Highlights of the 2015 ERA-EDTA congress: chronic kidney disease, hypertension

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2016 Jul;31(7):1044-6. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfw006. Epub 2016 Feb 29.


This paper reports the highlights in the field of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hypertension of the last European Renal Association (ERA-EDTA) Congress (London, May 21-24, 2016). The items include an European survey on CKD epidemiology and a multicenter, open-label, randomized controlled trial on the effect of renal denervation for hypertension management. Furthermore, a polar view regarding ABPM for the diagnosis and the monitoring of hypertension in dialysis patients is presented.

Keywords: CKD epidemiology; ambulatory blood pressure monitoring; renal denervation.

MeSH terms

  • Congresses as Topic
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / diagnosis
  • Hypertension / etiology*
  • Hypertension / therapy*
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic / complications*
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic / physiopathology