Call for Papers for Papers for a Special Issue of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation: Inherited Kidney Diseases: Clinical and Basic Science
Guest edited by O. Devuyst, F. Emma, R. Gansevoort
Publication aim: Mid 2014
Manuscripts submission deadline: 31/12/2013
Submit at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ndtjournals
At least 200 different rare inherited kidney diseases have been described with an overall prevalence of about 60-80 cases per 100,000 total population in Europe and the US. These disorders have a large negative impact on the quality of life of the patients, often children, and their families, and they cause a tremendous cumulative cost burden. Almost all children and up to 20 % of adults progressing to renal replacement therapy suffer from rare kidney diseases. Since the kidney regulates essential homeostatic processes, inherited kidney disorders have multi-systemic complications which add to the typical challenges of rare disorders, i.e. highly variable phenotypes, fragmented clinical and biological data, lack of standardization of diagnostic procedures and, consecutively, limited knowledge of disease mechanism(s) and natural course.
As a part of the new theme issue series, NDT will dedicate a special issue to Inherited Kidney Diseases. Topics including: epidemiology, variety and specific nature of rare inherited kidney diseases and the challenges they are posing to the society; the opportunities that arise from recent technologic advances, which are particularly well suited to the kidney as a target organ; innovative clinical research programs (consolidated registries, new ontology systems, best practice reports, pilot trials); advances in the clinical management of rare kidney diseases and beyond (insights into other rare and common disorders such as hypertension, kidney stones, cardiovascular disease, complement diseases, progression of CKD, etc.); and perspectives from patient organizations and support groups.
Like previous theme issues, this issue will be solely supported by the ERA-EDTA and will be completely independent of industry funding.
In addition to a selected series of short reviews (on invitation), this theme issue will include original papers specifically submitted for this supplement. All investigators with an interest in the issue are invited to submit their original observations online, in the form of original papers (deadline December 31, 2013). Interested prospective authors should consult NDT’s Guide for Authors before submission.
Submit at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ndtjournals.
All submitted manuscripts will undergo rigorous editorial evaluation and review.
When submitting a paper for the special issue, please insert a clear statement in the cover letter and in the abstract in order to help us identify papers intended for this supplement.
Manuscripts received by December 31, 2013 will have the best chance of consideration for inclusion in this special issue of NDT to be published in Mid 2014.
Carmine Zoccali, NDT Editor-in-Chief