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ISHD Hemodialysis University™ 2013 Shanghai Update (PARTS 1 and 2)   
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
International Society for Hemodialysis
Shanghai, China; April 2013

Parts ONE and TWO

ISHD Hemodialysis University, Shanghai Update: Opening Ceremony
Madhukar Misra, MD (ISHD President and Course Co-Director) and Ding Xiaoqiang, MD, PhD, (Course Co-Director)

Prof. Liao Lutan’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Madhukar Misra, MD

Essentials of a hemodialysis machine: What does a nephrologist need to know?
Madhukar Misra, MD

Dialysis in China: Current status and Challenge
Guang-yan Cai MD

Dialysate Sodium in HD: What is important to know?
Andrew Davenport MD

Dialyzer Membrane Permeability: Effect on Cardiovascular Outcome
Philip Li, MD

Getting it right: Planning, Monitoring, and Maintaining the Dialysis AVF
Aris Q Urbanes, MD



Brigham Nephrology Board Review Course.   
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
Boston, MA; August, 2013

CVVH for the Boards
Kenneth B. Christopher, MD








Advances in CKD 2014 (PARTS 4 and 5)   
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
Las Vegas, NV; January 2014

CKD progression predictors in 2014
Adeera Levin, MD

Epidemiology of dialysis withdrawal
Allan J. Collins, MD

Are the current ethical standards for dialysis withdrawal adequate?
Mark Unruh, MD

Keynote Address: Brain damage in pre-dialysis CKD, HD, and PD
Chris W. McIntyre, MD

The issue of the solitary kidney
Pierre Cochat, MD

Recent advances in polycystic kidney disease research with emphasis on therapy
Jared Grantham, MD


Hypertension, Cardiovascular
ACC/AHA cholesterol update
Decreasing sodium in the food supply
Off pump better for the kidneys
Nonfat dairy and BP
Nuts good
Wearable artificial pancreas
Empagliflozin plus insulin good

Renal denervation may work
Lower urinary sodium not so bad
SNS and thiazide-sensitive sodium uptake

CKD, Dialysis
Colchicine for recurrent pericarditis
Oritavancin for resistant skin infection
Atrial fib and cryptogenic stroke
Change in proteinuria as surrogate endpoint
Bioimpedance-guided fluid management
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in CKD
Postdialysis recovery time and QOL
Free serum light chains and outcome in diabetes
Mediterranean diet in diabetes
Serum aldosterone and outcome in CKD in CRIC
Glucose lowering drugs in CKD (review)
Vitamin K2 in dialysis patients - dose finding
Hb levels, QOL in young vs. old
Simplified phosphorus modeling and dialysis dose

Clinical Nephrology
Monogenic causes of childhood resistant NS
Omentum slows progression of CKD
Phospholipase A2 receptor antibodies and membranous
Vesicoureteral reflux and antibiotics
Lead surveillance and incident ESRD
Bortezomib in heavy chain deposition disease
Membranous GN with masked IgG kappa deposits
Long-term risks for kidney donors

This update's selected ASN abstracts

None this update.

UF rates, BMI and mortality; Urgent start PD; Plasma exchange induces vitamin D deficiency; PD modality and phosphorus; Higher mortality for women; US catching up to Europe in DOPPS?; Patient-centered care redesign; Urine microscopy survey in UK; Active vitamin D and infection; Parathyroidectomy in the cinacalcet era; Ferric citrate as a P-binder; Total parathyroidectomy and vascular calcification; Dietary meat ingestion and bone mineral; Velcalcetide and PTH; Proinflammatory monocyte subsets and vitamin D; Loop diuretics raise PTH; Foot check program good; Outcome of dialysis in infants; Angioplasty of lower limbs in diabetic CKD; Left ventricular mass and prognosis in CKD; Race, ethnicity, and state-by-state variation in hemorrhagic stroke; Opioid analgesic use in CKD; Risk factors for dialysis-associated amyloidosis.

Clinical Nephrology
Urine magnesium and interstitial nephritis; Pseudohyperphosphatemia with amphotericin B; Plasmapheresis in anti-GBM disease; Eculizumab in atypical HUS; Random urine:protein ratio no good in GN; Tonsillectomy in pan-European cohort for IGAN;

Lupus nephritis: Serial biopsies; Tacrolimus; Identifying nonadherence via hydroxychloroquine blood levels; Adhesion molecules to follow course; Azathioprine vs. MMF; spot urine protein:creatinine esp. bad in lupus; severely low vitamin 25D levels bad; Vitamin D and urinary MCP1;

Renal involvment in Sjogren's syndrome; ANCA: In patients on dialysis; Associated with influenza vaccination; Associated with SBE; Crescentic and focal necrotizing GN despite normal serum creatinine; Late-onset neutropenia with rituximab; Hypogammaglobulinemia with rituximab; obesity and kidney transplantation.
 (Kidney Week 2013...)

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Updated: August 03, 2014 (Aug03)
Aug03 Cyanotoxin factsheet from the EPA.
Aug03 Caruaru 1996 microcystin tragedy revisited (NEPHROL thread 2).
Aug03 Caruaru 1996 microcystin tragedy revisited..
Aug02 Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in Lake Erie shut down Toledo drinkable water supply.
Aug01 Carbapenem-resistant enterobacter becoming more prevalent.
Jul23 University of Chicago's Dr. Fred Coe's kidney stone website and blog.
Jul17 Handbook of Dialysis, 5th edition, now available for pre-order. Cover image and preface
Jul17 Ultrasonography for nephrologists course. October 25-26, in Atlanta.
Jul16 ISHD to sponsor 2-day Hemodialysis University in Chicago on August 15/16, 2014.
Jul16 New concerns about the safety of niacin.
Jul14 Bacteria found in healthy bladders differ from those in women with incontinence.
Jul14 Hydrogen sulfide generating compound protects stressed mitochondria.
Jul14 U. Penn study suggests that donating a kidney does not affect life expectancy.
Jul14 Phase 1 trial launched of antibiotic that targets C. difficile.
Jul14 Transmission of hepatitis C from blood of patients who were successfully treated.
Jul14 Mucor fungus contaminating yogurt may be threat to consumers.
Jun30 Supercooling keeps organs fresh
Jun26 Saline shortage impacts U.S. hospitals
Jun22 Dr. Karl Nolph, in memoriam
Jun04 Alternate credit card payment site for HDCN subscriptions using PayPal services
General Advances Emphasis
Urgent-start peritoneal dialysis: what are the problems and their solutions? Dr. Mahnensmith discusses this new approach to AKI or acute-on-chronic kidney failure, its advantages and potential problems; in the May/June issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Intradialytic hypotension: Frequency, sources of variation and correlation with clinical outcome
Dr. Sands and colleagues delve into large databases to better understand the occurrence and risk factors for intradialytic hypotension; in the April issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Hemodialysis-associated cardiomyopathy: a newly defined disease entity Drs. McIntyre and Odudu describe their latest results regarding myocardial stunning; in the Mar/Apr issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Nonadherence in dialysis patients: prevalence, measurement, outcome, and psychological determinants Dr. Clarke and colleagues review why adherence is so important to outcomes, and methods that have been suggested to improve this problem; in the Jan/Feb issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Approach to prophylactic measures for central venous catheter- related infections in hemodialysis: A critical review
Dr. Silva and colleagues go over what we know works, and which treatments are still experimental; in the Jan-Feb issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Infrequent dialysis: a new paradigm for hemodialysis initiation Dr. Rhee and colleagues present a novel idea; starting out with twice-a-week dialysis in incident patients with substantial residual kidney function, and discuss potential benefits vs. risks. in the Nov/Dec issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Is it time for "green" dialysis?
Dr. Agar talks about power, water, and waste disposal; in the October issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Improving outcomes in patients with lupus and end-stage renal disease Inda-Filho and colleagues talk about neglected areas in the management of ESRD patients with lupus nephritis; in the Sep/Oct issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Essential components of an infection prevention program for outpatient hemodialysis centers Hess and Bren write about how to set this up, potential pitfalls, and expected benefits; in the July/Aug issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Mycophenolate fetal toxicity and risk evaluation and mitigation strategies, including complying with FDA requirements.
Kim, Rostas, and Gabardi discuss the potential problems of using mycophenolate mofetil in pregnancy; in the June issue of Am J Transplantation (more...)

What nephrologists need to know about vascular access cannulation Dinwiddie, Brouwer, and colleagues give valuable tips regarding cannulation of vascular access; in the May/June issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Physical examination: How to examine the arm with arteriovenous fistula
Sousa and colleagues review the various methods and pitfalls; in the April issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease in CKD patients Yevzlin and Gimelli describe practical algorithms for managing peripheral arterial disease in CKD patients; in the March/April issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

When should a patient receive an arteriovenous graft rather than a fistula? Lee and Allon discuss those instances where it may be advantageous to consider AV graft first; in the Jan/Feb issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Debate: Peritoneal dialysis should be the first choice for renal replacement therapy in the elderly Bargman vs. Mallappallil and colleagues argue about the benefits of a PD first strategy in this age group; in the Nov/Dec issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

New insights on molecular mechanisms of renal aging
Schmitt and Melk discuss new knowledge about pathologic vs. physiologic aging in the kidneys; in the November issue of Am J Transplantation (more...)

  SUMMARIES of Recent Slide/Audio Symposia in reverse chronological order

  Advances in CKD (Renal Research Institute) (2014) (2013) (2012) (2011) (2010) (2009)
  Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetes: Disease Progression and Emerging Therapies
Philip Raskin, MD; Jennifer Marks, MD, Jerry Yee, MD, Mark Molitch, MD. (2011)
  The Brigham Renal Board Review Course: Selected Lectures (2013) -- (2012) -- (2011)
  American Society of Hypertension (2013)   (2012)   (2011)
  Renal Physicians Association (2012) (2011) (2010) (2009)
  American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) (2013) (2012) (2011) (2010) (2009)
  Fistula First (2010)
  Annual Dialysis Conference (audiofiles) (2012)   (2011) (2010) (2009)
  National Association of Nephrology Technologists (NANT) (2012) (2011) (2010) (2009)
  American Society for Nephrology Renal Week (2009) (2008) (2007)
  American Society for Nephrology Board Review Course (2008) (2007)
  American Society for Nephrology Renal Week (audiofiles) (2009) (2008) (2007)
  Preparing for the New Medical Director Responsibilities (Network 9/10 - RPA Special Symposium)



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