The SDGs for management of related problems in renal replacement therapy
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.
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The 30th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
16-17 November 2024, Fukuoka Convention Center
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The 58th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Clinical Renal Transplantation
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15-16 March 2025, Pacifico Yokohama
The 70th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy
27-29 June 2025, Osaka International Convention Center
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20-21 September 2025, Ochanomizu Sola City Conference Center
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1-2 November 2025, Toranomon Hills Forum
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19-21 June 2026, Kobe Convention Center
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The 67th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy was held in June 2022, under the theme “Seeking SDGs for Dialysis Therapy.” The main goal of this conference was to identify sustainable goals for dialysis treatment and consider the best means of achieving them.
In commemoration of the success of the meeting, we are pleased to announce that the article collection entitled “The SDGs for management of related problems in renal replacement therapy” has now published in the spring of 2023.
In this article collection, we invited nine leading researchers to reaffirm our commitment to identifying the various problems and to achieving these goals through sustained efforts.
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) stands as an important modality among kidney replacement therapies for end-stage kidney disease, offering patients remarkable flexibility and autonomy. Despite its widespread use, challenges such as glucose-related complications, peritoneal membrane fibrosis, declining renal function, and cardiovascular risks persist, necessitating innovative therapeutic approaches.
Malnutrition is associated with discontinuing peritoneal dialysis (PD). The prognostic nutritional index (PNI), composed of serum albumin level and total lymphocyte count, has been suggested as a prognostic marker for mortality in patients undergoing PD. However, the relationship between PNI and PD discontinuation has not yet been well addressed. We evaluated the relationship between PNI and PD discontinuation in patients with end-stage kidney disease who initiated PD treatment.
The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy has been conducting the survey annually since 1968. The results provide a comprehensive picture of dialysis therapy in Japan. In 2019, the number of chronic hemodialysis patients continued to increase, albeit at a slower rate, reaching an estimated 344,640. The elderly population on hemodialysis is growing, with incident patients averaging 70.42 years.
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The outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) led to a worldwide pandemic. Both failure to recover and poor prognoses for COVID-19 have been reported in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) treated with renal replacement therapy and in the elderly. ESRD patients in Japan are one of the oldest populations in the world. Accordingly, we decided to launch the special collection on COVID-19 in RRT, the official journal of several academic societies with a focus on renal replacement therapy. We hope that this collection will support you in your own efforts.
Renal Replacement Therapy publishes valuable data based on clinical practice guidelines, statistical surveys, and epidemiological studies. This collection offers easy access to these resources. All papers in the collection are frequently accessed and highly cited. Moreover, the full text is published free of charge using an open journal CC-BY format. By pursuing this approach, our goal is to contribute as much as possible to the renal replacement therapy community while also responding to your interests.
Dr. Takashi Shigematsu, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Takashi Shigematsu is currently the emeritus professor of the department of nephrology at the Wakayama Medical University School of Medicine, Japan. He is now actively working as Director of Division of Nephrology and Clinical Research Center in Rinku General Medical Center. He is also a member of the International Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Nephrology.
His research interests focus on Mineral and Bone Disorder associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) including vascular calcification, Senescence. Renal Anemia is another his major interest. In addition, he has been investigating and working in the fields of hemodialysis and vascular access, peritoneal dialysis, blood purification medicine in acute kidney injury, and kidney transplantation.
Prof. Masanori Abe, Deputy Editor
Professor and Chair of the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
Prof. Abe also serves as the Chief Director of Blood Purification Center of Nihon University Itabashi Hospital. His professional interests include Nephrology and Renal Replacement Therapy.
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