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ERA-EDTA 2018: Iron Deficiency and Anaemia

In Copenhagen this year there were many talks and poster presentations relevant to the issue of iron deficiency and anaemia management in CKD patients. However, the COMPACT RENAL team feels that one presentation, in particular, was of note. Haemoglobin levels at onset of dialysis and their relationship with first year…

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Date of publication:
July 20, 2018

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ERA-EDTA 2018: Latest Developments in CKD-MBD

The annual ERA-EDTA congress was held in Copenhagen, in this, its 55th year. The conference covers all fields of nephrology, but here the COMPACT RENAL team have selected and summarised the most significant talks relating to CKD-MBD. Features of this year included real-world data on the use of sucroferric oxyhydroxide…

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Date of publication:
July 4, 2018

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ERA-EDTA 2018: Growing Understanding of the Complexities of Hyperkalaemia

The annual ERA-EDTA conference brings together nephrology experts from around the world, and this, its 55th year, was no different. Here, the COMPACT RENAL team summarise the congress highlights relating to hyperkalaemia (HK), including real-world analysis of the impact of HK and analysis of studies into the potassium binders, patiromer…

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Date of publication:
June 29, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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