Connecting Canadians to
kidney research

Connecting Canadians to
kidney research

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The home of kidney research in Canada

KidneyLink is a national platform where you can learn about and connect to kidney research taking place across Canada.

We bring together patients and researchers to collaborate on innovative new projects that will improve kidney health.

Patients
  • Find opportunities to get involved
  • Share your story and skills
  • Learn about research that can transform kidney health
Researchers
  • Post a study and recruit participants
  • Share your work with the public
  • Access patient engagement training

Latest research studies

  • Mind the Gap

    Overview: Identifying and implementing individualized, accessible, and culturally sensitive solutions to address mental health care in individuals receiving hemodialysis

    Study type: Patient Partnership, Survey

    February 2, 2024

  • Home First: A pragmatic provincial clinical demonstration project in advanced Chronic Kidney Disease

    Overview: The goal of this program is to offer all patients with advanced CKD in the Manitoba Renal Program enhanced dialysis education and support from a patient navigator.

    Study type: Patient Partnership

    January 25, 2024

  • Multispectral Colour Sensing Point-of-Care Testing Device for CKD Monitoring

    Overview: Developing a point-of-care device that uses advanced colour sensors to measure creatinine levels in the urine to improve Chronic Kidney Disease monitoring.

    Study type: Interview

    January 24, 2024

  • How has dialysis impacted your mental health? A realist evaluation: Why, for whom, in what circumstances does CBT work for people with depressive symptoms receiving dialysis?

    Overview: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) helps treat depression, but how does it work in dialysis care? Why does it help some, but not all? Who benefits the most? This study will answer these questions to help dialysis programs make a solution available to patients.

    Study type: Survey

    January 10, 2024

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research studies currently posted

Latest research results

  • Age and immunosuppression status affects vaccine effectiveness in kidney patients

    February 13, 2024

    Older patients and those on immunosuppression therapy experienced a somewhat diminished immune response to COVID-19 vaccination compared to other patients.

  • More awareness and promotion of peer support programs through kidney clinics is needed

    October 5, 2023

    A study surveying care providers in kidney clinics across Canada reveals that many providers lack formal knowledge and means of referring their patients to peer support groups.

  • Study will explore treatment of acidosis through diet

    September 28, 2023

    A study in Winnipeg and Halifax will take a preliminary look at the effects of treating acidosis with a diet of alkalizing fruit and vegetables, compared to the standard treatment of sodium bicarbonate tablets.