Let me start this new year by wishing you and  yours a fruitful, happy and hopefully peaceful year 2016.
The first 3  papers selected for this 306th issue deal with the place of phosphate binders in CKD prior to dialysis. They rely on the now classical PRO/CONTRA/MODERATOR design, in NDT A Bellasi firstly argues "Pro: Should phosphate binders be used in chronic kidney disease stage 3-4?". Then, B Kestenbaum argues "Con: Phosphate binders in chronic kidney disease". And C Zoccali C and F Mallamaci  publish the Moderator's view: "Phosphate binders in chronic kidney disease patients: a clear 'No' at the moment, but stay tuned". Now doubt  you will enjoy these uptodate, crisp publications.

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