Editorial issue 272

This 272th issue of NDT-E starts with the now classical "polar views" format of 3 sibling papers from NDT. The topic is a hot one: the actual role of renal denervation in the management of resistant hypertension. A. Persu A. et al from Brussels develop the Con viewpoint: "Renal denervation for all resistant hypertensive patients: the Emperors new clothes". P. Blankestijn et al defend the Pro viewpoint: "Sympathetic renal denervation in hypertension and in chronic kidney disease". Lastly C. Zoccali and  F. Mallamaci conclude with the Moderators View: "Renal denervation: The jury is still out and the verdict will be more complex than initially envisaged”. The topic is moving rapidly and complex, thus perfectly suited for further discussion within the NDT/CKJ  blog. Should you wish to contribute, please go to http://www.ndt-educational.org/ckjblog-256--renaldenervationpolarviewsinnephrology.php  for further (short) instructions  on how to proceed. We look forward to your contributions to the blog.
Two last 2 papers for this issue are from Kidney International. B. Bammens et al. publish . “Postimplantation X-ray parameters predict functional catheter problems in peritoneal dialysis”. Finally S.J. Davies  and  A. Davenport review “The role of bioimpedance and biomarkers in helping to aid clinical decision-making of volume assessments in dialysis patients”.

The 3 CME lectures for this issue, presented in Istanbul at ERA-EDTA  a year ago  deal with various aspects of kidney transplantation. Pr Jean-Michel Halimi (Tours, France) first  discusses "Risk factors and long-term consequences of proteinuria in renal transplantation". Then  Pr Willem Weimar (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) discusses "How to improve the rates of living donation". Finally, Pr Francis L. Delmonico (Boston, USA) "Updates on ethical issues in living unrelated transplantation: Istanbul Declaration and beyond".

Enjoy NDT-Edu!

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