Editorial issue 265

The papers for this 265th issue of NDT-E are again of broad interest. In the first one, Kawamura T.et al.report in Nephrol Dial Transplant the results of a multicenter randomized controlled trial of tonsillectomy combined with steroid pulse therapy in patients with immunoglobulin A nephropathy.
In the second one, G. Spasovski  et al. publish in NDT the European Renal Best Practice (ERBP) Clinical practice guideline on diagnosis and treatment of hyponatraemia.
In the third one, A. Witasp et al. discuss in Nephrol Dial Transplant again: "How can genetics and epigenetics help the nephrologist improve the diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease patients?"
In the fourth one, Mallipattu S.K. et al. review in Kidney Int the changing epidemiology of HIV-related chronic kidney disease in the era of antiretroviral therapy.
Finally, E.J. Brown et al. report, again in Kidney Int, on genetic testing for nephrotic syndrome and FSGS in the era of next-generation sequencing.

CME lectures   
The 3 CME lectures released with this issue of NDT-E all deal with sodium. The first 2 ones are complimentary to the ERBP hyponatremia guideline. Indeed, the topic of Dr. Tevfik Ecder (Istanbul, Turkey) is "Hyponatremia: physiology based treatment", whereas in the second one, Dr. Ewout Hoorn (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) discusses the differential diagnosis of Hyponatremia. In the last one, Dr. Jens Titze (Nashville, Tennessee, USA) presents data on the "Modulation of VEGF by dietary salt".

Enjoy NDt-Edu

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