E-Kidney Newsletter October 2007

KEEPTwo Simple Tests Protect Patients from Common Killer

Two simple blood and urine tests will detect chronic kidney disease (CKD) in millions of people who are in early stages of the disease but have no symptoms, when they may benefit most from treatment, according to a new position from the National Kidney Foundation, published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

"These two tests facilitate detection of CKD by all physicians, not just nephrologists," says co-author Lesley A. Stevens, MD, based at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, MA MORE


Kidney IQTest your Kidney IQ release

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Eileen Rooney and Jennifer DudleyAnonymous Kidney Donation Leads to Long-Lasting Friendship

Most people develop close friendships at school, the office or around the neighborhood. Not Eileen Rooney and Jennifer Dudley. Their friendship began when Eileen gave a piece of herself away to a total stranger. When Eileen finally met Jennifer, the woman who had received her anonymous donation of a kidney, the two laughed, cried and discovered they had more than a kidney in common. MORE


KatrinaPost Traumatic Stress Disorder Still Common Among Kidney Dialysis Patients Hit by Katrina

Nearly one-quarter of New Orleans residents receiving dialysis for kidney failure had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) one year after Hurricane Katrina leveled their communities, according to a new study published in the October issue of American Journal of Kidney Diseases, the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). MORE


Brian DuganReal Estate Manager Brian Dugan Leads With Heart

Brian Dugan has always had a passion for helping those in need. Throughout his 40 year career in real estate, he has made it a point to support charitable causes at every opportunity. So when he was appointed Senior Director of the Long Island Operations of CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), the global leader in commercial real estate, he was drawn to the company's newly-established corporate philanthropy program, CBRE Cares. CBRE Cares offers partnerships with three major national charities, including the National Kidney Foundation. MORE


Golf ClassicRaising Green on the Green— National Kidney Foundation Hosts Golf Classic

You're guaranteed to score a hole in one for charity just by teeing off, so grab your woods and irons and show your mettle by taking part in the National Kidney Foundation's Golf Classic events held in cities across the country throughout the year. MORE


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