Editorial issue 267

The very recent papers selected for this 267th issue of NDT-E will undoubtedly attract, once again, the attention of many NDT-E readers. The first one by M. Artom et al. in Kidney Int. reviews a broad topic: “Fatigue in advanced kidney disease”. The second one, by R. Coppo et al., again in Kidney Int., validates the Oxford classification of IgA nephropathy in cohorts with different presentations and treatments. In the third one, also in Kidney Int., I. Castillo et al. publish a study on the ”High prevalence of occult hepatitis C virus infection in patients with primary and secondary glomerular nephropathies”. In the fourth one, once again in Kidney Int., W.G. Couser and R.J. Johnson discuss the roles of infection and autoimmunity in the etiology of glomerulonephritis. Finally, in Nephrol. Dial Transplant.  F. Locatelli and L. Del Vecchio focus on “Haemoglobin levels and health-related quality of life: a neglected hard endpoint”.

The CME lectures of this issue mostly deal with home dialysis therapies. In the first one, Pr. Ali Basci (Izmir, Turkey) highlights the potential of “Cardiovascular prevention by nocturnal haemodialysis”. In the second one, Pr. Thierry Lobbedez (Caen, France) discusses “integrating home therapies: Home HD with PD, including assisted PD”. Pr. Andrew Mooney (Leeds, UK) then discusses the best way of “Aiding decisions for choosing dialysis modality”. Finally, for all clinicians wishing to refresh their knowledge of basic kidney physiology, Pr. Pascal Houillier (Paris, France) elegantly reviews recent developments in the understanding of transport systems in the thick ascending limb (TAL).

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