Editorial

The 2 first papers for this 290th issue both were recently published in NDT. In the first one, D Kidder et al. publish a large case series of “Kidney biopsy findings in primary Sjogren syndrome”. In the second one, interestingly, T Stehlé et al. publish under the “The Bench-to-Bedside Transition” heading,  a paper devoted to “Phospholipase A2 receptor and sarcoidosis-associated membranous nephropathy”. The third paper is from a recent CKJ issue by Damian G. McGrogan et al. These authors review the “Current tools for prediction of arteriovenous fistula outcomes”.

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  • April.01.15

    What to do with kidneys from older deceased donors?

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  • March.27.15

    Rapid testing for gene variants in kidney donors may optimize transplant outcomes

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  • March.23.15

    Study reports excellent outcomes among HIV+ kidney transplant recipients

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  • March.17.15

    Diabetes drugs may promote heart failure, study finds

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