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Nursing: Do You Have What It Takes?

Nursing is a challenging and demanding career, and it takes a specific kind of person to make a great nurse. There are many different types of nurse and nursing careers, and there is plenty of opportunity for career progression within the nursing industry. The journey to becoming a nurse requires many years of training and various levels of qualification, and certain personality traits and characteristics. You will need a combination of personal and technical skills to work as a nurse, and here is just an overview of the types of traits that may come in useful.

Healthy environment, healthy kidneys! The ERA-EDTA takes the lead on climate change and health

Climate change represents one of the greatest global health threats of our time. In choosing Healthy Environment, Healthy Kidneys as the theme for the 2021 fully virtual Congress, the ERA-EDTA highlights the central role of nephrologists and other health professionals in advocacy for global efforts to reduce emissions and protect against climate change.

Lung sonography is an useful guide to lung decongestion in hemodialysis patients at high cardiovascular risk

Dangerous lung congestion or overhydration can be detected relatively easily in dialysis patients by means of ultrasound examinations and the application of this technique is useful to safely guide lung decongestion.

Dapagliflozin provides kidney protection even in cases of FSGS kidney disease

The progressive loss of renal function in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) was reduced by half in the DAPA-CKD study...

Mechanisms of kidney protection by gliflozins

There is now evidence of how SGLT2 inhibitors slow the progression of chronic kidney disease, regardless of diabetes status...

A targeted treatment for IgA nephropathy at last?

Iptacopan, an oral, alternative complement pathway inhibitor of Factor B, could provide the first therapy targeted at one of the key drivers of IgAN...

The ACCOLADE study on C3 glomerulopathy

The selective C5a receptor inhibitor avacopan could be used in future to treat immune-mediated inflammatory disorders in C3G renal disease.

‘Strong Kidneys’. Europe-wide campaigns for healthy kidneys

One in ten adults in Europe has reduced kidney function. It is a cruel fact that many of those affected do not notice their progressive renal insufficiency.

Targeted COVID-19 therapy: What can we learn from autoimmune kidney diseases?

That viruses and bacteria can trigger autoimmune processes is well known. In autoimmune disease, the immune system attacks the body’s own cells, which can become life-threatening, for example in lupus nephritis.

COVID-19: Long-term consequences for the kidneys can be expected

It was realized early on in the pandemic that kidney values can predict a severe COVID-19 course [1]. The German S3 guidelines for inpatient treatment [2] therefore advise that urine and kidney values be measured on admission to the accident and emergency unit.

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