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.

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...

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Kidney International® Novel Anemia Therapies in CKD: Conclusions from a KDIGO Controversies Conference  The conference, held virtually in December 2021, reviewed new evidence on diagnosing and managing anemia in chronic kidney disease (CKD). The meeting focused on a new class of agents—the hypoxia-inducible factor-prolyl hydroxylase inhibitors (HIF-PHIs). HIF-PHIs are reported to be non-inferior to conventional Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents...

The ISN’s Pioneering Role in Advancing Interventional Nephrology in Cuba

The ISN was pleased to support the inaugural "Primer Curso Cubano de Nefrología Intervencionista" (First Cuban Course on Interventional Nephrology) in September through its Continuing Medical Education and Educational Ambassadors Programs. Find out more about ISN interventional nephrology training opportunities here. Hosted by the Cuban Society of Nephrology at the Hospital Clínico Quirúrgico Lucía Iñiguez Landín...

Explore the Reshaped ISN International Network of Chronic Kidney Disease Cohort Studies (iNET-CKD) Network Map

The newly updated ISN iNET-CKD Network cohorts map features a new layout, revised information on cohorts, and additional data. Access the ISN iNET-CKD Network cohorts map here. The ISN iNET-CKD Network is one-of-a-kind. It tracks ongoing chronic kidney disease (CKD) cohort studies located worldwide, facilitating an exchange of insights into CKD progression and its global implications. This network's...

Equipping Primary Care Physicians to Manage Kidney-related Issues: Share the Open-access Online Kidney Education Course With General Practitioners

The complete "Online Kidney Education for Primary Care Physicians" curriculum is now available at the ISN Academy. What is it? Developed collaboratively by the ISN and the Mumbai Kidney Foundation, this curriculum equips primary care physicians with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage and care for patients with kidney-related issues. Explore the complete list of modules...

Supercharge Your Medical Profession: Earn CME Credits Through the ISN Academy! 

Stay up to date, grow professionally and connect with peers through CME-accredited content at the ISN Academy. Introduction to Qualitative Health Research Expert Series: Ethical Aspects of Kidney Care for Women   CKDu Network i3C - Kidney Biopsy Course Kidney Stone Course  Hybrid Fellowship Course: General Nephrology  Hybrid Fellowship Course: Dialysis Hybrid Fellowship Course: Transplantation  POCUS Curriculum  Find out more about...

New WKD Logo and 2024 Campaign Theme Launch: Mark Your Calendars for March 14!

2024 campaign theme The World Kidney Day (WKD) Steering Committee has announced the 2024 WKD campaign theme: Kidney Health for All - Advancing Equitable Access to Care and Optimal Medication Practice Recent medical advances have significantly slowed CKD progression and reduced complications. However, disparities in accessing these advancements persist. The 2024 campaign aims to increase awareness of these...

ISN President on Oxygen Biology and Telenephrology at the College of Nephrologists of Mexico’s National Congress

The College of Nephrologists of Mexico's 56th National Congress of Nephrology will take place in a hybrid format from September 13-16, 2023, in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. The congress is organized by the College of Nephrologists of Mexico, the Mexican Society of Transplantation, the Mexican Society of Pediatrics, and SLANH. ISN President Masaomi Nangaku will deliver...

“To Protect the Kidneys, You Need to Protect the Heart”: Valerie Luyckx Represents the ISN at the European Society of Cardiology’s Congress

Valerie Luyckx, ISN Advocacy Working Group chair, was invited to join a panel of experts at the World Heart Federation's Heart Café Session "Navigating the Complex Relationship Between Chronic Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Complications," held as part of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Watch a recording of the event...

Results From the iNET-CKD Study on Hemoglobin in Global CKD Populations Published in Kidney International Reports®

The "Regional Variation in Hemoglobin Distribution Among Individuals With CKD: the ISN International Network of CKD Cohorts" study, led by ISN iNET-CKD* investigators, addresses anemia's global prevalence in people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Read the manuscript here. Current guidelines suggest a uniform hemoglobin (Hb) range for all people with CKD, but this research examines...

Meet ISN Sister and Get Tips on Applying to the Program: Register for the Webinar on August 29

Register for the webinar here. The Sister Centers Programs create partnerships between kidney and transplant  centers in low-resource countries and well-established centers to provide educational support to improve kidney care in emerging regions. Leaders of the ISN Sister Renal Centers and ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers and ISN staff will host a webinar session* to answer your...

Honor Those Making Outstanding Contributions to Kidney Care: Send Your ISN Award Nominations by August 31

Last year, Professor Terry Watnick won the Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Professor Watnick was involved in developing the first genetic test for autosomal dominant PKD and helped make important discoveries about PKD's genetic basis. The deadline for nominating a deserving colleague for their work in...

The ISN President to Deliver Talk at 58th ANZSN Annual Scientific Meeting in New Zealand

The "58th ANZSN Annual Scientific Meeting & Auxiliary Meetings," organized by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, will be held from September 2-6, 2023, in Otautahi Christchurch, New Zealand. The ISN President Masaomi Nangaku's pre-recorded remarks will be available via the mobile congress application during the congress. The Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) will...

The Smart Kidney, the Kidney Under Challenge and More – Discover WCN’24 Themes and the Program-at-a-Glance

The World Congress of Nephrology 2024 (WCN'24) will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from April 13-16. It is co-hosted by the Argentinian Society of Nephrology and the Latin American Society of Nephrology and Hypertension. Congress themes Five kidney care themes guide the scientific program: Theme 1: Better Kidney Health Including preventive and environmental science, population health science,...

“Trying to Solve the Mystery of CKDu Together”: The ISN i3C “Work in Progress” Meetings Highlight Advances and Research Opportunities in CKDu

ISN i3C Network members and ISN staff at one of the recently held "Work in Progress" meetings The ISN i3C (CKDu) Network (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) brought together more than 80 participants at two online interactive meetings held in June and July to discuss current, notable work on chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu). In...

Honor a Deserving Colleague for Excellence in Kidney Care –  Nominate Your Candidate for the ISN 2024 Awards Today!

Help raise the profile of a colleague whose work deserves international recognition by submitting a nomination for an ISN Award. But hurry - the deadline is fast approaching! Please send all nominations, supporting materials, and questions to the awards coordinator by August 31, 2023. Although you must be an ISN member to nominate a colleague, nominees...