NDT-EDUCATIONAL

Editorial issue 261

Editorial issue 261

Let me start this New Year by sending my electronic best wishes to the NDT-E team for a happy 2014, professionally and privately!

The five papers selected for this 261st issue are related to various important nephrology fields, from genetics to clinical nephrology and dialysis.
In the first one, recently published in NDT, S. Van der Veer S. et al. address a very important topic in the current guideline era :“Bridging the gap between what is known and what we do in renal medicine: improving implementability of the European Renal Best Practice” .
In the second one, P. Ivarsen and J.V. Povlsen discuss, once again in NDT, whether peritoneal dialysis can be applied for unplanned initiation of chronic dialysis. Next, R.M. Hakim R.M. and S. Saha review in Kidney International the respective importance of dialysis frequency versus dialysis time.

In the fourth paper, Chen Q. et al. in the J. Clin. Investigation publish that Complement factor H-related hybrid protein deregulates complement in dense deposit disease.
Finally, T. Lee T. et al. report in Kidney International a personalized prophylactic anticoagulation decision analysis in patients with membranous nephropathy.
No doubt each of these 5 papers will be of interest to many of you. Enjoy reading the papers.


This 261st issue also gives access to 6 CME lectures from the Istanbul congress. The first 3 ones deal with glomerular diseases. Prof. Rosanna Coppo (Turin, Italy) discusses the “role of pathology and clinical features in predicting progression of IgA nephropathy: results from the ERA-EDTA research Valiga.” Next Prof. Francesco Paolo Schena (Bari, Italy) reviews what is known about  MicroRNA analysis in IgA nephropathy. In the third one, Prof. Vladimir Tesar (Prague, Czech Republic) presents new risk factors for progression of IgA nephropathy.

The second group of 3 CMEs deals with uremic toxins and their removal. Prof. Joachim Jankowski (Berlin, Germany ) discusses the important role and aspects of extracorporeal adsorption.  Next, Prof. Henricus A. Mutsaers (Nijmegem, The Netherlands) reports that “Metabolism and renal efflux are essential in uraemic toxin clearance”.  Finally, Prof. Raymond Vanholder (Ghent, Belgium) discusses the importance and the potential strategies for the “Protection of residual renal function”.


Enjoy these CMEs as well


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