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Preview of ERA-EDTA 2018: CKD-MBD

For this year’s ERA-EDTA congress, the COMPACT RENAL team have not only put together a selection of the highlights relating to mineral bone disease, but are also preparing for the new e-campus being revealed in Copenhagen. The new-look e-campus will showcase the educational tools available on COMPACT RENAL as well…

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Date of publication:
May 23, 2018

News & Views

Preview of ERA-EDTA 2018: Iron Deficiency and Anaemia

In preparation for the 55th ERA-EDTA congress this week in Copenhagen, the COMPACT RENAL team has produced a summary of the key presentations and posters related to iron deficiency and anaemia. The team have also been preparing for the new e-campus for this year’s congress which will showcase the educational…

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Date of publication:
May 23, 2018

News & Views

Preview of ERA-EDTA 2018: Hyperkalaemia

The 55th annual ERA-EDTA congress is fast approaching, providing a vital opportunity for the sharing of new data, discussion of best practice and collaboration of international colleagues. In Copenhagen this year there will also be a new e-campus area showcasing the educational materials available at COMPACT-RENAL.com, as well as a…

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Date of publication:
May 23, 2018

News & Views

World Kidney Day 8th March 2018: Kidneys and Women’s Health

World Kidney Day is the result of a collaboration between the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF). This year, World Kidney Day coincides with International Women’s Day, providing an exciting opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of kidney disease in women and the specific…

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Date of publication:
March 8, 2018

News & Views

KDIGO Launches Anemia Guidelines At-A-Glance Website

KDIGO has launched a new feature on its website: Anemia Guidelines At-A Glance. This visual tool supports physicians by presenting the 2012 KDIGO Anemia Guidelines in the form of five, graphical flow charts, or algorithms: Diagnosis & Evaluation Iron Therapy ESA Therapy Managing ESA Failure Red Blood Cell Transfusions Each…

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Date of publication:
February 27, 2018

News & Views

Controversies in Management of RAASi Induced Hyperkalaemia

The benefits of Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System Inhibitors (RAASi) in cardio-renal protection are well-established, and as such their use is recommended by both heart failure1–3 and chronic kidney disease (CKD)4 association guidelines. These guidelines recommend the highest-tolerated targeted doses of RAASi in order to replicate the positive clinical outcomes from…

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Date of publication:
January 23, 2018

Medical Education

Understanding CKD-MBD: Pathophysiology, Burden and Clinical Consequences

Chronic kidney disease causes progressive loss of mineral homeostasis and a continuum of comorbidities and complications. Chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD) describes the broader clinical syndrome encompassing mineral homeostasis, vascular calcification and bone disorders1. This downloadable presentation describes how calcium and phosphate levels are normally maintained in the body…

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Date of publication:
January 16, 2018

News & Views

Erythropoietic Response to Oral Iron in the FIND-CKD trial

The use of oral iron to correct iron deficiency and treat anaemia is associated with issues of compliance, gastrointestinal side-effects, non-response and variations in bioavailability between patients.1,2 However, as a simple and inexpensive option, it enjoys widespread use in non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease patients (ND-CKD). In an open-access paper,…

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Date of publication:
January 10, 2018

Medical Education

Pathophysiology of Hyperkalaemia

Potassium is critical for many physiological functions. Although normal homeostatic mechanisms precisely maintain the serum potassium level within a narrow range, pathogenic disturbances can lead to hyperkalaemia, a relatively common clinical condition that can induce potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmias. Understanding the pathophysiology of hyperkalaemia is the focus of this e-learning…

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Date of publication:
January 8, 2018

News & Views

ASN Kidney Week 2017: New Real-World Data on Phosphate Control

In this article, the COMPACT RENAL team provides a summary of key presentations from American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2017 relating to CKD-MBD, including real-world evidence on the phosphate binder sucroferric oxyhydroxide. KDIGO update An update to the KDIGO CKD-MBD guidelines was published earlier this year, in response to…

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Date of publication:
December 11, 2017

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