Automatic Reporting of Creatinine-Based Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate in Children: Is this Feasible?

Automatic Reporting of Creatinine-Based Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate in Children: Is this Feasible?

July 5, 2016 at 8:20 AM 0 comments

*Andrew Lunn The Children’s Renal and Urology Unit, Nottingham Children’s Hospital, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Queens Medical Centre Campus, Nottingham, UK *Correspondence to andrew.lunn@nuh.nhs.uk Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 01.12.15 Accepted: 18.03.16 Citation: EMJ Nephrol. 2016;4[1]:106-112. Abstract Creatinine, although widely used as a biomarkerRead More

Fractional Excretion of Survivin, Extracellular Matrix Metalloproteinase Inducer, and Matrix Metalloproteinase 7 in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

Fractional Excretion of Survivin, Extracellular Matrix Metalloproteinase Inducer, and Matrix Metalloproteinase 7 in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

July 5, 2016 at 8:19 AM 0 comments

Agnieszka Bargenda, *Kinga Musiał, Danuta Zwolińska Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Wrocław Medical University, Wrocław, Poland *Correspondence to kinga_musial@hotmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 11.01.16 Accepted: 24.05.16 Citation: EMJ Nephrol. 2016;4[1]:113-119. Abstract Background: Epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT) is defined as a transformation of tubular epithelial cells intoRead More

Next Generation Sequencing: A Tool for This Generation of Nephrologists

Next Generation Sequencing: A Tool for This Generation of Nephrologists

April 5, 2016 at 8:53 AM 0 comments

Lea Landolt, Philipp Strauss, Hans-Peter Marti, *Øystein Eikrem Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway *Correspondence to oystein.eikrem@uib.no Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 10.12.15 Accepted: 28.01.16 Citation: EMJ. 2016;1[2]:50-57. Abstract The emergence of next generation sequencing (NGS) techniques has made the sequencing ofRead More

The Role of Gender in Chronic Kidney Disease

The Role of Gender in Chronic Kidney Disease

April 5, 2016 at 8:52 AM 0 comments

Idan Goldberg,1 *Ilan Krause1,2 1. Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel. 2. Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel. *Correspondence to ilank2@clalit.org.il Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 09.02.16 Accepted: 16.03.16 Citation: EMJ. 2016;1[2]:58-64. Abstract Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is aRead More

Editor’s Pick: Complement Pathway Associated Glomerulopathies

Editor’s Pick: Complement Pathway Associated Glomerulopathies

January 26, 2016 at 9:07 AM 0 comments

Our understanding of pathophysiology across the continuum of renal diseases is rapidly increasing, not only in terms of rare renal disease, but also in relation to more common diseases. Complement activation is associated with a wide number of kidney disorders, and recent advances in this area of research mean thatRead More

Supporting CKD Patients at Home

Supporting CKD Patients at Home

July 14, 2015 at 10:11 AM 0 comments

Summary of presentations from the Baxter Satellite Symposium held at the 52nd European Renal Association — European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Congress, London, UK, on 31st May 2015 Chairperson: James Heaf1 Speakers: Martin R. Cowie,2 Manuel Pestana3 1. Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev, Denmark 2. Royal Brompton and Harefield NHSRead More

The Ongoing Management of Hyperkalaemia in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients: Cases for Clinical Decisions

The Ongoing Management of Hyperkalaemia in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients: Cases for Clinical Decisions

July 14, 2015 at 10:05 AM 0 comments

This symposium took place on 30th May 2015 as part of the 52nd European Renal Association — European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Congress in London, UK Chairperson: David C. Wheeler1 Speakers: Francesco Locatelli,2 Adrian Covic,3 David C. Wheeler1 1. University College London, London, UK 2. Alessandro Manzoni Hospital, Lecco,Read More

Renal Transplantation in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Renal Transplantation in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

July 14, 2015 at 9:54 AM 0 comments

Andrzej Kulesza,1 Longin Niemczyk,2 *Mariusz Niemczyk1 1. Department of Immunology, Transplant Medicine, and Internal Diseases, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland 2. Department of Nephrology, Dialysis, and Internal Diseases, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland *Correspondence to mariuszniemczyk@wp.pl Andrzej Kulesza and Longin Niemczyk contributed equally to this work. Disclosure: TheRead More

Complement Involvement in Renal Transplantation

Complement Involvement in Renal Transplantation

July 14, 2015 at 9:49 AM 0 comments

*Maurizio Salvadori,1 Giuseppina Rosso,2 Elisabetta Bertoni1 1. Department of Transplantation, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy 2. Division of Nephrology, San Luca Hospital, Lucca, Italy *Correspondence to maurizio.salvadori1@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 15.01.15 Accepted: 19.02.15 Citation: EMJ Nephrol. 2015;3[1]:63-69. Abstract The complement system is involvedRead More

Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery for Complex Stones in a Toddler with Congenital Renal Anomalies: Technical Details

Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery for Complex Stones in a Toddler with Congenital Renal Anomalies: Technical Details

July 14, 2015 at 9:46 AM 0 comments

Murat Can Kiremit, *Selcuk Guven, Rahim Horuz, Bulent Erkurt, Selami Albayrak Department of Urology, Medical Faculty of Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey *Correspondence to selcukguven@hotmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 25.11.14 Accepted: 20.02.15 Citation: EMJ Nephrol. 2015;3[1]:70-74. Abstract We report herein the management of a challengingRead More