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"Money Makes the World Go Around, The World Go Round.......Be Careful With the FDA!".

Written by Jose Mario Franco de Oliveira on Friday, 08 July 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

"Money Makes the World Go Around, The World Go Round.......Be Careful With the FDA!".
I. "New York. New York" is a 1977 quite good musical drama movie directed by the Oscar awarded director Martin Scorcese. "Money makes the world go around is one of iis leading songs here seen freely in youtube, after the pendrive and the...

What I read this month in KI June 2016

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

What I read this month in KI June 2016
FGF23: A novel role in systemic immunosuppression: FGF23 an osteoblast produced key stimulator of renal phosphate excretion has previously been known to be associated with CKD-MBD, hypertension, CVD http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24677555...

CKD: The Windmills of Don Quixote!?

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Monday, 13 June 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

CKD: The Windmills of Don Quixote!?
Are modern days nephrologists becoming Don Quixotes fighting delusionary fights...?! Don Quixote in the novel of Cervantes looses his mind after so much reading....and goes on a self assigned mission to fight illusionary enemies...including...

IGAN: STOP TESTING...

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

IGAN: STOP TESTING...
An growing controversy is buidling around the use of steroids in IgA Nephropathy. Pozzi and Locatelli showed that high dose steroids slow the progression of the nephropathy. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10093981 The large STOPIGAN...

Is fetal environment linked to hypertension and CVD in the adult?

Written by Neveen A Soliman on Friday, 13 May 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

Is fetal environment linked to hypertension and CVD in the adult?
Two decades ago, Hales and Barker reported the association between hypertension (HTN) in adult life and birth weight. They suggested that intrauterine environmental factors, mainly nutrition, could lead to permanent metabolic and structural...

PPI, Not for I....?!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Monday, 09 May 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

PPI, Not for I....?!
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Apr 14. pii: ASN.2015121377. [Epub ahead of print] Proton Pump Inhibitors and Risk of Incident CKD and Progression to ESRD. Xie Y1, Bowe B1, Li T2, Xian H3, Balasubramanian...

MAREMAR STUDY: HOW CKD EPIDEMIOLOGY SHOULD BE CONDUCTED!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Monday, 25 April 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

MAREMAR STUDY: HOW CKD EPIDEMIOLOGY SHOULD BE CONDUCTED!
MAREMAR STUDY: CKD CLASSIFICATION, TIME TO RE-THINK?   https://www.researchgate.net/publication/297892002_Maremar_prevalence_of_chronic_kidney_disease_how_to_avoid_over-diagnosis_and_under-diagnosis   The MAREMAR study of CKD...

Obesity and Diabetes: A Myth?

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Sunday, 24 April 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

Obesity and Diabetes: A Myth?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27061677 The latest analysis by the Non-Communicable Disease worldwide collaboration gives an intriguing picture of the prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) worldwide. Age-standardised prevalence, shows: NO...

A CKD CLASSIFICATION FOR ALL AGES!?

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Wednesday, 13 April 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

A CKD CLASSIFICATION FOR ALL AGES!?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27057075 This excellent paper proposes an age-sensitive CKD classification: <40 years: CKD threshold = 75 ml/min 40-65years: CKD threshold = 60 ml/min >65 years: CKD threshold =45 ml/min this in the...

ARE SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS FIT FOR PURPOSE?

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Sunday, 10 April 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

ARE SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS FIT FOR PURPOSE?
This is an interesting blog by Dr Ben Goldacre who basically is arguing that academic journals are effectively not a 'fit for purpose' arena to publish results of clinical trials.   He also makes the point that the usually impossible to get...