Research

Announcing the Updated ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit

An updated edition of the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit is now available. It includes additional content and new resources. The Toolkit was updated and improved based on feedback from the ISN-ACT Toolkit subgroup and the nephrology community. The Toolkit is an ISN open-access, online resource to guide trial design, study conduct, data management, data analysis, and publications....

Final Webinar in the SGLT2i Series: Toward Equitable Access to Kidney Treatment

The ISN Webinar, Dissemination and Implementation of Therapies for Kidney Diseases in Low- and High-Income Countries, will be broadcast on Thursday, April 29, at 3 p.m. CEST (convert to your time zone here). Register here. SGLT2i inhibitors protect the heart and the kidney, but equitable access to these and other drugs for Chronic Kidney Disease and...

2019 ISN GKHA Survey Results of Country-specific Data on Kidney Care Published in KIS

The objective of the ISN Global Kidney Health Atlas (GKHA) is to provide a snapshot of individual country and regional health system characteristics, as well as specific elements relevant to the management of patients with kidney failure in terms of the WHO health systems building blocks. Our collection of manuscripts from the ten ISN regions,...

Explore Ongoing CKDu Research and Share Your Data on the ISN Observatory of CKDu

The ISN i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) group has redesigned the ISN Observatory of CKDu map. Access the map and share your data here. The map facilitates collaboration and data exchange to raise awareness of the urgent issue of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu). This initiative was developed as part of ISN’s 2018-2020 Collaboration Plan...

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...

Narratives on ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit

To illustrate the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit’s usability and facilitate understanding of important clinical trial methodologies, ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit subgroup members are developing a series of stories based on various toolkit topics. The first of these narratives, by Augusto Cesar Soares dos Santos and Brendan Smyth, outlines trial randomization methods through a fictional clinical...

Announcing the Winners of 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 2019 and 2020. The winners are: Basic science Sho Hasegawa (Japan) Comprehensive three-dimensional analysis (CUBIC-kidney) visualizes abnormal renal sympathetic nerves after ischemia/reperfusion injury Qi Cao (Australia) Regulatory innate lymphoid cells suppress innate immunity and reduce renal ischemia/reperfusion injury Clinical science Madhav C. Menon (USA) Genome-wide...

Improving Care for Non-Dialysis CKD Patients: KDIGO Guideline published in Kidney International

Kidney International has published the KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for management of blood pressure (BP) in chronic kidney disease (CKD), which replaces the 2004 Kidney Disease Quality Outcomes Initiative document on the same topic. This new guideline is designed to help physicians in their clinical decision-making for patients with CKD who are not receiving dialysis. The...

Review of Current and Future Applications in Artificial Intelligence-assisted Renal Pathology

Agnes Fogo, ISN President-elect, is a co-author on AI Applications in Renal Pathology published in Kidney International. The paper presents an integrated review on current and future applications in AI-assisted renal pathology, including data collection and analysis in full-stack AI-assisted renal pathology studies and renal pathology-optimized AI techniques. Since synergetic developments of renal pathology and AI...

Expand Trial Participation Within the Nephrology Community: Join Colleagues Online Tomorrow for #NephTrials

The #NephTrials initiative is an exciting new series of conversations combining: The ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus, identifying and summarizing recent interesting trials relevant to kidney disease. The ISN-ACT Toolkit, guiding anyone wishing to start a clinical trial. Social media expertise from the #NephJC community through blog posts, visual abstracts, and a discussion on each topic held on...