The 5 papers selected for this 287th issueof NDT-E issue cover again  a broad range of topics.The first 3 are recent NDT papers. H. Izzedine H and MA Perazella MA first publish on” Onco-nephrology: an appraisal of the cancer and chronic kidney disease links”. Next, JL Vogelzang JL et report on “Mortality from infections and malignancies in patients treated with renal replacement therapy: data from the ERA-EDTA registry.” And next, RA Lugmani RA review “Disease assessment in systemic vasculitis”.

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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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  • January.26.15

    High blood calcium linked with increased risk of premature death in dialysis patients

    Elevated blood levels of calcium and phosphorus are linked with an increased risk of premature death in kidney disease patients on dialysis, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

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  • January.21.15

    Unlocking the kidney riddle in newborns

    Researchers are closer to understanding why babies born with smaller kidneys have a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

    The findings, published in the journal, Circulation, could have important implications for affected children, who are more likely to develop chronic kidney disease and high blood pressure as adults.

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  • January.20.15

    Should a more frequent dialysis schedule be applied?

    In general, patients with End Stage Renal Disease are dialyzed 3 times per week for about four hours each time. Observational studies have associated long dialysis intervals with an excess risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease hospitalizations, and on the other hand a rather new study has suggested that daily dialysis might improve left-ventricular mass and health-related quality of life.

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