Research

Discover the Protocol for a Scoping Review on Early CKD Identification

Over the past several months, a group of ISN members has collaborated on a project to provide a shared understanding of the inherent opportunities and challenges of implementing early CKD identification and intervention programs. A component of this initiative, a protocol for a scoping review, has just been published here. The review aims to synthesize available...

Announcing the Winners of the ISN-KI Early-Career Researcher Awards

The ISN-KI Early-career Researcher Award recognizes outstanding research in basic and clinical science published in Kidney International (KI) in 2020 and 2021. Please join us in congratulating:  Basic Science winners Idris Boudhabhay (France) Complement Activation Is a Crucial Driver of Acute Kidney Injury in Rhabdomyolysis Jihyun Yang (Korea) Intestinal Microbiota Controls Acute Kidney Injury Severity by Immune Modulation Clinical Science winners Naoka...

Global Survey of Kidney Nutrition Reveals Shortage of Qualified Dieticians

The paper, “Assessing Global Kidney Nutrition Care,” will shortly be published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Global Kidney Health Atlas (GKHA) Committee partnered with the International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism (ISRNM) to develop a Global Kidney Nutrition Care Atlas. 155 ISN-affiliated countries completed...

More than 1,100 Participants Connect Online for MRAs and DKD Management Webinar Series

More than 1,100 participants from 107 countries joined the ISN webinar series on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) and diabetic kidney disease (DKD) management held in October. The use of MRAs in DKD has historically been limited by its adverse side effects. This webinar series highlighted new developments in a rapidly evolving field, presenting the outcomes...

Last Chance to Submit a Research Article for a KI-ISN Early-Career Researcher Award Before Tomorrow’s Deadline

Submit your application here. The winners of these awards (two basic and two clinical science publications) will receive 500 USD each and be invited to present their papers at the 2022 World Congress of Nephrology. Discover the 2019/2020 winners and their research papers here. Find out more about the award and how to apply here.

Past ISN Fellows Contribute to New Research Article on Kidney Transplantation in LMICs

Five former ISN Fellows have collaborated with ISN member Mohamed Elrggal on the paper “Disparities in Access to Kidney Transplantation in Developing Countries,” now published in the journal Transplantation. Sibel Bek, Ali Shendi, Elliot Tannor, Yannick Nlandu, and Abduzhappar Gaipov contributed to the article, which examines factors implicated in deficiencies in kidney replacement therapy...

New Paper on Global Transplantation Capacity Published Using ISN Global Kidney Health Atlas Survey Results

"Global Estimates of Capacity for Kidney Transplantation in World Countries and Regions" is available as a domain paper on the (ISN-GKHA) web page. Access the paper here. The paper reports on findings from the 2018 ISN GKHA survey on the availability and affordability of quality kidney transplantation across countries and regions. The ISN Global Kidney Health Atlas...

Read Chapter Three of the ISN-ACT Narrative-Based Clinical Trials Toolkit on Participating as a Trial Site

The ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit subgroup members are producing a series of stories based on ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit topics to facilitate understanding of key clinical trial methodologies. The third chapter of the Narrative-Based Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) Toolkit uses a fictional clinical discussion to show what it takes to become a trial site using a fictional clinical discussion. A...

New Global Collaboration to Accelerate Treatments for Kidney Disease 

The ISN and the George Institute for Global Health have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop a network of patients with kidney disease willing to participate in clinical research projects, accessible through a single global CKD platform. The aim of the Global Kidney Patient Trials Network (GKPTN) is to accelerate the development...

Circulate an International Survey to Help Develop Physical Activity Guidelines for PD Patients

An international survey has been developed to help design exercise guidelines for peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. Access the survey in English, Portuguese, Spanish, or Thai. The survey on exercise and physical activity practices and perceptions among PD clinicians is supported by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis and approved by the University of South Australia Human...