Editorial issue 298

The first of the 5 papers of this 298th issue is devoted to the mechanisms of fibrosis within the diseased kidney. Kramann R et al indeed just published in the J Clin Invest a paper entitled "Pharmacological GLI2 inhibition prevents myofibroblast cell-cycle progression and reduces kidney fibrosis". This will be the topic of a forthcoming Hot Topic, a periodic joint initiative with the Young Nephrologists Platform. Please see http://www.ndt-educational.org/blog-254-25-atypicalhemolyticuremicsyndromeahus.php#
In the next paper, G. Stallone et al. review in  CKJ "Management and prevention of post-transplant malignancies in kidney transplant recipients".  Next, C. Rabasco et al. publish in Kidney Int on "Effectiveness of mycophenolate mofetil in C3 glomerulonephritis". Then ML  Mace, again in Kidney Int on the "Key role of the kidney in the regulation of fibroblast growth factor 23". Finally, A  Barthelemy et al. publish in J Nephrol  on "Hemodialysis in satellite dialysis units: incidence of patient fallback to the in-center dialysis unit".

CME lectures   
The 3 CME lectures of Amsterdam (ERA-EDTA last year), released with this issue of NDT-E, all deal with kidney Transplantation issues. Pr Daniel Abramowicz (Antwerp, Belgium) first presents the objectives of Descartes (Developing Education Science and Care for Renal Transplantation in European States), the working group of ERA-EDTA devoted to transplantation. Next,  Pr Thomas Wekerle (Vienna, Austria) provides an updated overview on "Tolerance protocols". Finally, Pr Ondrej Viklicky (Prague, Czech Republic) discusses the "New tools in transplantation monitoring".

Enjoy NDT-Edu!

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