Kidney Check project receives international recognition

The Can-SOLVE CKD Kidney Check project is one of three global winners of the 2020 UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award. The award recognizes multidisciplinary teams challenging traditional thought with innovative problem solving. Kidney Check was recognized for its innovative model which brings point-of-care screening for kidney disease and related conditions to Indigenous communities in three provinces. 

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Reducing the pill burden for dialysis patients

People receiving dialysis take an average of 12 medications per day, up to 70 per cent of which may be inappropriate. A Can-SOLVE CKD research project, STOP Med-HD, has created a new clinical tool that doctors can use to reduce the number of medications prescribed for dialysis patients.

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Introducing the 2020 Can-SOLVE CKD Impact Report 

In our annual report to the Can-SOLVE CKD community, we are pleased to highlight activities from our fourth year that are closing gaps in kidney disease knowledge and delivering better health outcomes for patients.

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Workshop explores the future of Can-SOLVE CKD research projects

On October 15, the Can-SOLVE CKD Sustainability Planning Committee came together to discuss the process and principles of selecting research projects for the network's next phase. A summary report of the workshop is now available.

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Patient, Caregiver, and Provider Perspectives on Challenges and Solutions to Individualization of Care in Hemodialysis: A Qualitative Study

Focus groups conducted by the Triple I research team identified challenges to providing individualized care that reflects an individual’s specific circumstances, values, and preferences.

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CNTN hosts first virtual symposium

The November 4 meeting aimed to inform the kidney research community about upcoming clinical trials, offer feedback on research protocols, and encourage collaboration across Canada. A full recording of the symposium is now available.

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Can-SOLVE CKD Pediatrics Committee: The collaborations, the innovation, and the future

On October 20, members of the pediatric nephrology research community provided updates on some of the exciting initiatives in progress across Canada. Also, a mother-daughter patient duo shared their story, relating what it is like to be an adolescent on peritoneal dialysis.

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Webinar: How have CKD programs and clinics adopted virtual care?

On November 19, the Canadian CKD Clinic Network hosted a webinar highlighting adaptations made to kidney care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Claudio Rigatto shared Manitoba's experience with virtual care, and Mary Beaucage and Susan McKenzie discussed how the Transplant Ambassador Program has pivoted to a virtual model that responds to patient needs in the wake of COVID-19.

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Canadian Patient Partner Study

This online survey will provide a key source of data to improve understanding of the origins and motivations, defining features, experiences and contributions of the patient partner and advisor role in the Canadian health system.

The survey is available in both English and French and should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

New resources to help choose treatment options 

A new video and infographic can help patients understand their kidney disease treatment options and choose the ones that best fit their lives. The resources were developed by a patient advisory group and multidisciplinary team at the University of Calgary.

Get involved in kidney health research!

KidneyLink connects you to the latest kidney health research across Canada. Whether you are a person living with kidney disease, a family member, a donor, or a caregiver, your voice is important! Join us today and help answer questions that will improve kidney health.

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