Welcome to the latest issue of EMJ Nephrology! We are excited to share with you a collection of the latest nephrology insights, including peer-reviewed research alongside a review of the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA–EDTA) Congress 2021 with hot-topic news straight from the virtual event and summaries of some of the abstracts presented.
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Infographic: Advancing Therapeutic Goals in IgA Nephropathy
This infographic explores the epidemiology, burden, and unmet need in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Delving into the pathophysiology of IgAN, the infographic breaks down the different aspects of the kidney that are impacted by the inflammatory mediators endothelin-1 and angiotensin II.
Infographic: Rayaldee®: For Early and Sustained SHPT Control
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a common and early complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patients with uncontrolled SHPT have high parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels due to mineral metabolism disturbances of several biochemical parameters. These elevated PTH levels put patients at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and bone fractures. This infographic explores the current treatments available to treat mineral bone disease in CKD (CKD-MBD) and their failure to achieve balance across key disease parameters.