Editorial issue 330

Let me start this editorial for issue 330 of NDT-E by highlighting that this is the time of the World Kidney Day (WKD). Accordingly, the 5 papers selected for this issue of NDT-E all deal with aspects of Obesity and its links with the kidney, the theme of WKD this year. The first 4 papers are very recent ones from NDT. The first one is entitled 2Obesity and kidney disease: hidden consequences of the epidemic"
by Csaba P. Kovesdy, Susan L. Furth, Carmine Zoccali, et al.
Next Norbert Stefan, Ferruh Artunc, Nils Heyne, et al. publish on "Obesity and renal disease: not all fat is created equal and not all obesity is harmful to the kidneys".
Next Maurizio Postorino, Elena Mancini, Graziella D'Arrigo, et al. publish a registry study devoted to "Body mass index trend in haemodialysis patients: the shift of nutritional disorders in two Italian regions".
In the 4th paper Megha Doshi, Elani Streja, Connie M. Rhee, et al. analyze the epidemiology of obesity in hemodialysis: "Examining the robustness of the obesity paradox in maintenance hemodialysis patients: a marginal structural model analysis".
The 5th paper was recently published in CKJ, and is written by Maruja Navarro Díaz The title is "Consequences of morbid obesity on the kidney. Where are we going?".

CME Lectures
All 4 CME lectures released with this issue of NDT-E deal with key aspects of Vascular access care.
Prof Laura Labriola (Brussels, Belgium) first discusses "Lock solutions to prevent clotting and infection in tunneled dialysis catheters".
Next, Prof Maria Guedes Marques (Coimbra, Portugal) reviews the "Pre-operative evaluation of vascular capital". Then Prof. Marko Malovrh (Ljubljana, Slovenia) discusses the "Predictors of fistula function".
Finally Prof Jan H. M. Tordoir (Maastricht, The Netherlands) provides an overview on "Non-pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical strategies to enhance fistula maturation and primary patency".

Enjoy NDT-E and celebrate World Kidney Day!

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