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Stronger: Before or After...?!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Thursday, 21 December 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

Stronger: Before or After...?!
https://academic.oup.com/ckj/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ckj/sfx139/4763699#.Wjoowsxv4jI.facebook Abstract Background Hand grip strength (HGS) is a key measurement in the assessment of frailty phenotype in haemodialysis patients. However, the...

Fake Nephrology Facts

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Wednesday, 20 December 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

Fake Nephrology Facts
At XMas time and the end of every year, one reflects on the year that has passed. 2017, has seen the explosion of fake news...false news....made up news...truth and reality dont seem to matter any more but instead, whoever shouted louder and...

Is WES: YES for CKD?

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Friday, 08 December 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

Is WES: YES for CKD?
ORIGINAL RESEARCH |5 DECEMBER 2017  Whole-Exome Sequencing in Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Pilot Study Sneh Lata, PhD; Maddalena Marasa, MD; Yifu Li, MD; David A. Fasel, BS; Emily Groopman, BA; Vaidehi...

ASN 2017: Richard Glassock Blog

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Sunday, 05 November 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

ASN 2017: Richard Glassock Blog
It is impossible to capture the "leading news" from the ASN meeting -  it is simply too immense-In my field of glomerular disease, I would gave to pick out the CARDINAL and MENTOR trial findingsCARDINAL is a randomized placebo controlled...

RCTs in CKD: A Warning Box!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Thursday, 26 October 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

RCTs in CKD: A Warning Box!
The majority of RCTs in Nephrology are flawed and invalid for a range of reasons: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/bfm%3A978-3-319-10292-4%2F1.pdf Having said that, Nephrology journals continue to publish such trials and mostly small,...

Sleep-Time Hypertension: A major CKD-CVD Risk Factor

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Thursday, 26 October 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

Sleep-Time Hypertension: A major CKD-CVD Risk Factor
the MAPEC spanish propsective study of ~5,000 individual showed that sleep-time hypertension rather than casual-clinic BP or 24h ABPM was the independent risk factor for incident CKD. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28455314 Previous studies...

World Kidney Day 2018

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Friday, 29 September 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

World Kidney Day 2018
http://www.worldkidneyday.org/2018-campaign/2018-wkd-theme/ The World Kidney Day (WKD) theme for 2018 is:"Kidneys & Women's Health"... I am not sure what this means...am i to expect the theme in 2019 to be... "Kidneys & Men's Health......

SPRINT Cost Effectiveness: Lower BP or Better Diuretic Therapy?!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

SPRINT Cost Effectiveness: Lower BP or Better Diuretic Therapy?!
 N Engl J Med. 2017 Aug 24;377(8):745-755. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsa1616035. Cost-Effectiveness of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control....

Nephrology Guidelines: Are they Safe...?!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Friday, 11 August 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

Nephrology Guidelines: Are they Safe...?!
Are Nephrology Guidelines fit  for purpose or are they: 1. Too US Centric like the latest KDIGO Kidney Donors Guidelines 2. Too overlooking of low and middle economies healthcare priorities... 3. Too Pharma Friendly... 4. Too "KOL"...

Myths in Nephrology

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Wednesday, 26 July 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

Myths in Nephrology
A Myth is a widely held but false belief or idea. Nephrology is full of Myths that are peddled and believed without valid supporting evidence; some are based on animal experimentation without supporting evidence in man. Some are simply...