From Medscape Nephrology

Coverage from the

European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) 53rd Congress

May 21 - 24, 2016; Vienna, Austria

May 21 - 24, 2016 Vienna, Austria
  • Renal Replacement Therapy Rates Declining in Some Countries Rates of renal replacement therapy have been stabilizing or even declining in the Western world, new registry data show, but the reasons for these trends require a closer analysis, experts say.
  • ERA-EDTA Early Treatment for Acute Kidney Injury Improves Outcomes For patients with stage 2 acute kidney injury, early renal replacement therapy improves survival and shortens time on dialysis, mechanical ventilation, and overall hospital stay, investigators report.

Conference News

Popular News from ERA-EDTA

  • Exercise During Dialysis Delivers Major Gains Exercise During Dialysis Delivers Major Gains A personalized exercise program that patients can perform during hemodialysis significantly improved overall fitness at the end of 1 year, and adherence remains high out to 5 years.
  • Surgery Better Than Cinacalcet for Hyperparathyroidism Surgery Better Than Cinacalcet for Hyperparathyroidism For hypercalcemia due to hyperparathyroidism after kidney transplantation, parathyroidectomy should be considered the treatment of choice unless surgery is contraindicated, new research indicates.
  • Vitamin D3 Does Not Improve Outcomes After Kidney Transplant Vitamin D3 Does Not Improve Outcomes After Kidney Transplant Vitamin D supplementation does not benefit patients during the first year after kidney transplantation, and might be associated with some harm, new research suggests.

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Medscape Board at the Podium

  • Rajiv Agarwal, MD
    Indiana University, Indianapolis
    Presentation: NDT Polar Views - Should we correct vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency in CKD patients with inactive forms of vitamin D or just treat them with active vitamin D forms?
    Date: May 24, 2016
  • Francesco Locatelli, MD
    Chief, Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplant, Alessandro Manzoni Hospital, Lecco, Italy
    Presentation: Less is more: why 'treating to targets' does not outcome of CKD patients
    Date: May 21, 2016

    Presentation: Personalized dialysis
    Date: May 24, 2016