Special Issue "Kidney Dialysis: Challenges and Opportunities"

A special issue of Kidney and Dialysis (ISSN 2673-8236).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2024 | Viewed by 127

Special Issue Editors

Department of Nephrology, Leiden University Medical Center (Building 1, C7-Q), Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden, The Netherlands
Interests: epidemiology; prevention; chronic kidney disease; cardiovascular risk factors; hemodialysis; obesity
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: hemodialysis; intradialytic hypotension; cognition; nutrition; acute effects of hemodialysis on perfusion and function of heart and brain; nutritional status in CKD and dialysis patients

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Globally, we are facing a dramatic ecologic disaster caused by man. Healthcare is an important part of this problem. Nephrology care, especially dialysis, creates an excessive burden via water and energy consumption, greenhouse gas emission, and waste production. In this Special Issue, potential solutions related to the prevention of kidney disease, kidney transplantation, and green dialysis for both Western as well as non-Western countries will be discussed. For dialysis, suggestions include lowering water consumption, implementing energy-neutral policies, waste triage, and recycling of materials. Proposals such as dialysate regeneration, dialysate flow reduction, water distillation systems for dialysate production, heat pumps for unit climatization, heat exchangers for dialysate warming, biodegradable and bio-based polymers, alternative power sources, repurposing of plastic waste (e.g., incorporation in concrete), registration systems of ecologic burden, and platforms to exchange ecologic best practices are addressed. Submissions for this Special Issue could relate but are not limited to the above-mentioned topics.

Dr. Ellen K. Hoogeveen
Dr. Casper F. M. Franssen
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Kidney and Dialysis is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • circular dialysis concept
  • ecology
  • environment
  • green nephrology
  • waste control

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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