Recent study calls for evidence-based Canadian guidelines for CKD screening
A study recently published in Canadian Medical Association Journal estimated the prevalence of kidney disease among Canadian adults at 12.5% for the period 2007-2009, representing about 3 million Canadian adults.
Baxter issued an Important Medical Device Safety Information communication regarding its HomeChoice and HomeChoice Pro Automated PD Systems. Incorrect programming of these systems may result in overfill problems leading to patient injury. For more details: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26521a-eng.php.
Three researchers well known to The Kidney Foundation - Drs. Brenda Hemmelgarn and Braden Manns from the University of Calgary, and their colleague Dr. Marcello Tonelli from the University of Alberta – were among those chosen to receive the prestigious CIHR-CMAJ Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research Award.
Hockey legend and longtime host of CBC’s Coach’s Corner, Don Cherry is donating his 1997 Yukon to The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s Kidney Car program on World Kidney Day.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Southern Alberta Branch, will be holding targeted screening events to raise Chronic Kidney Disease Awareness. The main objective of these screening events is to vulnerable populations to become informed and aware of kidney disease and diabetes and committed to managing their health. Screening for kidney disease can prevent kidney failure.