NDT-EDUCATIONAL

Editorial issue 322

The 5 papers selected for this issue of NDT-E again highlight the broad scope of topics of current interest to nephrologists.
The first one was recently published in the JCI. J Long et al report an study showing that "Long noncoding RNA Tug1 regulates mitochondrial bioenergetics in diabetic nephropathy".
The other 4 papers all were recently published in NDT. B Milani et al report on "Reduction of cortical oxygenation in chronic kidney disease: evidence obtained with a new analysis method of blood oxygenation level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging". Next S Gill et al  discuss "Atrial fibrillation and chronic kidney disease: struggling through thick and thin". Then, C Jayasumana et al review "Chronic interstitial nephritis in agricultural communities: a worldwide epidemic with social, occupational and environmental determinants".
Finally J Małyszko et al report an uptodate review on "Nephrotoxicity of anticancer treatment".

CME lectures   
The 4 oral presentations released with this issue of NDT-E are the following ones: Prof. Francesca Mallamaci (Reggio Calabria, Italy) first reviews "Genetic epidemiology of the cardio-renal risk linked to urate transporters".
Next, Prof. Patrick Rossignol (Nancy, France) discusses "Novel therapeutic approaches to heart failure in CKD patients2.
Then, Prof. Raymond Vanholder (Ghent, Belgium) discusses "Future pathways to decrease concentration of cardiotoxic uremic toxins".
And Prof. Gunnar Heine (Homburg, Germany), finally, reviews "How to prevent sudden death in chronic kidney disease".

Enjoy NDT-Edu!

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