Tag - AKI

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is the sudden onset of kidney failure or kidney damage that happens within a few hours or days.

AKI causes a build-up of waste products in the blood making it hard for the kidneys to keep the right balance of fluid in the body.

AKI can affect other organs such as the brain, heart, and lungs. Acute kidney injury is common in older patients and who are in intensive care units.

Advances in Global Kidney Care: Inspiring Contributions from National and Regional Societies Shared at ISN Affiliated Societies Meeting

At the recent WCN’24 in Buenos Aires, leaders from 28* of the ISN's 116 Affiliated Societies convened for the ISN Affiliated Societies Meeting. Society representatives shared inspiring advancements and success stories, from improvements in home dialysis treatments to developing robust kidney transplant programs, spotlighting the collaborative spirit and innovation within the international nephrology community. In recognition...

Experience WCN’24! Catch Up With, Re-watch, or Discover Congress Content at the ISN Academy!

The World Congress of Nephrology 2024 (WCN'24) scientific program is now available online at the ISN Academy – access cutting-edge science from international experts at your convenience! Explore the WCN'24 program here Discover four compelling plenary sessions here Other content is organized by congress themes: The Kidney Under Challenge The Interconnected Kidney The Kidney Losing Function Better Kidney Health The Smart Kidney Access WCN'24 content today! All...

ISN Ambassador Visit Drives Significant Progress in Kidney Care Services in Brazzaville, Congo

In March, ISN Educational Ambassador (EA) Professor Faiçal Jarraya (Tunisia) spent a week visiting the University Center Hospital (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire-CHU) in Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with support from the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program (EAP). From left to right: ISN Ambassador Professor Faiçal Jarraya alongside CHU staff Dr. Bakala Clothyn, head of...

Setting the Stage to Propel Global Nephrology to New Heights: Thank You to All Delegates for a Phenomenal Congress! Browse Memorable Moments in Pictures and Discover Statistics for 2024

Thank you to the 4,500 delegates from more than 121 countries whose energy and contributions drove WCN'24's phenomenal success! Browse the WCN photo gallery here! Here's a snapshot of what we experienced together over four extraordinary days of learning, networking, and innovation: 1576 groundbreaking abstracts were accepted, with 867 posters on display 252 top-tier speakers from around the globe presented a diverse...

Specialized Courses, Plenary Sessions, and More! Access WCN’24 Content at the ISN Academy!

Explore hundreds of hours of captivating WCN'24 content at the ISN Academy, featuring cutting-edge insights across five essential themes. Learn from more than 200 global experts and elevate your expertise! Take specialized courses on hot topics Renal Pathology Conservative Kidney Management Navigating Kidney Care Annual Review of Nephrology Interventional Nephrology Find out more here Listen to four outstanding plenary talks: Daniel de Florian – "The Origin of the...

Young Nephrologists – Win a Free Registration to the 42nd Vicenza Course: Apply by April 10

The 42nd Vicenza Course AKI-CRRT-ECOS and Critical Care Nephrology 2024 takes place from June 11-13, 2024, at the Fiera di Vicenza Convention Center in Vicenza, Italy. The course will focus on endpoints for new clinical trials and covers various topics in critical care nephrology, including: Acute kidney injury in different pathological conditions Sepsis and related mechanisms, including viral, bacterial, and...

ISN Members: Explore Specialized ISN Fellowship Opportunities Tailored to Your Expertise and Region –Apply by May 1

In addition to general ISN Fellowships for ISN members from lower, lower-middle, and upper-middle-income countries, the ISN collaborates with several organizations, regional societies, and partners to sponsor and promote fellowships tailored to specific specializations and regions. The deadline to apply is May 1. Submit your application here. These include: The ISN-UHN ExpLoRe Home Dialysis Fellowships in dialysis Ravi Mehta ISN...

Young Nephrologists – Win a Free Registration to the 42nd Vicenza Course: Apply by April 10

The 42nd Vicenza Course AKI-CRRT-ECOS and Critical Care Nephrology 2024 takes place from June 11-13, 2024, at the Fiera di Vicenza Convention Center in Vicenza, Italy. The course will focus on endpoints for new clinical trials and covers various topics in critical care nephrology, including: Acute kidney injury (AKI) in different pathological conditions Sepsis and related mechanisms, including viral, bacterial,...

Advancing Global Kidney Transplantation – the ISN Renews Its Partnership With The Transplant Society and Launches New Joint ISN-TTS Fellowships in Transplantation

The ISN is pleased to formally renew its ongoing partnership with The Transplant Society (TTS). New! – Launching ISN-TTS Joint Fellowships to advance transplantation skills The ISN and TTS will jointly support training in transplantation for young physicians from low-resource areas. Fellows will receive hands-on training at advanced host institutions to equip them with state-of-the-art knowledge...

Read the WKD 2024 Advocacy Brief on Breaking Barriers to Equitable Kidney Care and Advancing Optimal Therapeutic Management of Kidney Diseases

The 2024 World Kidney Day (WKD) advocacy paper was released on Thursday, 7 March. Read the paper here WKD advocates a multi-stakeholder approach to reduce inequities in kidney care access and optimize quality care for all. The paper outlines the multiple factors impeding optimal access to kidney care and offers policy recommendations on breaking these barriers and...

“A Real and Measurable Impact on the Provision of Kidney Care to the People of Rivers State in the Niger Delta Region” – Sister Renal Centers Partnership Graduates the Program  

The multidisciplinary renal team comprising renal consultants, doctors in renal training, and nurses at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital UPTH in Nigeria established a Sister Renal Centers (SRC) partnership in 2017 with support from the Salford Royal Hospital (in Manchester, UK. This partnership has now graduated...

Expanding Skills and Knowledge in Key Areas of Kidney Care: Access Three New ISN Implementation Toolkits

As part of the ISN-WHO 2021-2023 collaboration plan, the ISN is pleased to announce the release of three new implementation toolkits. The ISN thanks all experts involved for their outstanding contributions. Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Toolkit The toolkit facilitates AKI detection, management, and prevention, integrating key strategies highlighted in the ISN 0by25 initiative. Access here The toolkit was developed...

ISN Members – Get a 10% Discount When You Register for the 6th CKD Drug Development Summit in March

The 6th CKD Drug Development Summit will take place from March 19-21 in Boston, USA. Join the ISN and more than 200 representatives from regulatory bodies, industry leaders, academia and patient groups across three days of discussions to advance personalized, effective therapies for kidney diseases. Browse the event guide here ISN members benefit from a 10% discount code on...

Elevate Your Professional Journey: Apply by March 1 to Become an ISN Mentor

Are you an ISN member or Associate member with expertise in clinical work, research, career development, or another specialized area? Experience a rewarding mentorship partnership: Apply here by March 1, 2024, to become an ISN Mentor.  Share your knowledge, develop coaching and leadership skills, and connect with mentees worldwide through the esteemed ISN Mentorship Program. Get inspired by mentorship pairs...

Excellence in Kidney Care and Research: Discover the Winners of the ISN 2024 Awards  

Please join us in congratulating the ISN 2024 Award winners: Adeera Levin – the Jean Hamburger Award Motoko Yanagita – the Bywaters Award Michael Caplan – the Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize Find out more about the winners and their outstanding work below. The recipients will be recognized at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2024, from April 13-16,...

Latest ISN Journal Summaries

Kidney International®  Mayo Clinic Consensus Report on Membranous Nephropathy: Proposal for a Novel Classification  This report proposes a two-step classification of membranous nephropathy (MN). Step one is identifying the target antigen based on a multistep algorithm. The second step is the search for a potential underlying disease or associated condition. The meeting consensus favored using an antigen-based...

From Complement-Mediated Kidney Diseases to Research Skills: Use ISN Toolkits to Implement Guidelines Effectively and Translate Evidence Into Practice

Ensure you're well-equipped in the global effort to combat kidney diseases by exploring, utilizing and sharing these valuable ISN resources. CKD Early Identification & Intervention Toolkit To address the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its impact on global morbidity, the ISN and KDIGO collaborated on a series of tools for CKD early identification and...

ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Measuring Albuminuria or Proteinuria: Does One Answer Fit All?  The authors review international guideline recommendations on measuring proteinuria and albuminuria and discuss contexts where the optimal measure of proteinuria is unclear or controversial. They discuss evidence to support current recommendations for choice of measure, including the clinical settings of glomerulonephritis, transplantation, and pregnancy. They also...

ISN CME Program Supports Meeting on CKD Prevention, Complementing SRC Program to Advance Kidney Care in South Asia

The ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program supported Narayan Prasad (India), Dibya Singh Shah (Nepal) and Udana Ratnapala (Sri Lanka)* to travel to the 19th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar of Kidney Foundation Hospital and Research Institute held from Sep 30-Oct 1, 2023. Faculty at the 19th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar of the Kidney...