April 30, 2018
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 2018
Renal Research Institute (Lae Buena Vista, FL; February, 2018)  


Welcome/Program Overview
Peter Kotanko, MD

Magnesium in CKD - Should we Care?
Frank van der Sande, MD

Introduction to KDIGO
John Davis

2017 KDIGO CKD-MBD Guidelines
Geoffrey A. Block, MD

Keynote Lecture: Impact of Climate Change on Health Outcomes
Patrick L. Kinney, ScD

ISHD Hemodialysis University 2017
International Society for Hemodialysis (Chicago, IL; September, 2017)  


Management of Hyperkalemia in Hemodialysis Patients
Patrick H. Pun MD

ISHD Hemodialysis University 2017
International Society for Hemodialysis (Chicago, IL; September, 2017)  


What Blood Pressure Medicines to Use, and Measurements to Follow
Rajiv Agarwal, MD

Use of Statins: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Dialysis Patients
Bertram Kasiske, MD

Ultrafiltration Rate Control
James L. Pirkle, Jr., MD

Harvard Intensive Review of Nephrology 2017
Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Medicine (Boston, MA; August, 2017)  


Coronary Artery Disease and Renal Disease
David Charytan, MD

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Echocardiographic left ventricular reverse remodeling after 18 months of antihypertensive treatment in stage I hypertension. results from the Prever-Treatment Study (Am J Hypertens)
Identification of the optimal protocol for automated office blood pressure measurement among patients with treated hypertension (Am J Hypertens)
Effects of intensive blood pressure treatment on acute kidney injury events in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) (Am J Kidney Dis)
Prognostic impact of mild hypokalemia in terms of death and stroke in the general population-a prospective population study (Am J Med)
Prevention, detection, evaluation, and management of high blood pressure in adults: Synopsis of the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association hypertension guideline (Ann Intern Med)
Device closure versus medical therapy alone for patent foramen ovale in patients with cryptogenic stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Ann Intern Med)
The GATEWAY randomized trial (Gastric Bypass to Treat Obese Patients With Steady Hypertension) (Circulation)
Targeted microbiome intervention by microencapsulated delayed-release niacin beneficially affects insulin sensitivity in humans (Diabet Care)
Metformin treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease stages 3a, 3b, or 4 (Diabet Care)
Pulse wave velocity predicts the progression of blood pressure and development of hypertension in young adults (Hypertens)
Strategies for achieving healthy vascular aging (Hypertens)
Catheter-based renal nerve ablation as a novel hypertension therapy (Hypertens)
Estimated 24-hour urinary sodium and potassium excretion in US adults (J Am Med Assoc)
The myth of water and salt: from aquaretics to tenapanor (J Ren Nutr)
Cardiovascular safety of febuxostat or allopurinol in patients with gout (N Engl J Med)
Intradialytic hypertension frequency and short-term clinical outcomes among individuals receiving maintenance hemodialysis (Am J Hypertens)
Update on anemia in ESRD and earlier stages of CKD: Core curriculum 2018 (Am J Kidney Dis)
Hemodialysis self-management intervention randomized trial (HED- SMART): A Practical low-intensity intervention to improve adherence and clinical markers in patients receiving hemodialysis (Am J Kidney Dis)
Uric acid and the risks of kidney failure and death in individuals with CKD (Am J Kidney Dis)
US Renal Data System 2017 Annual Data Report: Epidemiology of kidney disease in the United States (Am J Kidney Dis)
Comparison of patient survival between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis among patients eligible for both modalities (Am J Kidney Dis)
Presence of kidney disease as an outcome predictor in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (Am J Nephrol)
Effect of the opioid crisis on the donor pool for kidney transplantation: an analysis of national kidney deceased donor trends from 2010-2016 (Am J Nephrol)
What we do and do not know about women and kidney diseases; questions unanswered and answers unquestioned: reflection on world kidney day and International Women's Day (Am J Nephrol)
Diagnosis, evaluation, prevention, and treatment of chronic kidney disease - mineral and bone disorder: Synopsis of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes 2017 CP guideline update (Ann Intern Med)
Effects of dialysate to serum sodium alignment in chronic hemodialysis patients: retrospective cohort study from a quality improvement project (BMC Nephrol)
International external validation study of the 2014 European Society of Cardiology guidelines on sudden cardiac death prevention in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (EVIDENCE-HCM) (Circulation)
Extended duration nocturnal hemodialysis and changes in plasma metabolite profiles (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Weekly standard Kt/Vurea and clinical outcomes in home and in-center hemodialysis (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Trendy energy drinks and the renal diet (J Ren Nutr)
The impact of additives on the phosphorus, potassium, and sodium content of commonly consumed meat, poultry, and fish products among patients with chronic kidney disease (J Ren Nutr)
Long-term outcomes associated with implantable cardioverter defibrillator in adults with chronic kidney disease (JAMA Intern Med)
Taurolidine-based catheter lock regimen significantly reduces overall costs, infection, and dysfunction rates of tunneled hemodialysis catheters (Kidney Int)
Effect of frequent dialysis on renal recovery: results from the Acute Renal Failure Trial Network Study (Kidney Int Rep)
Prediction equation for calculating residual kidney urea clearance using urine collections for different hemodialysis treatment frequencies and interdialytic intervals (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
High doses of cholecalciferol alleviate the progression of hyperparathyroidism in patients with CKD Stages 3-4: results of a 12-week double-blind, randomized, controlled study (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Management of hepatitis C virus infection in patients with advanced kidney disease (Hemodial Int)
Low incidence of end-stage renal disease in childhood-onset type 1 diabetes followed for up to 42 years (Diabet Care)
Magnesium and risk of hip fracture among patients undergoing hemodialysis (J Am Soc Nephrol)
Hydrocortisone plus fludrocortisone for adults with septic shock (N Engl J Med)
Balanced crystalloids versus saline in critically ill adults (N Engl J Med)


 H: Pathophysiology -- Sleep, sleep apnea
Effect of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis-Guided Comparing with Standard Clinical-Guided Dry Weight Assessment on Sleep Quality in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients
 H: Special problems -- Ethnic populations
Ethnic Differences in Mortality among Veterans with Kidney Disease: A 13- Year National Longitudinal Cohort Study

 Basic hemodialysis -- Dialysis machines
Detection of Chlorite in Dialysis Water, an Unrecognized Safety Issue
 Basic hemodialysis -- Adequacy, prescription, urea kinetics
HEMO Study Results Suggest that ?Clinically Negligible? Residual Kidney Function (RKF) Is a Significant Contributor to Uremic Solute Clearance
 Basic hemodialysis -- Complications (acute)
Ultrafiltration Profiling: Association with Clinical Outcomes among Incident Dialysis Patients
Effect of Low Dialysate Temperature on Blood Pressure During SLED in Patients with AKI
 Basic hemodialysis -- Home hemodialysis
Extended Weekly Hemodialysis Hours Selectively Improves Kidney Disease- Specific Quality of Life: A Secondary Analysis of the ACTIVE Dialysis Trial
 CRF: Problem Areas -- Outcomes (Morbidity, Mortality)
First-Year Mortality among Patients Initiating Hemodialysis with a Functional Arteriovenous Fistula Compared with Peritoneal Dialysis
Effect of Lower BMI on Mortality Risk in Older Patients Starting Dialysis Is Time-Dependent
 CRF by problem area -- Cost effectiveness, CQI, Guidelines
Effects of Predictive Modeling Assisted Care Interventions on Hospitalization Rates in Hemodialysis Patients
 CRF by problem area -- Etiology
Molecular Re-Classification of CKD Based on Kidney Transcriptomics Profiles
 CRF by problem area -- Progression
Randomized Controlled Clinical Study to Prevent Decline in Renal Function and Nutritional Status in Predialysis Patients Using Ketoanalogue Supplementation
Vascular Access Creation Decelerates Renal Function Decline and Its Determinant Factors
Plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels and Renal Function Decline in African Americans
Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Prognosis of CKD
 CRF by organ system -- Nutrition, Inflammation
Effects of Resistant Starch Supplementation on Inflammatory and Oxidative Stress Status in Hemodialysis Patients: A Pilot Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
Thiamine Deficiency in End-Stage CKD Patients
 CRF by problem area -- Infections (other than hepatitis, peritonitis)
Direct-Acting Oral Antiviral Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Is Associated with an Interim Increase in Serum Creatinine Levels
 CRF by problem area -- Acid-base in dialysis
Effect of Statin Therapy on Markers of Thrombosis and Inflammation in ESRD
 CRF by problem area -- Bone disease/Ca-P/PTH
Severe Vitamin D Deficiency Is a Risk Factor for Renal Hyperfiltration
 CRF by problem area -- Drug use in CRF
Hydralazine-Associated Death and CKD
Tramadol Induced Severe Hypoglycemia in a Non Diabetic ESRD Patient
Proton Pump Inhibitors and Risk of CKD: A Meta-analysis
 CRF by organ system -- Neurological
Opioid Overdose Hospitalizations with Patients with ESRD ? Nationwide Trends and Outcomes
 CRF by organ system -- Endocrine
Hypothyroidism: A Known but Neglected Cause of AKI
Thyroid Status and Body Composition in a Prospective Hemodialysis Cohort

 Assessing renal function -- Creatinine clearance
Performance of a Pure Metabolite Panel Estimate of GFR (accuGFR)
 Acid-base/Lytes -- Hyponatremia
Cognitive Function and Hyponatremia: Baseline Data from the SPRINT Trial
 Acid-base/Lytes -- Hypomagnesemia
Associations between Dialysate Magnesium, Serum Magnesium, and Mortality: A Retrospective Cohort Study of the Monitoring Dialysis Outcomes (MONDO) Initiative
 Acid-base/Lytes -- Hyperphosphatemia
Admission Hyperphosphatemia Increases Risk of AKI in Hospitalized Patients
 ARF etiology -- Hemolytic/uremic syndrome and TTP
Overlap of C3 Glomerulonephritis and Thrombotic Microangiopathy
 ARF etiology -- Radiocontrast media
Calculating Maximum Allowable Contrast Dose to Minimize Contrast Induced Nephropathy Following Coronary Angiography: Comparison of Validated Methods with Implications for Practice
Furosemide Stress Test and Renal Angina Index for the Prediction of AKI
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- IgA Nephropathy
Short-Term Anti-Proteinuric Effect of Tacrolimus Is Not Related to Preservation of Glomerular Filtration Rate during 5 Year-Follow Up Period in IgA Nephropathy
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Lupus nephritis
The Ability of Serial Spot Urine Protein/Creatinine Ratios to Correctly Identify Proteinuria Trend in Lupus Nephritis Varies Greatly from Patient to Patient
Impact of Extraglomerular Involvement on Clinical Presentation and Outcomes in Patients with Lupus Nephritis
Comparison of Tacrolimus and Mycophenolate Mofetil for Induction of Remission in Lupus Nephritis in Thailand: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial
Occurrence of IgA Nephropathy with Lupus Nephritis
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Light-chain disease/myeloma
Carfilzomib Treatment and AKI in Patients with Multiple Myeloma
Renal Outcomes in Proliferative Glomerulonephritis with Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Deposits
Renal Biopsy Results from Patients with Multiple Myeloma ? Data from a Comprehensive National Cancer Institute: A 10 Year MD Anderson Experience
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Vasculitis (Wegener's PAN, etc.)
Combination Therapy with Rituximab and Cyclophosphamide for Remission Induction in ANCA Vasculitis
Plasmapheresis, Rituximab, and Low-Dose Cyclophosphamide for Remission Induction Therapy in Severe ANCA-Associated Vasculitis
 Cystic disease -- Hereditary polycystic disease
Polycystic Kidney Disease Is Significantly Associated with Alzheimer Dementia RiskPropensity Score Matched Analysis of a Nationwide, Population- Base Cohort
 Nephrolithiasis -- Renal Stones: Treatment
Pyridoxine Lowers Urine Oxalate in Kidney Stone Formers with Enteric Hyperoxaluria
 Transplant -- Transplantation
Very Low Levels of Microscopic Hematuria in Potential Living Kidney Donors Is Associated with Pathology That Precludes Donation
Highly Sensitized Patients at Miami Transplant Institute: An Update
Ultrasound and CT Guided Kidney Transplant Biopsies: Evaluating Complications
Rituximab in Antibody Mediated Rejection: Delayed Benefit for Graft Survival?
Use of Body Surface Area Corrected GFR results in Inappropriate Valganciclovir Dosing in Kidney Transplant Recipients