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Advances in CKD 2015 (PART 1)   
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
New Orleans, LA; January 2015

Peter Kotanko MD

A perspective on concepts and fashions from initiation of dialysis therapy until the present
Christopher Blagg, MD









ISHD Hemodialysis University Chicago 2014. Parts 5-6.   
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
International Society for Hemodialysis
Chicago, IL; August, 2014


Management Of Infected Venous Dialysis Catheters–2014 Update
Michele Mokrzycki, MD

Temporary Hemodialysis Catheters: Recent Advances
Ted Clark, MD

The Power Of Collecting And Analyzing Patient Reported Outcomes
Chris McIntyre, MD


Overview Of Anemia Management In 2014
Daniel Coyne, MD

Smart Programs For Anemia Management And Practical Tips From The UK
James Tattersall, MD

Smart Anemia Management Using Intelligent Systems
Peter Kotanko, MD

Anemia And Intensive Dialysis Therapies (Frequent Home HD Hemodiafiltration, Permeable Membranes)
John Daugirdas, MD

Novel Methods Of Providing Iron: New P Binders And Iron Added
Daniel Coyne, MD








ISHD Hemodialysis University India 2014. Parts 5-6.   
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
International Society for Hemodialysis
Hyderabad, India; March, 2014


Vascular Access Changing Scenario and Challenges in India
Vasanth Kumar Reddy, MD

Anatomic and physiologic basis for Vascular access planning
Surendra Shenoy MD

Patient Evaluation Prior to Access Placement
Gerald Beathard, MD

The role of Long acting ESA – Darbepoietin in the current management of anaemia
L H Surathkal, MD

Round table discussion on darbepoietin Drs. Misra, Surathkal, Beathard, Chan, Canaud, Davenport, Daugirdas, Nayak, Ahmad, Shenoy, Gura, and Marshall


Infections in the Hemodialysis Unit
Victor Gura, MD

Emerging technologies in Hemodialysis
Victor Gura, MD

Hazards of Benzyl alcohol as preservative in heparin
K.S. Nayak, MD


Hypertension, Cardiovascular
Angina without obstructive CAD
Intensive glycemic control in CKD bad
BP lowering benefits by baseline body mass index
Endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke
Bypass better than everolimus-eluting stent
Evening aspirin lowers morning platelet stickiness
Adrenal vein sampling for primary aldo: update

CKD, Dialysis
Dialysate flow rate effects on Kt/V
Occult hepatitis B virus infection in HD
IV iron use and hospitalizations
Cocoa flavonol improves cognitive function
Dabigatran, rivaroxaban bad
Acute coronary syndrome drugs in CKD
Mortality risk by different types of IDH
Bioimpedance in pts with amputated feet
Transfusion policy after cardiac surgery
Efficacy of hepatitis E vaccine
Allopurinol slows CKD progression
Patient burden of dietary restriction
Nonrenal clearance of drugs in advanced CKD
Preserving residual function in PD patients
R2CHADS2 in CKD with nonvalvular a. fib
Adynamic bone disease treated with teriparatide
Iron-based phosphate binders (review)
Peritoneal ultrafiltration to treat CHF
Insulin pump risks and benefits
Corneal confocal microscopy and diabetic neuropathy

Clinical Nephrology
Beta trace protein to estimate GFR in kids
Emerging treatments for amyloidosis
Management of RPGN (update)
Crystal-induced kidney diease (review)

This update's selected ASN 2014 abstracts

Extended-release torsemide for fluid control; Baseline triglyceride levels predict progression; Sevelamer reduces AGEs.

AV fistula insertion may slow CKD progression; Inducing spiral flow in grafts; inducing spiral flow around central venous catheters; 24-hour SLED with regional citrate anticoagulation; AV access for CRRT; CRRT to obtain therapeutic hypernatremia; Colistin pharmacokinetics with extended daily HD; Platelet loss with membrane TPE; Exercise lowers CRP and ups survival; Charcoal to slow progression; Modeling GFR decline with aging; Kidney function decline with APOL1 high risk variants; Atrasentan in Caucasians vs. Asians; Dosing uric acid lowering therapy to slow CKD; Novel index of nutritional status;

Total vs. subtotal parathyroidectomy; Plain radiograph vascular calcification as an outcome marker; Bioavailable 25-D vs. total 25-D; Ergocalciferol bad in CKD; Elevated FGF23 levels block paricalcitol-mediated cardioprotection; Active vitamin D effects on serum FGF23; 1,25 D ups risk of hypertension; A new D3 derivative from Wisconsin; Parathyroidectomy effect on sleep disorders; dipeptydil peptidase-4 inhibitors in CKD; Telbivudine protects patients with chronic hepatitis B; HCV and progression in US Veterans; Manganese toxicity in a CKD patient causing altered mentation.

Clinical Nephrology
Patiromer lowers serum K and increases success of RAAS therapy in CKD; Once daily ZS-9 for hyperkalemia; low serum magnesium levels up calcification risk; eculizumab given late in crescentic C3 GN eliminated need for dialysis; Bortezomib for plasma cell dyscrasias; Prognosis after recovery from AKI in pts. with multiple myeloma; Abatacept for recurrent focal GN after transplantation; Mycophenolate, mycophenolate, mycophenolate for lupus GN; Histologic changes in the kidney at time of lupus flare.

Detecting allograft rejection by urinary Tim-3; Pre-transplant rituximab in highly sensitized graft recipients; Rituximab in ABO incompatible transplantation.  (Kidney Week 2014...)

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Updated: April 09, 2015 (Apr09)
Apr09 Listeria contamination found in Sabra hummus
Apr08 Short stature linked to increased cardiovascular risk
Mar31 Medieval garlic and bile potion disrupts MRSA biofilms
Mar19 Problem accessing audio with Apple OS 8.1 and later now fixed (iphones and IPADs)
Feb26 AKI electronic alert system backfires and increases interventions without improving outcomes.
Feb26 Medtronic to launch new phase II trial of renal nerve ablation (Symplicity device)
Feb26 Dabigatran has higher bleeding risk than warfarin in dialysis patients
Feb26 Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) proliferating in lakes worldwide.
Feb26 Polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose - food emulsifiers, and metabolic syndrome
Feb25 The concept of minimizing regret in poker: an application for medical treatment?
Feb21 US Government radically changing dietary advice
Feb20 Bourbon virus - a previously unknown Thogotovirus, associated with AKI after tick bite.
Feb12 Rapamycin in bloomberg.com as an anti-ageing drug.
Feb05 BMJ study: Intensify BP treament when SBP > 150, but do it promptly.
Feb05 Rapid and unexpected weight gain after fecal transplant
Jan26 Hemodialysis abstracts from the upcoming Annual Dialysis Conference in New Orleans
Jan24 FDA committee recommends approval of drug to treat invasive aspergillosis.
Jan09 New variant of aminoglycosides does not impair hearing.
Jan09 Monthly dose of PCSK9 inhibitor lowers serum cholesterol
Dec19 Ibuprofen extends lifespan in yeast., worms, and fruit flies.
General Advances Emphasis
Unnecessary renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury is harmful for renal recovery
Drs. Clark and Bagshaw discuss the potential harms of dialysing patients with suspected AKI too early; in the Jan/Feb issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Dietary protein and fiber in end stage renal disease
Tammy Sirich talks about dietary protein, fiber, gut transit time, and gut microbes in uremia, and new ways to modulate blood levels of indoxyl sulfate and p-cresyl sulfate; in the Jan/Feb issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Thyroid function tests in end stage renal disease.
Drs. Kulkarni and Holley describe the emerging evidence that thyroid dysfunction should be sought and perhaps treated in dialysis patients; in the Nov/Dec issue of Seminars in Dialysis, which has articles about the usefulness of many other laboratory tests in ESKD as well.. (more...)

Hypomagnesemia, chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular mortality: Pronounced association but unproven causation
Dr. Dousdampanis and colleagues review the latest evidence regarding low magnesium and CKD, and whether we should treat it; in the October issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

Sailing between Scylla and Charybdis: The high serum K - low dialysate K quandary
Should we use a 3 K bath for most patients? Are 1K and zero K bath's a no-no? Drs. Labriola and Jadoul review the evidence in the Sept/Oct issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

A stepwise approach for the management of poisoning with extracorporeal treatments Few are using hemoperfusion anymore, and poisoning requires an integrated approach. Dr. Ghannoum and colleagues provide a nice overview in the July/Aug issue of Seminars in Dialysis. (more...)

Hemodialysis for infants, children, and adolescents
Drs. Kaur and Davenport review techniques for performing hemodialysis in children; in the July issue issue of Hemodial Int (more...)

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...)

  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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