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.

Up to Twelve Months of Training to Benefit Kidney Health in Your Community: Apply for an ISN Fellowship Before October 1

ISN Fellowship grants are open to young ISN members from lower, lower-middle and upper-middle income countries. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2022 – apply here. Successful applicants receive high-quality, hands-on training for up to 12 months at a host center. Former ISN Fellow Muhammad Mohsin Riaz went on to open the first peritoneal dialysis center...

Access All Modules of the Kidney Stone Course on the ISN Academy

The kidney stone course is designed to assist healthcare providers to: recognize the burden of kidney stones understand the causes of kidney stone formation understand preventative treatments Access the course content here. The course comprises webinars and videos on: why kidney stones form nutrition and kidney stone disease metabolic evaluation of people with kidney diseases pharmacological treatment of metabolic abnormalities related to kidney...

The ISN Supports Women in Nephrology, WIN ICON 2022

WIN-India (Women in Nephrology, India) is hosting the first annual chapter of WIN ICON 2022 from August 13-14, 2022, in Hyderabad, India. The conference will be a two-day hybrid event with a scientific program of diverse topics by national and international faculty. Several ISN Regional Board and Supporting Group chairs and deputy chairs will attend...

Advancing the Discussion on Rare Diseases: Frontiers Meeting in Bergamo Highly Rated by Delegates

More than 200 delegates from 51 countries joined us over the three days at the ISN Frontiers Meeting in Bergamo, Italy, at the end of June. The event had a significant online reach attaining 6.5 million impressions. A global panel of clinical and scientific experts presented three days of specialty content at the meeting on ‘Complement-related kidney...

Credit Where It’s Due: Nominate a Candidate for the ISN 2023 Awards

 Do you know someone who has significantly contributed to kidney care? ISN Awards are a chance to recognize their role in advancing global kidney health in line with the ISN’s mission. The deadline to submit nominations for ISN 2023 Awards is August 29, 2022. Find out more about ISN Awards here and send all nominations, supporting materials,...

From ISN Fellow to Emerging Leader: Maximizing Personal Potential Through ISN Granting Programs to Advance Kidney Care in Nigeria

Dr. Onu Ugochi Chika, from the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu State, Nigeria, completed an ISN Fellowship training program in 2017 at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh, India, under the mentorship of Prof. Krishan Lal Gupta, alongside support from Prof. Ifeoma Ulasi at her home center. The training...

Congratulations to Contributing Authors, Editors and Reviewers of the ISN Journals on Their Outstanding 2021 Impact Factors

Last week, the 2021 impact factors (IF) were released in Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports (JCR). KI remains the top-ranked nephrology journal publishing original research. IFs and ranks in the JCR urology & nephrology category: Kidney International’s 2021 Impact Factor is 18.998, an increase over the 2020 IF of 10.612. KI ranks 3/90 journals in the JCR Science...

The ISN Supports South Africa Renal Association Congress – Apply for Support from the CME Program for Your Congress

Delegates at the South Africa Renal Association Congress   The ISN recently supported Wesam Ismail, chair of the ISN Renal Pathology Working Group and African Regional Board Member, to present a talk on basic histology and laboratory practice at the South Africa Renal Congress 2022, Durban, South Africa. Presenting virtually, ISN Past President Vivek Jha gave the...

Join Webinar Sessions to Meet Sister Centers Programs Leaders and Get Tips On Applying to the Program

The Sister Centers Programs partner kidney and transplant  centers in low-resource countries with established centers so they can benefit from educational support and collaborate to improve kidney care. Leaders of the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program, ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program, and the ISN Program staff will host two upcoming webinar sessions* to answer your...

The 2023 WKD Theme is Out! Share Your Feedback on the 2022 Campaign

The World Kidney Day (WKD) theme for 2023 is: Kidney Health for All - Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable!  The 2023 campaign launches in September. Give your feedback on the 2022 WKD campaign! Your feedback helps WKD become an even more powerful platform for raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. The survey takes only three minutes to...

Register Now for the ISN Frontiers “Infections and the Kidneys” Webinar: Advances in Infectious Disease Diagnostics; July 8, 2 p.m. CEST

Find out more and register here. Organized in collaboration with the Indian Society of Nephrology, the webinar is the second such broadcast in the lead-up to the specialized scientific program planned for the ISN Frontiers Meeting “Infections and the Kidneys, New Delhi, September 22 to 25. Infection frequently occurs in nephrology and kidney transplant practice. New point-of-care...

Listen to the Latest ISN Podcast, “Cochrane Kidney and Transplant: Past, Present and Future”

Listen to the podcast here. Cochrane Kidney and Transplant are involved in evaluating the care of patients with kidney disease and with complications of diabetes and hypertension. They also assess ways of managing problems associated with interventions for kidney diseases. Find out more by tuning into the latest ISN podcast to join Roberto Pecoits-Filho and Smeeta Sinha...

Join the ISN for Symposium on Precision Medicine and Prevention of Chronic Disease at the World NCD Congress 2022

The World NCD Congress 2022 is a free virtual event from June 9-11, 2022, Eastern Standard Time. The event is hosted by the University of Michigan Medical School and the World NCD Federation. The theme of this second edition of the congress is ‘Prioritizing Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases: Taking Data and Knowledge to Action.’ The...

Improved Kidney Biopsy and CKD Treatment in Vietnam Through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program

A Vietnamese nurse surveys endotoxins in dialysate in the hemodialysis unit at BMH The Bach Mai Hospital (BMH) in Vietnam received training and guidance from the National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM) in Japan during their six-year collaboration through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program and has now graduated from the program. Dr....

ISN International Consortium CKDu Collaborators (ISN i3C) Network Meeting Affirms Need to Build Capacity for Kidney Biopsies in CKDu Within Ethical Framework

Held in May, the meeting brought together 40 members of the ISN i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) network and the ISN Renal Pathology Working Group The meeting highlighted the need to increase kidney biopsies in CKDu (chronic kidney disease of unknown origin) and improve biopsy preservation.  Three ISN i3C network members presented: Richard Johnson outlined the usefulness of kidney...

ISN Signs Constituency Statement on Prevention and Control of NCDs at the WHA75

75th World Health Assembly Agenda Item 14.1: Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases Constituency statement on the following annexes: A) Draft implementation road map 2023–2030 for the global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013–2030 Non-State Actors...

Read the Newly Published ISN Global Kidney Policy Forum 2022 Report

The ISN is pleased to share its report on the “Global Kidney Policy Forum 2022: Building Healthier Sustainable Communities to Safeguard Kidney Health." Access the report here. The report highlights kidney health challenges and possibilities affecting the Oceania and South-East Asia region as presented at this year's Global Kidney Policy Forum (GKPF). Hosted at WCN'22, the GKPF...

#Worldkidneyday Reaches 526 Million People on Social Media: Explore and Share the WKD 2022 Impact Report

Read the WKD 2022 impact report here.  This year’s World Kidney Day (WKD) campaign focused on increasing education and awareness of kidney health at all levels of kidney care.  WKD continues to grow in impact thanks to dedicated efforts from members of the public and health care professionals worldwide. Discover key global accomplishments, innovative activities, and...

Outstanding Development of Kidney Care Center in South America Through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program

Dr. Ravi Mehta and Dr. Etienne Macedo from UCSD (2nd and 5th from right respectively) visit the EC in Bolivia during the 12th SLANH - AKI Congress in 2018  The Bolivia-USA Sister Renal Centers (SRC) partnership successfully graduated from the ISN SRC Program earlier this year, having significantly improved kidney care capacity at the emerging center over...

Discover Highlights from a Successful First iNET-CKD Webinar on Building a Cohort Study

Would you like to understand the key design elements of a cohort study and learn how to draft a study protocol? Watch the first iNET-CKD webinar, "Building a Cohort Study: Insight from Investigators," here. More than 200 people attended the webinar on May 10, generating a lively conversation on Twitter: Access the thread here. Participants came...