Tag - CKD

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) involves a gradual loss of kidney function. Advanced CKD can cause dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and waste to build up in the body as the kidneys ability to filter and eliminate excess fluids from the blood decreases.

CKD is a common condition often associated with getting older. It increases the risk of having heart and blood vessel disease. Early detection and treatment can often keep CKD from getting worse.

ISN-Endorsed Events With ISN Participation in April – Apply for ISN Endorsement for Your Event!

The ISN endorses high-quality events within the kidney care community. Whether your event is big or small, if it addresses region-relevant topics, it could qualify for our endorsement. Apply for ISN endorsement for enhanced visibility, scientific merit, and educational impact. Discover all the benefits of ISN-endorsed meetings and how to apply here April 25-28, 2024               Jakarta,...

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Kidney International® Executive Summary of the KDIGO 2024 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease: Known Knowns and Known Unknowns This executive summary of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease outlines the bases for updated therapies and strategies...

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...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Kidney Biopsies Among Persons Living in Hotspots of Ckdu: A Position Statement From the International Society of Nephrology’s Consortium of Collaborators on Ckdu Chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) remains a significant problem in several regions around the world. The ISN conducted meetings and surveys to assess the need for kidney biopsies in...

A Ray of Light for People Living With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Promising Digital Physical Activity Intervention

ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus editorial team member Megan Borkum summarizes the design and outcomes of one of the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus's latest trial selections. Read all global trial selections from the ISN-ACT initiative here. The "trial of the month" is available in several languages. In addition, selected clinical trials are demystified for the layperson. Evaluating the effect...

The ISN Advocates for Improved Dialysis Provision During Crises at the WHO Global High-Level Technical Meeting on NCDs in Humanitarian Settings

As a non-state actor in official relations with the WHO, the ISN attended the WHO's "Global high-level technical meeting on noncommunicable diseases in humanitarian settings: building resilient health systems, leaving no one behind" in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the end of February. Denmark, Kenya, and Jordan hosted 630 participants from 50 countries and 71 non-governmental organizations...

The Lancet Global Health Publishes ISN Paper on Global Insights From the 2023 ISN-Global Kidney Health Atlas

The paper "An Update on the Global Disparities in Kidney Disease Burden and Care Across World Countries and Regions" has been published in The Lancet Global Health. Read the paper here. In the same edition, The Lancet Global Health published an editorial on the paper: "The Major Global Burden of Chronic Kidney Disease." Read the editorial...

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...

Improving Kidney Health: Access Essential ISN Tools in Your Language and Discover Patient Resources Worldwide

Evaluating kidney health The "Are Your Kidneys Healthy?" quiz is now also available in Ukrainian, Dutch, Greek and Albanian. This informative quiz, which has been translated into 20 languages, allows people to evaluate their possible risk of kidney disease easily and swiftly. Map of kidney patient organizations Explore the map of global kidney patient organizations The map was developed to...

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Kidney International® Conservative Kidney Management and Kidney Supportive Care: Core Components of Integrated Care for People with Kidney Failure The ISN Conservative Kidney Management/Kidney Supportive Care Workgroup (CKM/KSC) is one of five thematic workgroups formed as part of the ISN’s 5 to 10-year strategy for the integrated care of individuals with kidney failure, involving collaboration with...

Tackling the CKDu Puzzle: Read the ISN i3C Working Group’s Position Statement on Kidney Biopsies

Despite ongoing efforts, chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) remains a significant, persistent problem in several world regions. The ISN i3C (CKDu) Working Group has written a comprehensive position statement offering vital guidance and recommendations for kidney biopsies in individuals suspected of CKDu. Read "Kidney Biopsies Among Persons Living in Hotspots of CKDu: A...

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,...

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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...