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No 83, August 2016

ASN, ERA-EDTA and ISN Declaration of Collaboration

The three major nephrology societies — the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA), and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) ― have signed a declaration of collaboration. “We follow the same goal of advancing education, research and science to achieve the highest quality care for everyone with kidney disease. Together we achieve more, so it is time to put our experience and knowledge together”, explained Professor Dr Andrzej Więcek, President of the ERA-EDTA.

News from the Immunonephrology WG

The Immunonephrology WG is one of the first working groups to be officially recognized by the ERA-EDTA (its activity started in 2009). Under the leadership of Prof. Coppo first and now chaired by Prof. Tesar, the group has been providing the nephrological community with important contributions in the field of immune system dysregulation.
Click here to have an overview of IWG ongoing activities.

Just published online! Read the latest NDT and CKJ articles

Just published online! Read the latest NDT and CKJ articles

KIM-1 – a new marker for diagnosing CKD?
Given that proximal tubules make up about 90% of kidney cortical mass, Waikar et al. evaluated whether a sensitive and specific marker of proximal tubule injury, urinary kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1), is elevated in individuals with CKD or with risk factors for CKD. Indeed, the association study showed that it is. KIM-1 correlates with eGFR and albuminuria and appears to be an integral and measurable element of multiple stages of CKD.
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Comprehensive Review on CKD in Children – a “must read” article
The review that has just been published in ckj focuses on the unique issues of paediatric CKD, in terms of aetiology, clinical features and treatment and discusses factors related to CKD that start during childhood and require. The article is definitely a “must read” for pediatrics and pediatric nephrologists!
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Future changes in the Council of the ERA-EDTA

The following candidates were nominated at the Spring Council meeting in Manchester 2016 and approved at the General Assembly. They will begin their terms at the 2017 Congress.

President (2017-2020)
Carmine Zoccali (Italy)

Secretary-Treasurer (2017-2020)
Ivan Rychlik (Czech Republic)

Editor-in-Chief of NDT (2017-2020)
Denis Fouque (France)

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