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Kidney International Publishes ISN Paper on Implementing Early CKD Detection Programs

As the global burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) rises, “Perspectives on Early Detection of CKD: The Facts, the Questions, and a Proposed Framework for 2023 and Beyond” presents timely information from ISN leaders on early CKD detection and a framework for adoption. Read the paper in Kidney International here. This paper culminates two years of work that...

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Kidney International KDIGO Conference Report on Home Dialysis Controversies  The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) conference, held in May 2021, sought to address the global underutilization of home dialysis therapies and identify approaches and strategies to expand their use. The conference also addressed the financial implications of home dialysis and how best to improve the...

Discover the Latest Video Abstracts 

Watch the latest ISN video abstracts from the @ISNeducation Social Media Team here.  The videos are based on papers from Kidney International and Kidney International Reports:  Discovery of Seven Novel Putative Antigens in Membranous Nephropathy and Membranous Lupus Nephritis Identified by Mass Spectrometry   Results From Part A of the Multi-center, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled NeflgArd Trial, Which Evaluated Targeted-release...

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Kidney International P32: A Sex- and Gender-sensitive Model for Evidence-based Precision Medicine - From Knowledge Generation to Implementation in the Field of Kidney Transplantation. The authors propose a new evidence-based precision medicine framework – the P32 model, which considers individual sex- and gender-related domains and their intersection with ethnicity, geography, and other demographic and social variables. The model...

Kidney International Publishes ISN First Consensus Guidance for Pre-Clinical Animal Studies in Translational Nephrology

Kidney International has published the "International Society of Nephrology First Consensus Guidance for Pre-clinical Animal Studies in Translational Nephrology." The paper was developed from the First Consensus Meeting on Guidance for Optimal Pre-Clinical Animal Studies in Translational Nephrology (TRANSFORM) hosted by the ISN in Brussels, Belgium, in October 2022. Pre-clinical tests in animal models are key steps in...

Explore the Latest #NephTrials Discussion on Dapagliflozin and CKD on the ISN’s Twitter Feed

The latest #NephTrials online discussion took place on March 10. Access the Twitter thread here. Twitter attendees joined Ron Gansevoort, Roberto Pecoits-Filho, Joel Topf, Manasi Bapat, and Swapnil Hiremath to discuss the RENAL LIFECYCLE trial. The conversation examined the composite and secondary outcomes of a randomized control trial investigating the effects of dapagliflozin on people with severe...

Announcing the ISN-KI Editorial Fellowship and Early-Career Researcher Awardees

The ISN-KI Early-Career Researcher (ECR) Award recognizes outstanding research in basic and clinical science published in Kidney International (KI) in 2022. The ISN-KI Editorial Fellowship, designed for early-career kidney care professionals, provides training opportunities for reviewing and evaluating manuscripts and managing editorial responsibilities for a world-renowned nephrology journal. The Editorial Fellows will train with the...

Implement Evidence-based Care in Your Healthcare Center – Discover Kidney Research Outcomes From the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus

The ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus (GTF) is a monthly selection of recent interesting trials relevant to kidney care. Each month, one trial is spotlighted as the "trial of the month." Recent trials of the month include: Cooled Enthusiasm for Lower Dialysate Temperatures; No Demonstrated Benefit for Cardiovascular Outcomes Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers Show Reassuring...

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Kidney International: Kidney Health for All: Preparedness for the Unexpected in Supporting the Vulnerable A special report from the World Kidney Day Joint Steering Committee presents an overview of the adverse effects of devastating events on the complex medical needs of those affected by kidney disease. The report highlights the increasing need to create resilient healthcare...

Join the ISN and Guests Live on March 10 for the Latest #NephTrials Discussion on the RENAL LIFECYCLE Trial Outcomes on Dapagliflozin and CKD

The next #NephTrials will be held on March 10, 2023, at 3 p.m. CET! Join Ron Gansevoort, primary investigator of the RENAL LIFECYCLE trial, in conversation with Michael Walsh, Roberto Pecoits-Filho, Joel Topf, Manasi Bapat, and Swapnil Hiremath. The panel will examine the composite and secondary outcomes of a randomized control trial investigating the effects...

“I Feel Responsible for Engaging the Next Generation of Students”- Javier Neyra on Prioritizing Capacity Building in Research

By Javier Neyra, ISN YNC member Over the past year, I've had the opportunity to lead efforts by the Capacity Building Sub-committee of the ISN Young Nephrology Committee (YNC). Young nephrologists worldwide have consistently highlighted the need to build capacity in research, particularly for those practicing in developing countries with limited scholarly resources. Therefore, one of...

International Experts to Guide Scientific Paper Writing in Turkey at ISN Scientific Writing Course

A three-day ISN Scientific Writing Course (SWC) will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from February 16 to 18. Find out more about the ISN SWC here. Cohosted by the Balkan Cities Association of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs (BANTAO) and the Turkish Society of Nephrology, this will be the first ISN Scientific Writing Course to...

Improve the Detection and Management of NCDs in Your Region: Submit Your Proposal by April 1 for an ISN Clinical Research Grant

Read the application guidelines and eligibility criteria here or apply directly here if you are an ISN member.  The ISN Clinical Research Program supports research and education initiatives that help detect and manage non-communicable chronic diseases such as CKD, AKI, hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in low-income, lower-middle-income, and upper-middle-income countries. The deadline to apply is May 1, but proposals...

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Kidney International: Glomerular Diseases in Pregnancy: Pragmatic Recommendations for Clinical Management Glomerular diseases are a frequent cause of chronic kidney disease in young women and generate many challenges in pregnancy. An international working group reviews current literature and expert opinions on glomerular diseases in pregnancy to provide practical information for nephrologists. The authors highlight areas of clinical...

Catch Up! Recorded Webinar on Mixed Methods Research in Kidney Care Now on the Academy

Did you miss the live session of the ISN Webinar "Mixed Methods Research in Kidney Care"? Watch the recording here. Moderators Fergus Caskey, Pippa Bailey, and Masaomi Nangaku joined speakers Alicia O’Cathain and Lilia Cervantes in an interactive discussion on mixing qualitative and quantitative research methods within a single kidney care study. The event generated much...

Kidney International and Kidney International Reports Editorial Selections

Uncovering Risk Factors for Kidney Injury in Children With a Solitary Functioning Kidney A nationwide, multicenter study of children diagnosed with congenital or acquired solitary functioning kidney before adulthood indicates that a significant proportion will develop kidney injury over time, with kidney agenesis and being overweight as principal risk factors. Long-term Outcomes of Children and Adolescents...

Help Improve Kidney Transplant Trials on Urinary Tract Infections: Take the Australasian Kidney Trials Network Survey and Share It With Your Patients

On behalf of the Australasian Kidney Trials Network Survey, patients, caregivers and health professionals are invited to complete a global survey to help identify important things to consider when preventing urine infections in people with kidney transplants. The answers will help design a clinical trial to attain better evidence. The survey takes 8-12 minutes to complete. Take...

Pin Your Trial Network on the ISN Network of Trials Networks Map!

The ISN-ACT (Advancing Clinical Trials) has created an online map tracking trial networks in kidney care research around the world. The aim is to facilitate clinical trial capacity and professional exchanges and collaboration by connecting people undertaking clinical trials and related studies in nephrology. The map allows researchers to quickly locate trial networks with the capacity...

International Practices and Challenges Surrounding COVID-19 Vaccination – Results From ISN Survey Published in BMJ Open

"Availability and Prioritization of COVID-19 Vaccines Among Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Transplant - A Global Survey by the International Society of Nephrology" has been published in BMJ Open. Read the manuscript here. The paper is based on a survey initiated by a team of ISN members on the availability, preparation and prioritization of...