2020 Impact Factors Position Kidney International as the Top Journal Publishing Original Research in Nephrology
Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports (JCR) have released their annual Impact Factors (IF) for 2020. Kidney International (KI) and Kidney International Reports (KIR) have increased their IFs:
KI's IF of 10.612, increased from 8.945 in 2019, establishes it as the top journal publishing original research in nephrology.
KIR's IF is 4.164, increased from 3.374, its first IF, in 2019.
The ISN asked Pierre Ronco, chief editor-KI, and Jai Radhakrishnan, chief editor-KIR, to share their thoughts:
“It is truly amazing to see how KI has influenced nephrology practice in every corner of the world. The editors strongly feel that their mission is all about quality evidence dissemination for those hardest to reach.” Pierre Ronco
“KI Reports is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year. Our growth has been consistent, from publishing six articles in our first issue in May 2016, we now include around 40 articles in each edition.” Jai Radhakrishnan
ISN President, Agnes Fogo, will present the opening remarks. Speakers will discuss the challenges within kidney transplantation, notable the illegal sale of kidneys.
This will be the seventh in a series of webinars on ethics and professionalism organized by the PSN. The goal of the series is to “proactively create a culture that reflects a professional and ethical society in the postmodern era.”
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Celebrating ISN Collective-Member Societies: The Nephrology Society of Thailand
(WKD) and their ongoing involvement in developing initiatives to lower salt intake in Thailand.
To mark WKD, the NST joined forces with the Thai Lowsalt Network, the National Health Security Office (NHSO), and the Ministry of Public Health. The organizations created a series of video presentations on the benefits of treatment, medication, and exercise for patients with chronic kidney disease, and depicting the lifestyle of patients currently on hemodialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD).
Participants from around the world can follow the virtual event through live-streamed sections of the congress, making WCN’22 accessible to all.
All virtual sessions are recorded and made available on-demand directly after the live stream, being accessible at a time convenient to you.
Should in-person activities be considered safe, they will be announced and added to the WCN’22 program; stay tuned.
The complete, searchable program will be published in early September.
Tell an Inspirational Story Through the ISN Community Film Event
Do you have an inspiring kidney story? Would you like to make a difference in the lives of kidney patients? Raise awareness of what it means to live with or treat kidney diseases by entering a short film to the ISN Community Film Event.
The ISN has relaunched its Mentorship Program, an initiative to foster mutually beneficial learning partnerships across the globe. The program is open to doctors and associate healthcare professionals who are ISN members.
Advance Kidney Care in Your Region: Apply For an ISN Fellowship Before October 1
The ISN is currently welcoming applications for ISN Fellowships. Interested candidates are encouraged to find and contact a host institution as early as possible to develop a personalized training plan.
The ISN Fellowship Program provides funding to young nephrologists from low and middle-income countries to receive practical training in host institutions abroad.
Dana GAUDARD, from Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais, Mirebalais, in Haiti, spent a year training at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble, Grenoble, France, as an ISN Fellow. Commenting on the experience, Dana Gaudard says, "This training increased my passion for nephrology. Now I am a young, dynamic nephrologist with big dreams for my country.
Since returning to Haiti, I have been working alongside a team to implement a nephrology unit at the University Hospital of Mirebalais to provide care to hospitalized patients in all departments with renal pathologies."
These programs have facilitated notable advances as seen with the Moscow-Finland partnership: A pediatric kidney transplant program was launched in Moscow through an SRC collaboration between a health center in Russia (emerging center) and Finland (supporting center).
Philip Li, representing the ISN, will moderate a session with CSN at 12:30 p.m. CST on July 23. This session features talks from ISN membersXueqing Yu (Executive Committee member) and Wei Chen on the current challenges facing PD and early complications during PD catheterization.
Find details on how to join the session in the webinar section below.
Young Nephrologists Committee Member on Childhood IgA Nephropathy
and the Need for More Research
Alexandra Cambier, a Young Nephrologists Committee member, presents the current state of IgA nephropathy in children and adolescents. She explains how the ISN Mentorship Program can help nephrologists develop their research careers and foster collaboration to advance treatment in rare diseases like childhood IgAN.
Central and Peripheral Arterial Diseases in Chronic Kidney Disease: Conclusions from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference
This report presents conclusions from a global panel of multidisciplinary experts after discussions held at KDIGO's fourth clinical Controversies Conference, "Central and Peripheral Arterial Diseases in Chronic Kidney Disease," on the heart, kidney, and vasculature.
The report outlines the common pathophysiology of vascular processes in CKD, describes best practices for their diagnosis and management, summarizes areas of uncertainty, addresses controversial issues, and proposes a research agenda to increase knowledge and improve patient care and outcomes.
A Narrative Review of Dietary Approaches for Kidney Transplant Patients
In response to a lack of dietary recommendations for kidney transplant recipients, the authors review the potential risks and benefits of dietary trends, such as plant-based diets, intermittent fasting, low-carb and keto diets, and juicing, in this category of patients.
They propose the Mediterranean and DASH diets as the most beneficial
dietary patterns to the post-kidney transplant population. These diets focus on less meat and processed foods and increased fresh and plant-based foods and are considered sustainable in the long term.
Association of Apparent Treatment-Resistant Hypertension with Differential Risk of End-Stage Kidney Disease Across Racial Groups in the Million Veteran Program
In this multiethnic cohort of U.S. veterans with hypertension, the adverse effect of apparent treatment-resistant hypertension on end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) risk was greater among African-Americans than Whites. Importantly, this effect was independent of APOL1 genotype.