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

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

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

News & Views

ASN Kidney Week 2017: Updates on Current Anaemia Management, With One Eye on Novel Therapies

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2017 was held in New Orleans in early November 2017. Presentations related to iron deficiency and anaemia provided updates on both benefits and risks with current available therapies. Presenters also discussed treatments under development, particularly those that focus on activating the Hypoxia-Inducible…

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Date of publication:
December 6, 2017

News & Views

Preview of ASN Kidney Week 2017: Iron Deficiency & Anaemia

This week New Orleans 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…

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Date of publication:
November 2, 2017

Medical Education

Module 3: Anaemia therapy in patients with CKD

Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is an acknowledged co-morbidity of chronic kidney disease (CKD),(1,2) and the 2012 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) clinical guidelines provide recommendations on its diagnosis and treatment as part of the management of anaemia in patients with CKD.(3) Iron therapy has become one of the mainstay…

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Date of publication:
June 5, 2017

News & Views

ERA-EDTA 2017 Preview: Iron Deficiency and Anaemia

ERA-EDTA 2017 is fast approaching and, to help you plan your time at the Congress, the COMPACT RENAL team has put together a preview guide to the presentations relating to iron deficiency and anaemia. For full listings for the conference see the ERA-EDTA Planner. COMPACT RENAL will be in the…

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Date of publication:
June 2, 2017

News & Views

Iron Therapy in CKD: Summary of a Recent Meta-Analysis

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are an essential part of data examination, which, alongside randomized controlled trials, provide valuable information to enable informed decision making in clinical practice. In an update to their 2008 meta-analysis[1], Dr Shepshelovich and colleagues review studies comparing intravenous (IV) iron formulations with oral iron therapies in…

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Date of publication:
April 7, 2017

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