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Home Dialysis:  Conclusions From a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference

In May 2021, KDIGO held a conference on expanding home dialysis emphasizing the need for policy alignment, resources, and shared decision-making between patients, care partners, and healthcare teams to improve access and use.

The conference stressed the need to advocate for fair access to home dialysis worldwide, emphasizing the importance of context, choice, and education in making home dialysis successful.


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Clinical Presentation, Pathological Spectrum, and Outcomes of Alcoholic Cirrhosis-related Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy

Researchers in France investigated the clinical presentation and outcomes of patients with cirrhosis-related IgA nephropathy (cirrhosis-IgAN) compared to primary IgA nephropathy (pIgAN).

The authors found that while acute kidney injury in cirrhosis-IgAN is often due to extrinsic causes, it can also be attributed to IgA-dominant membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis.

Steroid use was associated with increased mortality and infectious disease risk in these patients, suggesting a need for further research on the role of immunosuppressive therapy in cirrhosis-IgAN management.

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