January 19, 2016
ISHD Hemodialysis University, Chicago 2016
(Chicago, IL, September, 2016)  


Welcome Remarks
Madhukar Misra, MD

Unique Patient Populations with ESRD: Malnourished and Morbidly Obese
Klemens B. Meyer, MD

HIF Stabilizers in Anemia Treatment
Steven Fishbane, MD

Advance in Chronic Kidney Disease 2016
Renal Research Institute (Miami, FL; January, 2016)  


Nephrotoxicity of dietary supplements and alternative medicine
Steven Gabardi, PharmD

Brigham Renal Board Review Course 2015
(Boston, MA, August, 2015)  

PARTS 3 and 4

Dialysis Vascular Access - Parts-1 and 2
Dirk Hentschel, MD

Take Home Messages - Transplantation
Anil Chandraker MD

the Renal Research Institute

19th International Conference in Dialysis: Advances in CKD 2017

February 1-3, 2017. Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Click here to view program information or register on-line!

Please visit the Renal Research Institute Website .


Drug-drug interactions with statins and select agents used in patients with cardiovascular disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association (Circulation)
Monotherapy with major antihypertensive drug classes and risk of hospital admissions for mood disorders (Hypertens)
Long-term mortality in hypertensive patients with coronary artery disease (Hypertens)
The CHIPS randomized controlled trial (Control of Hypertension in Pregnancy Study). Is severe hypertension just an elevated blood pressure? (Hypertens)
Resistant hypertension: insights on evaluation and management in the post-SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial) era (Hypertens)
Vitamin E-coated and heparin-coated dialyzer membranes for heparin- free hemodialysis: a multicenter, randomized, crossover trial (Am J Kidney Dis)
Phosphate-binding agents in adults with CKD: a network meta-analysis of randomized trials (Am J Kidney Dis)
Intravenous versus oral iron supplementation for the treatment of anemia in ckd: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis (Am J Kidney Dis)
Echocardiographic parameters during long and short interdialytic intervals in hemodialysis patients (Am J Kidney Dis)
Recommended dietary pattern to achieve adherence to the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) Guidelines: A Scientific Statement of the American Heart Association (Circulation)
Pharmacotherapy of hypertension in chronic dialysis patients (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
The agreement between auscultation and lung ultrasound in hemodialysis patients: The LUST Study (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Effect of hydrocortisone on development of shock among patients with severe sepsis: The HYPRESS randomized clinical trial (J Am Med Assoc)
A nationally representative study of calcific uremic arteriolopathy risk factors (J Am Soc Nephrol)
Dietary management of incremental transition to dialysis therapy: once -weekly hemodialysis combined with low-protein diet (J Ren Nutr)
Malnutrition assessment in hemodialysis patients: role of bioelectrical impedance analysis phase angle (J Ren Nutr)
A more focused approach to phosphorus nutrition education for the adolescent kidney patient (J Ren Nutr)
Vitamin deficiencies in chronic kidney disease, forgotten realms (J Ren Nutr)
Treatment frequency and mortality among incident hemodialysis patients in the United States comparing incremental with standard and more frequent dialysis (Kidney Int)
Vadadustat, a novel oral HIF stabilizer, provides effective anemia treatment in nondialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (Kidney Int)
Solute solver `what if' module for modeling urea kinetics (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Pregnancy in dialysis patients in the new millennium: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis correlating dialysis schedules and pregnancy outcomes (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Sources of mortality on dialysis with an emphasis on microemboli (Semin Dial)
Patiromer decreases serum potassium and phosphate levels in patients on hemodialysis (Am J Nephrol)
Dietary magnesium and kidney function decline: The Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span Study (Am J Nephrol)
Effect of cranberry capsules on bacteriuria plus pyuria among older women in nursing homes: A randomized clinical trial (J Am Med Assoc)
Albuminuria and tolvaptan in autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease: results of the TEMPO 3:4 Trial (Nephrol Dial Transplant)


 H: Pathophysiology -- Salt (sodium, chloride) sensitivity
Dietary Salt Induces Catabolism in Humans
High Salt Intake Induces Muscle Wasting via Catabolic Urea Formation in Mice
 H: Pathophysiology -- Fetal origins, birth weight
Assessment of Total Kidney Volume at Birth as a Surrogate of Nephron Mass
 H: Drug therapy -- ACE inhibitors
Endothelin Induces Aquauresis in Man via an AQP2-Independent Mechanism
 H: Special problems -- Outcomes
Office Blood Pressure Has Similar Associations with ESRD and Death as 24 Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Hypertensive CKD
 H: Special problems -- Endocrine hypertension
Persistent Hyperkalemia Post-Adrenalectomy

 Basic hemodialysis -- Dialysis machines
Catastrophic Hemodialysis Failure Secondary to Hydroxocoblamin Exposure
A Novel Method of Delivering Bicarbonate-Based Dialysis Fluid: A 4-Stream Approach
 Basic hemodialysis -- Adequacy, prescription, urea kinetics
Associations of Dietary Protein Intake with Mortality in Incident Hemodialysis Patients: Using Normalized Protein Catabolic Rate Accounting for Residual Kidney Function
 Basic hemodialysis -- Complications (acute)
Effects of Hemodialysis and Dialysate Potassium on Maximum P Wave Duration and P Wave Dispersion
 CRF: Problem Areas -- Outcomes (Morbidity, Mortality)
Serum Uric Acid Level and Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients
Association of Pre-ESRD Uric Acid with Post-ESRD Mortality: A Transition of Care in CKD Study
 CRF by problem area -- Progression
Protein Intake Is Inversely Associated with Renal Function in Class III and IV CKD: The PROGREDIR Study
 CRF by organ system -- Nutrition, Inflammation
Association of Ascorbic Acid Supplementation with Plasma Ascorbic Acid and Oxalate Levels in Prevalent Hemodialysis Patients
Effect of High Protein Meals during Hemodialysis on Intradialytic Hypotension
 CRF by problem area -- Anemia/Erythropoietin/Iron
Oral Sodium Ferrous Citrate (Fe2) Reduces the Serum Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 Levels of Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients to the Same Extent as Ferric Citrate Hydrate (Fe3)
The Relative Contribution of Lean and Fat Body Mass on Response to Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents in Hemodialysis Patients
Altered Metabolism of Serum Manganese Is Associated with Low Levels of Hemoglobin in the Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Real-World Effectiveness of Biosimilar Epoetin alpha: 2-Year Outcomes in the Monitor-CKD5 Study
 CRF by problem area -- Bone disease/Ca-P/PTH
Modified-Release Calcifediol Is Effective in African-American and Non- African-American Patients with Stage 3-4 CKD, Secondary Hyperparathyroidism and Vitamin D Insufficiency
Baseline 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Level and the Anti-Albuminuric Response to Vitamin D Receptor Activation in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Effect of Vitamin D Receptor Activation and Sodium Restriction on Calcification Propensity and Fibroblast Growth Factor 23: The Virtue-CKD Trial
Surgical Parathyroidectomy Confers a Survival Advantage in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients - Results of the Largest Meta-Analysis
Disparate Actions of Paricalcitol and Cinacalcet on Parathyroid Oxyphil Cell Content in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Oral Calcitriol and Outcomes in Hemodialysis Patients

 Acid-base/Lytes -- Hyponatremia
Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH versus Reset Osmostat: Blind Spots in Classification and Evaluation of Hyponatremia
Is the Fall in Serum [Na] in Response to a Rise in Serum Glucose (Glu) Affected by Prevailing (Glu)?
The Association between Serum Sodium Levels at Hospital Admission and Outcomes among 2.7 Million Hospitalized Patients
Predictors of Rapid Correction of Hyponatremia Caused by the Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone during Treatment with Tolvaptan
Use of Salt Tablets in the Treatment of Mild-to-Moderate Hyponatremia due to Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuresis
 Acid-base/Lytes -- Polyuria
Novel Treatment: Nephrogenic DI
 Acid-base/Lytes -- Hypokalemia
Acquired Gitelman Syndrome from Bendamustine
Hypothermia Induced Hypokalemia and Recovery during Rewarming: Risk for Hyperkalemia
 Acid-base/Lytes -- Hyperkalemia
Association of Potassium Values with Mortality: Data from a Metropolitan Safety-Net Hospital
Serum Potassium and the Risk of Adverse Outcomes: A CKD Prognosis Consortium Meta-Analysis
Long-Term Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate Treatment in Patients with Hyperkalemia: Interim Analysis of an Open-Label Phase 3 Study
Effect of Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate Treatment for Hyperkalemia on Blood Pressure in a Long-Term Open-Label Phase 3 Study
Aldosterone, Renin and Blood Pressure during Patiromer Treatment of Hyperkalemia in CKD
Evaluation of Potential Pharmacodynamic Interactions with Antihypertensive Drugs Given Concomitantly with Patiromer: Pooled Analysis of Phase 2-3 Clinical Trials
 Acid-base/Lytes -- Hypophosphatemia
KRN23, a Fully Human Monoclonal Antibody to FGF23, Reverses Renal Phosphate Wasting and Improves Rickets in Children with X-Linked Hypophosphatemia
 ARF etiology -- Hemolytic/uremic syndrome and TTP
Discontinuation of Eculizumab in a Patient with Atypical HUS
Two Cases of Adult Onset Henoch-Schönlein Purpura with Acute Kidney Injury and Severe Gastrointestinal Manifestations: Successful Treatment with Factor XIII Replacement Therapy
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Amyloidosis, fibrillary, immunotactoid
Intravenous Heroin Use Associated with AA Amyloidosis
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Hepatitis-associated nephropathy
Novel Treatment of HCV Induced Cryoglobulinemia Glomerulonephritis
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Vasculitis (Wegener's PAN, etc.)
ANCA-Associated Glomerulonephritis in the Elderly - Predictors of Outcome
Risk Factors of Treatment-Related Diabetes Mellitus in ANCA Vasculitis
Increased Prevalence of Thyroid Disease in Patients with ANCA Associated Vasculitis
Myeloperoxidase Antibody Positivity in Patients Without Primary Systemic Vasculitis
A Steroid-Sparing Regimen for Remission Induction Therapy in Renal ANCA- Associated Vasculitis
 Nephrolithiasis -- Renal Stones: Etiology
Stone or Pseudo-Stone?
Misidentification of Dihydroxyadenine Kidney Stones by Conventional Stone Analysis Techniques
 Transplant -- Transplantation
Direct-Acting Antivirals for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Multicenter Study
Transplanting Hepatitis C Virus Infected Kidneys into Hepatitis C Positive Recipients in the Direct Acting Antiviral Agents Era
Hepatitis B Virus(HBV) Re-Activation in HBsAg- and HBsAb-Negative and HBcAb- Positive (sAg-sAb-cAb+) Kidney Transplantation(KT) Recipients
Adenovirus Nephritis in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Clinicopathologic Features and Correlation
Clinical Characteristics of Parvovirus B19 Infection in Kidney Transplant Patients
Pure Red Cell Aplasia Related to Human Parvovirus B19 Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Single Center Experience
Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate Treatment of Hyperkalemia in CKD Patients with a Solid Organ Transplant: Data from Two Trials
Urinary Tract Infections in the First Year Post Kidney Transplantation
High Incidence of Arterial and Venous Thrombosis in Patients with ANCA- Associated Vasculitis