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Achieving the best possible health for patients with CKD requires the joint effort of all members of the healthcare team.

RENAL WEBSITES

FOR PROFESSIONALS

We encourage medical professionals to be aware of kidney disease in hopes of early detection for patients so we can try to slow the progression of kidney disease and potentially save more lives.
Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S.

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

FOR PROFESSIONALS

Growth more stunted in lower-income youth with kidney disease

NIH-funded study suggests increasing treatment adherence may help. (Source: NIH, published November 21, 2013) Article

NIH: Gene hastens kidney disease progression in African-Americans

“A gene variant common in African-Americans predicts that people with that gene who also have chronic kidney disease (CKD) are twice as likely to progress to kidney failure as African-Americans without the high-risk gene and white people with CKD. People with the high-risk gene also tend to lose kidney function at twice the rate of those without the gene, according to the research, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health.” (Source: NIH, published November 9, 2013) Article

New research defines the cardiovascular risk factors associated with CKD

Screening kidney function in people with Carotid Artery Disease may help in the development of early intervention strategies. (Source: research conducted by Life Line Screening and Imperial College London, published December 2, 2013) Article

TWO SIMPLE TESTS

CAN DETECT KIDNEY DISEASE

1. Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)

Shows how well the kidneys are working. If GFR is below 60, the patient may be at risk for kidney disease.

2. Microalbuminuria

Indicates damage to the kidneys filters. If albumin is present in the urine, the patient may be at risk for kidney disease.

GFRchart

SIMPLE STEPS PDF

Are you interested in talking to members of the healthcare team about ways to provide care for people with kidney disease? The Simple Steps to Provide Care for Patients with Kidney Disease is a two-sided, downloadable document that can help you start that conversation.