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Have you washed your hands?

Written by Martin Wilkie on Monday, 03 April 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

Have you washed your hands?
Given that infection control is a key issue in dialysis units, and that antimicrobial resistance is an international threat, why then do we not routinely teach all centre-based dialysis patients to wash their hands when they come for dialysis?...

Vitamin D Deficiency: A Global or a Bogus Pandemic

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Sunday, 02 April 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

Vitamin D Deficiency: A Global or a Bogus Pandemic
http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMp1608005 N Engl J Med. 2016 Nov 10;375(19):1817-1820. Vitamin D Deficiency - Is There Really a Pandemic? Manson JE1, Brannon PM1, Rosen CJ1, Taylor CL1.   Prof Arif...

CKDu, CINAC, KDUCAL; A Nephropathy looking for a name....

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Friday, 31 March 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

CKDu, CINAC, KDUCAL; A Nephropathy looking for a name....
Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Apr;69(4):552. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2016.09.029. Kidney Disease of Unknown Cause in Agricultural Laborers (KDUCAL) Is a Better Term to Describe Regional and Endemic Kidney Diseases Such as Uddanam Nephropathy....

WKD: Propaganda or Facts?!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Wednesday, 08 March 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

WKD: Propaganda or Facts?!
The 2017 WKD theme is OBESITY & CKD implying a link between the incidence, progression and outcomes of CKD and Obesity. Presumably a harmful link...?! Whilst I am aware of links between Obesity and the Metabolic syndrome, and between the...

WKD: Propaganda or Facts?!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Wednesday, 08 March 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

WKD: Propaganda or Facts?!
The 2017 WKD theme is Obesity and CKD implying a link between the incidence, progression and outcomes of CKD and Obesity. Whilst I am aware of links between Obesity and the Metabolic syndrome, and between the metabolic Syndrome and...

OLA Tweet: Salt Restriction in CKD

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Sunday, 19 February 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

OLA Tweet: Salt Restriction in CKD
Prof Pierre Delanaye TWEETED:    A cheap and (relatively) simple intervention to improve HTA in CKD! Don't forget it! This is a RCT!     Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Feb 16. pii: CJN.01120216. doi:...

AVF: Fish Oil, Aspirin or Nothing...?

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Saturday, 14 January 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

AVF: Fish Oil, Aspirin or Nothing...?
Prof Pierre Delanaye posted: FISH OIL or ASPIRIN for AVF maturation: does not wok!Written by Pierre Delanaye on Monday, 09 January 2017. Posted in OLA BlogJAMA Intern Med. 2017 Jan 3. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8029. [Epub ahead of...

ELEVATE: Rather not....

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Wednesday, 04 January 2017. Posted in OLA Blog

ELEVATE: Rather not....
Am J Transplant. 2016 Dec 27. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14186. [Epub ahead of print] Early conversion from calcineurin inhibitor- to everolimus-based therapy following kidney transplantation: Results of the randomized ELEVATE trial....

ASN 2016: Onco-Nephrology

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Wednesday, 23 November 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

ASN 2016: Onco-Nephrology
Prof Richard Glassock wrote: I went to a session on Onco-Nephrology at the ASN meeting yesterday.  Two randomized controlled trials of high-cut off (HCO) membrane intermittent hemodialysis compared to standard membrane hemodialysis for...

ASN 2016: Late Breaking Clinical Trials

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Sunday, 20 November 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

ASN 2016: Late Breaking Clinical Trials
Prof Arif Khwaja Reporting from Chicago: Late Breaking Clinical Trials LEADER study looking at Liraglutatide on renal outcomes in patients with T2DM. This was a huge study with over 8000 patients with T2DM at higher CV risk who were randomised...