Sister Renal Center Trio Partnership Graduates: How Did They Improve Kidney Care in Egypt?
Dedicated collaboration through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program enabled a health center in Egypt to upgrade its clinical services, increasing capacity, skills, and research initiatives, and with the potential to offer future support to other regional kidney care centers.
Application of the International IgA Nephropathy Prediction Tool One or Two Years Post-biopsy
Using an international multi-ethnic derivation cohort of 2,507 adults with IgAN, the authors updated the International IgA Nephropathy (IgAN) Prediction Tool one year after biopsy. They externally validated this in a cohort of 722 adults.
The updated Prediction Tool had similar prediction performance when used at the time of biopsy and two years after biopsy. Thus, the updated Prediction Tool can be used for risk stratification one or two years post-biopsy.
Coffee Consumption May Mitigate the Risk for Acute Kidney Injury: Results from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
In this study, coffee consumption was measured using food frequency questionnaires in a prospective cohort of 14,207 adults, and compared with the incidence of AKI defined by hospitalization with an AKI-related International Classification of Diseases code.
Higher coffee intake was associated with a lower risk of incident AKI after adjusting for multivariable factors.