facility and at Home
 Basic hemodialysis -- New dialysis methods, hemodiafiltration
Long Term Effects of Expanded Hemodialysis (HDx) on Clinical and Laboratory Parameters in a Large Cohort of Dialysis Patients
 CRF: Problem Areas -- Outcomes (Morbidity, Mortality)
Using Artificial Intelligence to Help Predict Imminent Hospitalizations in Patients with ESRD
 CRF by problem area -- Cost effectiveness, CQI, Guidelines
In-Hospital Hemodialysis Services Provided by Tele-Nephrologists Using the NxStage System One S
 CRF by problem area -- Progression
Primary Efficacy Analyses from a Phase 2 Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of Bardoxolone Methyl in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
Design of Pentoxifylline in Diabetic Kidney Disease (VA PTXRx)
 CRF by organ system -- Nutrition, Inflammation
Association of Fruit and Vegetable Intake with All-Cause Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients (DIET-HD): A Prospective Cohort Study
 CRF by problem area -- Infections (other than hepatitis, peritonitis)
Hospitalizations for Cryptococcal Meningitis in End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) Patients Without HIV: National Estimates 2006-15
Successful Hepatitis B Seroconversion Using Intradermal Engerix-B in Hemodialysis Patients Unresponsive to Two Courses of Standard Double-Dose Intramuscular Vaccine - Real World Experience
The Clinical Utility of Routine Screening of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms in Hemodialysis Outpatients
Routine Screening for Staphylococcus aureus in Haemodialysis Patients Is It Worthwhile?
Vitamin D and Risk of Infection in Long-Term Dialysis Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
 CRF by problem area -- Anemia/Erythropoietin/Iron
Hospital-Acquired Anemia in Hemodialysis Patients: Opportunities for Improvement
 CRF by problem area -- Bone disease/Ca-P/PTH
Long-Term Safety of Cinacalcet in Pediatric CKD Subjects on Dialysis
 CRF by organ system -- Cardiovascular/Hypertension
Association Between Endothelin-1 Levels and Mortality Among Hemodialysis Patients

 Acid-base/Lytes -- Hypomagnesemia
Changes in Serum Magnesium During Hemodialysis in Three Facility Settings
 ARF etiology -- Hemolytic/uremic syndrome and TTP
Suboptimal Dosing of Initial Eculizumab Therapy in aHUS?
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Minimal change disease
Lower Doses of Prednisolone Are Sufficient for Initial Treatment in Adult- Onset Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Focal, collapsing GN
Collapsing Glomerulopathy in Hepatitis C Virus Positive Patients: A Retrospective Autopsy Study of 95 Cases
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Amyloidosis, fibrillary, immunotactoid
A Clone-Directed Treatment Approach for the Monoclonal Gammopathies of Renal Significance
Chemotherapy Response and 2 Years Follow-Up of Proliferative Glomerulonephritis with Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Deposits (PGNMID)
Significant Reduction in Proteinuria After Treatment with Tafamidis
Role of Liver Transplantation in the Treatment of Fibrinogen Aa-Chain Amyloidosis
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Lupus nephritis
Chronic Changes in Lupus Nephritis Biopsies When to Treat? Could Complement C3c Be an Indicator for Missed Activity?
Outcomes of Pure Membranous Lupus Nephritis in an Urban Predominantly African-American Patient Population
Mycophenolate Mofetil in Lupus Nephritis: Long Term Efficacy and Safety Outcomes
Mycophenolate Mofetil in the Treatment of Chinese Patients with Active Lupus Nephritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Insights from Machine Learning Analysis of Collated Lupus Nephritis Trials
Clinical Outcomes and Response to Anti-Thrombotic Treatment Among Patients with Concomitant Lupus Nephritis and Thrombotic Microangiopathy: A Multicentre Cohort Study
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Diabetes
Intensive Insulin Therapy Reduces Urinary Angiotensinogen in Type 1 Diabetes: A Possible Mechanism of Renoprotection via Renin Angiotensin System (RAS) Downregulation
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Treatment (CEI, indomethacin, lipid drugs)
Adult Outcome of Childhood-Onset Steroid-Dependent Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome in the Rituximab Era
 Transplant -- Transplantation
Immunosuppression in the Failing Allograft: To Wean or Not to Wean?
HLA Desensitization Using Rituximab/Immunoadsorption Before Kidney Transplantation
Incidence, Outcomes, and Predictors of Pregnancy in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Kidney Transplant: Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review
Post-Transplant Survival Among Patients with Pretransplant Treatment for Prostate Cancer
Ten-Year Analysis of Transplant Recipients of High KDPI Kidneys
Patients with a Failed Transplant Derive a Greater Survival Benefit from Transplantation Than Primary Transplant Recipients
Appropriateness and Outcomes of Premature Pre-emptive Renal Transplants (PPRT), i.e. Renal Transplants at GFR>/= 19mL/min
Ferumoxytol-Enhanced MR Angiography (FeMRA) vs CT Angiography (CTA) for the Assessment of Potential Kidney Transplant Recipients