Editorial issue 285

Let me start this editorial by reminding you that the Clinical Kidney Journal (CKJ), the sister journal of NDT, is now  a fully open access journal. This characteristic, taken together with the fact that the publishing costs are zero in 2015, is a distinct advantage for potential authors. Thus, potential authors should not hesitate to visit the CKJ website for further instructions http://ckj.oxfordjournals.org/


By the way, the first paper selected for this issue is by D. Marcelli et al and is entitled "Implementation of a quality and safety checklist for haemodialysis sessions". An important topic of interest for anyone involved in HD!

The other 4 papers all were recently accepted in NDT. JK Humalda  et al. review "Vitamin D analogues to target residual proteinuria: potential impact on cardiorenal outcomes". Next, P. Evenepoel P et al report a large study on "Microscopic nephrocalcinosis in chronic kidney disease patients".
The next 2 papers deal with qualitative research studies, an area of rapidly growing interest in medicine and nephrology. Bristow et al. deal with "Qualitative research methods in renal medicine: an introduction". Then, A Tong et al. publish on "Perspectives on pregnancy in women with chronic kidney disease: systematic review of qualitative studies".

CME lectures   
The 3 CME lectures (all from ERA-EDTA Amsterdam) selected for this 285th issue deal with CV complications in CKD. Pr Francesca Mallamaci (Reggio Calabria, Italy) first discusses "Long term BP variability and clinical outcomes in CKD". Then, Pr Rajiv Agarwal (Indianapolis, USA) reveiws "Ambulatory and home BP monitoring in CKD patients". Finally,  Pr Gerard London (Fleury-Mérogis, France) deals with "Volume control beyond the heart: volume expansion and the arterial system".

Enjoy NDT-Edu!

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