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HD DAY OR NIGHT...WHAT MATTERS IS TIME!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Tuesday, 29 September 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

HD DAY OR NIGHT...WHAT MATTERS IS TIME!
Nocturnal Dialysis May Provide Cardiovascular Benefits over Conventional Hemodialysis Conversion from conventional hemodialysis (CHD) to in-center nocturnal hemodialysis (INHD) was associated with a 14.2 g reduction in left ventricular mass after...

URINARY SODIUM AND CKD PROGRESSION: BP OR NOT BP?!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Monday, 21 September 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

URINARY SODIUM AND CKD PROGRESSION: BP OR NOT BP?!
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Sep 17. pii: ASN.2015010022. [Epub ahead of print] Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion and CKD Progression. He J1, Mills KT2, Appel LJ3, Yang W4, Chen J5, Lee BT6, Rosas...

THE PRESS GIVES IN TO PRESSURE...

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Thursday, 17 September 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

THE PRESS GIVES IN TO PRESSURE...
On the 17th of September the New York Times published a well balanced account of the issue of kidney dysfunction in the growing elderly population, it was entitled: Chronic Kidney Disease Can Be Dubious Diagnosis and it highlighted the debate...

THIS WEEK: THE NEW YOURK TIMES QUESTIONS THE DUBIOUS DIAGNOSIS OF CKD IN THE ELDERLY...

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Monday, 14 September 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

THIS WEEK: THE NEW YOURK TIMES QUESTIONS THE DUBIOUS DIAGNOSIS OF CKD IN THE ELDERLY...
Chronic Kidney Disease Can Be Dubious Diagnosis SEPT. 14, 2015 Photo   CreditBill Bragg Paula Span Is it really possible that half of the population older than 70 has chronic kidney disease? International...

The concept of critical difference and the impact on AKI prevalence...or the KDIGO definition into question!

Written by Pierre Delanaye on Monday, 07 September 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

The concept of critical difference and the impact on AKI prevalence...or the KDIGO definition into question!
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Sep 3. pii: CJN.02430315. [Epub ahead of print] False-Positive Rate of AKI Using Consensus Creatinine-Based Criteria. Lin J1, Fernandez H2, Shashaty MG3, Negoianu...

CKD AND BUSINESS DONT MIX!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Wednesday, 26 August 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

CKD AND BUSINESS DONT MIX!
CKD DEFINITION, CLASSIFICATION AND EPIDEMIOLOGY; IS IT ALL ABOUT MONEY...?! In the US, labelling older people as suffering from CKD 3a (age related decline in kidney function) leads under the Medicare Advantage plans to enhanced reimbursements to...

UK BIOBANK AND MORTALITY PREDICTION: ONLY ASK...

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Sunday, 09 August 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

UK BIOBANK AND MORTALITY PREDICTION: ONLY ASK...
Lancet. 2015 Jun 2. pii: S0140-6736(15)60175-1. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60175-1. [Epub ahead of print] 5 year mortality predictors in 498 103 UK Biobank participants: a prospective population-based study....

Therapeutic hypothermia for delayed graft function?

Written by arif khwaja on Friday, 31 July 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

Therapeutic hypothermia for delayed graft function?
Despite the plethora of publications regarding kidney transplantation outcomes, immunosuppression  remains remarkable similar in most centres. CNIs (usually tacrolimus), anti-metabolites (usually) MMF and steroids with IL2-receptor antagonism...

AVOID HF or not?

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Monday, 27 July 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

AVOID HF or not?
THE WINNING RAMADAN BLOG BY Dr MOHAMED ESSAM:   AVOID HF(1), a study designed to compare Aquapheresis (ultrafiltration) to IV diuretics with FU 90 days of discharge from the hospital to determine which patients had fewer Heart...

NEPHROLOGY PUBLICATIONS: FROM WORSE TO WORST!

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Wednesday, 08 July 2015. Posted in OLA Blog

NEPHROLOGY PUBLICATIONS: FROM WORSE TO WORST!
BLOG PROF ARIF KHWAJA (GLOBAL KIDNEY ACADEMY)   Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Apr 21. pii: CJN.07370714. [Epub ahead of print] Rate of Change in Renal Function and Mortality in Elderly Treated Hypertensive Patients. Chowdhury...