Editorial

The first 3 papers of this 294th issue of NDT-E all deal with dialysis topics.
C Basile C and C Lomonte  deal in Clin Kidney J with "A neglected issue in dialysis pratice: haemodialysate". Then EC Murray et al. publish in NDT on "Gram-negative bacteraemia in haemodialysis". Next C. D’Alessandro  et al. present in BMC Nephrol "The "phosphorus pyramid": a visual tool for dietary phosphate management in dialysis and CKD patients".

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NDT-EDUCATIONAL LATEST NEWS

  • June.12.15

    Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with kidney disease

    Maintaining normal vitamin D levels helps preserve kidney function in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

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  • May.30.15

    Common kidney tests may predict cardiovascular disease risk

    A new study suggests that simple tests designed to assess kidney function and damage could be just as effective at predicting the risk of cardiovascular problems as traditional forms of testing that measure blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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  • May.08.15

    Why kidney disease damages the vascular system

    Modified "good" cholesterol (HDL) and the activation of specific genes are causes of damage to the vascular system in chronic renal disease. These fundamental findings are the result of a recently completed project supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and could facilitate new approaches to prevention. The project specifically examined the effect of cyanate, a decomposition product of urea, on the functioning of the vascular system.

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  • April.01.15

    Study: Increased dietary magnesium intake associated with improved diabetes-related health outcomes

    A recent analysis published in the Journal of Human Nutrition & Food Science reveals a beneficial relationship between dietary magnesium intake and diabetes-related outcomes including decreased risk for metabolic syndrome, obesity or overweight, elevated blood pressure, and reduced HDL (good) cholesterol.

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  • April.01.15

    What to do with kidneys from older deceased donors?

    A new study highlights the best way to use kidneys from older deceased donors, providing the most benefits to patients and addressing the worsening organ shortage. The study's findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), could lead to changes in current transplant allocation policies.

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