This series of video presentations were presented during the 33rd Vicenza Course on Critical Care Nephrology held from June 9-12, 2015. They were given during Session 3: RRT in AKI and Critical Illness.

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33rd International Vicenza Course on Critical Care Nephrology

Opening Ceremony

  • Critical Care Nephrology from origin to today - C. Ronco
  • Anecdotes in Critical Care Nephrology - J. Kellum

Session 1: Epidemiology of AKI 

  • AKI Classification and the Conceptual Model of AKI - J. Kellum
  • Epidemiology and Outcomes of AKI in Hospital and ICU - E. Hoste
  • Incidence and Outcomes of AKI in Sepsis and MOF - R. Bellomo
  • Incidence and Outcomes of AKI in Cardiac Surgery - N. Katz
  • Risk Factors for AKI in Hospital and ICU - M. Rosner

Session 2: AKI - ICT and Economics, Debate on Renal Angina

  • Electronic Records & Sniffers - K. Kashani
  • The Health Economics of AKI - A. Lewington
  • Renal Angina: New Concept, Perfect Term - L.S. Chawla

Session 3: RRT in AKI and Critical Illness

  • Evolution of Technology in CRRT - C. Ronco
  • Renal Remplacement Therapy: When to start in AKI - S. Bagshaw
  • Clinical Indications and Patient Selection - R. Mehta
  • Treatment Modality Selection - A. Tolwani
  • How and why do filters clot? - R. Bellomo

Session 4: Multiple Organ Support Therapies

  • Extracorporeal Ultrafiltration for Heart Failure - C. Ronco
  • Extracorporeal CO2 Removal - C. Ronco
  • Extracorporeal Liver Support - J.A. Wendon
  • CRRT and ECMO - A. Shaw

Session 5: Biomarkers of AKI

  • AKI Biomarkers: Which One? How to Use Them? - M. Haase
  • Does Renal Functional Reserve Exist in ICU Patients? - R. Bellomo
  • Biomarkers and AKI Prevention - J. Kellum
  • Biomarker-Driven Change in AKI Therapy - N. Gibney

Session 6: AKI - Pathophysiology, Prevention, Recovery, Progression

  • Septic Kidney Injury: Update on Pathophysiology - B. Molitoris
  • Prevention of AKI: What Evidence? - M. Joannidis
  • Pathways of Renal Recovery or Progression after AKI - R. Mehta
  • Modality of Artificial Renal Support and Renal Recovery - R. Bellom
  • Ischemic Preconditioning - J. Kellum

Session 7: CardioRenal Crosstalk 

  • AKI after Acute Myocardial Infarction: Contrast, Organ Crosstalk and Complications - P. McCullough
  • Importance of Congestion and Diastolic Dysfunction - M. Säemann
  • Uric Acid as a risk factor for heart and kidney therapeutic management - C. Ronco
  • Acute and Chronic Cardiovascular Effects of Hyperkalemia: New Insights into Prevention and Clinical Management - P. McCullough
  • New Therapeutic Strategy of Aquaresis for Cardiorenal Syndrome - K. Doi

Session 8: Fluid management

  • Fluid Assessment, Outcomes and Strategies in the Critically Ill - R. Mehta
  • Balanced Fluid or Saline? - R. Bellomo
  • Use of Diuretics in the Critically Ill and CRS - L.S. Chawla
  • Indications to Medical Fluid Removal in HF and Fluid Overload - M. Ostermann

Session 9: Critical Care Nephrology Issues

  • A case study using Lectin-Affinity Plasmapheresis in the Treatment of Ebola Virus Disease - R. Kenley
  • AKI in Trauma: Rhabdomyolysis & Burms - F. Mariano
  • Sorbent Therapy and Endotoxin Removal - C. Ronco
  • Renal Outcomes after Cardiac Surgery - A. Shaw
  • High Cut Off Membranes - G. Villa
  • Citrate vs Heparin vs No Anticoagulation - P. Honoré
  • RRT in Critically Ill Children and Neonates - S. Goldstein

Session 10: New Horizons in AKI and CRRT

  • Hypothermia & the Kidney - S. De Rosa
  • Nomenclature for RRT in AKI - J. Cerda
  • From the Italian Survey: the IRRIV Score - J. Zaragoza
  • Metabolic Alkalosis in the ICU - M. Emmett


This series of video presentations were presented during the 33rd Vicenza Course on Critical Care Nephrology held from June 9-12, 2015. They were given during Session 2:AKI - ICT and Economics and a Debate on Renal Angina.

This series of video presentations were presented during the 33rd Vicenza Course on Critical Care Nephrology held from June 9-12, 2015. They were given during Session 1: Epidemiology of AKI.

This ISN webinar will help improve understanding and assessing fistula flow (Qa), help recognise, prevent & manage the "giant" fistula and improve the diagnosis and management of clinical steal.

ISN Education features a selection of presentations from the ISN Forefronts Symposium 2015 taking place in Shenzhen, China, on October 22-25, 2015  


These presentations were recorded live from the plenary sessions and therefore include audio and questions. The conference theme this year was ‘Immunomodulation of Cardio-Renal Function’.


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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 10:26

Webinar: AKI following Herbal Therapies

This ISN webinar will increase awareness of use of traditional and complementary remedies as well as the potential toxicity of traditional and complementary remedies. It will also demonstrate the increased need to improve communication with pateints to understand patterns of these remedies' use and their implications.



Sub-Saharan Africa has the most serious HIV epidemic in the world. S.A. leads with prevalence of 17.9%. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects 15% of South Africans. The prevalence of HIV-CKD is 6%, with 50-60% considered classic HIVAN. This is what has been said for a long time. However, recent studies show downward trends in HIVAN occurrence. 









Wednesday, 28 October 2015 10:39

Syndrome hémolytique urémique

Cette présentation a été donnée par Eric Girardin. Elle a été présentée lors du Congres Mondial de la Néphrologie au Cap Sud durant le DPC - Agression rénale aiguë chez l'adulte et l'enfant (en partenariat avec la Société de Néphrologie).

This was a Panel Discussion with Ahmed Kalebi (Kenya), Nestor Pakasa (DRC), Oluwole Odujuko (Nigeria), Akil Hussein Gasim (Sudan/USA), Basu Gopal (India) and Carrie Phillips (USA). It was held at the World Congress of Nephrology 2015 in Cape Town during the Precongress Renal pathology primer.

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