Editorial issue 293

Let me start this editorial by emphasizing that the very successful webinar held during the recent 52nd ERA-EDTA Congress in London still can be viewed, following this link: http://www.ndt-educational.org/page-23-1065-0-1072--webinarabpm.php.
Prof. Alan Jardine (Glasgow, UK) and Rajiv Agarwal (Indianapolis, USA) debated about the place of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPm) in HD patients. The debate was moderated by Prof C Zoccali, editor in chief of NDT.

The relevant primary papers, as well as reactions of the authors when reading the oposite view, all recently published in NDT, can be accessed here: http://www.ndt-educational.org/page-23-142-0-1071--ndt.php. At 52nd ERA-EDTA Congress, the large meeting room was completely (in fact more than…) full, a sign of the quality and interest of this debate. NDT-E was very happy to be able to organize this webinar with NDT and Prof Zoccali, with the support of an unrestricted grant from Akebia Therapeutics.
The next 2 papers are from a recent KI issue. Sherman RA et al publish a paper entitled "A dearth of data: the problem of phosphorus in prescription medications". And C Drechsler et al report that "Protein carbamylation is associated with heart failure and mortality in diabetic patients with end-stage renal disease".

CME lectures   
The 3 CME lectures for this issue all deal with the important topic of hyponatremia. Prof. Steve G. Ball (Newcastle, UK) discusses the "Differential diagnosis of hyponatremia". Then, Prof. Guy Decaux (Brussels, Belgium) reviews the "Treatment of chronic hyponatremia without severe symptoms". Finally Prof. Robert Zietse (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) reviews the "Pathophysiology of hyponatremia".

Enjoy NDT-Edu!

Prof. Michel Jadoul
Editor-in-Chief NDT-Educational