PKD Treatment Results Published

New results for the treatment of later-stage polycystic kidney disease were recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Authors conclude that “Tolvaptan resulted in a slower decline than placebo in the estimated GFR over a 1-year period in patients with later-stage ADPKD.” More information.

Kidney March sweeps into Calgary from K-Country
More than three hundred kidney marchers and crew wrapped up their 100 kilometre, three-day walk from Millarville through K-Country to Calgary arriving today at Canada Olympic Park (COP). Kidney March is a transformational event designed to raise awareness and funds for kidney disease and organ donation. This is the 8th year. Read more.

Recording of Our Webinar on Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in Canada. On December 7, The Kidney Foundation held a free webinar on how to manage diabetes and prevent or slow the loss of kidney function. The recording of the webinar is now available online.

WHL suits up with Don Cherry to promote organ donation – presented by RE/MAX.

The Kidney Foundation has partnered with the Western Hockey League, the Cherry family and RE/MAX to raise awareness and increase organ donation. Special event promotional game nights are being held at 17 teams' arenas. Read more here and visit www.CanadaDonates.ca.

Canada-wide consultation with patients and specialists fuels new national recommendations for PKD
There are new Canadian consensus recommendations for the care and treatment of people with polycystic kidney disease (PKD), the most common form of inherited kidney disease. Surveys of kidney specialists and patients done through the Canadian Society of Nephrology formed the basis of the new recommendations in four major areas: genetic testing, diagnostic imaging, predicting risk, and drug treatment options. The “Canadian Expert Consensus” is detailed in a paper just published in the Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
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“You need to take ownership of your health” says kidney transplant recipient

Alberta Kidney Days forum highlights risk factors for chronic kidney disease
Cyril Muise spent the 90’s – a time when he was building his business, and raising two young children with his wife Lori – feeling unwell. His own doctor could not pinpoint what was wrong.
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The newly-revised 5th edition of our patient handbook is an invaluable resource for patients and healthcare professionals alike. This well-received update now includes two books, Living with Reduced Kidney Function and Living with Kidney Failure, and is available online or through renal units across the country.

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