The Hidden Epidemic of 850 million people

There is a hidden epidemic fee people are aware of: Chronic Kidney Disease is a global public health problem. The International Society of Nephrology, the American Society of Nephrology and the European Renal Association-European Dialysis Transplantation Association have reissued a poster they released last year (see above). There is an excellent article on the topic… Continue reading The Hidden Epidemic of 850 million people

A Fine Renal Breakthrough?

Big announcement from Bayer on Thursday 9 June. Are we on the verge of a major step forward in the pharmacological fight against diabetic nephropathy? We all know diabetic nephropathy (DN) is by far the most common cause of end-stage renal disease in Mauritius and worldwide. The inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) has been… Continue reading A Fine Renal Breakthrough?

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