NDT-EDUCATIONAL

Editorial issue 283

Let me start this 283rd editorial of NDT-E by introducing a new, interesting feature of the Clinical Kidney Journal (CKJ). Professor Alberto Ortiz, the Editor in chief of CKJ launches the section "hotspots around the world". In an accompanying editorial ("CKD hotspots around the world : where, why and what the lessons are") he details with C. Martin-Cleary why this new feature is of interest to nephrologists; briefly, we can and should learn from each other, the global diversity may help us to progress globally and locally. In the first paper of this section, WE Hoy reviews  "Kidney disease in Aboriginal Australians : a perspective from the Northern Territory".
The third paper , published in NDT, is a "Retrospective cohort study of familial hypomagnesaemia with hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis due to CLDN16 mutations" by P. Sikora et al. The next paper, by A Rempor et al , again in NDT ,deals with "Better understanding of transplant glomerulopathy secondary to chronic antibody-mediated rejection". Finally, MC Menon et al publish in the J Clin Invest a paper on "Intronic locus determines SHROOM3 expression and potentiates renal allograft fibrosis".

CME lectures   
The 3 CME lectures of this issue, presented at the ERA-EDTA Amsterdam congress deal with clinically important topics. Pr Claudio Ronco (Vincenza, Italy) first presents on "Adequacy of RRT in AKI: what is the recipe?". Next, Pr Coen A. Stegeman (Groningen, the Netherlands) discusses "Anca vasculitis and anti GBM disease. What should be improved in management". Finally, Pr Vladimir Tesar (Prague, Czech Republic) deals with "Treatment of lupus nephritits: beyond KDIGO guidelines".


On behalf the NDT-E Editorial Board, Francesca Trebelli, the manager of NDT-E, and myself, let me wish you all some good,  peaceful time around Christmas and all the best for 2015!



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