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RESEARCH CULTURE: All too often Castles built on Sand...

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Wednesday, 17 December 2014. Posted in OLA Blog

RESEARCH CULTURE: All too often Castles built on Sand...
IN THE LANCET THIS WEEK: What is high quality science? Rigorous, accurate, original, honest, and transparent were the words selected by scientists who took part in the UK Nuffield Council on Bioethics' project to assess the ethical...

SHORTAGE OF NEPHROLOGISTS: IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE THE ANSWER?

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Wednesday, 17 December 2014. Posted in OLA Blog

SHORTAGE OF NEPHROLOGISTS: IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE THE ANSWER?
ROFESSOR KIM SOLEZ (CANADA) WROTE: IN aswer to the shortage of Nephrology trainees in US http://ajkdblog.org/…/a-new-nephrologic-syndrome-acute-fel…/  Highly significant and related to what I have been writing and saying...

AUTOANTIBODIES IN IMN: A PARAPHENOMENON?

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Monday, 15 December 2014. Posted in OLA Blog

AUTOANTIBODIES IN IMN: A PARAPHENOMENON?
N Engl J Med. 2014 Dec 11;371(24):2277-2287. Epub 2014 Nov 13. Thrombospondin Type-1 Domain-Containing 7A in Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy. Tomas NM1, Beck LH Jr, Meyer-Schwesinger C, Seitz-Polski B, Ma...

CKD: How ridiculous is it getting...????

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Friday, 12 December 2014. Posted in OLA Blog

CKD: How ridiculous is it getting...????
Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Nov 5. pii: S0272-6386(14)01363-8. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.09.023. [Epub ahead of print] The Future Burden of CKD in the United States: A Simulation Model for the CDC CKD Initiative. Hoerger...

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...