Nephrology

The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - 24th International Congress of the Transplantation Society

Optimizing Immunosuppression Adherence to Improve Long-term Graft Function

Berlin, Germany / July 15-19, 2012

Berlin - Long-term outcomes following transplantation have improved since the early 1980s but challenges remain, including increasing recipient and donor age as well as growing use of expanded criteria donors, all of which impact graft...

PRIORITY PRESS - Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Nephrology

Thrombotic Microangiopathies: Focus on Atypical Hemolytic-uremic Syndrome

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador / April 25-30, 2012

St. John’s - Thrombotic microangiopathies are microvascular occlusive disorders characterized by systemic aggregation of platelets, thrombocytopenia and mechanical injury to red blood cells. In the more common hemolytic uremic...

PRIORITY PRESS - The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Annual Professional Practice Conference

Update on Hyponatremia Management Strategies

Toronto, Ontario / February 4-8, 2012

Toronto - Hyponatremia is among the most common electrolyte disturbances encountered in hospitalized patients. Until recently, the heterogeneous treatment approaches have often been ineffective or potentially risky. There are many causes of...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists (CANNT) 2011

Partnering with Patients on Hemodialysis: Nursing Support, Advocacy and Skills

Calgary, Alberta / October 20-22, 2011

Chief Medical Editor: Dr. Léna Coïc, Montréal, Quebec A major preoccupation for hemodialysis (HD) patients is the many decisions they must make throughout the trajectory of their care. Here at CANNT, HD nurse...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - American Transplant Congress

Simplifying Immunosuppression Regimens Post-Transplantation

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / April 30-May 4, 2011

Incremental Gains in Renal Transplantation Organ transplantation, made possible by effective strategies to prevent rejection, has been one of the major success stories in medicine over the past several decades. Due to incremental...

PRIORITY PRESS - World Congress of Nephrology 2011

Advances in the Understanding of the Pathology and Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease and Associated Cardiovascular Disease

Vancouver, British Columbia / April 8-12, 2011

Vancouver - It is now well established that there is a close association between advancing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the characteristics of CVD seen in patients with CKD differ substantially...

PRIORITY PRESS - 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exhibition of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease

Denver, Colorado / November 16-21, 2010

Denver - For the first time, lipid-lowering therapy has demonstrated the potential to reduce cardiovascular (CV) risk in patients with chronic kidney disease. Treatment with a fixed-dose combination therapy, ezetimibe 10 mg/simvastatin 20...

PRIORITY PRESS - 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exhibition of the American Society of Nephrology – Renal Week 2010

Exploring New Treatment Options for Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Denver, Colorado / November 16-21, 2010

Denver - Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare chronic disease caused by uncontrolled complement activation where affected patients develop systemic thrombotic microangiopathy and severe thrombocytopenia that tends to centre...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - 2010 Congress of the European Renal Association and European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA)

Controlling Hyperphosphatemia in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Munich, Germany / June 25-28, 2010

Munich - Even between non-calcium-containing agents, phosphate binders used in dialysis patients appear to differ substantially. While these differences are now being closely evaluated for their influence on outcome, the attention generated...

JOURNAL CLUB - Transplantation

Immunosuppression for Kidney Transplant Recipients: Evidence-based KDIGO Practice Guidelines

June 2010

Based on The KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for the Care of Kidney Transplant Recipients. Am J Transplant 2009;9(suppl 3):S1-S155. IMMUNOSUPPRESSION FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS: EVIDENCE-BASED KDIGO PRACTICE GUIDELINES Editorial...

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