Useful Kidney Disease Related Links
The NKF is the only charity in the United Kingdom Run by Kidney Patients for Kidney Patients.
RPA is a national medical specialty association with a membership comprised of healthcare providers in the subspecialty area of internal medicine known as nephrology
Official journal of the international society of Nephrology
Pakistan has a gross population of 144 millions with majority of population (65%) living in rural areas. The number of patients with chronic renal failure in Pakistan is continuously increasing with an estimated annual incidence of > 100 new cases of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) per million population
Chronic renal failure is a devastating medical, social and economic problem for patients and their families... (Hit refresh if the page doesnt load)
Dr Tazeen Jafar (Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan) says community-based studies in Pakistan reveal an alarmingly high kidney-disease burden, with 15% to 20% of people 40 and older having a reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR).
Furthermore, writes Jafar, in subcontinental India, the prevalence of diabetes - one of the main risk factors for Chronic Kidney Disease - is 20% among those 40 and older. This rate, which is approximately two to three times that reported in Western countries, is expected to triple over the next two decades.
The incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is estimated to be about 100 patients/million population. The aetiology of ESRD at a leading dialysis facility is shown in Table 2. During the last 5 years the incidence of diabetes mellitus as a cause of ESRD has increased and now diabetes and chronic glomerulonephritis are the leading causes of ESRD, followed by hypertension and renal stone disease.
Chronic renal failure is a slow, progressive decline of kidney function. It's usually a result of a complication from another serious medical condition. Unlike acute renal failure, which happens quickly and suddenly, chronic failure happens gradually - over a period of years - as the kidneys slowly stop working. The progression is so slow that symptoms usually don't appear until a major part of the damage is done.
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Founded in 1961, Kidney Research UK is the leading UK charity funding research that focuses on the prevention, treatment and management of kidney disease. The charity also dedicates its work to improving patient care and raising awareness of kidney disease.
The British Kidney Patient Association was founded in 1975 by Elizabeth Ward, whose son Timbo was diagnosed with kidney failure at the age of 13 years. At that time there was no national association concerned with the plight of Britain’s kidney patients, many of whom were struggling to survive bitter blows to their health, pride and finances by the need for thrice-weekly dialysis and the loss of their jobs. Now kidney patients, young and old, know that they can turn to the BKPA for support, advice and, perhaps more importantly, financial help and a much needed break with their families.
A pioneering initiative undertaken to promote, preserve, organise and advance health education and health issues affecting the United Kingdoms 1.6 Million Muslim community.
WHKPA, originally called The Coventry and Warwickshire Kidney Unit Appeal Fund, was founded in 1979 by a small group of kidney patients, initially to raise much needed funds for the Renal Unit and Ward at Walsgrave Hospital.
Chronic kidney disease, also known as chronic kidney failure, is a long-lasting and irreversible condition that is caused by damage to the kidneys......
The Renal Association is the professional association of nephrologists (renal physicians) and renal scientists in the UK
Informative web site which aims to present you with useful information about dialysis in straightforward language, but with enough medical terms to help you understand what your doctor is saying.
Donation4Charity is the UK’s leading charity donor acquisition portal.
Renalinfo is for those whose lives are affected by kidney failure. The web site provides you with definitions, symptoms, causes, and treatments of kidney failure.
The Kidney Patient Guide - an experiment in online patient information. For Kidney patients and those who care for them.
Registered Charity No. 1091024 - lots of news, articles and advice.
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