September Meeting Announcements

September 15-18, 2018 47th European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA) International Conference, Genova, Italy. Visit www.edtna-erca.com or call +46 46 70 96  24.
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Announcements Source Type: research

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We examined the role of iron deficiency and inflammation in RLS in pediatric CKD.Methods:This cross-sectional study examined RLS prevalence in three groups of pediatric patients with CKD: nontransplant, nondialysis CKD (estimated GFR
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Donate Life America is now in partnership with a large dialysis corporation to expand living donor resources for waiting recipients on the kidney transplant list.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news
Is it time to re-evaluate the Oxford Classification for IgA nephropathy? This editorial explores the issues.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - Category: Pathology Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news
We report a high vertebral fracture prevalence and incidence in transplantation-eligible patients on dialysis, suggesting that these patients may benefit from radiographic screening for vertebral fractures. Parathyroid hormone had a U-shaped association with vertebral fracture risk.IntroductionVertebral fractures are often overlooked, but even undiagnosed vertebral fractures negatively impact physical functioning, quality of life, and mortality. The risk of vertebral fractures in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is unclear, and parathyroid hormone (PTH) might play a role in the development of vertebral fractures. We...
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic managed to implant a donor kidney into a patient using a surgical robot, and all through one small incision. The technique, in which instruments as well as the donor kidney can be passed through a four centimeter (1.6...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Surgery Urology Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsMarked differences in risk for ESKD across types of donor-recipient relationship were observed for Asian, black, and white donors. These findings warrant further validation with more robust data to better inform clinical practice guidelines.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
We report on the prespecified secondary outcome, echocardiographic indexes of LV function, from a previously reported study of the effect of lung ultrasound (US)-guided dry weight reduction on systolic blood pressure.Study DesignSingle-blind randomized trial.Settings &Participants71 clinically euvolemic hypertensive hemodialysis patients in Greece and Slovenia.InterventionThe active intervention group’s (n = 35) volume removal was guided by the total number of lung US B-lines observed every week before a midweek dialysis session. The usual-care group (n = 36) was treated using standard-of-care...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Abstract In the future, stem cell-based technologies may be harnessed to replace conventional dialysis and transplantation in patients with diabetic nephropathy. Recently, there has been considerable effort to improve methods for the differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) into kidney cells in culture. Here, we present a protocol for obtaining more advanced kidney structures than have currently been possible in vitro, including vascularized glomeruli and tubular elements. HPSCs are first differentiated in 2D culture to a kidney progenitor stage. These cells are then dissociated and injected subcuta...
Source: Mol Biol Cell - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Methods Mol Biol Source Type: research
ConclusionsDuring and following implementation of adult epo dosing guidelines, transfusion and anemia frequency increased in pediatric HD patients. Ideal target hemoglobin levels for pediatric dialysis patients warrant further study.
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
We present a female case with congenital cataracts, severe intellectual impairment, sensorineural hearing loss, and renal tubular dysfunction as Lowe syndrome. A 9-year-old Japanese girl visited our hospital due to prolonged proteinuria. Her renal biopsy revealed diffuse mesangium proliferation, sclerosis and dilatation of renal tubules, and mild IgA deposition in the mesangial region. Furthermore, she had congenital cataracts, severe intellectual impairment, and sensorineural hearing loss. Genetic screening did not identify mutations of theORCL gene encoding inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatase (IPP-5P) (46 XX, female). H...
Source: CEN Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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