Editorial issue 329

Let me start this 329th issue of NDT-E with a paper published recently by the ERA-EDTA Descartes Working group, devoted to transplantation. U. Maggiore et al review and discuss the "Long-term risks of kidney living donation". A timely contribution on an important topic!
The next paper was published already some months ago in the JCI. L Koppe et al indeed report that "Urea impairs β cell glycolysis and insulin secretion in chronic kidney disease". A fresh contribution to the ongoing discussion for decades on the toxicity of urea per se.
The next 2 papers were recently published in the Journal of Nephrology. PA Gheewala et al publish on "Effectiveness of targeted screening for chronic kidney disease in the community setting: a systematic review". Next N Pirozzi et al review treatement options in "Impaired maturation of distal radio-cephalic fistula for haemodialysis".
The last 2 papers were recently published in CKJ. M Allinovi et al report on "Thrombotic microangiopathy induced by interferon beta in patients with multiple sclerosis: three cases treated with eculizumab".
Finally J Heaf reviews "Current trends in European renal epidemiology"

CME lectures   
The 3 CME lectures of this issue deal with clinical aspects of Peritoneal Dialysis and CKD.
Pr. Simon Davies (Stoke-on-Trent, UK) discusses "PDopps : Optimizing PD and reducing technique failure rate".
Then, Pr. James Heaf (Roskilde, Denmark) reviews "PD as the first modality for urgent start of renal replacement therapy".
And Pr. Roberto Pecoits-Filho (Curitiba, Brazil) discusses "CKDopps: Optimal timing of dialysis initiation and modality selection".

Enjoy NDT-Edu!

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