December 2, 2018
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 2018
Renal Research Institute (Lake Buena Vista, FL; February, 2018)  


Visions in a crystal ball: The future of peritoneal dialysis
Joanne M Bargman, MD

Osteoporosis in patients with CKD
David Bushinsky, MD

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

PART 8 (final)

Chronic Pain and Symptom Management / Narcotics Management of Insomnia, Restless Legs, and Pruritis In Dialysis Patients
Rupesh Raina, MD

Management of Insomnia, Restless Legs, and Pruritis
Sara A. Combs, MD

Closing Remarks and Summaries
Madhukar Misra, MD

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

PART 8 (final)

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)
Jean Francis, MD

the Renal Research Institute

21st International Conference in Dialysis: Advances in CKD 2019

January 15 - 18, 2019. Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Click here to view program information or register on-line!

Please visit the Renal Research Institute Website .


Association of blood pressure measurements with peripheral artery disease events: reanalysis of the ALLHAT Data (Circulation)
Cardiovascular and renal outcomes with canagliflozin according to baseline kidney function (Circulation)
Fully automated echocardiogram interpretation in clinical practice (Circulation)
Posaconazole-induced hypertension and hypokalemia due to inhibition of the 11-hydroxylase enzyme (Clin Kidney J)
Aspirin outcome studies in the elderly and in patients with diabetes NEJM (N Engl J Med)
Morning home blood pressure and cardiovascular events in a Japanese general practice population over 80 years old: The J-HOP Study (Am J Hypertens)
APOL1-associated nephropathy: a key contributor to racial disparities in CKD (Am J Kidney Dis)
Association of smoking status with mortality and hospitalization in hemodialysis patients (Am J Kidney Dis)
Resistant hypertension: detection, evaluation, and management: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association (Hypertens)
CKD and sedentary time: Results From the Canadian Health Measures Survey (Am J Kidney Dis)
The successful use of apixaban in dialysis patients with calciphylaxis who require anticoagulation: a retrospective analysis (Am J Nephrol)
Effects of sacubitril/valsartan versus irbesartan in patients with chronic kidney disease: a randomized double-blind trial (Circulation)
Outcomes associated with apixaban use in patients with end-stage kidney disease and atrial fibrillation in the United States (Circulation)
Biocompatible solutions and long-term changes in peritoneal solute transport (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Effect of treatment of metabolic acidosis on vascular endothelial function in patients with CKD (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
The relationship between intradialytic hypotension and hospitalized mesenteric ischemia (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Kidney function decline in patients with CKD and untreated hepatitis C infection (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Proton pump inhibitors, histamine-2 receptor antagonists, and hip fracture risk among patients on hemodialysis (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Evaluation of the efficacy of a medium cut-off dialyser and comparison with other high-flux dialysers in conventional HD and ol-HDF (Clin Kidney J)
Online measurement of hemodialysis adequacy using effective ionic dialysance of sodium - a review of its principles, applications, benefits, and risks (Hemodial Int)
Timing of renal-replacement therapy in patients with acute kidney injury and sepsis (N Engl J Med)
Phase 2b controlled trial of M72/AS01E vaccine to prevent tuberculosis (N Engl J Med)
Perspectives on symptom experiences and symptom reporting among individuals on hemodialysis (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Greater fluid overload and lower interdialytic weight gain are independently associated with mortality in a large international hemodialysis population (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Impact of residual kidney function on hemodialysis adequacy and patient survival (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Large uremic toxins: an unsolved problem in end-stage kidney disease (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Maintenance of certification, self-regulation, and the decline of physician autonomy (Am J Kidney Dis)
Risk of progression of nonalbuminuric CKD to end-stage kidney disease in people with diabetes: The CRIC (Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort) Study (Am J Kidney Dis)
Missed hemodialysis treatments: international variation, predictors, and outcomes in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) (Am J Kidney Dis)
Kidney damage biomarkers and incident chronic kidney disease during blood pressure reduction: a case - control study (Ann Intern Med)
Empagliflozin and kidney function decline in patients with type 2 diabetes: a slope analysis from the EMPA-REG OUTCOME Trial (J Am Soc Nephrol)
Association of chronic kidney disease with allopurinol use in gout treatment (JAMA Intern Med)
Eliminating the need for routine monthly postdialysis serum urea nitrogen measurement: A method for monitoring Kt/V and normalized PCR using conductivity determined dialyzer clearance (Semin Dial)
Ultrafiltration rate in conventional hemodialysis: Where are the limits and what are the consequences? (Semin Dial)
Biological variability of estimated GFR and albuminuria in CKD (Am J Kidney Dis)
Efficacy of belimumab for active lupus nephritis in a young Hispanic woman intolerant to standard treatment: a case report (BMC Nephrol)
Metformin in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: experimental hypothesis or clinical fact? (BMC Nephrol)
Peripheral blood B cell depletion after rituximab and complete response in lupus nephritis (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Blood pressure targets in perioperative care: provisional considerations based on a comprehensive literature review (Hypertens)
Efficacy and safety of ustekinumab, an IL-12 and IL-23 inhibitor, in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus: results of a multicenter RCT (Lancet)
Immunosuppressive treatment for proliferative lupus nephritis: summary of a Cochrane Review (Am J Kidney Dis)
Urea for the treatment of hyponatremia (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
DUET: A phase 2 study evaluating the efficacy and safety of sparsentan in patients with FSGS (J Am Soc Nephrol)
Effect of increased daily water intake in premenopausal women with recurrent urinary tract infections: a randomized clinical trial (JAMA Intern Med)


 H: Pathophysiology -- Salt (sodium, chloride) sensitivity
Intense Renal Sodium Retention in Healthy Individuals Subjected to a Potassium Deprived Diet
Sodium Concentration in Tissues of Dialysis Patients
 H: Pathophysiology -- Coagulation abnormalities
Benefits and Harms of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in CKD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
 H: Drug therapy -- ACE inhibitors
Should RAAS Inhibition Be Discontinued in Children with Advanced CKD? Results of the 4C Study
 H: Special problems -- Patients with lipid disorders
Efficacy and Safety of Evolocumab in CKD: Data from the FOURIER Trial
 H: Special problems -- Obesity, Insulin Resistance
CKD Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes and Moderate-to-Severe CKD Treated with Dulaglutide Versus Insulin Glargine: AWARD-7
Does Glucose Control Influence the Effect of Empagliflozin on Kidney Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)? Insights from the EMPA-REG OUTCOME? Trial
Prediction of the Effect of Dapagliflozin on Renal and Heart Failure Outcomes Based on Short-Term Changes in Multiple Risk Markers
Effect of Canagliflozin on Cardiovascular and Renal Outcomes across KDIGO Risk Categories: Analysis from the CANVAS Program

 Basic hemodialysis -- Vascular Access: graft/fistula
Efficacy of Mupirocin Prophylaxis for Prevention of Bacteremia in Home Hemodialysis Patients Using Buttonhole Technique for Cannulation
Does Sex Matter? The Transcriptomics of Sex Differences in Arteriovenous Fistula Failure
Favorable Cardiac Remodeling Following Ligation of Arteriovenous Fistula in Stable Renal Transplant Recipients: A Randomized Controlled Study
 Basic hemodialysis -- Adequacy, prescription, urea kinetics
Impact of Rescheduling a Missed Hemodialysis Treatment on Clinical Outcomes
 Basic hemodialysis -- Complications (acute)
Association of Ultrafiltration Rate and Decline in Residual Kidney Function among Thrice-Weekly Hemodialysis Patients
 Basic hemodialysis -- New dialysis methods, hemodiafiltration
Polymyxin Hemoperfusion Shows No Benefits on Kidney Outcomes in Severe Sepsis Patients
 CRF: Problem Areas -- Rehabilitation, exercise, quality of life
Intramuscle Fat Infiltration in Non-Dialysis CKD: Clinical Determinants and Association with Mortality
 CRF by problem area -- Progression
RAAS Inhibitors and Risk of ESRD and Mortality in Advanced CKD
Real World Dosing Practices of Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System Inhibitors Is Associated with Risk of Adverse Clinical Events in CKD Patients
 CRF by organ system -- Nutrition, Inflammation
Pro-Inflammatory Diets Increase Risk of ESRD in US Adults with CKD
Dietary Fiber Intake, Myocardial Injury, and Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events among ESRD Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study
Resistant Starch Supplementation Reduces Indoxyl Sulfate Levels in Hemodialysis Patients: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Crossover, Placebo- Controlled Study
 CRF by problem area -- Infections (other than hepatitis, peritonitis)
Reduction in Nephrotoxic Antimicrobial Exposure Decreases Associated AKI in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients (HSCT)
 CRF by problem area -- Drug use in CRF
The Comparative Cardiac Safety of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) in the Hemodialysis (HD) Population
 CRF by organ system -- Neurological
Opioid and Benzodiazepines Use in Patients on Hemodialysis
Prevalence, Indications, and Risks of Muscle Relaxant Use among Hemodialysis Patients

 Acid-base/Lytes -- Metabolic acidosis
Serum Bicarbonate Level and Coronary Artery Calcification ? A Report from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study
Urine Citrate Excretion Reliably and Non-Invasively Identifies Acid Retention in CKD 2 Patients without Metabolic Acidosis
 Assessing renal function -- Urine/plasma creatinine, osmolality, sodium, urea
The Furosemide Stress Test Predicts Severe AKI: A Multicenter Validation
 Etiologic index -- Reduced circulatory volume/sepsis/hepatorenal
Reducing the Incidence of Post CABG AKI by Early Intervention Guided by Novel Urinary Biomarker (TIMP-2, IGFBP-7): An Institutional Experience
Impact of Intensive Glycemic Control in the Development of AKI after Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial
One-Year Mortality Follow-Up in Subjects Treated with QPI-1002 at Risk of AKI Following Cardiac Surgery (CS)
Mortality Outcomes Related to Acute Declines in eGFR following RAAS Inhibition in Patients with Heart Failure
Associations of Tubular Injury, Inflammation, and Repair Biomarkers with AKI in the SPRINT Trial
Renal Ischemia Resistant Rat Strains and Ischemic Preconditioned (IPC) Kidneys Share Upregulated Mitochondria Proteins
 ARF etiology -- Hemolytic/uremic syndrome and TTP
Outcomes of Kidney Transplant Patients with Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Treated with Eculizumab: A Meta-Analysis
Thrombotic Microangiopathy Frequency in Patients with Atypical HUS: Discontinuing vs Remaining on Eculizumab Treatment
Dutch Initiative to Improve Therapy and Economize Healthcare in Atypical HUS
Hypertension or Complement-Associated Thrombotic Microangiopathy Diagnostic Implications and Response to Eculizumab
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Nephrotic syndrome in children
CD-19 Targeted Rituximab Is Safe and Effective in Adult Steroid Dependent/Resistant but Calcineurin Inhibitor Dependent Podocytopathy
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Membranous GN
Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Primary Membranous Nephropathy using Phospholipase A2 Receptor Antibodies
Long-Term Effects of Sparsentan, a Dual Angiotensin and Endothelin Receptor Antagonist in Primary Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS): Interim 84- Week Analysis of the DUET Trial
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Amyloidosis, fibrillary, immunotactoid
Outcomes of Kidney Transplantation in AL Amyloidosis Patients
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Light-chain disease/myeloma
Treatment Response in Proliferative Glomerulonephritis with Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Deposits
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Treatment (CEI, indomethacin, lipid drugs)
Nephrotic Syndrome Is Significantly Associated with Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke
 Transplant -- Transplantation
Impact of Obesity on Kidney Transplant Outcomes: A Paired-Kidney Analysis
Genome-Wide Non-HLA Incompatibility between Donor and Recipient Contributes to Kidney Allograft Attrition
A Phase-I Clinical Trial of Donor-Derived MIC Cell Infusion for the Induction of Donor-Specific Hyporesponsiveness after Living Donor Kidney Transplantation (TOL-1 Study)
Clinical Utilization of Donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA (AlloSure) for Monitoring Kidney Transplants: The Colorado Experience
Characteristics and Outcomes of Deceased Donor Kidney Transplants Performed in the US Based on Donor HCV NAT and Recipient HCV Ab Status
 Cancer -- Renal and urinary tract cancers
Renal Immune Related Adverse Events in Patients Treated with PD-1 Inhibitors: An Emerging Complication of Immunotherapy