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Potassium and Mortality on Hemodialysis

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Monday, 26 September 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

Potassium and Mortality on Hemodialysis
Am J Nephrol. 2016;44(3):179-86. doi: 10.1159/000448341. Epub 2016 Sep 3. Serum Potassium Levels and Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study Yusuf AA1, Hu...

Intensive BP Control: More of the same?!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Tuesday, 06 September 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

Intensive BP Control: More of the same?!
BLOG BY PROF PIERRE DELANAYE Am J Nephrol. 2016;43(4):271-80. doi: 10.1159/000446122. Epub 2016 Apr 29. Cardiovascular Outcomes in Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes: Impact of Blood Pressure Level and Presence of Kidney...

Canaglifozin in Diabetic Nephropathy: Major Breakthrough or just good Anti-hypertensive?

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Friday, 02 September 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

Canaglifozin in Diabetic Nephropathy: Major Breakthrough or just good Anti-hypertensive?
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Aug 18. pii: ASN.2016030278. [Epub ahead of print] Canagliflozin Slows Progression of Renal Function Decline Independently of Glycemic Effects. Heerspink HJ1, Desai M2, Jardine M3, Balis...

Heat Stress Nephropathy (HSN): Whats in a Name...?!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Thursday, 01 September 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

Heat Stress Nephropathy (HSN): Whats in a Name...?!
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Aug 8;11(8):1472-83. doi: 10.2215/CJN.13841215. Epub 2016 May 5. Climate Change and the Emergent Epidemic of CKD from Heat Stress in Rural Communities: The Case for Heat Stress Nephropathy....

Renal graft outcome in pediatric combined liver and kidney transplantation

Written by Neveen A Soliman on Friday, 26 August 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

Renal graft outcome in pediatric combined liver and kidney transplantation
Ever wondered what is renal graft outcome (patient and renal graft survival, incidence of acute rejection and long-term renal allograft function) in combined liver & kidney transplantation (CLKT) as compared to isolated kideny transplantation...

Hypertension and GFR decline: Not so simple...?!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Thursday, 04 August 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

Hypertension and GFR decline: Not so simple...?!
In this month KI, Eriksen and colleagues reports on a Norwegian longitudinal study of the general population examining the links between age related decline in GFR and Blood Pressure (at baseline) (BP). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27188503...

"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...