News & Views

COMPACT RENAL in CKD-MBD – 2016 Year in Review

This article brings you the highlights of 2016 from the COMPACT RENAL team, relating specifically to the issue of mineral bone disease in chronic kidney disease. Expert perspectives: the challenge of phosphate control Professors Angel De Francisco and Laurent Juillard recorded a discussion of the potential solutions to the issue…

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Date of publication:
January 17, 2017

News & Views

COMPACT RENAL in Iron Deficiency – 2016 Year in Review

The COMPACT RENAL team provided a range of insights to and overviews of issues relating to iron deficiency anemia in 2016; below are some of the highlights. Expert perspectives The kinetics of oral and IV iron In an interview recorded for COMPACT RENAL, Professor Tomas Ganz explained the differences in…

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Date of publication:
January 17, 2017

News & Views

The Chronic Challenge of Hyperkalemia

Controlling potassium levels in CKD patients requires a complex combination of dietary awareness, medication control and targeted therapy. This article, and the accompanying educational slide pack, outline the issues facing clinicians when managing hyperkalemia, the current treatment options and requirements for future therapies. Hyperkalemia is defined as serum potassium levels…

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Date of publication:
January 12, 2017

News & Views

ASN Kidney Week 2016: Controlling Hyperphosphatemia with Diet and Phosphate Binders in Dialysis Patients

Balancing dietary restrictions with effective phosphate binder use was a key theme of the CKD-MBD presentations at the ASN Kidney Week 2016 congress in Chicago. Results from the FrEDI study During an educational symposium on balancing the various strategies to manage hyperphosphatemia, Professor Kalantar-Zadeh presented results from the FrEDI study. [1]…

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Date of publication:
December 20, 2016

News & Views

New Analysis Supports the Safety of IV Iron in NDD-CKD Patients

Simon Roger et al. have recently published a new analysis of safety data from the FIND-CKD trial.[1] This extends the existing analysis to consider adverse event rates per 100 patient-years and the occurrence of adverse events that required hospitalisation, reporting no difference in adverse events between treatment groups.[1] FIND-CKD was…

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Date of publication:
November 29, 2016

News & Views

Preview of ASN Kidney Week 2016: Iron Deficiency & Anaemia

Next week Chicago will host the ASN Kidney Week Congress. In preparation for this year’s meeting, the COMPACT RENAL team has summarised key sessions and posters relating to iron deficiency and anaemia. Note that hyperlinks to symposia will take you to the ASN Kidney Week website, where you will have…

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Date of publication:
November 10, 2016

News & Views

Preview of ASN Kidney Week 2016: Hyperphosphatemia

The ASN Congress starts next week in Chicago, slightly later in the calendar than usual. In this article, the COMPACT RENAL team has highlighted key sessions and posters relating to hyperphosphatemia. Note that hyperlinks to symposia will take you to the ASN Kidney Week website, where you will have the…

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Date of publication:
November 10, 2016

News & Views

Preview of ASN Kidney Week 2016: Hyperkalemia

The 2016 ASN congress begins in Chicago next week. In this article, the COMPACT RENAL team has highlighted key sessions and posters relating to hyperkalemia. Note that hyperlinks to symposia will take you to the ASN Kidney Week website, where you will have the option to add sessions to your…

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Date of publication:
November 10, 2016

News & Views

Key Observational Studies in Hyperphosphatemia

Our recent expert video series for COMPACT RENAL has featured several discussions on the value of observational studies in nephrology. Observational studies allow the analysis of large numbers of patients across countries, and, when appropriate statistical tools are applied, provide clinically relevant data. In 2014, the Cochrane Collaboration published a…

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Date of publication:
October 6, 2016

Expert Perspectives

Expert Round Table: The Challenge of Phosphate Control

Controlling phosphate levels in CKD patients continues to be an important clinical challenge for nephrologists. In this round table discussion, Professors Angel De Francisco and Laurent Juillard highlight ways in which the nephrology community could meet this challenge, including with improved patient education, communication and motivation. Transcript Dr De Francisco…

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Date of publication:
September 27, 2016

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