A fictional group of nephrologists enrolled in the ISN Emerging Leaders Program, setting up an international multicentric study provides the backdrop to examine concepts such as the principles of ethical medicine and the role of an ethical review board.
Conflict nephrology falls under the umbrella term “disaster nephrology,” encompassing:
AKI secondary to various etiologies, including crush syndrome
Complex care of end-stage kidney disease patients who need advanced technology and equipment
Managing renal transplant patients whose disruption of care results in the critical consequences of losing their grafts
The edition was released in July 2020.
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ISN Members - Find out which Opportunity is Best for You: Explore the ISN’s Specialized Fellowship Options
To help provide relevant training to build capacity where it is most needed, the ISN partners with several organizations, regional societies, and partners to sponsor and promote fellowships in specific regions and specializations.
Discover the complete list of special fellowship opportunities here. Submit your application by May 1here. ISN Fellowships are open to ISN members resident in low, lower-middle, and upper-middle income countries according to the World Bank classifications.
Public and media attention for the WKD 2022 campaign attained notable reach:
WKD content reached more than 447 million people on March 10 on Twitter with #worldkidneyday gaining over 172 million impressions
The WKD website was viewed almost 125 000 times
The official WKD press release was published by 409 news outlets - a potential reach of 228 million viewers
ISN President, Agnes Fogo, marked the day by speaking at the “Chronic Kidney Disease Summit” convened by AstraZeneca at Expo 2020 Dubai. Her talk was part of a session highlighting the need for policymakers and healthcare systems to help reduce the burden of CKD.
The meeting will take place from September 22 to 25, 2022, in New Delhi, India.
Discover the four-day program here.
ISN Past President Presents at the 15th Arab Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation Congress
ISN Past President Vivekanand Jha delivered three talks at the 15th Arab Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation Congress (ASNRT) held from March 16-19, 2022, in Kuwait.
The congress presented the latest technology and treatment for kidney diseases, including kidney transplantation, dialysis modalities, glomerulonephritis, and chronic kidney disease. Vivekanand Jha presented on complement and the kidney, membranous nephropathy, and fungal infections in renal patients.
Kazakhstan's National Congress Honors Young Nephrologists
To encourage future generations of kidney care providers, the meeting hosts an annual event to recognize the best abstracts of the year from young nephrologists within the ISN NIS & Russia region. The winners were presented with their awards in the last session of the congress. This is the fourth consecutive year that the competition has been held.
Results of the Prospective Multicenter SoLKID Cohort Study Indicate Bio-psycho-social Outcome Risks to Kidney Donors 12 Months after Donation
The Safety of the Living Kidney Donor (SoLKiD) cohort study analyzed pre-donation and two-, six- and 12-months post-donation data from donors in 20 German transplantation centers.
The study demonstrates that a significant number of donors developed clinically relevant changes in physical and mental health, notably decreased kidney function and increased fatigue, highlighting the urgent need to inform potential donors of these risks.
A Multicenter Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess the Impact of Incremental Versus Conventional Initiation of Hemodialysis on Residual Kidney Function
To investigate the reported benefits of twice-weekly hemodialysis, including preservation of residual kidney function (RKF), the authors initiated a randomized controlled feasibility trial examining incident hemodialysis patients with urea clearance of 3 ml/min/1.73 m2 or more.
Findings demonstrate less frequent serious adverse events in incremental patients and significantly lower costs compared to standard hemodialysis, suggesting that incremental hemodialysis is safe and cost-saving in incident patients with adequate RKF, justifying a definitive trial.
The COVID-19 Pandemic Identifies Significant Global Inequities in Hemodialysis care in Low and Lower- Middle Income Countries - an ISN/DOPPs Survey
To ascertain the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients, especially in low and lower-middle income (LLMIC) settings, and identify global inequities in HD practice and access, the ISN and the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study(DOPPS) conducted a global online-survey of hemodialysis (HD) units for six months in 2020.
Striking global inequities were identified in the care of chronic HD patients during the pandemic, disproportionately affecting LLMICs. The authors call for urgent action to address these inequities, exacerbating pre-existing vulnerabilities.
Kidney Health for All - Efforts in Low-Income Settings to Enhance Community Engagement, Kidney Health Awareness, and Screening
The authors present reasons leading to poor kidney disease management in low-income settings. They outline existing programs and initiatives by international kidney health organizations, including the ISN, to address this lack, and propose increased engagement with the public to improve CKD screening.
Recent and ongoing awareness-raising campaigns within Ghana are outlined, notably through the Kidney Health International organization founded by former ISN Fellow and Emerging Leader program participant, Dr. Elliot Koranteng Tannor, after his training in South Africa.