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ISHD Hemodialysis University™ 2013 Shanghai Update (PARTS 3 and 4)   
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
International Society for Hemodialysis
Shanghai, China; April 2013

Part 4
Uremic toxins: An Overview and Update
Xiao-qiang Ding, MD

Maximizing the benefits of HD: More long or more frequent
Peter G Kerr, MD

Application and clinical effect of CDDS in Japan
Noritomo Itami, MD

Part 3
Basics of Water Quality in the Hemodialysis unit
Peter G Kerr , MD

Hemodialysis Adequacy in 2013
Bernard Canaud, MD

Taming the beast: Chronic Hemodialysis Cather
Aris Q Urbanes, MD




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

Home Dialysis Cases
Rita Suri, MD

Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts
Sarah P. Hammond, MD






Advances in CKD 2014 (PART 6)   
Flash or IPAD slide/audio
Las Vegas, NV; January 2014


Subclinical thyroid dysfunction and clinical outcomes in end stage kidney disease
Carmine Zoccali, MD

Debate: Endotoxemia in CKD is primarily a fluid overload phenomenon
  Yes: Roberto Pecoits-Filho, MD
  No: Chris W. McIntyre, MD

Regenerative medicine - What are the prospects in nephrology?
Jason M. Aliotta, MD


Hypertension, Cardiovascular
Bionic pancreas control
Lactic acidosis with metformin
Lactic acidosis with metformin - 2
High-dose vitamin D no good
Lowering LDL has no effect on progression
U-shaped HDL cholesterol curve in CKD

CKD, Dialysis
FGF23 ups risk of atrial fib
AHA guidance re noninvasive testing of ischemic heart disease in women
AV fistulas for failed renal transplants?
Gentamicin/citrate catheter locks good
No relation between lipids and progression in CRIC
Hemodialysis in infants and children (Key, review)
Twice-weekly incremental HD
Canagliflozin good in CKD and diabetes
Hypotension-induced blindness
Pain assessment tool comparison for ESRD pts.
Live gut bacteria in blood in diabetes?
Microcirculatory marker predicts progression
Online HDF lowers CRP but very slowly
Mesoamerican nephropathy and fructokinase
Vitamin K supplementation for CKD?
Live-born babies to dialysis mothers
Stepwise approach to management of poisoning

Clinical Nephrology
mTORC inhibition in antiphospholipid syndrome
Tonsillectomy of little benefit in IGAN

This update's selected ASN abstracts

Red cell width distribution and sleep apnea.

Urgent start PD good; Tolvaptan preserves RKF in PD, also lowers LVMI, and increases urine output. Backup AV fistula in PD good; NT-proBNP a good marker; Folic acid therapy improves anemia in PD; PD patients have relatively high PTH, not low; meta-analysis of PD prescriptions in pregnancy.

Clinical Nephrology
Early volume expansion in Shiga toxin HUS; Long-term eculizumab for atypical HUS - stopping therapy, interval extension, hepatotoxicity; 6 vs. 4 months of steroids for nephrotic syndrome in kids; Masked monoclonal membranous-like GN;

Transplant: Cipro for BK virus prophylaxis; IVIG in treatment of BK virus nephropathy; Bisphosphonate meta-analysis; Cinacalcet and delayed graft function; Primary aldo in renal transplantation.
 (Kidney Week 2013...)

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Updated: October 23, 2014 (Oct23)
Oct23 ASN FAQ re Ebola and dialysis
Oct23 CDC guidlines for dialyzing patients with Ebola virus infection
Oct12 Harvard scientists produce insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells on a large scale.
Oct09 Off topic: Levi, Foschi, Hoeistad, and Essen: Abundant heat production...
Oct09 Off topic: One million times the energy density of gasoline.
Oct08 Off topic: The world has just changed, but you don't know it yet.
Sep01 New study confirms benefits of a low carb diet, even when eating some saturated fat.
Sep01 PCSK9 inhibitor arilocumab lowers cholesterol and cardiovascular events
Aug30 Novel heart failure drug shows great promise.
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.
General Advances Emphasis
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...)

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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