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KDIGO 2017 CKD-MBD Guidelines Update

The KDIGO 2017 CKD-MBD Guidelines have now been officially released and are available online: 2017 KDIGO CKD-MBD Guidelines The new guidelines were developed following a Controversies Conference in 2013 that identified several areas within the 2009 Guidelines which warranted potential revision or deletion, along with a series of topics to…

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Date of publication:
July 18, 2017

News & Views

ERA-EDTA 2017: Differentiating between phosphate binders and clarifying the role of active Vitamin D

The CKD-MBD track at the recent ERA-EDTA 2017 Congress featured numerous sessions, focusing on a broad range of topics. In this congress review article we focus on presentations regarding phosphate binders and active vitamin D therapy. Phosphate binders: Factors influencing prescription choice The much-anticipated 2017 KDIGO guidelines update continues to…

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Date of publication:
July 4, 2017

Medical Education

Module 3: Anaemia therapy in patients with CKD

Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is an acknowledged co-morbidity of chronic kidney disease (CKD),(1,2) and the 2012 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) clinical guidelines provide recommendations on its diagnosis and treatment as part of the management of anaemia in patients with CKD.(3) Iron therapy has become one of the mainstay…

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Date of publication:
June 5, 2017

News & Views

ERA-EDTA 2017 Preview: Iron Deficiency and Anaemia

ERA-EDTA 2017 is fast approaching and, to help you plan your time at the Congress, the COMPACT RENAL team has put together a preview guide to the presentations relating to iron deficiency and anaemia. For full listings for the conference see the ERA-EDTA Planner. COMPACT RENAL will be in the…

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Date of publication:
June 2, 2017

News & Views

ERA-EDTA 2017 Preview: CKD-MBD

ERA-EDTA 2017 is fast approaching and, to help you plan your time at the Congress, the COMPACT RENAL team has put together a preview guide to the presentations in the field of CKD-MBD. For full listings for the conference see the ERA-EDTA Planner. COMPACT RENAL will be in the exhibit…

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Date of publication:
June 2, 2017

News & Views

ERA-EDTA 2017 Preview: Hyperkalaemia

ERA-EDTA 2017 is fast approaching and, to help you plan your time at the Congress, the COMPACT RENAL team has put together a preview guide to the posters and presentations relating to hyperkalaemia. For full listings for the conference see the ERA-EDTA Planner. COMPACT RENAL will be in the exhibit…

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Date of publication:
June 2, 2017

News & Views

The Evidence Driving the KDIGO CKD-MBD Treatment Guidelines Update

The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines for the management of CKD-MBD are due to be updated in Q2 2017.[1] Literature review is a key component of any guidelines update and the KDIGO committee has highlighted in advance new studies which they believe to be relevant to the treatment…

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Date of publication:
May 31, 2017

News & Views

Iron Therapy in CKD: Summary of a Recent Meta-Analysis

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are an essential part of data examination, which, alongside randomized controlled trials, provide valuable information to enable informed decision making in clinical practice. In an update to their 2008 meta-analysis[1], Dr Shepshelovich and colleagues review studies comparing intravenous (IV) iron formulations with oral iron therapies in…

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Date of publication:
April 7, 2017

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