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No 117, November 2017


A new NDT-Educational Summary Report of the 54th ERA-EDTA Congress is now accessible through ENP.
A new NDT-Educational Summary Report of the 54th ERA-EDTA Congress (Madrid, Spain) based on Prof. D. Priè's presentation “SGLT-2: role in physiology and pathophysiology” is now online. Click here to read it.

Tomorrow (Friday, November 24) you can join the free online KE webinar entitled “Shifting the paradigm in CKD-MBD management” with Prof. Cannata-Andía, Prof. Cozzolino, and Dr Riley. This conference is initiated and funded by Shire. For more information and to register click here.


EU-ROD disseminating knowledge on the role of bone biopsy in clinical practice

Renal OsteoDystrophy (ROD) is a heterogeneous group of metabolic bone diseases complicating progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD) and associated with a many-fold increased fracture risk. Proper screening and management of CKD bone complications are crucial to improve clinical outcomes. The CME on the “Role of bone biopsy in clinical practice” organised by the EUropean Renal OsteoDystrophy (EU-ROD), a Scientific Committee chaired by Prof. Pieter Evenepoel and acting under the umbrella of the ERA-EDTA Working Group on CKD-MBD, will be organized in Leuven (Belgium) on January 19, 2018 and aims at providing an update on the clinical assessment of ROD anno 2018 by means of state-of-the-art lectures by key opinion leaders and interactive clinic-pathological sessions.

Click here to download the scientific program.

Click here to register.

Click here to learn more about travel grant opportunities.

CKJ article

Just published online! Read the latest CKJ article

What to do with the AVF after kidney transplantation?

After kidney transplantation, the question often posed is whether or not a functional arteriovenous fistula (AVF) should be left in place. Available data are insufficient and therefore the approach is still subject to debate, as the authors show in their paper, lately published in CKJ. Indications for fistula closure include arterial steal, left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and high-risk cardiovascular status.

In order to make the right decision, it is necessary to carefully evaluate the potential cardiovascular complications due to the significant haemodynamic changes caused by AVF and the risk of transplant dysfunction following AVF ligation (involving a return to dialysis). Pre-operative assessment of the vascular and cardiopulmonary situation, including experimental occlusion of the AVF, is therefore highly important.


Get ready for the 2018 ERA-EDTA Young Fellowship Programme!

The new ERA-EDTA Young Fellowship Programme Call will open on December 5, 2017 at 14.00 CET and will close on February 5, 2018.

The programme’s main aim is to facilitate scientific exchange and collaboration between European Research Institutions and clinical cooperation between European Renal Centres.

If you are 40 years old and younger, do not miss this opportunity. All the necessary information and the application form are available here.

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