News & Views

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

News & Views

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

News & Views

ASN Kidney Week 2016: Controlling Hyperphosphatemia with Diet and Phosphate Binders in Dialysis Patients

Balancing dietary restrictions with effective phosphate binder use was a key theme of the CKD-MBD presentations at the ASN Kidney Week 2016 congress in Chicago. Results from the FrEDI study During an educational symposium on balancing the various strategies to manage hyperphosphatemia, Professor Kalantar-Zadeh presented results from the FrEDI study. [1]…

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Date of publication:
December 20, 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

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

Presentation Resources

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

ERA-EDTA 2016: CKD-MBD Management and Associated Outcomes

The ERA-EDTA 2016 congress was held last month in Vienna, Austria. Here is COMPACT RENAL’s round-up of the highlights in CKD-MBD. Non-calcium phosphate binders and reduced mortality Non-calcium phosphate binders reduce calcium loading in dialysis patients and may reduce risk of death compared with calcium-based phosphate binders, but it is…

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Date of publication:
June 17, 2016

Medical Education

Pathophysiology of Hyperphosphatemia

Loss of renal function can lead to reduced phosphate excretion, phosphate dysregulation and, over time, vascular calcification. This downloadable presentation summarizes the pathophysiology of phosphate dysregulation in CKD and examines the mechanisms by which vascular calcification may occur.

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Date of publication:
May 19, 2016

News & Views

Preview of ERA-EDTA 2016: CKD-MBD

The ERA-EDTA 2016 Congress starts this weekend in Vienna. To guide you through the Congress, the COMPACT RENAL team has highlighted key sessions and posters relating to CKD-MBD. We will be distributing complimentary booklets at the congress, featuring our most popular articles, so please stop by and see us at…

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Date of publication:
May 18, 2016

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