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.
“The World Is a Very Different Place for Nephrology Nurses”: The ISN Kidney Health Professionals Working Group on Post-Global Pandemic Working Conditions for Nurses
In anticipation of International Nurses Day on Friday, May 12, the ISN’s Kidney Health Professionals Working Group shares an in-depth examination of the worldwide post-SARS-CoV-2 pandemic landscape for nephrology nurses.
It’s time to nominate friends and colleagues whose work deserves international recognition. Are you an ISN member? You can support global excellence in kidney care by submitting a nomination for an ISN Award!
Describing Natural History and Exploring Risk Factors for Kidney Function Decline in Persons With CKD of Uncertain Etiology in Sri Lanka
The authors initiated the Kidney Progression Project (KiPP) to follow 292 persons with a “Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration” estimated glomerular filtration rate of 20 to 60 ml/min per 1.73 m2 living in areas with high levels of chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology.
The overall rate of kidney function decline was slow in this cohort. The authors suggest further etiologic investigations focusing on specific locations and water use.
Randomized Controlled Trial of Difelikefalin for Chronic Pruritus in Hemodialysis Patients
In a randomized trial in patients with chronic pruritus and hemodialysis, difelikefalin significantly reduced pruritus symptoms after two months of treatment. An accompanying commentary discusses the promise of this novel kappa opioid receptor agonist in treating pruritus in hemodialysis patients.