New Insights into Iron Metabolism and Deficiency

New Insights into Iron Metabolism and Deficiency

July 5, 2016 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

This symposium took place on 23rd May 2016, as part of the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Congress 2016 in Vienna, Austria  Chairperson: Angel de Francisco1 Co-chairperson: Kai-Uwe Eckardt2 Speakers: Kai-Uwe Eckardt,2 Tomas Ganz,3 Jolanta Małyszko4 1. Faculty of Medicine, Cantabria University, Santander, Spain 2.Read More

Secondary Carnitine Deficiency in Dialysis Patients: Shall We Supplement It?

Secondary Carnitine Deficiency in Dialysis Patients: Shall We Supplement It?

July 5, 2016 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

Summary of presentations from the Sigma-Tau Pharma International Sponsored Symposium, held at the 53rd Congress of the European Renal Association and European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) in Vienna, Austria, on 24th May 2016 Chairs: Ronald J.A. Wanders,1 Tim Ulinski2 Speakers: Ronald J.A. Wanders,1 Stephanie E. Reuter,3 Asha Moudgil4 1.Read More

Editor’s Pick: Targeted Agents in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma on Dialysis: Myths and Reality

Editor’s Pick: Targeted Agents in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma on Dialysis: Myths and Reality

July 5, 2016 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

Targeted therapies (vascular endothelial growth factor/vascualar endothelial growth factor receptor targeting agents and/or mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors) for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma have changed the treatment landscape of patients suffering from end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis. Data about the pharmacokinetics of these drugs in renal failureRead More

Uric Acid in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Clinical Appraisal

Uric Acid in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Clinical Appraisal

July 5, 2016 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

*Andrea Galassi,1 Maria Enrica Giovenzana,1 Federico Prolo,1 Antonio Bellasi,2,3 Mario Cozzolino4 1. Renal and Dialysis Unit, ASST Monza, Desio Hospital, Desio, Italy 2. Division of Nephrology, Sant’Anna Hospital, Como, Italy 3. Department of Health Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy 4. Renal Unit, San Paolo Hospital Milan; Department of HealthRead More

Vascular and Valvular Calcifications in Chronic Kidney Disease: An Update

Vascular and Valvular Calcifications in Chronic Kidney Disease: An Update

July 5, 2016 at 8:23 AM 0 comments

*Luca Di Lullo,1 Vincenzo Barbera,1 Antonio Bellasi,2 Mario Cozzolino,3 Antonio De Pascalis,4 Domenico Russo,5 Luigi Russo,5 Francesca Santoboni,1 Alberto Santoboni,1 Claudio Ronco6 1. Department of Nephrology and Dialysis, L. Parodi – Delfino Hospital, Colleferro, Rome, Italy 2. Department of Nephrology and Dialysis, S. Anna Hospital, Como, Italy 3. Department ofRead More

Tubular Handling of Uric Acid and Factors Influencing Its Renal Excretion: A Short Review

Tubular Handling of Uric Acid and Factors Influencing Its Renal Excretion: A Short Review

July 5, 2016 at 8:22 AM 0 comments

*Cosimo Marcello Bruno,1 Gabriele Pricoco,1 Damiano Cantone,1 Elisa Marino,1 Francesca Bruno2 1. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal and Emergency Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy 2. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Nephrology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy *Correspondence to cmbruno@unict.it Disclosure: The authorsRead More

Treating the Diabetic Hypertensive: Consensus and Differences

Treating the Diabetic Hypertensive: Consensus and Differences

July 5, 2016 at 8:21 AM 0 comments

*Abdul Rashid Rahman An Nur Specialist Hospital, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia *Correspondence to abdulrashid43000@gmail.com Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 29.02.16 Accepted: 31.05.16 Citation: EMJ Nephrol. 2016;4[1]:98-104. Abstract Hypertension and diabetes commonly coexist. Both are major modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. There has beenRead More

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