Tool to assess symptoms of chronic kidney disease in children proves effective

A new tool called PRO-Kid can accurately capture the physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms of chronic kidney disease in children.

By |2024-07-03T20:29:10+00:00July 3, 2024|Research Results|Comments Off on Tool to assess symptoms of chronic kidney disease in children proves effective

The CONVINCE study: Effect of Hemodiafiltration or Hemodialysis on Mortality in Kidney Failure

Do two different kinds of hemodialysis produce different outcomes in adult populations with kidney failure? A new global study examined deaths from any cause as outcomes of primary interest.

By |2024-02-13T19:38:26+00:00February 20, 2024|Research Results|Comments Off on The CONVINCE study: Effect of Hemodiafiltration or Hemodialysis on Mortality in Kidney Failure

Age and immunosuppression status affects vaccine effectiveness in kidney patients

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

By |2024-02-13T19:00:48+00:00February 13, 2024|Research Results|Comments Off on Age and immunosuppression status affects vaccine effectiveness in kidney patients

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

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.

By |2023-10-05T20:31:44+00:00October 5, 2023|Research Results|Comments Off on More awareness and promotion of peer support programs through kidney clinics is needed

Study will explore treatment of acidosis through diet

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.

By |2023-09-28T22:37:02+00:00September 28, 2023|Research Results|Comments Off on Study will explore treatment of acidosis through diet

New tools predict risk of complications for kidney patients following surgery

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.

By |2023-09-25T21:10:28+00:00September 25, 2023|Research Results|Comments Off on New tools predict risk of complications for kidney patients following surgery

Kidney transplant recipients with a failing graft show greater risk of kidney failure than their peers without a transplant

A new study shows that kidney transplant recipients with stable but reduced graft function are more likely to experience kidney failure and death than those who don’t have a transplant.

By |2023-09-14T20:47:26+00:00September 14, 2023|Research Results|Comments Off on Kidney transplant recipients with a failing graft show greater risk of kidney failure than their peers without a transplant

New tool predicts when kidney transplant candidates can expect a good organ match

A new tool supports transplant candidates and their doctors to decide whether to accept a donated kidney now or wait until another, potentially better match is available.

By |2023-07-04T21:44:29+00:00July 12, 2023|Research Results|Comments Off on New tool predicts when kidney transplant candidates can expect a good organ match

Providers show large discrepancies in follow-up care for children with acute kidney injury

There are no existing guidelines to support long-term follow-up care of AKI in children. A new study surveyed pediatric nephrologists, PICU doctors and nurses to better understand current follow-up practices.

By |2023-07-04T21:33:32+00:00July 4, 2023|Research Results|Comments Off on Providers show large discrepancies in follow-up care for children with acute kidney injury

Transportation woes remain a major issue for people who need in-centre dialysis

Hemodialysis is a life-saving procedure for people experiencing kidney failure, but the vast majority of these patients must travel to a clinic 2-4 times each week to receive dialysis.

By |2023-05-30T17:22:28+00:00May 30, 2023|Research Results|0 Comments
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