Tag - kidney disease

Kidney disease means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should. Those with diabetes or high blood pressure are at greater risk of developing kidney disease.

Kidney problems include acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, kidney cysts, kidney stones, and kidney infections.

ISN-Endorsed Events in June: Join Us at APCN & KSN 2024 in Korea – 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. June 13 - 15,...

Catch Up on Recent and Upcoming DICG Activities – Their Latest Newsletter is Out Now! 

 Read the current issue of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DICG) newsletter here.  The DICG is a joint initiative of the ISN and The Transplantation Society  This edition features:  Registration for the DICG Pre-congress Satellite Symposium on Sunday, September 22, at the 30th International Congress of The Transplantation Society (TTS 2024) in...

Advancing #Green Nephrology: Strategies and Insights From ISN Emerging Leaders Cohorts Published in Scientific Journals 

The paper "Climate Change, Kidney Health, and Environmentally Sustainable Kidney Care" by ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) cohort 2 members has been published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).   Read the paper here  The cohort conducted a cross-sectional survey to:   Understand knowledge, attitudes, and practices among healthcare professionals concerning the link between climate...

From Research Novice to Published Author: Achieve Your Goals With the ISN Mentorship Program – Apply as a Mentee by July 1 

Dr. Doreen Nanyunja (Uganda) was awarded 2nd place in the ISN Mentorship Abstract Award for her submission "Infectious Complications of Chronic Haemodialysis via Central Venous Catheters at a Tertiary Hospital in East Africa."   Read the full paper in the supplement to KI Reports on WCN'24 abstracts here  This award recognizes the top three WCN'24 abstracts submitted...

Avacopan and Rituximab – A Promising Combination for Patients With ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

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. ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus Subgroup member Nikolay Bulanov summarizes the design and outcomes of one of the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus’s latest trial selections. Efficacy and safety of...

“No Decision About Me, Without Me!” Discover Valuable Insights Into Shared Decision-making in Dialysis With the ISN Tweetorial

Shared decision-making in dialysis involves patients and healthcare professionals working together to make informed choices about treatment. It ensures patients understand their options and have a say in their healthcare decisions. Access the ISN Tweetorial here From tips on early detection to exciting innovations in treatment, this thread is packed with valuable insights. Explore the potential...

“Stay Curious, Engage in Critical Thinking, Embrace New Technologies” Advice From a Seasoned Mentee – Inspired? Apply by July 1 to the ISN Mentorship Program

Since 2021, 106 ISN Mentees have benefitted from the expertise of an ISN Mentor, primarily in assisting with research projects but also in areas as varied as clinical nephrology, glomerular disease, career development, and interpersonal skills. Find out more about the ISN Mentorship Program and apply as a mentee here by July 1. Candidates are invited...

Explore Two New Modules in Conservative Kidney Management: Dialysis Withdrawal and Communication Skills

The ISN developed the CME-accredited "Kidney Supportive Care and Conservative Kidney Management Curriculum" to promote the global implementation of conservative kidney management (CKM) programs and encourage kidney supportive care (KSC) provision for those with advanced kidney diseases. Find out more about the course here Access new modules on: Module 15: Discontinuing Dialysis Dr. Barny Hole, Dr. Kelly Li,...

Top 5 Reasons Why Nephrologists Should Embrace Social Media in Their Practice

Social media has become more than just a platform for socializing; it's a powerful tool that can transform how nephrologists engage with patients, colleagues, and the wider healthcare community. Are you looking to enhance your nephrology practice? Harness the power of social media with the ISN Academy! The ISN Social Media Curriculum guides you on...

“Patient Care Improved With Immediate Effect”: The ISN Educational Ambassadors Program Boosts POCUS Training in Pakistan

In April 2024, ISN Educational Ambassador (EA) Professor Saeed Ahmed, consultant nephrologist at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in the UK, visited the Bahria Town International Hospital (BTIH) in Lahore, Pakistan, to deliver Pakistan's first hands-on four-day workshop in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) basics; a joint ISN - Pakistan Society of Nephrology initiative. The...

Explore and Use the ISN Rare Kidney Diseases Toolkit – New Tools Available

The Rare Kidney Diseases Toolkit* curates resources to raise the profile and understanding of rare kidney diseases. It offers disease-specific tools and highlights the burden, gaps, and unmet needs that need to be addressed. Access the toolkit here Tools include infographics, webinars, and the EACCME-accredited ISN Complement Pathway Disease Curriculum, which reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis and...

Supporting Physicians, Improving Outcomes: Accessible Resources for RAASi Therapy Optimization and Complication Management – Now Available in More Languages

The toolkit on optimizing RAASi therapy and managing associated complications offers user-friendly infographics in Chinese, English, Spanish and Japanese.   Access the Optimization of RAASi Therapy Toolkit here These visual aids serve as practical references for nephrologists, cardiologists, and other healthcare professionals caring for patients with heart and kidney conditions. The toolkit comprises five practical infographics, including...

Sleep-HD Trial Results: The Quest Continues for an Effective Therapy For Insomnia in Hemodialysis Patients

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. 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. Effectiveness...

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...

Discover the Newly Reviewed ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit With New Content!

The ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit is designed to guide anyone starting a clinical trial or participating as a trial site. It is aimed at nephrologists and researchers in kidney care worldwide, regardless of their level of clinical trial experience or local resources. The toolkit includes contributions from over 25 ISN-ACT Toolkit subgroup members – –...

Announcing Winners of Complimentary Registrations for the Vicenza Course

The ISN is pleased to announce three winners of complimentary registrations for the upcoming 42nd Vicenza Course AKI-CRRT-ECOS and Critical Care Nephrology 2024  Selected by the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee, the ISN congratulates the following winners: Omar Fueyo (Mexico) Shkelqim Muharremi (Macedonia) Swaraj Sathyan (Bahrein) The Vicenza Course will take place from June 11-13, 2024, at the Fiera di Vicenza Convention Center in Vicenza, Italy. The...

The ISN and TSN Join Forces to Advance Kidney Care

At the event, ISN President Masaomi Nangaku presented information on the ISN Scientific Writing Program to be held in Taiwan in December The ISN participated in joint sessions with the Taiwan Society of Nephrology (TSN) at their Spring Academic Conference at the end of April. ISN President Masaomi Nangaku contributed to these sessions, presenting on the...

Explore Dialysis Fatigue Solutions on the Global Kidney Care Podcast: Insights From the Cochrane Review

Listen to the podcast here The Cochrane Review, published in 2023, includes data on 94 randomized controlled trials with over 8,000 participants. It addresses the uncertainty in clinical practice guidelines on managing fatigue in people with chronic kidney disease or kidney failure requiring dialysis. It summarizes the benefits and harms of pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions...

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...

Prioritizing Kidney Care: The ISN and Devex to Hold Event on Lifesaving Kidney Therapies at the WHA77 on May 29

The ISN is collaborating with Devex for the second consecutive year to discuss expanding global kidney care. Register for the event online or in person here The event, “Advancing Kidney Care for All: Expanding Access to Lifesaving Therapies,” will take place on the occasion of the 77th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 29,...