Free Online: Onco Nephrology Update

This should be of great interest to oncologists, oncological haematologists and nephrologists. This interesting virtual conclave on onconephrology organised by the nephrology department at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital at New Delhi on the 19-20th December. Register here . Or here. What is onconephrology? Onconephrology is a burgeoning new specialty in nephrology that deals with the study of kidney… Continue reading Free Online: Onco Nephrology Update

A year on: Do we know how the SARS-COV-2 is transmitted in the community?

A year has already passed since the first documented case of Covid-19 in Wuhan. The science of the virus has progressed exponentially in some aspects but there has been a more gradual shift of our knowledge of how the virus travels between people. There was and there is still too much emphasis on transmission via… Continue reading A year on: Do we know how the SARS-COV-2 is transmitted in the community?

RA-BRS webinar series: Global nephrology

This webinar is essential watching for members of the Renal Association we start building links with the UK Renal Association through their International Committee. November 26th, 2020 20:00 PM through  22:00 MUT (16.00-18.00 UTC) Programme RA International committee – facilitating interactions across the world - Professor Alan SalamaIntroduction to global nephrology, “the big picture” - Professor… Continue reading RA-BRS webinar series: Global nephrology

Renal Webinars 5- 12th November 2020

ISN-KDIGO Webinar: Chronic Kidney Disease Early Identification & Intervention November 5 at 20.00 MUT (16.00 UTC) Register here Chronic kidney disease causes substantial global morbidity and increases cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Unlike other chronic diseases with established strategies for screening, there has been no consensus on whether health systems and governments should prioritize early identification… Continue reading Renal Webinars 5- 12th November 2020

The fine details of the finerenone Fidelio CKD trial – A new drug to slow CKD

The background to finerenone and the FIDELIO CKD trial was covered in a post on the 11th of July. Last week, there was a coordinated presentation at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week and a publication in the New England Journal of Medicine of the details of the the FIDELIO CKD. In a nutshell,… Continue reading The fine details of the finerenone Fidelio CKD trial – A new drug to slow CKD

Friday 14 August Webinar

All times Mauritius. Hexagon Nutrition Webinar: Nutrition in Renal Transplant Kidney failure poses significant challenges to maintaining adequate nutrition, most of which transplantation ameliorates. This webinar will take you through guidelines for prevalent metabolic and nutritional complications post-kidney transplantation and also evaluate changes in caloric intake and diet composition after transplantation. Speaker - Ms Zamurrud… Continue reading Friday 14 August Webinar

‘Liquid Biopsy’ Detects Cancer Years Before Symptoms

The Summary A Chinese led research team say a blood test – called PanSeer – detects cancer in 95% of asymptomatic individuals who later receive a diagnosis. “We demonstrated that five types of cancer can be detected through a DNA methylation-based blood test up to four years before conventional diagnosis,” the team writes in the… Continue reading ‘Liquid Biopsy’ Detects Cancer Years Before Symptoms

Live Webinars for Week to July 24

All times Mauritius Time Behavioural Sleep Medicine BSM Seminar Series Information page on University of Arizona page on how to join. Overview of Insomnia Pharmacotherapy Andrew Krystal MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, University of California, San Francisco. Monday, July 20, 2020 at 20:00 Understanding and Managing… Continue reading Live Webinars for Week to July 24

Covid-19 Digest 19 July

Covid-19 infections keep rising inexorably. So do Covid-10 publications. Impossible to keep up with the data overload but the following articles have caught my eye. If you have read some other noteworthy ones, do let me know. My selection includes a considered opinion on the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome ARDS, promising Phase 1… Continue reading Covid-19 Digest 19 July