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No 86, September 2016

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Sign up for ENP, the new European Nephrology Portal! 

The new European Nephrology Portal (ENP) is an ERA-EDTA initiative created by ERA-EDTA that enables Nephrologists and renal healthcare professionals to connect with the world of kidney and kidney health, our goal is Nephrology all in one place!

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ERA-EDTA congratulates the 2016 Young Fellows

The ERA-EDTA is happy to announce the winners of the 2016 Young Fellowship Programme:

Dr. Lidia Anguiano (Spain), Dr. Katharina Artinger (Austria), Dr. Jovana Kusic (Serbia),Dr. Nina Hojs (Slovenia), Dr. Nuria Perretta (Spain), Dr. Nejra Prohic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Dr. Zayrkhan Turebekov (Kazakhstan), Dr. Akerke Jarbolova (Kazakhstan), Dr. Maria Lipka (Georgia), Dr. Kloedina Bratja (Albania), Dr. Maria Alejandra Rosales (Spain), Dr. Cenk Gokalp (Turkey).

The Young Fellowship Programme is a very successful initiative of the ERA-EDTA that facilitates scientific exchange and collaboration between European Research Institutions and clinical cooperation between European Renal Centres. Click here for more information.

Just published online! Read the latest NDT and CKJ articles

Just published online! Read the latest NDT and CKJ articles

Less bone fractures in transplant recipients than in dialysis patients
Bone fractures are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients on renal replacement therapy (RRT) – and the risk of symptomatic bone fracture is high in RRT patients. This retrospective analysis of electronic records of all 2,096 adults prevalent on RRT in the West of Scotland showed that it is about 2.5 times higher in HD patients than in renal transplant patients.

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miRNAs: New biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis of CKD?
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are innovative blood-based biomarkers involved in numerous pathophysiological processes. In this study five miRNAs were tested as potential circulating biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). It showed that serum levels of three of them (miR-143, -145 and -223) were elevated in patients with CKD, but not in healthy controls, and might, thus, help to diagnose CKD. They were even further elevated in chronic hemodialysis patients. An increase of these miRNAs might therefore be associated with disease progression.

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The new issue of Follow Us is now available

The latest edition of Follow Us is now available. Click here to read the full issue.
The Follow Us newsletter provides information about ERA-EDTA’s activities, initiatives and people as well a forum for sharing anecdotes and perspectives. News updates about the European Certificate of Nephrology and the Vienna Post-Congress report are just some of the topics covered in the current edition. If you have an interesting and relevant story to share please get in touch by writing to followus@era-edta.org

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