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PPIs & CKD: "Do No Harm"...?!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Monday, 17 October 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

PPIs & CKD: "Do No Harm"...?!
BLOG BY PROFESSOR PIERRE DELANAYE: PPI and CKD: an association… but is it causality? Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb;176(2):238-46. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.7193....

A RCT trial in hemodialysis patients: fistula

Written by Pierre Delanaye on Monday, 10 October 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

A RCT trial in hemodialysis patients: fistula
Lancet. 2016 Sep 10;388(10049):1067-74. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30948-5. Epub 2016 Aug 1. Effect of regional versus local anaesthesia on outcome after arteriovenous fistula creation: a randomised controlled trial. Aitken...

Radiocontrast Nephrotoxicity: A Myth?!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Friday, 07 October 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

Radiocontrast Nephrotoxicity: A Myth?!
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Sep 29. pii: ASN.2016010021. [Epub ahead of print] Estimating the Risk of Radiocontrast-Associated Nephropathy. Wilhelm-Leen E, Montez-Rath ME, Chertow G Abstract Estimates of the incidence...

Highlights from the 17th IPNA Congress "Molecular stratification of the nephrotic syndrome”

Written by Neveen A Soliman on Wednesday, 05 October 2016. Posted in OLA Blog

Highlights from the 17th IPNA Congress "Molecular stratification of the nephrotic syndrome”
During the plenary session of the first day of the 17th International Pediatric Nephrology A ssociation Congress, September 20-24 in Iguacu, Brazil  Professor Moin A Saleem delivered the keynote talk entitled “Molecular...

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...