All the 5 papers selected for this 289Th issue of NDT-E were very recently published online in NDT.
GB Piccoli  et al. first publish a paper entitled “Eco-dialysis: the financial and ecological costs of dialysis waste products: is a ‘cradle-to-cradle’ model feasible for planet-friendly haemodialysis waste management?”. Then, W Cheungpasitporn et al. publish on “Preoperative renin-angiotensin system inhibitors use linked to reduce acute kidney injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis”.

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  • March.27.15

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

    Kidney transplantation outcomes from deceased African-American donors may improve through rapid testing for apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1) renal risk variants at the time of organ recovery, according to a new study led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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  • March.23.15

    Study reports excellent outcomes among HIV+ kidney transplant recipients

    HIV+ kidney transplant recipients who are not infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have similar kidney and patient survival rates as HIV- recipients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that excellent outcomes can be achieved among HIV+ kidney transplant recipients.

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  • March.17.15

    Diabetes drugs may promote heart failure, study finds

    Patients who manage type 2 diabetes with drugs that lower glucose or blood sugar may be at higher risk for heart failure. This was the finding of a comprehensive analysis of clinical trials covering more than 95,000 patients reported in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The study was also presented at the 64th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology in San Diego, CA, earlier this week.

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  • February.04.15

    Neighborhood as a Risk Factor for CKD

    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is one of the three causes of death that have most increased worldwide in the last 20 years. However, CKD is not homogeneously distributed. A series in the Clinical Kidney Journal (CKJ) identifies CKD hotspots, defined as countries, regions, communities or ethnicities with higher than average incidence of CKD, and, thus, help find risk factors.

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  • February.02.15

    Circulating Sclerostin: A New Parameter of Cardiovascular Risk in CKD-Patients

    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. A significantly higher cardiovascular risk has even been identified for minor renal dysfunction – and dialysis patients are at a very high risk.

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