Editorial issue 278

The five papers selected for this issue all are of potential substantial interest to nephrologists.
The first three ones are from NDT. In the first one, J.Caro J et al  study the "Predictors of response and relapse in patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy treated with tacrolimus". In the second one, C. Drechsler et al report that "High levels of circulating sclerostin are associated with better cardiovascular survival in incident dialysis patients: results from the NECOSAD study". In the third one, C. Couchoud publishes on "Dialysis modality choice in diabetic patients with end-stage kidney disease: a systematic review of the available evidence".
The fourth paper by TK Ma et al in CKJ deals with "Clinical manifestation of macrolide antibiotic toxicity in CKD and dialysis patients". Finally, AP Croft et al in Kidney Int. publish on "Successful outcome of pregnancy in patients with anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated small vessel vasculitis".


CME lectures:  
The four CME lectures were selected from the recent Amsterdam ERA-EDTA congress. In the first one, Dr Charles Tomson (Bristol, UK)  deals with "CKD as a public health priority in Great Britain". The other three lectures all deal with peritoneal dialysis. Pr Janusz Witowski (Poznan, Poland) discusses the "Long-term viability of PD therapy". Then, Pr Raymond T Krediet (Amsterdam, Netherlands) reviews the "Assessment of fluid status in PD patients". Finally, Pr Olof Heimburger (Stockholm, Sweden) provides an overview of "Key performance indicators in PD".

Enjoy NDT-Edu!

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