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No 166, November 2018


Editor in Chief: María José Soler Romeo
Editorial Secretariat: Valentina Cocchi, Francesca Trebelli
Newsletter Design: Ilaria Martini

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The ESPN/ERA-EDTA 2016 Registry Report is now available!

Every year, the ESPN/ERA-EDTA Registry collects data on RRT via the national renal registries in Europe.  So far, data have been collected for nine subsequent years.

In 2016, the overall RRT incidence was 5.6 per million age-related population (pmarp) and ranged from 0.0, as no patients started RRT in that year, to 15.5 pmarp.

The prevalence was 34.9 and also showed a wide range that went from 9.7 to 80.4 pmarp. A five-year survival rate of 94.2% was calculated following the start of RRT. Most patients died as a result of infections.

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NDT - Article of the week
Immunoglobulin A nephropathy: prognosis and management
IgA nephropathy is the most common primary glomerular disease and early detection is key. This helpful article summarises prognostic factors and management strategies. It is an essential read for all nephrologists! The papers are accessible free of charge until this Sunday at 23.59 (UK time). Do not miss them!

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Just published online: read the latest CKJ article
G1 APOL1 risk variants are frequent and are associated with hypertension-attributed nephropathy in Central Africa
Sub-Saharan Africans exhibit a higher frequency of chronic kidney disease (CKD) than other populations. A new case-control study published in CKJ shows that G1 APOL1 risk variants are frequent and are associated with hypertension-attributed nephropathy in Democratic Republic of the Congo. These results may explain why there is a heavy burden of CKD in this particular population. The fact that the APOL1 G2/G2 genotype was absent in CKD individuals living in endemic areas regarding the Trypanosoma brucei gambiense infection in Kinshasa suggests the possibility that APOL1 G2/G2 susceptibility to severe Trypanosoma brucei gambiense infection might interfere with reproductive fitness and reduce the frequencies of these variants in sub-Saharan Africa.

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EKHA for the "Agora Network" of the Health Policy Platform
VOTE! EKHA for the "Agora Network" of the Health Policy Platform

Every year, the European Commission's Health Policy Platform hosts 3 Thematic Networks, led by stakeholders.

EKHA's proposal on "Improving Organ Donation and Transplantation in the EU" has been shortlisted!

The 3 proposals that receive the highest number of votes will be considered the winners and will become the Thematic Networks of 2019.

Let's help EKHA make it to the final 3! Click here to read the instructions and vote by December 6, 2018.

A few more days left to register for the European Certificate Examination in Nephrology 2019!

UEMS Renal Section and Boards, and the ERA-EDTA Council are pleased to announce the European Certificate Examination in Nephrology to be held on February 27, 2019. The aim of this exciting development is to further unify nephrology training across Europe.

Applications for the 2019 examination will be accepted by December 5, 2018.

Useful papers with practical information and important hints have been recently published in NDT and CKJ: The European Certificate in Nephrology: what is involved and how to prepare and The European Certificate in Nephrology: towards harmonization and excellence in training.

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