NDT-EDUCATIONAL

Editorial issue 331

This 331st editorial of NDT-E starts with 4 recent NDT papers. In the first one, FF Wei et al report that "The risk of nephrolithiasis is causally related to inactive matrix Gla protein, a marker of vitamin K status: a Mendelian randomization study in a Flemish population". Next S Schwab et al report on "Urinary tract infection: recent insight into the evolutionary arms race between uropathogenic Escherichia coli and our immune system". And Y Obi et al have studied a completely differenty topic: "Prediction equation for calculating residual kidney urea clearance using urine collections for different hemodialysis treatment frequencies and interdialytic intervals".
The fourth paper, by J Rodrigues et al deals with "Nutritional assessment of eldery patients on dialysis: pitfalls and potentials for practice".
The fifth paperis a recent one from the CKJ. B Merhi et al report on "Proliferactive glomerulonephritis with monoclonal IgG deposits in two kidney allografts successfully treated with rituximab".

CME lectures   
The 3 CME lectures released with this issue of NDT-E deal with key aspects of kidney TP. Pr. Martina Sester (Homburg, Germany) first discusses "Immune surveillance after kidney transplantation".
Next , Pr Marian Klinger (Wroclaw, Poland) reviews "How to diminish the long-term renal allograft loss?".
And finally, Prof. Maria Alicja Debska-Slizen (Gdańsk, Poland) provides an overview on "Pre-emptive kidney re-transplantation - If yes, when and for whom?".

Enjoy NDT-Educational!

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