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.

  • Find opportunities to get involved
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  • Learn about research that can transform kidney health
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Latest research studies

  • Determining the Acceptability of a high Protein Pudding made from Egg whites targeting malnutrition in individuals Receiving dialysis (DAPPER)

    Overview: Protein malnutrition is common in chronic kidney disease. This study will evaluate supplements currently available on the market in people with chronic kidney disease with end-stage kidney failure under hemodialysis.

    Study type: Survey

    November 14, 2023

  • CNTN Seeking Patient Partners

    Overview: We are seeking those with lived experience in nephrology care of all ages from all corners of the country to join the Capacity Building and Communications and Engagement Committees of the Canadian Nephrology Trials Network.

    Study type: Patient Partnership

    September 26, 2023

  • Reproductive Health: Perceptions and Priorities of Females Living with Kidney Disease

    Overview: Females living with kidney disease are invited to complete a voluntary, anonymous survey about their beliefs, perceptions and priorities regarding reproductive health and kidney disease.

    Study type: Survey

    August 28, 2023

  • Identification and Prioritization of Postoperative Outcomes in Research with Multidisciplinary Stakeholders and People Living with Kidney Failure

    Overview: Identifying what is most important to people with kidney failure as they have surgery, to learn more about these outcomes and understand if tools should be developed to predict the risk of those outcomes.

    Study type: Survey

    August 15, 2023


research studies currently posted

Latest research results

  • 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.

  • New tools predict risk of complications for kidney patients following surgery

    September 25, 2023

    Researchers have created three new predictive models to help identify kidney patients at high risk of complications following surgery for a non-cardiac related matter.