Health services are established by and for the communities they serve. With the disproportionate impact of the pandemic and climate change on kidney patients, patient voices must play a prominent role in designing and implementing the policies that directly affect their lives.
The toolkit, including text and visuals, presents different social media platforms and explains how best to use them to create a powerful social media campaign to raise awareness of kidney health issues and help bridge the knowledge gap toward better kidney care.
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New Resources Available to Support World Kidney Day Campaign
Check out a new section of the World Kidney Day (WKD) website hosting our campaign supporters' growing collection of patient-focused and educational resources.
Discover WKD supporters and explore their free resources here.
This year’s mission focuses on bridging the knowledge gaps to better kidney care. WKD supporters share their resources to tackle the CKD knowledge gap to help inform the public toward better kidney health.
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Interview with the ISN Community Film Event 2021 Best Film Winners
The ISN Community Film Event presents stories from around the world highlighting the impact of kidney diseases. Shortlisted films reach a global audience at their world congress screening, where the audience votes for the “Best Film Award.”
In 2020, Rafael de Souza Piné and Roberto Pecoits-Filho, Brazil, were selected as finalists with their film “The One Inside” and received the ISN Community Best Film award for their entry “Life Beyond the Transplant” in 2021.
Rafael de Souza Piné talked to the ISN about what had motivated his team to submit a film and the award's impact.
Aristide Eric Nono Tomta, Yaoundé General Hospital, Cameroon
Landmark Kidney Transplant Takes Place in Cameroon
On November 10, the first living donor kidney transplant was successfully carried out in Central Africa by a team from the Yaoundé General Hospital in Cameroon, collaborating with health professionals from the University Hospital in Yaoundé and the University of Geneva Hospitals in Switzerland.
Past ISN Fellow Aristide Eric Nono Tomta was a member of the medical team involved in the transplant. Aristide trained in transplantation during his fellowship under mentorship from Professor Farid Haddoum at the CHU Mustapha in Algeria before returning to Yaoundé General Hospital, where he works under Professor Gloria Ashuntantang.
Wilder is the first scholar to undertake the IN training program. He arrived in Mexico in October to study under supervision from Professor Bernardo Moguel Gonzalez at the Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez in Mexico City.
Wilder will receive three months of training in tunneled and non-tunneled CVC placements, native and transplant kidney biopsy, and PD catheter insertion. He will then return home to use these skills to advance kidney care in Bolivia.
The winners of these awards (two basic and two clinical science publications) will receive 500 USD each and be invited to present their papers at the 2022 World Congress of Nephrology.
Discover the 2019/2020 winners and their research papers here.
Find out more about the award and how to apply here.
More than 1,100 Participants Connect Online for MRAs and DKD Management Webinar Series
More than 1,100 participants from 107 countries joined the ISN webinar series on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) and diabetic kidney disease (DKD) management held in October.
The ISN Education Working Group and the ISN Research Working Group put together an excellent program presenting engaging speakers, moderators, and interactive sessions to an international audience. The series was broadcast in English with Spanish and Japanese subtitles.
The Société Ivoirienne de Néphrologie (S.I.NEPH) is hosting the 16th AFRAN-AFPNA congress on the occasion of its 5th national congress, from December 7-10, 2021. The ISN is supporting several speakers at the event.
In addition to the congress program, an AFRAN-ISN Roundtable will be held on December 11, from 8-9.30 a.m. GMT.
ISN President Agnes Fogo will present the opening message on December 10 from 12-1 p.m. local time and ‘Progression of CKD - The Vicious Cycle Includes the Tubulointerstitium’ on December 11 from 4:50-5:30 p.m.
Past President Vivekanand Jha will present ‘COVID-19 and ethical challenges in Nephrology’ on December 10 from 2:30-3 p.m.
Connect for the ISN Joint Session at 5th Congress of Asian Pacific Society of Dialysis Access
An International Cohort Study Spanning Five Decades Assessed Outcomes of Nephropathic Cystinosis
Nephropathic cystinosis has evolved from being a fatal condition during early childhood into a treatable condition in adults. Data on the disease, however, are limited by its rarity.
The authors investigated factors associated with kidney and growth outcomes in a large cohort of patients from several countries born between 1964 and 2016; cysteamine, a cystine-depleting agent, was introduced for the treatment of cystinosis.
Improved linear growth was associated with early use of cysteamine and lower leukocyte cystine levels. Thus, the study demonstrates evidence in favor of early diagnosis and optimization of cystine depletion therapy in nephropathic cystinosis.
Birth Weight Associated with Kidney Size in Middle-Aged Women
Researchers from Haugesund Hospital in Norway conducted a prospective study comparing kidney volume and measured glomerular filtration rate (mGFR) in women with normal and low birth weight. Kidney volume was significantly associated with birth weight; females born with low birth weight had smaller kidneys in middle-age than those born with normal weight.
A commentary by Candace Henderson at the University of North Carolina Kidney Center, USA, states that the findings demonstrate the effect of kidney volume on the interplay between birth weight and mGFR as a potential mechanism for developing CKD later in life.