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American Journal of Kidney Diseases Publishes Paper From 2023 ISN-Global Kidney Health Atlas Data

The paper "Organization and Structures for Detection and Monitoring of CKD Across World Countries and Regions: Observational Data From a Global Survey" has been published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Read the paper by Tungsanga et al. here The ISN-Global Kidney Health Atlas (ISN-GKHA) is a worldwide survey assessing current kidney care capacity. Early detection...

“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...

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...

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 – –...

Clinical Trial on Different Fluids for Kidney Transplantation Summarized for the Layperson

A new trial has been added to the  “ISN Global Kidney Trials Insights: A Guide for Everyone.” Read the guide on balanced crystalloid solution versus saline in deceased donor kidney transplantation. The guide is based on the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus (GTF) summaries. It aims to demystify clinical trials for the layperson, providing clear and accessible explanations of...

Explore the ISN Global Trials Focus Selection for February and March, Featuring a “Trial of the Month” on the Efficacy and Safety of Aldosterone Synthase Inhibition 

ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus editorial team member Neeru Agarwal summarizes the design and outcomes of the latest ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus "Trial of the Month."  The "Trial of the Month" is available in several languages, now including German. Read all global trial selections from the ISN-ACT initiative here. In addition, selected clinical trials are demystified for the layperson.  Part of the...

Explore Global Variance in Kidney Care Capacity: Papers Summarizing ISN-GKHA Regional Data Published in Kidney International® Supplements

The 2023 ISN Global Kidney Health Atlas (GKHA) sheds light on the current global capacity to deliver kidney care. Read the Kidney International® Supplements papers here A collection of papers published in Kidney International® Supplements focuses on each of the ten ISN regions, presenting a comprehensive overview of kidney care services by world region. They highlight...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

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...

Sharing Expertise to Establish Renal Registries Worldwide: Read the ISN SharE-RR Publication Introducing Its Toolkit

The ISN Sharing Expertise to Support the Set-up of Renal Registries (ISN SharE-RR) initiative develops resources to help establish or develop renal registries in emerging countries. Find more information on SharE-RR here The SharE-RR Advisory Group has created a step-by-step toolkit to guide nephrologists, public health officials, and others to establish and maintain successful, sustainable renal...

Protecting IgA Nephropathy Patients: Sparsentan Reduces Proteinuria and Preserves Kidney Function Through to Two Years

ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus editorial team member Neeru Agarwal 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. Efficacy and safety...

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...

Share Your Work, Engage With Peers, and Contribute to Advancing Kidney Care: Top Tips on How to Present Your Poster at WCN

The World Congress of Nephrology 2024 (WCN'24) is fast approaching! Congratulations if your poster has been accepted for presentation. Are you ready to present it? Expert help is at hand! Jonathan Barratt, Nikolay Bulanov, Edgar Lerma, and Andrea Viecelli* explain what you need to know about presenting your poster at the congress. Watch the Webinar "Winning...

“The Best Course I Have Ever Taken in My Whole Career”: The African Premiere of the ISN Scientific Writing Course Earns High Praise

SWC faculty and participants in Cairo The ISN partnered with the Egyptian Society of Nephrology and Transplantation (ESNT) to deliver an ISN Scientific Writing Course (SWC) in Cairo, Egypt, from 11 – 13 February 2024. Kicking off the first ISN Scientific Writing Course in Africa in beautiful Cairo! Thank you @ESTN_Egy for the warm welcome! Promising...

Submit Your Research on Mitochondrial Function in DKD for the Chance to Feature in a Kidney International Reports® Special Edition

Submit your manuscript here by July 31, 2024 Kidney International Reports® will publish a dedicated issue on mitochondrial function in diabetic kidney disease (DKD) later this year. Understanding mitochondrial dynamics and metabolism is crucial for therapeutic advancements in DKD. This special issue will offer a detailed exploration of these aspects through original research and comprehensive reviews. Find...

Sparsentan Decreased Proteinuria, but Failed to Slow eGFR Decline in FSGS: Data From the DUPLEX Trial – New Selection of Global Trials Out Now!

ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus Subgroup member Anastasiia Zykova summarizes the design and outcomes of the team's latest "Trial of the Month." Stay updated on the latest research and developments in kidney care: Access the new selection of global trials from the ISN-ACT initiative here. The "Trial of the Month" is available in several languages. Sparsentan Versus Irbesartan...

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...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Living Kidney Donors’ Healthcare Needs, Experiences and Perspectives Across Their Entire Donation Trajectory: A Semi-Structured, In-depth Interview Study This qualitative descriptive study examined the experiences of living kidney donors (LKDs) throughout care. It aimed to identify gaps in information and care as LKDs transitioned through different phases. The results reveal gaps in post-donation care for...

“An Essential Advocacy Tool That Young Nephrologists Should Wholeheartedly Endorse”: Yannick Nlandu on the ISN-Global Kidney Health Atlas

By Yannick Nlandu (DR Congo), YNC member and  ISN-GKHA Named Fellow   Most nephrologists dream of solving kidney health problems in their communities, typically requiring a more generalist approach to public health. However, nephrology programs in general, and in low-resource countries in particular, do not integrate this broad vision of kidney health. Nephrologists, therefore, need to...

Demystifying Global Kidney Trials: Providing Clear Explanations for All With a New ISN Patient-Focused Initiative

Discover the "ISN Global Kidney Trials Insights: A Guide for Everyone," a new ISN initiative for people living with kidney diseases and others interested in kidney-related clinical trials. The project intends to foster meaningful communication between patients and kidney care practitioners and increase patient participation in clinical trials. Read the first study in the guide comparing...