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No 115, October 2017


A new NDT-Educational Summary Report of the 54th ERA-EDTA Congress and a new ERA-EDTA Dialogue discussion are now accessible through ENP.

A new NDT-Educational Summary Report of the 54th ERA-EDTA Congress (Madrid, Spain) based on Dr. Yasar Caliskan's presentation “Complement activation in IgA nephropathy, membranous nephropathy and FSGS” is now online! Click here to read it.

A new ERA-EDTA Dialogue discussion about “Calcimimetic choice versus parathyroidectomy” is now available on ENP. Join the discussion and comment here.

ERA-EDTA is at ASN's 2017 Kidney Week

ERA-EDTA is at ASN's 2017 Kidney Week

ERA-EDTA will be present at the Scientific Exposition of ASN’s Kidney Week that will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans (USA) from October 31 to November 5, 2017. Visitors will be able to meet ERA-EDTA’s  staff and receive the latest information about the 55th ERA-EDTA Congress in Copenhagen (Denmark) and all the other activities of the Association at booth 1300.
Furthermore, please do not miss the Special Session on the Highlights from the 54th ERA-EDTA Congress and the Basic/Clinical Science Session on AKI that inaugurates the brand new ASN/ERA-EDTA Young Nephrologists’ Speaker Exchange initiative.

CKJ article

Just published online! Read the latest  CKJ article

What is the value of serum and urine miRs and miR expression in the kidney in IgAN?

An extended paper published in CKJ explored the value of serum and urine miRs and miR expression to treat IgA nephropathy (IgAN). This disease is the most common of the idiopathic glomerulo-nephritides, and is the most common reason for younger adults to need dialysis. MicroRNAs (miRs) are short nucleotides that suppress gene expression, promoting mRNA degradation or disrupting translation. There is a growing body of evidence to support miR-targeted therapy as a novel approach to treating a range of diseases, including kidney diseases like the Alport syndrome. But according to the authors of the paper it is unlikely that targeting a single miR will be effective for the treatment of IgAN. They believe that addressing multiple miRs may be efficacious to target different elements of the IgAN pathogenesis.


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