The Younger Generation Takes a Stance: Inaugural Meeting of the WHO Youth Council
Marina Wainstein, ISN Young Nephrologists Committee chair and Advocacy Working Group member, talks us through the exhilarating experience of collaborating with peers at the first meeting of the WHO's Youth Council, and why it's made her optimistic about the future of global kidney care.
“I Feel Responsible for Engaging the Next Generation of Students” - Javier Neyra on Prioritizing Capacity Building in Research
ISN Young Nephrology Committee (YNC) member, Javier Neyra, is on a mission to expand clinical research skills and tools within the kidney care community, urging colleagues to “Do something, while we have the chance!”
He reviews a recent webinar on clinical research, part of a broader initiative by the YNC Capacity Building Sub-committee, which he currently leads.
Renal Pathologist-ISN Members - Apply for a Bursary by February 28 to Attend Key Renal Pathology Events in 2023
ISN bursaries are available to renal pathologists from lower, lower-middle- and upper-middle-income countries to attend significant renal pathology events this year, including online participation in the pre-congress course on renal pathology at WCN’23.
Our Shared Responsibility: The Urgent Necessity of Global Environmentally Sustainable Kidney Care
The Global Environmental Evolution in Nephrology and Kidney Care (GREEN-K) initiative will work toward “sustainable kidney care for a healthy planet and healthy kidneys” with the mission to “promote and support environmentally sustainable and resilient kidney care through advocacy, education, and collaboration.”
This global initiative will focus on collaborative action to develop a coordinated plan to achieve low-carbon kidney services across kidney care.
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 uncertainty and emphasize the need for further studies to improve maternal and fetal health.
A Systematic Review of Direct-acting Antivirals for Hepatitis C in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease
This study reviews DAA regimens in patients with CKD stages G4 and G5 not on dialysis, CKD stage G5 on dialysis, and kidney transplant recipients to facilitate the update of the KDIGO guideline for CKD patients with hepatitis C virus.
The author's findings demonstrated that combination DAA regimens are safe and effective in patients with advanced CKD on dialysis and with kidney transplants.