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The Evidence Driving the KDIGO CKD-MBD Treatment Guidelines Update

The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines for the management of CKD-MBD are due to be updated in Q2 2017.[1] Literature review is a key component of any guidelines update and the KDIGO committee has highlighted in advance new studies which they believe to be relevant to the treatment…

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Date of publication:
May 31, 2017

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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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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 in Iron Deficiency – 2016 Year in Review

The COMPACT RENAL team provided a range of insights to and overviews of issues relating to iron deficiency anemia in 2016; below are some of the highlights. Expert perspectives The kinetics of oral and IV iron In an interview recorded for COMPACT RENAL, Professor Tomas Ganz explained the differences in…

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Date of publication:
January 17, 2017

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The Chronic Challenge of Hyperkalemia

Controlling potassium levels in CKD patients requires a complex combination of dietary awareness, medication control and targeted therapy. This article, and the accompanying educational slide pack, outline the issues facing clinicians when managing hyperkalemia, the current treatment options and requirements for future therapies. Hyperkalemia is defined as serum potassium levels…

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Date of publication:
January 12, 2017

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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

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