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Change is needed so people don’t go through what I went through

Change is needed so people don’t go through what I went through 14 March 2024 Paisley resident and logistics manager Stephen Blom was a serious cyclist with a string of national medals to his credit. But as he hit his mid thirties, he started to lose his competitive edge. “I didn’t know why the harder…

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Late diagnosis causes irreversible and major harm to kidney patients

Late diagnosis causes irreversible and major harm to kidney patients 14 March 2024 Urgent opportunities to diagnose life-changing kidney disease are being missed, with patients left unaware, uninformed and unprepared for the devastating diagnosis, our research reveals on World Kidney Day 2024.   We commissioned a survey of kidney patients in February this year, which found…

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Survey highlights gaps in mental health care for UK kidney patients

Survey highlights gaps in mental health care for UK kidney patients 12 March 2024 Depression is common in people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but there is huge variability in how it is identified and treated across kidney centres. In new results published in the Journal of Renal Care, Dr Joe Chilcot from King’s…

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Roman will need a transplant before he turns ten years old.

Roman will need a transplant before he turns ten years old. 08 March 2024 At just four years old, Roman Newell has been through a lot. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) kept him in hospital for the first five months of his life, and his parents, Carrie and Lee, continue to provide care for him at…

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Study shows promise of creating mini kidneys for personalised prenatal care

Study shows promise of creating mini kidneys for personalised prenatal care 06 March 2024 In a recent study, published in Nature Medicine and part-funded by Kidney Research UK, a team of researchers from University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital have shown the promise of a pioneering method to predict and potentially treat kidney…

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Unravelling inherited kidney diseases: an International Women’s Day conversation with Dr Melanie Chan

Unravelling inherited kidney diseases: an International Women’s Day conversation with Dr Melanie Chan 06 March 2024 For International Women’s Day, we sat down with Dr Melanie Chan from Imperial College London, a dedicated and passionate kidney doctor, researcher, and mum of two, to discuss her fascinating work unravelling the causes of inherited kidney diseases, and…

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New results from the MELODY study highlight the variations in care experienced by transplant patients at different hospitals

New results from the MELODY study highlight the variations in care experienced by transplant patients at different hospitals 06 March 2024 Preliminary findings on the approaches taken to long-term immunosuppression in kidney transplant patients enrolled in the MELODY study presented today at the British Transplant Society Congress showed a concerning level of variation between different hospitals.…

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Take action this World Kidney Day!

Take action this World Kidney Day! 04 March 2024 World Kidney Day takes place on Thursday 14 March – and there’s plenty you can do to get involved. Free wellbeing kit Do you know someone who has recently been diagnosed with kidney disease? We can give them a helping hand with their wellbeing! We are…

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Can sugar patterns help to predict kidney disease?

Can sugar patterns help to predict kidney disease? 23 February 2024 Dr Andrew Chetwynd from the University of Liverpool has been awarded a Kidney Research UK senior fellowship award of £303,000 to investigate whether the patterns of sugars on immune proteins can predict kidney damage.  The problem when IgA attacks the kidneys Immunoglobulin A (IgA)…

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