Jun 14, 2018
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 2018
Renal Research Institute (Lae Buena Vista, FL; February, 2018)  


Bringing home the bacon: Update on the state of kidney xenotransplantation
David K.C. Cooper, MD

Practical steps nephrologists can take to increase transplantation rate
Seychelle Yohanna, MD

Debate: Management of elderly patients with RPGN
Gerald B. Appel, MD vs. Vladimir Tesar, MD

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


ACCESS SURVEILLANCE - DEBATE: Prophylactic PTA for AV Fistula Venous Stenosis
Anil K. Agarwal, MD vs. Loay Salman, MD

ACCESS SURVEILLANCE - Placement of A/V Fistulas in Elderly Patients / When a Venous Catheter May Be Indicated
Tushar Vachharajani, MD

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


Cancer and Acute Kidney Injury
Albert Q. Lam, MD

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Editor's Announcement

Please plan on attending the 2018 Harvard Medical School Intensive Review of Nephrology Course, which will be held Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, August 6-10, 2018. Course Brochure

ISHD HEMODIALYSIS UNIVERSITY, cosponsored by the NKF Illinois
Please save the date for the ISHD Chicago 2018 Hemodialysis University this coming October 12-13, 2018.
Please come to the wonderful Hemodialysis University that the ISHD has planned for September in Chicago. The program is being held this year in conjunction with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. Up to 14 CME / CEU contact hours will be available for participants. Chicago is beautiful in October!


Early worsening of renal function after treatment with antihyperglycemic drugs: a consistent finding in large-scale trials (Am J Med)
Benefit of adding ezetimibe to statin therapy on cardiovascular outcomes and safety in patients with versus without diabetes mellitus: results from IMPROVE-IT (Circulation)
Leptin-aldosterone-neprilysin axis: identification of its distinctive role in the pathogenesis of the three phenotypes of heart failure in people with obesity (Circulation)
Current challenges and opportunities in the prevention and management of diabetic foot ulcers (Diabet Care)
Assessment of the fullPIERS risk prediction model in women with early-onset preeclampsia (Hypertens)
Tenecteplase versus alteplase before thrombectomy for ischemic stroke (N Engl J Med)
A cluster-randomized trial of blood-pressure reduction in Black barbershops (N Engl J Med)
Health insurance and the use of peritoneal dialysis in the United States (Am J Kidney Dis)
Caring for undocumented immigrants with kidney disease (Am J Kidney Dis)
Telenephrology: providing healthcare to remotely located patients with chronic kidney disease (Am J Nephrol)
Metformin associated lactic acidosis: a case series of 28 patients treated with sustained low-efficiency dialysis (SLED) and long-term follow-up (BMC Nephrol)
Effects of dialysate to serum sodium alignment in chronic hemodialysis patients: retrospective cohort study from a quality improvement project (BMC Nephrol)
A novel citrate-based protocol versus heparin anticoagulation for sustained low-efficiency dialysis in the ICU: safety, efficacy, and cost (BMC Nephrol)
Association of statin dose with amputation and survival in patients with peripheral artery disease (Circulation)
Cardiovascular outcomes and risks after initiation of a sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor: results from the EASEL population- based cohort study (Circulation)
The nature, consequences, and management of neurological disorders in chronic kidney disease (Hemodial Int)
Cluster-randomized trial of devices to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infection (J Am Soc Nephrol)
Hemodialysis induces an acute decline in cerebral blood flow in elderly patients (J Am Soc Nephrol)
Primary outcomes of the Monitoring in Dialysis Study indicate that clinically significant arrhythmias are common in hemodialysis patients and related to dialytic cycle (Kidney Int)
High and low sodium intakes are associated with incident chronic kidney disease in patients with normal renal function and hypertension (Kidney Int)
Saline shortages - many causes, no simple solution (N Engl J Med)
Mortality risk in patients on hemodiafiltration versus hemodialysis: a `real-world' comparison from the DOPPS (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Validation of echocardiographic criteria for the clinical diagnosis of heart failure in chronic kidney disease (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Business of dialysis and the role of the medical director (Semin Dial)
Effects of hydroxychloroquine on proteinuria in immunoglobulin A nephropathy (Am J Nephrol)
Direct-acting antiviral prophylaxis in kidney transplantation from hepatitis C virus-infected donors to noninfected recipients: an open- label nonrandomized trial (Ann Intern Med)
European ADPKD Forum multidisciplinary position statement on autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease care (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Catheter-based renal denervation as therapy for chronic severe kidney- related pain (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Hypercalcemia: etiology and management (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Safety and effectiveness of restrictive eculizumab treatment in atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome (Nephrol Dial Transplant)


 Basic hemodialysis -- Dialyzers
Influence of Dialysis Membranes on Bisphenol A Serum Levels in Online Hemodiafiltration
 Basic hemodialysis -- Adequacy, prescription, urea kinetics
24-Hour Urine Volume May Be a Practical and Convenient Method of Monitoring Change in Native Kidney Function in Patients on In-Center HD
Seven Days a Week Dialysis Service to Achieve an Effective In-Center Short Daily Hemodialysis Program
Control of Uremic Solute Levels in Smaller Pediatric Hemodialysis Patients
Prediction of Residual Renal Function (RRF) in Hemodialysis (HD) and Hemodiafiltration (HDF)
Residual Urine Volume in Hemodialysis Patients: International Trends, Predictors, and Outcomes in the DOPPS
 Basic hemodialysis -- Complications (acute)
A Mystery Case of Blood Leak Alarm Triggering
Change in Ultrafiltration Volume in Incremental Hemodialysis
ECW/TBW Determined by Three Bioimpedance Devices: A Comparative Study in Hemodialysis Patients and Healthy Subjects
 Basic hemodialysis -- Reuse, theory and practice
Dialyzer Reuse in Prevalent Hemodialysis Patients: Mortality and Clinical Outcomes
 Basic hemodialysis -- Home hemodialysis
Use of an NxStage Machine at Home for Vegetative, Disabled, and Home Bound Dialysis Patients: A Preliminary Result of a Unique Experience
Application of Extended Home Hemodialysis with the NxStage System One
 Basic hemodialysis -- New dialysis methods, hemodiafiltration
Enhanced Phosphate Clearance of Dialyzers by Membrane Inner Surface Structure Optimization
UK Clinical Experiences of a New Expanded Hemodialysis Therapy with a Novel Medium Cut-Off Dialyzer
 Basic peritoneal dialysis -- PD solutions, equipment
Prospective, Randomized, Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Controlled, 2-Period, Two-Treatment, Crossover, Phase II Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Alanyl-Glutamine in PD
 Basic peritoneal dialysis -- Complications of PD
Metformin Ameliorates the Phenotype Transition of Peritoneal Mesothelial Cells and Peritoneal Fibrosis via a Modulation of Oxidative Stress
 CRF: Problem Areas -- Outcomes (Morbidity, Mortality)
Association of Gender with the Utilization of Peritoneal Dialysis
 CRF: Problem Areas -- Rehabilitation, exercise, quality of life
A Six Month Program of Intradialytic Exercise Is Effective in Reducing Length of Hospital Stay in Hemodialysis Patients
 CRF by organ system -- Nutrition, Inflammation
Correlation between Changes in Body Mass Index and Mortality in Patients Undergoing Long Intermittent Hemodialysis without Dietary Restriction
Dietary Sodium Intake and Clinical Outcomes in Hemodialysis Patients
 CRF by problem area -- Anemia/Erythropoietin/Iron
Evaluating Iron Overload in Haemodialysis Patients with MRI T2
A 29-Day Safety, Efficacy, and Pharmacodynamic Study of a Hypoxia-Inducible Factor Prolyl Hydroxylase Inhibitor, Daprodustat, Administered TIW in Anemic Subjects on HD
Pharmacokinetics of Ferric Pyrophosphate Citrate (Triferic) in Pediatric CKD -5HD Patients
Low-Dose Iron Treatment and Erythropoiesis Efficiency in Hemodialysis Patients with Anemia Treated by Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents
Roxadustat Treatment of CKD Anemia Is Not Influenced by Inflammation
 CRF by problem area -- Bone disease/Ca-P/PTH
A Twelve Month Retrospective Analysis of Corrected Serum Calcium (CSC) and Parathyroid Hormone (iPTH) in Patients Hemodialyzed with Citrate Acidified Dialysate (CD)
The Specificity of Histologic Findings in Calciphylaxis
Parathyroidectomy (PTX), KDOQI Targets, PTH Lowering Therapies, and Mortality in a Cohort of Italian Dialysis (D) Patients: A Multicenter Observational Study
PPI Use Is Associated with Higher Prevalence of Bone Fractures and Mortality in Young Hemodialysis Patients
 CRF by problem area -- Drug use in CRF
Antibiotics: A Novel Factor Associated with Tacrolimus Trough Variability in Kidney Transplantation
 CRF by organ system -- Cardiovascular/Hypertension
Effect of Peritoneal Dialysis on Cardiac Functional Parameters in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure
Peritoneal Dialysis as a Treatment for Diuretic Resistant, Refractory Heart Failure in Patients with CKD: A Single Centre Experience
Comparison of Stroke Volume Measurements during Hemodialysis Using Bioimpedance Cardiography and Echocardiography
Risks and Benefits of Novel Oral Anticoagulants across the Spectrum of CKD among Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
The Effect of Far Infrared Therapy on Peripheral Artery Disease in Hemodialysis Patients
Differences between Home and In-Center BP Readings in Dialysis Patients
Effect of Spironolactone on Left Ventricular Mass in Hemodialysis Patients: The MiREnDa Study ? A Randomized Controlled Trial
 CRF by organ system -- Psychiatric
Intradialytic Laughter Therapy: A Qualitative Study
Quality of Sexual Life in ESRD Patients

 Acid-base/Lytes -- Hypomagnesemia
Higher Serum Magnesium Is Associated with Lower Abdominal Aortic Calcification Burden in Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Patients
Routine Hemodialysis Does Not Result in Optimal Plasma Magnesium Concentrations
Significant Association between Serum Magnesium and the Elevation of Troponin T in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients
 Transplant -- Transplantation
Significantly Less CMV- and BKV-Events with Everolimus-Based versus Tacrolimus-MPA Regimen in De Novo Renal Transplant Recipients: 12 Months Data on Infections from the Athena Study
Peptide Vaccination against Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Induces Cellular Immune Responses in CMV Seronegative ESRD Patients
A Universal Real Time Quantitative Multiplex PCR Assay for the Non-Invasive Diagnosis of BK Polyomavirus Associated Nephropathy
Variable Presentation and Histologic Findings in JC Nephropathy
MAGELLAN-2: Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir for 12 Weeks in Renal Transplant Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Genotypes 1?6
Effectiveness of Direct-Acting Antiviral Regimens in the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Recurrent 2,8 DHA Nephropathy Reversal in a Renal Allograft Recipient
Incidence and Treatment of Recurrent FSGS Following Kidney Transplantation in Patients with Pre-Emptive Plasmapheresis