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No 80, June 2016

Vienna Congress: facts and figures!

he 53rd ERA-EDTA congress, under the presidency of Prof. Gert Mayer and Prof. Andrzej Wiecek, was highly successful. Altogether, 8,073 delegates attended the congress and 1,673 abstracts were accepted and published.

Click here and have a look at the Congress figures!

Do not forget to complete ERA-EDTA post congress survey!

ERA-EDTA has created an electronic congress feedback questionnaire. We are very grateful to all those who have replied to our survey and especially to those who sent their suggestions and constructive criticisms: these are extremely important to us and we will do our very best to address all of them. By completing this survey you will help young nephrologists from low income Countries and you will receive 3 e-points!

NDT and CKJ articles

Just published online! Read the latest NDT and CKJ articles

Non-diabetic renal disease (NDRD) highly prevalent in patients with diabetes!
Marco Fiorentino et al. conducted a systematic analysis of 48 studies on patients with diabetes in order to assess the frequency of diabetic nephropathy (DN), non-diabetic renal disease (NDRD) or mixed forms (DN + NDRD) in these patients. It was shown that NDRD are highly prevalent in patients with diabetes, who are often ‘clinically’ labelled as having DN. Because this often delays the establishment of adequate therapies, risk stratification criteria are needed for selecting patients who might benefit from biopsy. Read more 

Advances and unmet needs in genetic, basic and clinical science in Alport syndrome
In their report from the 2015 International Workshop on Alport Syndrome, Oliver Gross and colleagues analyzed unmet needs in basic science, genetics and diagnosis, clinical research and current clinical care of the alport syndrome (AS). According to the authors, the understanding the crucial role of podocyte protection and regeneration as well as targeting mutations by new molecular techniques for new animal models and potential gene therapy are among the most important priority research areas. Read more
NDT Impact Factor

Great Success: NDT Impact Factor significantly increased!

The impact Factor for Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (NDT), one of the two official ERA-EDTA journals, has significantly increased from 3.577 to 4.085. Thus, NDT is now number 11 within the category “Urology & Nephrology Journals” – and among the top three within the category “Transplantation Journals”. “I am very happy about this result”, comments Prof. Carmine Zoccali, NDT Editor-in-Chief. “That demonstrates the high and even still improving quality of our journal. Special thanks are due to the authors!”

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