Highlights of the 2015 ERA-EDTA Congress—glomerular diseases

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The present paper summarizes highlights in the field of glomerular diseases presented at the 2015 European Renal Association congress in London. Topics covered include a European survey on renal biopsy practice and indications, the STOP-IgAN randomized controlled trial in patients with IgA-nephropathy, B-cell- targeting therapies in minimal change nephropathy and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), novel insights into the action of glucocorticosteroids in glomerular crescent and scar (FSGS) formation, the immunoproteasome in IgA-nephropathy, socio-economic factors and glomerular disease progression, glomerular CD80 (B7-1) expression in FSGS patients and aldosterone-antagonism in proteinuric renal diseases.

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