Top 10 Takeaways from the KDIGO 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes Management in CKD

Released to coincide with World Diabetes Day earlier this month, the KDIGO have released a comprehensive set of guidelines that can be accessed on their website. For those too busy to read the full document, KDIGO has an illustrated summary reproduced below. What is the KDIGO? Global Science. Local Change. KDIGO is the global nonprofit organization developing… Continue reading Top 10 Takeaways from the KDIGO 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes Management in CKD

The ‘Ten Commandments’ from the 2020 ESC Guidelines for the management of NSTE-ACS

The ‘Ten Commandments’ for the 2020 ESC Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes in patients presenting without persistent ST-segment elevation was published last month in the European Heart Journal. This is a useful summary of their comprehensive guidelines on NSTE-ACS. The complete set of guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology can be… Continue reading The ‘Ten Commandments’ from the 2020 ESC Guidelines for the management of NSTE-ACS

VA/DoD Guidelines on Dyslipidemia: Less is more for testing

2020 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense Guidelines for Management of Dyslipidemia continues the trend for guidelines to move away from targets based on lipid levels. The main message to identify at risk population and give then start a moderate dose of statin from the start. Such a pragmatic and minimalistic… Continue reading VA/DoD Guidelines on Dyslipidemia: Less is more for testing

Live: ISN-KDIGO Webinar: Nomenclature for Kidney Function & Disease: Implications for Researchers, Clinical Educators and Practitioners

This live webinar is about the latest report of Kidney Disease: Improving Outcomes (KDIGO) following their Consensus Conference with the goal of standardizing and refining the nomenclature used in the English language to describe kidney function and disease, and of developing a glossary that could be used in scientific publications. It is therefore important to… Continue reading Live: ISN-KDIGO Webinar: Nomenclature for Kidney Function & Disease: Implications for Researchers, Clinical Educators and Practitioners

KDIGO: Putting the K in Nephrology Nomenclature

This is the second post in series of nephrology nomenclature. Check the first one here. What is the KDIGO? The Kidney Disease: Improving Outcomes  is a wonderful example of American multilateralism. In 1950, the National Nephrosis Foundation was set up by the desperate attempts of the parents of a diseased child. Renamed The National Kidney Foundation… Continue reading KDIGO: Putting the K in Nephrology Nomenclature

Nonplussing nephrological nomenclature: nothing new

Any budding nephrologist here? Do you know what you are letting yourself in?  Most kidney diseases not have only a late and insidious onset but also have vague generalized symptoms shared with numerous other diseases (nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, breathlessness and peripheral oedema for example). None of these permit the general public to localize… Continue reading Nonplussing nephrological nomenclature: nothing new

2020 International Society of Hypertension Global Hypertension Practice Guidelines

Today, May 17th 2020, was supposed to be World Hypertension Day but the pandemic has led to the postponement to the 17th October 2020. It is still a good time nevertheless to have a look at the 2020 International Society of Hypertension Global Hypertension Practice Guidelines. Another hypertension guidelines to muddy the waters, I can… Continue reading 2020 International Society of Hypertension Global Hypertension Practice Guidelines

2020 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Gout

Gout is rather common in Mauritius and, as a nephrologist, I'm surprised by the high occurrence of kidney stones here, many related to gout. Raised serum uric acid (SU) is even more prevalent and often misleadingly referred by 'gout' by many local patients and even some doctors. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) recommends against… Continue reading 2020 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Gout