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Kidney patients report varying preferences for invasive procedures for heart disease
April 28, 2023
83% of patients surveyed are willing to undergo procedures to reduce their risk of cardiovascular complications, even though these procedures can sometimes lead to more kidney damage.
Routine patient surveys for symptom management may not be as helpful as intended
April 21, 2023
Kidney patients are often asked by their care providers to complete a survey to help assess their current health status, but new data suggests that this approach may not necessarily enhance communication between patients and their care providers.
The need for increased awareness of kidney guidelines and treatments among family physicians
April 14, 2023
A recent analysis shows that more effort may be needed to inform and support family physicians in helping to identify kidney patients at high risk of kidney failure, and to offer these patients appropriate treatment options early on to delay disease progression.
New website for kidney patients receives positive feedback in study
April 7, 2023
My Kidneys My Health (MKMH) is a freely available, interactive website that provides people living with kidney disease with information on relevant health-related topics.
Three ways to improve care for Indigenous people in Canada
March 31, 2023
A new commentary highlights key strategies to address kidney health inequities experienced by Indigenous people.
The benefits of meaningful partnerships between researchers and patient partners
March 24, 2023
For patient partners, relationship-building and partnerships were critical for mitigating concerns about issues such as tokenism. As well, they described an increasing appreciation of having their voices recognized.