Editorial issue 237

Do the new obesity survey

In this issue of NDT-E you will find two CME lectures presented at the ERA-EDTA meeting in Paris May 2012. In the first lecture Dr. Tilman Drueke, Amiens, France presents a literature update on “CKD AND DIALYSIS”. Also the 2nd literature update is entitled ”CKD AND DIALYSIS” and is presented by Dr Carmine Zoccali, Reggio Calabria, Italy.



In the 237th issue of NDT-E you will also find several novel interesting papers to read. In a paper published in the October issue of J Clin Invest Scott Gabrielsen et al. publish an interesting paper that demonstrate a causal role for iron as a risk factor for metabolic syndrome and a role for adipocytes in modulating metabolism through adiponectin in response to iron stores. In a paper published in Kidney Int, Limin Wang et al. show that proteinuria decreases tissue lipoprotein receptor levels, which results in altered lipoprotein structure and increasing lipid levels. In another paper published in Kidney Int Abby Kazley et al. discuss barriers that patients referred for kidney transplant face and that lead to loss to follow-up. In a paper published in NDT Clemens Bergwitz describes how his group established Drosophila as a model system for studying the effects of dietary phosphate during development and adult life. In another NDT paper Dana Rizk et al. report that unrecognized myocardial infarctions are common among individuals with an eGFR2 and albuminuria and associated with an increased mortality risk.



In this issue of NDT-E there will be an opportunity for you to comment and respond on both the survey and nutritional aspects of kidney disease in general on the new nutritional blog moderated by Juan Jesus Carrero. Please also take some time to answer the new obesity survey with two parts; one testing your knowledge of this common feature of CKD and one practice pattern part. Finally, also NDT-E congratulate Drs. Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka on winning the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for studies of G-protein coupled receptors.



Enjoy your NDT-E!



Peter Stenvinkel, Editor-in-chief NDT-Educational