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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.
NDT-EDUCATIONAL LATEST NEWS
New research published in Respirology suggests that sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease to a similar extent as hypertension.
What if polycystic kidney disease (PKD) could be combatted with a strategy as simple as dieting? Such a finding would surely be welcome news to the 12 million people worldwide with the genetic disease.
New research from UC Santa Barbara suggests that reducing food intake may slow the growth of the cysts that are symptomatic of PKD
A new study has demonstrated that an advanced form of imaging can show brain damage caused by high blood pressure before any clear symptoms of damage become visible.
A new global study has identified high blood pressure, smoking and high body mass index as the top three avoidable risk factors for death and disease among adults worldwide. Among children under 5, undernutrition remains the leading avoidable risk factor.
A new toolkit from the Royal College of Physicians will help doctors diagnose and treat patients with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI).