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No 85, September 2016

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Just published online! Read the latest NDT and CKJ articles

Just published online! Read the latest NDT and CKJ articles

Iron might have a protective effect on kidney function in the general population
This is the conclusion of a Mendelian randomization study performed by Del Greco et al. It showed a 1.3% increase in eGFR per standard deviation increase in iron (95% confidence interval 0.4–2.1%; P = 0.004). The results for ferritin were consistent with those for iron. But as the authors point out, further research is required to confirm this causal association.
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Structured pre-dialysis programmes can increase the number of home dialysis patients
This article presents the results of the Dutch pre-dialysis programme GUIDE, with regard to the following question: Does the implementation of a structured pre-dialysis programme with a home-focused approach increase the number of pre-dialysis patients that choose and receive home dialysis? To put it in a nutshell: Yes, it does.

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Ethics Committee

New composition of the Ethics Committee

On the 23 May 2016, at the General Assembly in Vienna, Sir Netar Mallick (UK) was confirmed as a member of the Ethics Committee following his nomination at the Spring Council Meeting in Manchester, 2016.
As Prof Keller (Germany) had completed his term as Chair of the Ethics Committee the Ethics Committee proposed F. P Schena (Italy) as its new Chair and he was subsequently confirmed at the post-Congress Council Meeting in Vienna on 24 May 2016.

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