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What role for iron treatment in kidney disease patients?

What role for iron treatment in kidney disease patients? 22 June 2023 People living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can have low levels of iron, even though they may not meet the medical definition of anaemia. Low iron levels are linked to physical symptoms, including feeling tired and muscle weakness. The Iron and Muscle study…

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New resource drives vital research in chronic kidney disease

New resource drives vital research in chronic kidney disease 21 June 2023 A new publication from NURTuRE – the first national UK chronic kidney disease cohort study with a linked biobank, developed as a collaboration between Kidney Research UK, research groups and pharmaceuticals companies – has been published in Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation. Alongside highlighting…

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Genetic influences on the progression of chronic kidney disease

Genetic influences on the progression of chronic kidney disease 20 February 2023 Dr Killian Donovan’s work is supported by a Kidney Research UK fellowship grant of £250,000. The problem Chronic kidney disease (CKD) progresses more rapidly in some people than in others. If doctors could identify patients who were likely to see faster declines in…

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The Sutherland award: supporting vital blood vessel research for children with kidney disease

The Sutherland award: supporting vital blood vessel research for children with kidney disease 14 February 2023 The problem  Children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). This can lead to blood vessel damage, which is an important cause of illness and death, particularly among those receiving dialysis. There…

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Improving quality of life in CKD: what can we learn from patient experiences?

Improving quality of life in CKD: what can we learn from patient experiences? 18 October 2022 A team of researchers across the UK and EU have reviewed symptom and quality of life data from almost 200,000 patients globally, to explore how this information might help support patient management.   Quality of life remains a major concern…

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