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Kidney Week 2014: Building New Paths

Written by Neveen A Soliman on Monday, 24 November 2014. Posted in OLA Blog

Kidney Week 2014: Building New Paths
The biggest problem facing around 13,000 kidney professionals attending this huge annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology was to decide which talks and sessions to attend among the very rich program where too many interesting sessions...

HALT-PKD: VOLUME BUT NOT GFR?

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Sunday, 16 November 2014. Posted in OLA Blog

HALT-PKD: VOLUME BUT NOT GFR?
FROM PROFESSOR GLASSOCK AT ASN 2014: HALT-PKD- study a showed the a lower BP goal slows rate of increase of total kidney volume (TKV), reduces LVH, reduces albuminuria but has no effect on decline in eGFR (no mGFR reported.  Dual ACEi + ARB...

i GFR not e GFR....

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Saturday, 15 November 2014. Posted in OLA Blog

i GFR not e GFR....
eGFR has replaced true measured GFR in most nephrologists learned minds... We are told in epidemiological studies that those with eGFR higher than 100 ml/min have a higher mortality.... We are told at ASN 2015 that those whose with CKD eGFR...

SCLEROSTIN: LINK BETWEEN OSTEOPOROSIS & RENAL OSTEODYSTROPHY?

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Friday, 14 November 2014. Posted in OLA Blog

SCLEROSTIN: LINK BETWEEN OSTEOPOROSIS & RENAL OSTEODYSTROPHY?
REPORTING FROM ASN 2014, PROF PIERRE DELANAYE:   SclérostineLa sclérostine est considérée comme un nouveau biomarqueur intéressant dans le cadre de la « santé osseuse ». La...

Can Doctors and Nurses help Dialysis patients recover?

Written by John Pickering on Thursday, 06 November 2014. Posted in OLA Blog

Can Doctors and Nurses help Dialysis patients recover?
In the case of dialysis dependent acute kidney injury patients this is a question which Dr Dinna Cruz  and colleagues (University of California San Diego) are asking and seeking opinions from both nephrologists and non-nephrologist...

ACE INHIBITION: HAVE WE BEEN SOLD A PUP....????

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Wednesday, 05 November 2014. Posted in OLA Blog

ACE INHIBITION: HAVE WE BEEN SOLD A PUP....????
BMJ. 2014 Oct 30;349:g6196. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g6196. Co-trimoxazole and sudden death in patients receiving inhibitors of renin-angiotensin system: population based study. Fralick M1, Macdonald EM2, Gomes T3, Antoniou...

NGAL and CVD: Blinkers off!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Monday, 20 October 2014. Posted in OLA Blog

NGAL and CVD: Blinkers off!
Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Oct 10. pii: S0272-6386(14)01163-9. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.07.025. [Epub ahead of print] Urine Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Death in CKD: Results From the Chronic...

DIALYSIS CATHETER THROMBOSES

Written by Nick Fardon on Friday, 17 October 2014. Posted in OLA Blog

DIALYSIS CATHETER THROMBOSES
By Dr NICHOLAS FARDON, CONSULTANT RENAL PHYSICIAN AT THE SHEFFIELD KIDNEY INSTITUTE, SHEFFIELD, UK: SHARING HIS EXPERIENCE OF > 2000 TUNELLED DIALYSIS CATHETERS, RELATED TO CATHETERS THROMBOSES: A few questions I would ask myself first: * Is...

MORE ON GUIDELINES AND THEIR ADVISORY PANELS....

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Friday, 05 September 2014. Posted in OLA Blog

MORE ON GUIDELINES AND THEIR ADVISORY PANELS....
BMJ 2014;349:g5448 doi: 10.1136/bmj.g5448 (Published 4 September 2014)  How guidelines can fail usFiona Godlee editor in chief, The BMJShould patients be offered β blockers if they have ischaemicheart disease and are about to undergo...

RELAPSE OF IMN AFTER TRANSPLANTATION

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Tuesday, 02 September 2014. Posted in OLA Blog

RELAPSE OF IMN AFTER TRANSPLANTATION
Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014 Jul 25. pii: gfu252. [Epub ahead of print] Prediction of membranous nephropathy recurrence after transplantation by monitoring of anti-PLA2R1 (M-type phospholipase A2 receptor) autoantibodies: a case series of...