Editorial issue 316

This 316th issue of NDT-E starts with a Polar views, now a classical appreciated feature  of NDT. Philippe Chauveau et al. and Madhukar Misra discuss whether "Higher serum bicarbonate in dialysis patients is protective". The moderator’s view is provided by Kamyar Kalantar-Zaddeh.
The next 3 papers were also recently published online in NDT. Kai-M Schmidt-Ott first reviews "How to grow a kidney: patient-specific kidney organoids come of age". Next Minako Wakasugi et al. publish an interesting registry analysis from Japan: "Mortality trends among Japanese dialysis patients, 1988–2013: a joinpoint regression analysis". Finally, G Moroni et al. report that "Low-dose rituximab is poorly effective in patients with primary membranous nephropathy".

CME lectures   
The 2 CME Lectures released with this issue deal with clinically important topics.
Prof. Halima Resic (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina ) first provides an overview on the place of "Exercise on haemodialysis".
Next Prof. Norbert Lameire (Gent, Belgium) discusses  "Are there differences in the prevention of AKI between younger and older individuals?".

Enjoy NDT-Edu!

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