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This month’s guest blog post is written by Dr. Vishwanath Billa, a Nephrologist and Transplant Physician at the Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai and a Professor of Nephrology at the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences.  Dr. Billa is one of the authors of the Kidney Paired Donation Guidelines of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation – 2017, published in January 2018.     The release of the Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) guidelines by the Indian Society of Nephrologyearly this year is a significant step forward by the Society to formalize an activity that has been occurring in a limited and localized fashion across the country. These

Stéphane Gaudry (@StephaneG05) and Didier Dreyfuss are physicians in the Critical Care Department at Louis Mourier hospital, Colombes, France (Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris). They are the authors of AKIKI trial.     Timing of Renal Support and Outcome of Septic Shock and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome The timing of RRT initiation during sepsis-associated acute kidney injury (AKI) is highly debated but the lack of data from large RCTs preclude definitive conclusions. Similarly, the question of RRT initiation during ARDS and severe AKI is crucial regarding the hypothetical better fluid balance management with ultrafiltration. The recent study published in the AJRCCM  was a post-hoc analysis of

This month, we are introducing a new feature to our blog- Author’s view-a blog post by the author of the publication. This is an attempt to understand author’s view on their research. In this post, Dr. Raja Ramachandran (@raja_1980) writes about the paper published in Clinical Kidney Journal last month. He is an Assistant Professor Department of Nephrology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, INDIA.   Cost of hemodialysis in a public sector tertiary hospital of India  India is witnessing a rise in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients every year, which calls for an additional demand of 34 million dialysis sessions annually. Majority of costs for the provision of dialysis are borne