2/24 KDIGO on BP, PKD, gd, Genetics, Home Dialysis, et al

The February issue of KDIGO Direct has announced that the KDIGO 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Blood Pressure in CKD will be published February 24, 2021 online in Kidney International. Print editions will follow in Supplements to Kidney International. See https://kdigo.org/guidelines/blood-pressure-in-ckd/ for more information.

The scope of work for the next KDIGO Guideline, on Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is ready for review at https://kdigo.org/guidelines/autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-adpkd/. To be considered, feedback must be received by March 1, 2021.

The KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline on Glomerular Diseases will be published online in August 2021, with the print edition in September. Find more information at https://kdigo.org/guidelines/gd/.

Virtual KDIGO Controversies Conferencees are planned for March on Genetics in CKD and May on Home Dialysis. See https://kdigo.org/conferences/genetics-in-ckd/ and https://kdigo.org/conferences/hd/, respectively, for more information.

This KDIGO Direct also includes a number of other announcements. Find it at https://myemail.constantcontact.com/KDIGO-Direct.html?soid=1134196072483&aid=akOiByCv3Ao.

7/15 Comments Due re KDIGO Glomerular Disease Guideline

The KDIGO 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline on Glomerular Diseases is being finalized, and last-minute comments are solicited.  Find details and commenting instructions at https://kdigo.org/kdigo-direct-july-2020/.

This July issue of KDIGO Direct also includes articles on

  • KDIGO Diabetes Management in CKD Guideline due for Publication in September 2020,
  • Revised KDIGO Management of Blood Pressure in CKD Guideline due December 2020,
  • The June 2020 KDIGO Nomenclature Report,
  • KDIGO Webinars,
  • Links to the KDIGO YouTube Channel and the KDIGO App.

Sign up for future issues of KDIGO Direct at https://kdigo.org/category/news/#.

KDIGO-ISN Video Series

KDIGO has released a series of recorded webinars and other presentations from their collaboration with the International Society of Nephrology, including videos of:

  • Update on CKD Mineral Bone Disorder KDIGO Guidelines 2017
  • Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure in Patients with CKD
  • The Kidney and HIV: Implications for Treatment and Prevention
  • Hepatitis C Guideline Update
  • Dialysis Initiation, Modality Choice, & Prescription
  • Coronary Artery & Valvular Diseases
  • Blood Pressure in CKD
  • Glomerular Disease
  • AKI in 2019: What Has Changed since the KDIGO Guidelines in 2012?
  • Blood Pressure and Volume Management in Dialysis
  • Potassium Controversies
  • Kidney Problems in Oncology
  • Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Blood Pressure in CKD
  • Kidney Transplantation and Cardiac Disease
  • Clinical Practice Guideline: Diabetes Management in CKD

They plan to add at least four more this year.  Find them all on the KDIGO-ISN YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm7zHM_wBaPbQxRDJwyvqMg/videos.

4/25 NKF Patient Lifestyle Workshop in Seattle

NKF and Swedish Medical Center will present an April 25, 2020 four-hour workshop on Lifestyle & Kidney Health: Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss and Beyond.  Topics will include nutrition, diabetes, blood pressure, fitness, and transplant preparation.  Lunch will be provided.  See below for full details:

KDOQI/AJKD on Proper BP Measurement

NKF has published a web page on Taking Blood Pressure Measurement Properly is Vital to Patients’ Health, discussing how improper technique can result in treatment errors.  The web page, at https://www.kidney.org/news/taking-blood-pressure-measurement-properly-vital-to-patients-health, summarizes an AJKD article on the same subject.  Find the original article at https://www.ajkd.org/article/S0272-6386(19)31059-5/fulltext#sec4.

12/3+ UCLA CORE Kidney Program and UKEEP

UCLA’s CORE Kidney Program has announced the timing of their next several webinars, UKEEP meetings, and annual Kidney Fair at the Beach.  They will present:

  • A December 3, 2019 webinar on the UCLA CORE Kidney Program itself called Giving Tuesday; find a poster about it, with registration information, at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UCLACore120719.pdf.
  • A December 8, 2019 UKEEP meeting on Drugs and Medications: What You Need to Know.
  • A January 16, 2020 webinar on High Blood Pressure: What You Need to Know.
  • A February 13, 2020 webinar on Living Kidney Donation.
  • Their May 17, 2020 Kidney Fair at the Beach.

For more information on these and to RSVP, see https://www.uclahealth.org/core-kidney/upcoming-events.

7/4 NW18 UCLA CORE Kidney Program Festival

The UCLA CORE Kidney Program has announced that they’ll be participating in the 115th Annual Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade & Festival.  For more information on this and other UCLA CORE Kidney and UKEEP events, see https://www.uclahealth.org/core-kidney/upcoming-events.  For instance, their webinar on Alport Syndrome is coming up on July 11, 2019, as well as UKEEP’s patient meeting on High Blood Pressure on July 14.  Recordings of past UCLA CORE Kidney and UKEEP webinars, on topics such as Transplantation, Fabry’s Disease, Adult PKD, and more, can be found at https://www.uclahealth.org/core-kidney/past-events.

They’ve also announced the date for their 2020 UCLA Kidney Health Fair & Spirit Walk for Kidney Disease, May 17, 2020.  Find more information at https://www.uclahealth.org/core-kidney/kidney-health-fair.

NW18 6/13+ UCLA re PD, Alport, BP, Labs

The UCLA Core Kidney Program has announced three new webinars and a patient-education meeting.  For more information see https://www.uclahealth.org/core-kidney/upcoming-events.

  • July 11, 2019: Alport Syndrome webinar.  Check the uclahealth.org link above in mid-June for registration.
  • July 14, 2019: High Blood Pressure – What You Should Know UKEEP patient-education meeting.  See the uclahealth.org link above for more information and the RSVP phone number.
  • August 8, 2019: Labs – What You Should Know webinar.  Check the uclahealth.org link above in mid-July for registration.

5/22 CMS/NKF Webinar on CKD Risk Reduction

CMS and NKF will present a May 22, 2019 webinar on on Population Health Strategies for Kidney Disease Risk Reduction, at noon PST.  Nephrologists, dialysis facility medical directors and renal care providers are invited and encouraged to attend. The NKF CKD Change Package will be introduced, systematic strategies for improving identification and management of CKD will be described, and a population health strategy for registry function, QI, and patient engagement for people living with CKD will be presented.  Register for the webinar at https://meetings-cms.webex.com/meetings-cms/onstage/g.php?MTID=e06e8b0a5642756b1b7a7e0998d0eeeb8.  Find the NKF CKD Change Package at https://www.kidney.org/sites/default/files/02-11-8036_JBI_CKD_ChangePackV17.pdf.

5/8-12 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings, Boston

The National Kidney Foundation 2019 Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM19) present a unique opportunity for renal health care providers to learn new developments related to all aspects of nephrology.  An important objective of SCM19 is to present the latest insights into CKD care through a combination of interesting courses, practical workshops, thought-provoking symposia and insightful debates.  SCM19 will be held May 8-12, 2019 in Boston MA.  In-person registration is allowed, but many registration fees are discounted if you register online before May 6.

Extra-cost pre-conference course topics on May 8 include dialysis success, vascular access, ultrasound, supportive care, and updates on new developments in transplant, critical care, and glomerular disease.  Topics for extra-cost lunch workshops during the conference will include vascular access, electrolytes, hyponatremia, glomerular disease, reproductive health, hypertension, communication, and board review.  For those unable to attend in person, live-streamed conference sessions will be available on burnout, obesity, safety, fluid management, opioids, social media, diabetes, community, lifestyle interventions, palliative care, and KDOQI update.

For more information and registration, see https://www.kidney.org/spring-clinical.