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Tackling multiple health conditions for holistic wellbeing

Tackling multiple health conditions for holistic wellbeing 13 December 2023 Kidney disease often doesn’t appear on its own; it is commonly linked with other conditions including heart disease, diabetes and mental health conditions. Studying other health conditions alongside kidney disease is crucial to understand how these conditions influence each other, leading to more effective treatments…

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Kidney disease and diabetes

Kidney disease and diabetes 14 November 2023 Diabetes is a long-term condition that causes a person’s blood glucose level to become too high because of problems with the hormone insulin. Glucose is the main type of sugar that the body uses for energy. If untreated, it can lead to serious health complications – including kidney…

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Multiple diseases can create a vicious circle

Multiple diseases can create a vicious circle 28 September 2023 Often, kidney disease doesn’t appear on its own – frequently people are living with other health conditions too. This combination can have a huge impact on people’s lives and sadly also impact on how long they live. For this reason helping people living with several…

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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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Causes of heart disease in kidney disease patients: looking for a new approach

Causes of heart disease in kidney disease patients: looking for a new approach 13 February 2023 Dr Soma Meran’s work is supported by a Kidney Research UK and Kidney Wales studentship grant of £75,000.  The problem Heart disease is a leading cause of death in kidney patients. Currently available medicines often don’t work well in…

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