Editorial issue 314

This 314th issue of NDT-E starts with a recent translational research paper devoted to membranous nephropathy. NM Tomas et al report in the JCI that "Autoantibodies against thrombospondin type 1 domain-containing 7A induce membranous nephropathy". The authors’ findings support a causative role of anti-THSD7A antibodies in the development of MN.
The next 3 papers were recently published in NDT. M Huber et al first discuss "Should belatacept be the centrepiece of renal transplantation?". Then J Perl et al report on "Association between changes in quality of life and mortality in hemodialysis patients: results from the DOPPS". And JF Sanders et al report on "Extended versus standard azathioprine maintenance therapy in newly diagnosed proteinase-3 anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis patients who remain cytoplasmic anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-positive after induction of remission: a randomized clinical trial".
Finally, V. Panichi et al report Clin Kidney J on "Pure red cell aplasia induced by epoetin zeta".

CME lectures   
The 2 CME Lectures released with this NDT-E issue deola with key topics in the field of hypertension. Prof Xavier Jeunemaitre (Paris, France) discusses "Genetic regulation of sodium and potassium transport through WNK kinases". And
Prof  Michel Burnier (Lausanne, Switzerland) reviews  the "Multidisciplinary approach of adherence in hypertensive renal patients".

Enjoy NDT-Edu!

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