Author - Reema Parmar

How to tackle pseudoscience and misinformation in an age of COVID

Healthcare professionals can and should play a key role in countering the torrent of misinformation and lies about medicine and science that are circulating on social media and among populations, according to Professor Timothy Caulfield. In his Stewart Cameron Lecture to the opening session of WCN’21 entitled, “Battling pseudoscience in the age of misinformation,” Prof....

Tapping into regulatory T cells to improve outcomes for transplant patients

Although kidney transplantation is considered the best treatment for end-stage kidney disease, transplant patients still face high rates of mortality and morbidity in the long-term. These rates have remained largely unchanged over the last few decades. “After a transplant, patients are on life-long immunosuppressive drugs that come with a lot of side effects, such as...

Meeting the need for kidney donors around the world

According to the Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation (GODT), more than 146,000 solid organ transplants are carried out in the world each year, including 95,479 kidney transplants. “Although this is an impressive figure, the World Health Organization estimates that it barely covers 10% of the transplantation needs of patients. And the need for kidney...

Prompt identification and treatment of pre-eclampsia and acute kidney injury needed to improve disease burden

“Pre-eclampsia is thought to be the most common glomerular disease worldwide, affecting up to 5% of pregnancies, and up to 11% of women have pregnancies complicated by hypertension,” says Dr. Kate Bramham. “Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy have now become the leading cause of pregnancy-associated acute kidney injury, and its incidence is rising in both...

From Tapping into T Cells to Tackling Pregnancy-associated Hypertension: A Not-to-Be-Missed Scientific Program at WCN’21

Dr. Caroline Lamarche will outline her work on modified cells and alternative treatment for end-stage kidney disease in her talk, “CAR-T reg therapy and the possibilities in transplantation.” Dr. Domínguez-Gil will discuss the challenges of providing kidney transplants in low-resource countries in her talk, “Promoting equitable deceased donor transplantation in developing countries,” and highlight strategies...

Announcing the Young Nephrologists Awards

The YNC is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Young Nephrologists Awards: Dr. Julian A. Marschner (Germany) - best basic science abstract, “A kidney-on-the-chip approach using primary human tubular cells in a 3D co-culture system.” Dr. Marschner is currently completing postdoctoral work developing complex in vitro assays to gain mechanistic insights into processes of...

ISN Joins GCCH in Raising Awareness of Circulatory Diseases

The ISN, alongside its partners in the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health (GCCH), contributed to MediaPlanet’s cardiovascular health campaign with the article “Circulatory diseases – a growing global problem,” to be published in the Guardian newspaper. Read the article here from tomorrow, March 30. Circulatory diseases are the world’s leading cause of disability and death and...

Available Now: CKD Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals

The ISN and KDIGO have partnered to create tools on CKD early identification and intervention for kidney health professionals, primary care physicians, and nurses working in primary care settings. Access the toolkit here. The ISN-KDIGO CKD Early Identification & Intervention Toolkit includes quick guides, infographics, teaching tools, as well as research articles, webcasts, and reports. The toolkit...

Join the Global Nephrology Community at WCN’21: Only 17 Days Left to Register

Raising-the-Curtain Sessions WCN’21 launches with special Raising-the-Curtain sessions connecting ISN’s ten global regions to highlight issues and initiatives in each area. Starting with the ISN Oceania and South East Asia Region and ending with the ISN Latin America Region, take a world tour from East to West between April 12-14. Discover the complete program and find...

Webinar Presents Key Elements of ISN Member Campaigns Leading to Dialysis Patient Prioritisation in National Covid-19 Vaccination Programs

As part of ISN’s global campaign to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for the three million patients worldwide currently undergoing dialysis, the ISN held the webinar, “Prioritization of Dialysis Patients in National Covid-19 Vaccination Programs - Lessons Learned from Successful Campaigns,” on March 9, 2021. The webinar highlighted methods and results from campaigns carried out in Italy,...