Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selection
The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) conference, held in May 2021, sought to address the global underutilization of home dialysis therapies and identify approaches and strategies to expand their use.
The conference also addressed the financial implications of home dialysis and how best to improve the experience for individuals and care partners.
Controversies in Nephrology on IgA Nephropathy
This edition’s “controversies” articles present the case for and against the use of systemic glucocorticoids (GCs) to treat IgA nephropathy (IgAN) at risk of progression:
The editors present a commentary on the debate, noting that both parties agree on the need for a holistic way to manage IgAN, that ongoing trials are addressing IgAN treatment issues without systemic GCs, and that low GC dosing is a critical goal.
Kidney International Reports
A longitudinal analysis investigated kidney disease progression in women with glomerular disease with and without a complicated pregnancy history.
The results demonstrate that a history of complicated pregnancy was associated with a greater estimated glomerular filtration rate decline in the years following a glomerulonephropathy diagnosis.