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Getting your Patients Involved in World Kidney Day on 9th March 2017

Since 2006 the International Society of Nephrology  (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) have come together annually to create World Kidney Day, with a different campaign objective every year. This year the focus is on the link between obesity and kidney disease, with the aim being to raise…

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Date of publication:
March 7, 2017

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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

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COMPACT RENAL – 2015 year in review

Here are a few of the COMPACT team’s highlights from 2015, based on the article series that most interested our readers. Round table videos This year we recorded a series of round table discussions with international experts prior to the ERA-EDTA 2015 Congress. The videos cover a range of issues,…

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Date of publication:
January 5, 2016

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COMPACT RENAL – 2014 year in review

COMPACT RENAL has continued to keep you up-to-date with new studies and conference presentations on hyperphosphatemia throughout 2014. Here are a few of our highlights, based on the article series that most interested our readers.

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Date of publication:
January 16, 2015

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COMPACT– 2013 Year in Review

Throughout 2013, COMPACT has kept you up-to-date with new studies and conference presentations on hyperphosphatemia. Here are a few of our highlights: The importance of targeting both protein and phosphorus in renal diets In a series of COMPACT articles in March and April, Professor Rudolf Wüthrich highlighted the importance of…

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Date of publication:
January 3, 2014

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COMPACT SUMMARY 2012

During the past year, COMPACT has addressed some of the most important topics regarding the treatment of hyperphosphatemia. These include drug adherence, fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) levels, and mortality risks. We have also kept you up-to-date with findings from this year’s conferences. In this article we summarize some of…

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Date of publication:
December 20, 2012

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Is there value in measuring Bone Mineral Density in elderly CKD patients?

In our last post we reviewed how patients with CKD 3-5D have an increased risk of fracture compared with the general population, but that analysis into the relationship between CKD and Bone Mineral Density (BMD) has shown mixed results. In this follow-up article we continue our focus on the value…

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Professor Stuart M. Sprague
Expert article by:
Professor Stuart M. Sprague

Date of publication:
October 15, 2012

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The value of measuring Bone Mineral Density in CKD non-dialysis & dialysis patients

The current Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) [1] guidelines state: “In patients with CKD stages 3-5D with evidence of CKD-MBD, we suggest that Bone Mineral Density (BMD) testing not be performed routinely, because BMD does not predict fracture risk as it does in the general population, and BMD does…

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Professor Stuart M. Sprague
Expert article by:
Professor Stuart M. Sprague

Date of publication:
October 2, 2012

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CompAct Survey results of the ERA-EDTA 2012

The CompAct Survey started in November 2011 at the ASN congress in Philadelphia. Now the survey was conducted at the ERA-EDTA congress in Paris in May 2012. At this occasion 86 healthcare professionals participated and the overall results so far have been analyzed: In general, the survey results correspond to…

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Date of publication:
July 23, 2012

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First results of the CompAct Survey

The COMPACT SURVEY started in November 2011. At the occasion of the ASN congress in Philadelphia, USA, 38 healthcare professionals participated and the overall results so far have been analyzed: The participating physicians are convinced that dialysis patients do not know about the consequences of hyperphosphatemia and that this is…

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Date of publication:
May 2, 2012

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