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

Medical Education

Advances in the Management of Hyperphosphatemia

In this presentation, recorded at a satellite symposium at the ERA-EDTA 2016 Congress, Professor Philip Kalra discusses clinical advances in the management of hyperphosphatemia. Topics covered include: The prevalence of vascular calcification in both non-dialysis and dialysis-dependent CKD, and the link between vascular calcification and increased mortality The associations between…

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Date of publication:
September 20, 2016

News & Views

Observational Studies of Iron Deficiency in Haemodialysis Patients

Observational studies are a significant source of clinically relevant information. A recent expert interview with Professor Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh highlights the value of observational studies in assessing intervention use and outcomes in a real-world setting. This article provides an overview of some key studies examining iron deficiency and IV iron use…

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Date of publication:
September 9, 2016

News & Views

KDIGO Speaker’s Guide: Iron Management in Chronic Kidney Disease

In 2014 KDIGO held a Controversies Conference on the management of iron in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Bringing together an international panel of experts, the conference was convened to discuss potential safety concerns surrounding the increasing use of intravenous iron in patients with CKD. Following on from the…

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Date of publication:
September 2, 2016

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