« Make healthy hydration the new norm »

ERA-EDTA Congress 2018


55th ERA-EDTA Congress

Copenhagen (DAN), May 24th-27th, 2018

Evidence is accumulating for the link between insufficient water intake and kidney disease.

Vasopressin, or the antidiuretic hormone, is a key player in total water body regulation by its action on the kidney in order to conserve water and concentrate urine via a well-described mechanism.

Increasing water intake and/or reducing vasopressin secretion may have a beneficial effect on renal function in subjects with risk factors of developing various kidney pathologies.

Preventive role of water in kidney pathologies

This session entitled “Preventive role of water in kidney pathologies”, will explore the preventive role of water in cardio-renal disease, cystitis and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The session will start with a lecture on plasma copeptin, a surrogate marker for vasopressin, as a predictor of cardio-renal disease using large population-based cohorts.

Next, the results of a prospective randomized controlled study in cystitis patients will present the effect of increased daily water intake on cystitis frequency.

Finally, the last lecture will describe for the first time the results of a randomized controlled trial and the role of hydration in the prevention of CKD.

The session is held on May 25th from 13h15 to 14h45, see flyer for more informations.

The abstract book will be soon available here.

Download the flyer here: danone_era-edta_2018_flyer_a5_hd.pdf