NDT-EDUCATIONAL

Editorial issue 313

This first editorial of NDT-E after a great ERA-EDTA congress in Vienna starts with a JCI paper, of potential ultimate clinical relevance. Wang J et al indeed show that "Inhibition of SHP2 ameliorates the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus".
The next 4 papers were recently published in NDT. M Kerr  et al first report on !End-of-life care for people with chronic kidney disease: cause of death, place of death and hospital costs". Next  V. Krane V and C Wanner question "Should we aim for oral health to improve outcomes in chronic kidney disease?". Then N Ebert  et al report on "Prevalence of reduced kidney function and albuminuria in older adults: the Berlin Initiative Study". Finally, A.Lenglet A et al publish on the "Efficacy and safety of nicotinamide in haemodialysis patients: the NICOREN study.".

CME lectures   
The 4 CME Lectures for this 313rd NDT-E deal with a broad range of topics.
Dr Kathrin Eller (Graz, Autria) first discusses "Innate and adaptive immunity and the kidney: a pathfinder tale". Next, Dr Miklos Z. Molnar (Memphis, TN, USA) provides an "Overview on past and future initiatives of the YNP".
Then, Dr Francesco Pesce (London, UK) reviews "The nephrologist of tomorrow – towards a kidney-omic future?".  Finally, Dr Kate Stevens (Glasgow, UK) discusses the "Deleterious effects of phosphate on vascular and endothelial function".

Enjoy NDT-Edu!

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