Journals

International Perspectives on Patient Involvement in Clinical Trials in Nephrology

The involvement of patients in nephrology clinical trials is limited despite their ability to prioritize research, help with study design, participation, and implementation of results. The aim of this position paper is to review the need for and challenges of patient involvement; to assess the present situation of patient involvement; and to describe the...

Functional Assessment of Fatigue and Other Patient-Reported Outcomes in Patients Enrolled in the Global aHUS Registry

This longitudinal studyassessedfatigue and treatment status in patients with Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) from the Global aHUS Registry. The results confirm the detrimental effects of aHUS on patients’ daily lives, especially in terms of fatigue,butdemonstratessignificant improvement in symptoms following treatment with eculizumab.

A Planetary Health Perspective for Kidney Disease

In response to factors such as climate change, unsustainable kidney-treatment methods, and CKD epidemics due to toxins and extreme working conditions, the authors urge nephrologists to pay particular attention to the effects of global warming and its potential to cause acute and chronic kidney injury, severe dehydration, and electrolyte disturbances. The authors propose a “planetary health” approach...

Young ISN Members Reflect on Working Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Young ISN members continue to work on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rhys Evans, a member of the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee, asked young ISN members from India, Ecuador, and Nigeria, to reflect on their experiences. Read reflections from other young ISN members here. Find resources relating to the COVID-19 infection here. Reflections from Chandigarh, India Joyita Bharati, Assistant...

How Is COVID-19 Affecting You? ISN Members Reply

As COVID-19 continues to have a global impact, the ISN reached out to its members around the world to hear about the crisis in their own words. Below are some first-hand accounts. What has your experience been so far? ISN members are encouraged to tell us on Twitter or Facebook using #ThisIsISN and have your testimonial added here. “During the quarantine period, my life...

KDIGO Report to be published in Kidney International and Kidney International Reports

KDIGO’s Nomenclature for Kidney Function and Disease Conference Report and Glossary will be released in the June issue of Kidney International. An executive summary and glossary will be published in KI Reports. The KDIGO consensus conference took place in June 2019 providing a platform to discuss standardizing and refining kidney-related terminology to be more patient-centered and precise and to...

Announcing the ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast

The ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast (GKCP) , to be launched this month, will initially focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. Over time, the GKCP will provide content on science, research, and clinical aspects of nephrology, including: Case-Based Discussions Paradox Nephrology Everyday Nephrologists Latest Kidney International and Kidney International Reports Papers The GKCP will be available via numerous podcast platforms and apps, including Apple, Stitcher, Spotify,...