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[PRESSWIRE] Copenhagen, Denmark - 25 May, 2018  -- Klotho, the Greek goddess who spins the thread of life, has become popular among nephrologists, because the genes named after her encode receptors for hormones that play critical roles in the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Namely, αKlotho and βKlotho function as receptors for two hormones, fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) and FGF21, respectively. 

[PRESSWIRE] Copenhagen, Denmark - 25 May, 2018  -- The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is relatively high, at approximately 10% of the population, but only relatively few patients have endstage renal disease and require renal replacement therapy.

[PRESSWIRE] Copenhagen, Denmark - 25 May, 2018  -- A new analysis [1], published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation during this week’s ERA-EDTA Congress in Copenhagen, confirms that a kidney transplant before start of dialysis extends the life of both the patient and the transplanted organ. However, for patients who do not receive a preemptive transplant, the length of time they spend dialysis (dialysis vintage) no longer appears to reduce their life expectancy after transplantation.

[PRESSWIRE] Copenhagen, Denmark - 25 May, 2018  -- A review [1] published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (NDT) during the ERA-EDTA Congress in Copenhagen highlights the importance of controlling all metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease in every potential kidney transplant candidate, both before and after transplantation.

[PRESSWIRE] Copenhagen, Denmark - 25 May, 2018  -- A late breaking clinical study [1] at the ERA-EDTA Congress in Copenhagen showed that the phosphate binder ferric citrate improves multiple aspects of abnormal mineral metabolism and raises hemoglobin in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), who do not have abnormal levels of blood phosphate or anemia. 

[PRESSWIRE] Copenhagen, Denmark - 25 May, 2018  -- The ERA-EDTA is the leading society in Europe for physicians working in the field of care for patients with kidney disease – and is the first medical association to try and implement ‘greener’ health care as suggested by the ‘Lancet Countdown’. Technical progress, e-health, the support of home and self care schemes and sustainable healthcare education and research are ways to ‘greener’ nephrology.

[PRESSWIRE] Copenhagen, Denmark - 25 May, 2018  -- Over a third of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients have kidney involvement (lupus nephritis), and are at risk of end-stage renal disease and premature death. Current therapies are toxic and not routinely effective, so novel therapy options are urgently needed. 

[PRESSWIRE] Copenhagen, Denmark - 25 May, 2018  -- Development of disease is often related to the deregulation of a gene program controlled at the post-transcriptional level by microRNAs (miRNAs). A new review [1], published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation during this week’s ERAEDTA Congress in Copenhagen, shows that miRNAs are potential innovative biomarkers, and are promising as groundbreaking drugs. “The review of Laurent Metzinger and colleagues summarizes the current state of art of the research on miRNAs in kidney disease”, explains Professor Denis Fouque, editor-in-chief of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation (NDT). 

[PRESSWIRE] Copenhagen, Denmark - 24 May, 2018 -- ERA-EDTA Congress 2018 sees the launch of the ADPKD Patient Route Map, an interactive resource designed to help educate and empower people affected by autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

 [PRESSWIRE] PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 24, 2018 -- Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is engineering its hotel rooms around an elusive concept in travel: a really great night's sleep. The brand is teaming up with wellness innovator Delos and famous designer Jeffrey Beers to outfit rooms that inspire rest, comfort and relaxation.