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Featured article: The Japanese Clinical Practice Guideline for acute kidney injury 2016

oddsratioAcute kidney injury (AKI) is a syndrome which has a broad range of etiologic factors depending on different clinical settings. Because AKI has significant impacts on prognosis in any clinical settings, early detection and intervention are necessary to improve the outcomes of AKI patients.

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Featured article: Annual Dialysis Data Report 2016, JSDT Renal Data Registry

annual dialysisThe annual survey of The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy Renal Data Registry (JRDR) was conducted for 4396 dialysis facilities at the end of 2016, among which 4336 facilities (98.6%) responded.

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Featured article: Trends of kidney transplantation in Japan in 2018: Data from the kidney transplant registry

kidneytransplantThe number of kidney transplants has gradually increased in the last decade; it was 1742 in Japan in 2017. The outcomes have improved year by year, with the indications for transplantation expanding accordingly. 

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Upcoming conferences

The 64th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy
27 - 30 June 2019, Pacifico Yokohama

The 65th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy
12−14 June 2020, Osaka International Convention Center, RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka

The 66th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy
4-6 June 2021, Pacifico Yokohama

The 9th Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting of International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (APCM-ISPD)
5-7 September 2019, Nagoya Congress Center

The 25th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
23-24 November - 30 November 2019, Hiroshima International Conference Center

The 30th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Blood Purification Critical Care
26-27 October 2019, Hamamatsu ACT

The 31st Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Blood Purification Critical Care
2020, Kofu Memorial Day's Hotel

The 9th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Renal Rehabilitation
9-10 March 2019, B-ConPlaza (Beppu Convention Center)

The 10th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Renal Rehabilitation
2020, The Auditorium in St. Marianna University School of Medicine

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Aims and scope

Renal Replacement Therapy is a peer-reviewed journal facilitating worldwide discussion of research and issues related to the study of renal replacement therapy.

RRT considers articles on all aspects of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, blood purification, renal transplantation and regenerative medicine. In addition, the journal publishes content in wider fields such as chronic kidney disease (CKD), acute kidney injury (AKI), critical care medicine and intensive care, bone and mineral metabolism, anemia and iron metabolism, infection, cardiac disease, cerebral disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, nutrition, and related social issues. Contributions are encouraged from a global perspective across many disciplines.

Overcoming Language Barriers

english editingIf your manuscript could benefit from improvements to the English language, you should have your manuscript reviewed by someone who is fluent in English. For a collection of free resources to help with writing in English please visit here. If you would like professional help, we recommend our affiliates Nature Research Editing Service and American Journal Experts for help with English usage. BMC authors receive 10% off their first submission to either service. Please note that use of an editing service is neither a requirement nor a guarantee of publication.

About the Editor

Prof Takashi Shigematsu, Editor-in-Chief

Prof Shigematsu is currently Professor and Director of the Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine at the Wakayama Medical University School of Medicine, Japan. He is also Director of Blood purification Medicine, and Clinical Engineering at Wakayama Medical University Hospital, as well as a member of the International Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Nephrology.

His research interests focus on bone and mineral metabolism within chronic kidney disease (CKD). In addition, he has been investigating and working in fields of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, blood purification medicine in acute kidney injury, kidney transplantation.

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