January 8, 2018
ISHD Hemodialysis University 2017
International Society for Hemodialysis (Chicago, IL; September, 2017)  


ISHD 2017 - Opening Remarks
Madhukar Misra, MD

Better Phosphorus Control in CKD
Daniel Coyne, MD

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


Glomerulonephritis - IgA Nephropathy
Gerald B. Appel, MD

Glomerulonephritis - Urine Sediment Analysis
Martin M. McGrath, MD

Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 2017
Renal Research Institute (Las Vegas, NV; January, 2017)  


Preeclampsia 2017: Novel Insights into Etiology and Therapeutic Options
Ravi Thadhani, MD

Surprise Question
Stephan Thijssen, MD

the Renal Research Institute

20th International Conference in Dialysis: Advances in CKD 2018

January 31 - February 2, 2018. Disney's Contemporary Hotel, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Click here to view program information or register on-line!

Please visit the Renal Research Institute Website .

Editor's Note:
So, we're catching up. This month, 2 months of articles - from November and December. So, now we're caught up. With this update we are beginning to post talks from 2 new symposia - the September 2017 ISHD Chicago Hemodialysis University and the August 2017 Harvard University Intensive Review of Nephrology. We're almost done posting the RRI's Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease series of talks from 2017. If you haven't already, please register for the excellent 2018 program that will be held at the very end of January and first few days of February in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Also, please avail yourselves of the free CME/CEUs available from the ISHD Chicago September 2016 meeting: Scroll down to the green background talks - one by Dr. Fishbane on new methods of delivering iron to dialysis patients, and the other by Dr. Weir, on changing treatment paradigms in the management of chronic hyperkalemia.


Intake of potassium- and magnesium-enriched salt improves functional outcome after stroke: a randomized, multicenter, double-blind controlled trial (Am J Clin Nutr)
An increasingly complex relationship between salt and water (Am J Kidney Dis)
The spectrum of subclinical primary aldosteronism and incident hypertension: a cohort study (Ann Intern Med)
Biochemical screening for nonadherence is associated with blood pressure reduction and improvement in adherence (Hypertens)
Labetalol versus nifedipine as antihypertensive treatment for chronic hypertension in pregnancya randomized controlled trial (Hypertens)
Catheter-based renal denervation in patients with uncontrolled hypertension in the absence of antihypertensive medications (SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED): a randomised, controlled, proof-of-concept trial (Lancet)
Effects of isolated soluble fiber supplementation on body weight, glycemia, and insulinemia in adults with overweight and obesity: a systematic review (Am J Clin Nutr)
Dietary sodium modifies serum uric acid concentrations in humans (Am J Hypertens)
Renal denervation using carbon dioxide renal angiography in patients with uncontrolled hypertension and moderate to severe chronic kidney disease (Clin Kidney J)
Standardizing clinically meaningful outcome measures beyond HbA1c for type 1 diabetes (Diabet Care)
International consensus on use of continuous glucose monitoring (Diabet Care)
Central iliac arteriovenous anastomosis for uncontrolled hypertensionone-year results from the ROX CONTROL HTN Trial (Hypertens)
A population-based approach to assess the heritability and distribution of renal handling of electrolytes (Kidney Int)
Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in China: data from 1.7 million adults in a population-based screening study (China PEACE Million Persons Project) (Lancet)
Targeted deprescribing in an outpatient hemodialysis unit: a quality improvement study to decrease polypharmacy (Am J Kidney Dis)
Treatment of uremic pruritus: a systematic review (Am J Kidney Dis)
Pregnancy and glomerular disease: a systematic review of the literature with management guidelines (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Randomized crossover trial of blood volume monitoring-guided ultrafiltration biofeedback to reduce intradialytic hypotensive episodes with hemodialysis (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Effect of sertraline on depressive symptoms in patients with chronic kidney disease without dialysis dependence. The CAST Randomized Clinical Trial (J Am Soc Nephrol)
Effect of oral capsule- vs colonoscopy-delivered fecal microbiota transplantation on recurrent Clostridium difficile infection: a randomized clinical trial (J Am Soc Nephrol)
Associations of fats and carbohydrate intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 18 countries from five continents (PURE): a prospective cohort study (Lancet)
Fruit, vegetable, and legume intake, and cardiovascular disease and deaths in 18 countries (PURE): a prospective cohort study (Lancet)
Creatinine generation from kinetic modeling with or without postdialysis serum creatinine measurement: results from the HEMO study (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Microbiome perturbation by oral vancomycin reduces plasma concentration of two gut-derived uremic solutes, indoxyl sulfate and p- cresyl sulfate, in end-stage renal disease (Nephrol Dial Transplant)
Special situations: Intradialytic hypertension/chronic hypertension and intradialytic hypotension (Semin Dial)
The effects of dietary protein intake on appendicular lean mass and muscle function in elderly men: a 10-wk randomized controlled trial (Am J Clin Nutr)
A high-glycemic diet is associated with cerebral amyloid burden in cognitively normal older adults (Am J Clin Nutr)
Consumption of whole eggs promotes greater stimulation of postexercise muscle protein synthesis than consumption of isonitrogenous amounts of egg whites in young men (Am J Clin Nutr)
Arsenic exposure from drinking water and the incidence of CKD in low to moderate exposed areas of Taiwan: a 14-year prospective study (Am J Kidney Dis)
A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of nalbuphine ER tablets for uremic pruritus (Am J Nephrol)
Systematic review of nephrotoxicity of drugs of abuse, 2005-2016 (BMC Nephrol)
International comparisons of prevalence, awareness, and treatment of pruritus in people on hemodialysis (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Residual kidney function and peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis treatment outcomes (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Iron therapy in heart failure patients without anaemia: possible implications for chronic kidney disease patients (Clin Kidney J)
Association of thyroid function with life expectancy with and without cardiovascular disease: the Rotterdam study (JAMA Intern Med)
Metabolic acidosis is common and associates with disease progression in children with chronic kidney disease (Kidney Int)
Results of the HEMO Study suggest that p-cresol sulfate and indoxyl sulfate are not associated with cardiovascular outcomes (Kidney Int)
Quinine-induced thrombotic microangiopathy: a report of 19 patients (Am J Kidney Dis)
Dietary magnesium supplementation prevents and reverses vascular and soft tissue calcifications in uremic rats (Kidney Int)
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections associated with flour (N Engl J Med)
Tolvaptan in later-stage autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (N Engl J Med)
Effects of potassium supplements on glucose metabolism in African Americans with prediabetes: a pilot trial (Am J Clin Nutr)
Diabetic kidney disease: challenges, progress, and possibilities (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Magnesium intake, quality of carbohydrates, and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from three U.S. cohorts (Diabet Care)
Effect of high-cutoff hemodialysis vs conventional hemodialysis on hemodialysis independence among patients with myeloma cast nephropathy: and RCT (JAMA)
Prolonged renal survival in light chain amyloidosis: speed and magnitude of light chain reduction is the crucial factor (Kidney Int)


 H: Pathophysiology -- Salt (sodium, chloride) sensitivity
Mobilization of Nonosmotically Stored Sodium after Water Loading in Healthy Individuals
 H: Special problems -- Smoking, ethanol, substance abuse
The Effect of Prenatal Lead Exposure and Gestational Age on Blood Pressure among Children
 H: Special problems -- Obesity, Insulin Resistance
Obesity Is a Risk Factor for New-Onset Diabetes Mellitus after Living Kidney Donation

 Basic hemodialysis -- Vascular Access: graft/fistula
Vein Grafting ? A Novel Approach for Forearm Dialysis Arteriovenous Fistula Creation
 Basic hemodialysis -- Heparinization/anticoagulation
Association between Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin and Risk of Bleeding among Hemodialysis Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study
 Basic hemodialysis -- Adequacy, prescription, urea kinetics
Renal Function Recovery in Incident US Dialysis Patients
 Basic hemodialysis -- Complications (acute)
Association of Continuation of Loop Diuretics at Hemodialysis Initiation with Clinical Outcomes
 Basic peritoneal dialysis -- PD catheters
Transversus Abdominis Plane Block Relieves Perioperative Pain on Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Insertion
 Basic peritoneal dialysis -- Complications of PD
Peritoneal Inflammation Increases over Time, with an Associated Increase in Plasma IL-6 Predicting Worse Survival: Results From the Global Fluid Study
 CRF: Problem Areas -- Outcomes (Morbidity, Mortality)
Early Mortality Comparison between Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Patients Who Transition with an Optimal Outpatient Start
 CRF: Problem Areas -- Rehabilitation, exercise, quality of life
Utilizing Symptom Targeted Intervention to Help Dialysis Patients Remain Vocationally Active
 CRF by problem area -- Cost effectiveness, CQI, Guidelines
A Business Case for New CKD Payment Models
Impacts of Pre-Dialysis Options Education on Albumin Levels and Catheter Use in Patients Starting Dialysis
CAHPS Domains as Predictors of Dialysis Facility Star Ratings and QIP
Association of Dialysis Facility Ownership on Access to Kidney Transplant Waitlist or Living Donor Transplant
Significantly Lower Rates of Transplantation and Increased Wait List Mortality among Kidney Transplant Candidates with VA Insurance
Consequences of Declining a Public Health Service Increased Risk (PHS-IR) Donor Kidney
 CRF by problem area -- Etiology
Complement System and Rapid Renal Function Decline in Type 1 (T1D) and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) ? Application of Novel SOMAscan-Based Proteomic Technology
 CRF: Problem areas -- Pre-ESRD care, initiation of dialysis
Pre-ESRD Nephrology Care Associated with Larger Survival Benefit for Black Compared to White Patients on Hemodialysis (HD)
Scheduled versus Emergency Dialysis in ESRD Saves Lives and Lowers Utilization: A Quasi-Randomized Study
 CRF by problem area -- Progression
The Association of RAAS Blockade and the Progression of Residual Kidney Function Decline: A Nationwide Prospective Cohort Study
Allopurinol Does Not Protect Renal Function in Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis
Symmetric and Asymmetric Dimethylarginine as Risk Markers of Cardiovascular Disease, All-Cause Mortality, and Deterioration in Kidney Function in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Microalbuminuria
 CRF by organ system -- Nutrition, Inflammation
KDOQI Nutrition Guideline 21 Associates with Overfeeding in Critically Ill ESRD Patients
 CRF by problem area -- Acid-base in dialysis
TRC101, a Novel Hydrochloric Acid Binder, Increases Serum Bicarbonate in Acidemic Patients with CKD
 CRF by problem area -- Bone disease/Ca-P/PTH
Vitamin D Supplementation Increases Nephrocalcinosis but Not Bone Density in Preterm Infants
FRAX-HD: A Two-Year Incident Hip Fracture Risk Assessment Tool for Japanese Hemodialysis Patients
Phase 2 Open Label Single Arm Repeat Dose Study to Assess the Effect of SNF472 on Wound Healing in Uraemic Calciphylaxis Patients
 CRF by problem area -- CRF in infants and children
Haemodiafiltration (HDF) Improves the Cardiovascular Risk Profile Compared to Conventional Haemodialysis (HD) in Children ? The HDF, Heart, and Height (3H)
 CRF by organ system -- GI/Liver, Hepatitis
HCV-Associated Glomerulopathy and Cryoglobulinemia Despite Sustained Remission of Hepatitis C Viremia after Treatment with Oral Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents
HCV Viraemia in Anti-HCV-Negative Haemodialysis Patients: A Myth?
Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents Therapy Reduce Beta2 Microglobulin Levels of Hemodialysis Patients with Hepatitis C Virus Infection
 CRF by organ system -- Neurological
Chronic Pain Poses a Significant Burden on Lives of Dialysis Patients
Opiate Analgesics and Adverse Outcomes in Hemodialysis Patients

 Acid-base/Lytes -- Metabolic acidosis
Dietary Acid Reduction with Fruits and Vegetables Better Prevents Transition of Stage 3 CKD to Stage 4 Than Oral NaHCO3
 Acid-base/Lytes -- Hyperkalemia
Time-Updated Analysis of Potassium Intake, Serum Potassium, and Outcomes after Kidney Transplantation
Outcomes in ESRD Patients on Hemodialysis Taking Patiromer for Hyperkalemia
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Diagnostic approach to hematuria
Correlation between Vitamin D Deficiency and Hematuria: Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Successful Use of Renal Denervation (RDN) in Patients with Loin Pain Hematuria Syndrome (LPHS): The Prairie LPHS Study
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Minimal change disease
Tacrolimus as Monotherapy for Relapsing Minimal Change Disease in the Adult Population
Repeat Rituximab Dosing Is Often Necessary but Effective in Relapsing Minimal Change Disease in Adults
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Nephrotic syndrome in children
Intermittent Dosing of Rituximab Induces Long-Term Remission in Children with Steroid Dependent Nephrotic Syndrome
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Membranous GN
Long Term Outcome of Apparent Treatment Resistant Patients with Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy
Role of Rituximab in Primary Membranous Nephropathy Refractory to Modified Ponticelli/Calcineurin Based Treatment
Five Year Outcome of Steroid Resistant Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) Treated with Tacrolimus
Rituximab Treatment of Minimal Change Disease (MCD) and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in Adults
High Doses of Rituximab Are Ineffective in Adult Patients with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
 Proteinuria/Hematuria -- Treatment (CEI, indomethacin, lipid drugs)
Continuous B Cell Depletion for Resistant, Steroid Dependent, and Relapsing Nephrotic Syndrome in Adults
 Transplant -- Transplantation
Estimated GFR before Living Kidney Donation as a Predictor of Postdonation Measured GFR
 Cancer -- Renal and urinary tract cancers
Incidence and Association of Urologic Malignancies with ESRD: A Meta- Analysis