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No 87, September 2016

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View and download the Vienna Congress Presentations!

Login to the European Nephrology portal (ENP) and visit the section dedicated to the ERA-EDTA E-materials, you will be able to see of the Vienna Congress E-materials.
If you are an ERA-EDTA Member and you have also attended the Vienna Congress, you can view and download all the available Congress presentations. If you are ERA-EDTA Member, you have a certain number of e-points (as a membership benefit) to view and download up to 30 Congress presentations.

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New ERA-EDTA Activation Committees

ERA-EDTA launches new Activation Committees

ERA-EDTA is a very vibrant and active Society with continually growing and diversified activities. ERA-EDTA is serving a great geographical area with many different countries. These countries have considerable disparity in terms of economy, resources, health care systems and expenditure, as well as disease incidence and prevalence. They have also different degrees of representation in the ERA-EDTA Council and other ERA-EDTA bodies. In order to increase the interaction with these countries and to receive more new suggestions and ideas to fulfil the local needs of all ERA-EDTA member countries, Activation Committees representing several regions will be installed. These committees will enrich the dynamism and diversity of the ERA-EDTA activities. The ERA-EDTA Council will approve the compositions of the EACs during its next Council meeting in October.

Just published online! Read the latest NDT articles

Just published online! Read the latest NDT articles

High dose ESA treatment increases cancer incidence in ESRD patients
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are the cornerstone of the treatment for anemia in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. A Canadian case–control study in a cohort of 4,574 patients that began chronic dialysis treatment between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2007 showed that high-dose ESA (>70 µg/week) was associated with an increased incidence risk of new cancer diagnosis among chronic dialysis patients. This result may suggest that ESA should be used with caution in these patients.

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Regrowing a patient's kidney – still “science fiction” or already within our grasp?
The notion of regrowing a patient's kidney in a dish has fascinated researchers for decades. Now it may become reality as rapid advances in the field of stem cell research and tissue engineering have been made. A newly published review article in NDT discussed the state-of-the-art, summarizes recent developments in this field and discusses its current limitations and future perspectives.

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“RUN for KIDNEYS” raised more than 4,500 EUR for Médecins Sans Frontières

On May 22nd the “RUN for KIDNEYS” took place during the ERA-EDTA Congress in Vienna. The ERA-EDTA Council decided to donate its proceeds, a sum of 4,535.00 EUR, to MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) and, thus, to contribute to the important work of this organization.
ERA-EDTA thanks all runners who participated in the run and helped to raise funds as well as awareness for MSF. 100% of the registration fee of 20 EUR went straight into the fundraising project as well as the proceeds from the “Run for Kidneys” t-shirt sale. The ERA-EDTA will continue to run for the kidneys!

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