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.

“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...

Start Your Nephrology Career Right: Choose the ISN Trainee Membership Package

If you are an early-career nephrologist eager to advance in your profession, the ISN has the perfect entry point for you - the Trainee Membership category. The ISN offers all trainees the first year of membership FREE; membership is renewable for four years at $15/year while training continues. Step into a promising future in kidney care...

Get Ready for December 2023: Explore ISN-Endorsed Events and ISN Participates Activities – Apply for ISN Endorsement for Your Event!

The ISN endorses high-quality events within the kidney care community. This endorsement enhances your event's visibility and elevates its scientific merit and educational impact. Whether your event is big or small, if it addresses relevant topics in the region, it could qualify for our endorsement. Discover all the benefits of ISN-endorsed meetings and apply here. December...

Efficacy of Gravity-driven Continuous Flow Peritoneal Dialysis in Children

Rupesh Raina, ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus Subgroup member, summarizes the design and outcomes of one of the team's latest trial selections. Read all the latest global trial selections from the ISN-ACT initiative here. The "Trial of the month" is available in several languages. Gravity-assisted Continuous Flow Peritoneal Dialysis Technique Use in Acute Kidney Injury in Children: A...

Complementary ISN Granting Programs Coordinate to Elevate Nephropathology in Mongolia

Recently graduated ISN Fellow Narnygerel Erdenebileg helped organize a week-long training program supported by the ISN Educational Ambassador (EA) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programs in October at the State Second Central Hospital in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Read more about Dr. Erdenebileg's ISN Fellowship here. Participants at one of the seminars during a week of activities supported...

From Innovations in Transplantation to Environmental Approaches for Improving Kidney Health: Discover the WCN’24 Scientific Program

We're excited to announce that the complete scientific program for the 2024 World Congress of Nephrology (WCN'24) is now available to explore. Access the program here. This highly anticipated scientific and educational event, the most significant annual, global gathering of kidney experts and professionals, offers a comprehensive insight into the latest developments and breakthroughs in kidney...

From Hyponatremia to Metabolic Alkalosis: Follow the Case-based Electrolytes and Acid-Base Disorders Curriculum at the ISN Academy

Imbalances in electrolyte and acid-base can lead to kidney damage and dysfunction and may indicate underlying kidney diseases and other medical conditions. Regularly monitoring electrolyte and acid-base levels, especially in individuals with kidney disease or other health concerns, is essential to preserve kidney health. ISN members: Access the CME-accredited curriculum here This comprehensive seven-part curriculum delivers a...

Goce Spasovski to Be Honored With the ISN Eastern and Central Europe Pioneer Award at the 18th BANTAO Congress – Join Us There!

The 18th BANTAO (Balkan Cities Association of Nephrology Transplantation and Artificial Organs) Congress combined with the Hellenic Society of Nephrology Meeting and Seminar, endorsed by the ISN, will take place from October 19-22, 2023, in Thessaloniki, Greece. We warmly invite you to visit our ISN booth during the event. We'd love to connect with you...

The 2023 ISN-GKHA: Shaping the Future of Kidney Health Worldwide – Access Region-specific Data and Use the Findings in Your Research

The 2023 ISN-Global Kidney Health Atlas (ISN-GKHA) is driving positive change in kidney care on a global scale, and you can play a role in this transformation! Assessing global kidney care: ISN-GKHA's comprehensive analysis for informed health policies The ISN-GKHA is a comprehensive resource offering an overview of the current readiness, capacity, and competence for kidney...

Get Ready for October 2023: Explore ISN-endorsed Events and ISN Participates Activities – Apply for ISN Endorsement for Your Event!

The ISN endorses high-quality events for the kidney care community. Whether your event is big or small, it may be eligible for endorsement if it addresses relevant topics in the region. Join us for enhanced visibility, scientific merit, and educational impact. Discover all the benefits of ISN-endorsed meetings and how to apply here. October 4-7 The XV...

Use of Self-educational Materials Can Help Decrease Dietary Salt Intake in CKD Patients – Trial Summary and Commentary

Anastasiia Zykova, ISN Advancing Clinical Trials Network member, summarizes the design and outcomes of a study from the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus' most recent global trials selection. Evaluation of a simple, low-cost intervention to empower people with chronic kidney disease to reduce their dietary salt intake: OxCKD1, a multi-center randomized controlled trial. Summary In this trial, 193 adult participants...