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RCGP launch Acute Kidney Injury Toolkit for GPs

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has launched an Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Toolkit for GPs and healthcare professionals. The toolkit, created in partnership, aims to improve the recognition, response and management of AKI in primary care. AKI is a major barometer of patient safety across the UK, with NHS England specifying it as a priority to delivering the vision of the Five Year Forward…

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First do no harm…. What now for contrast-induced AKI prophylaxis?

It has been widely agreed for many years that iodine-based radiological contrast can cause AKI, particularly in those patients who are deemed high risk.  However, as newer research is published, the risk of developing AKI from contrast, may now not be as significant as first thought, with some authors even questioning its existence!  Part of the problem is that many studies in the past, attributed any…

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Reporting the rate of Acute Kidney Injury within England

We are delighted to publish the first national report on measuring the rate of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) within England, produced by the UK Renal Registry and Think Kidney’s AKI programme. It is estimated that one in five people admitted to hospital each year as an emergency has AKI representing a significant cause of mortality and morbidity.  This report provides a real opportunity for the renal…

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PatientView mobile app now available to download

We are delighted to announce the launch of the PatientView mobile application on the Apple and Google App Stores. This app provides a quick and convenient way for renal patients to access their own healthcare records from a smartphone or tablet. The initial version includes the most commonly-used features of the PatientView website, and will be followed by regular feature updates and upgrades as the app…

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World Kidney Day 8th March 2018

The aim of World Kidney Day is to draw public attention to the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to help protect the kidneys, the risks for developing kidney disease and the impact it has on patients. This year, World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day are on the same day – Thursday 8 March 2018. In addition to general awareness, the focus is also on the…

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