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No 97, February 2017


Compact-Renal Materials are now available on ENP
As part of ERA-EDTA’s commitment to scientific education ENP is also featuring relevant sponsored scientific content: Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma supports Compact-Renal – a unique service - by experts, for experts.
COMPACT- RENAL is an international expert-led platform, which aims to enhance knowledge in CKD Management with focus on the therapy areas of iron deficiency and anemia, hyperphosphatemia/CKD-MBD and hyperkalemia to support improved patient outcomes in CKD. Login today to ENP and visit the section “Sponsored Scientific Education” and you will find a selection of COMPACT RENAL materials which you can search and access. To learn more you can also visit www.compact-renal.com.


54th ERA-EDTA Congress news

The 2017 abstract submission of the 54th ERA-EDTA Congress (Madrid, Spain) exceeded the expectations with almost 2500 abstracts received. Thank you to all authors for their submissions, such a high number of contributions will certainly enrich the scientific content of the Congress!

Are you planning to join? Do take advantage of the Early bird registration fees! By registering within March 8, 2017 you can save up to 150 EUR. Get the discount and register now.

Just published online! Read the latest NDT and CKJ articles

Just published online! Read the latest NDT and CKJ articles

Estimating glomerular filtration rate: FAS equation might be superior!
The new serum creatinine (Scr)-based full-age-spectrum equation (FAScrea) proved to be valid for estimating the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) for healthy and kidney–diseased subjects of all ages. In this study, the equation was based on an evaluation of the serum cystatin C (ScysC) distribution. Moreover, new ScysC-based (FAScysC) and combined Scr-/ScysC-based FAS equations (FAScombi) were obtained. When these new equations were validated in 11 different cohorts, the FAS equation was found to be not only applicable to all ages, but also for all recommended renal biomarkers and their combinations. 

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Diabetic patients also suffer from non-diabetic nephropathy
One of the most common complications of diabetes mellitus is diabetic nephropathy (DN), which is responsible for over 40% of cases of chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation in the Western world. Recent studies with renal biopsies have shown now that the incidence of non-diabetic nephropathy (NDN) among diabetic patients is higher than expected. According to the authors of this editorial published in CKJ, renal impairment of diabetic patients is frequently attributed to DN without meeting the KDOQI criteria or performing renal biopsy to exclude NDN. Different prognosis of kidney health between DN and NDN necessitate the need for an accurate classification for diabetic kidney diseases.

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Open Call for the Young Nephrologists’ Platform (YNP) Board – Deadline approaching soon!

Are you a young (37 years old and younger) ERA-EDTA Full member? Do not miss the opportunity to have your voice heard and apply for a position in the Board of ERA-EDTA’s Young Nephrologists’ Platform (YNP).

In order to apply, you must send your CV using the appropriate TEMPLATE and 3 accepted abstracts (for which you are 1st author of at least one) at international congresses in the last five years and of which at least one is at an ERA-EDTA Congress to ynp@era-edta.org.
The deadline to apply is February 28, 2017 at 17:00 CET.

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