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Transplant report confirms more kidney patients face agonising wait for life-changing operations

Transplant report confirms more kidney patients face agonising wait for life-changing operations

Transplant report confirms more kidney patients face agonising wait for life-changing operations 15 July 2021 The impact of the pandemic on kidney patients’ prospects of a transplant has been highlighted in the annual activity report released today by the National Health Blood and Transplant Service (NHSBT).   With transplant operations temporarily suspended in a number of centres in the last year and…

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We remain concerned about ‘easing lockdown’ for kidney patients

We remain concerned about ‘easing lockdown’ for kidney patients 14 July 2021 Following the announcements confirming most lockdown restrictions will be eased in England and Scotland on Monday 19 July, we realise that many kidney patients will be feeling even more anxious. Although hospital numbers are low at the moment, the number of cases in…

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Alternative funding to drive progress

Alternative funding to drive progress 13 July 2021 At Kidney Research UK we are determined to make research happen faster and make it count for patients sooner.   Although we are the largest charity dedicated to funding kidney research in the UK, if we are going to end kidney disease, we need to do more to drive discoveries and make…

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Developing a new simple urine test to spot kidney transplant problems

Developing a new simple urine test to spot kidney transplant problems 28 June 2021 Thanks to a new grant from us, Dr Tim Bowen and his multidisciplinary team at Wales Kidney Research Unit at Cardiff University are working to develop a quick test to monitor how well kidneys are functioning after transplant without the need…

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Kidney experts meet to discuss how best to protect kidney patients from Covid-19

Kidney experts meet to discuss how best to protect kidney patients from Covid-19 17 June 2021 On Thursday 17 June, kidney doctors and scientists gathered online to share and discuss the very latest research working out how best to protect kidney patients from Covid-19.    At the webinar, hosted by the UK Kidney Association, the British Transplant Society, the Royal Society of Medicine and Kidney…

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We award new grant to understand how kidney cysts form

We award new grant to understand how kidney cysts form 11 June 2021 Thanks to our funding, Dr Richard Naylor from the University of Manchester will begin a study to understand what makes kidney cysts grow. Understanding this better may reveal clues for new treatments to improve the lives of people living with cysts in…

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New study to predict low blood pressure during dialysis

New study to predict low blood pressure during dialysis 11 June 2021 We’ve awarded a grant to a team of researchers from the University of Nottingham, the University of Derby and the Royal Derby Hospital to tackle the sudden drop in blood pressure some patients experience during haemodialysis using novel pressure sensors on the dialysis…

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Developing new ways to assess kidneys so transplants last for longer

Developing new ways to assess kidneys so transplants last for longer 08 June 2021 With our funding, a team of researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Nottingham and University College London will develop ways to assess donor kidneys and predict how well they will work after transplant. The demand for donor kidneys…

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New research to identify kidney disease early in high-risk communities

New research to identify kidney disease early in high-risk communities 08 June 2021 Thanks to our funding in partnership with The Stoneygate Trust, Dr Kate Bramham at King’s College Hospital is researching whether a smartphone home urine test could detect protein and diagnose kidney disease early in communities that are harder to reach. Detecting kidney…

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