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No 79, June 2016

Prof. Evert J. Dorhout Mees

Prof. Jules Traeger

In memory of Prof. Evert J. Dorhout Mees and Prof. Jules Traeger

The ERA-EDTA is in mourning for the loss of two renowned representatives of European Nephrology as well as very important members of the Society: Prof. Evert J. Dorhout Mees and Prof. Jules Traeger.

The ERA-EDTA Council and the whole Association would like to offer Prof. Evert J. Dorhout Mees and Prof. Jules Traeger’s families their condolences and express their deepest sympathy.


Don’t miss the chance to organize an educational course in your country

Are you an ERA-EDTA Full member? Do not miss the chance to organise an educational course in your country and actively contribute to the creation of the 2017 ERA-EDTA Educational Programme!
For new courses to be organized in the 1st semester of 2017, applications must be submitted by June 15, 2016. For new courses to be organized in the 2nd semester of 2017, applications must be submitted by December 15, 2016.
Submit your application at http://www.era-edta.org/cme/index.php

New Co-Chair of ERA-EDTA Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

The SAB elected C.A. Wagner (Switzerland) as its new Co-Chair. Prof. Wagner was born in 1970 and as such, apart from the Chair of the Young Nephrologists’ Platform Board, is one of the youngest elected people in a relevant position of the ERA-EDTA committees.
The ERA-EDTA would like to thank Prof. Heini Murer for his precious assistance and meticulous work serving the SAB (first as ordinary member and then as Co-Chair) since 2009.
NDT and CKJ articles

Just published online! Read the latest NDT and CKJ articles

Surprising result: Ferritin levels rise in HD patients without any apparent reason! In this observational study that included 81,864 incident US hemodialysis patients, mean ferritin levels increased over time and across the three lower baseline ferritin strata – independent of intravenous iron and ESA exposure, malnutrition and inflammation. Read more

Emotional dimensions of receiving a donor kidney
– this study evaluated the emotional stress of donor kidney recipients. Interesting findings were that recipients of a living kidney transplant expressed more guilt towards the donor than recipients of a deceased donor transplant. These patients also suffered more often from clinically significant levels of anxiety. Read more

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