Editorial issue 279

CKJ open access

Let me start this editorial with an important news: the Clinical Kidney Journal (CKJ, formerly NDT Plus) will become an open access Journal from 2015 on! This means that articles will automatically be indexed in Pubmed. In addition the ERA-EDTA Council just decided that publication in CKJ would be free of charge in 2015 ! Professor Alberto Ortiz , the new Editor in chief of CKJ, is working very actively to make CKJ more oriented towards translational studies. The first paper selected for this issue of NDT-E is precisely extracted from a recent CKJ issue. N Goel et al review "Cocaine and kidney injury : a kaleidoscope of pathology".
In the second paper, A Hart A et al review in Kidney Int “Cardiovascular risk assessment in kidney transplantation". Then D. Adebayo D et al again in Kidney Int  publish a review entitled “Renal dysfunction in cirrhosis is not just a vasomotor nephropathy". Next V. Arcidiacono V et al demonstrate in  NDT  that "Parathyroid-specific epidermal growth factor-receptor inactivation prevents uremia-induced parathyroid hyperplasia in mice". Finally M. .Praga et al again in NDT publish on "Changes in the aetiology, clinical presentation and management of acute interstitial nephritis, an increasingly common cause of acute kidney injury".

CME lectures   
The 4 lectures selected for this issue all deal with AKI. They were presented in Amsterdam, at the recent ERA-EDTA congress. Pr Eric Hoste (Ghent, Belgium) presents "AKI in the clinical scenario : the role of ischemia and sepsis". Then Pr Norbert Lameire (Ghent, Belgium) discusses "Mechanisms whereby acute kidney injury incite chronic kidney disease". Next , Pr Michael Joannidis (Innsbruck, Austria) reviews "Prevention of AKI : experimental promises and clinical realities". Finally, Dr Chris Mulgrew (Exeter, UK). deals with "AKI detection as an opportunity to prevent CKD".

Enjoy NDT-Edu!

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