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SPEAK – Surveying People Experiencing Young Adult Kidney Failure

Surveying People Experiencing Young Adult Kidney Failure. SPEAK. Sian Griffin Cardiff Contact

Development and Implementation of Renal Exercise Prescription Packs to Renal Units in the UK

Development and Implementation of Renal Exercise Prescription Packs to Renal Units in the UK. Contact Jamie MacDonald, Bangor University.

Which factors determine treatment choices in patients with advanced kidney failure?

Which factors determine treatment choices in patients with advanced kidney failure: Co-productive study with patients and key stakeholders. Contact Gareth Roberts.

The National Study of Nephrotic Syndrome, NephroS Study

The National Study of Nephrotic Syndrome, NephroS Study

NURTuRE

The National Unified Renal Translational Research Enterprise, NURTuRE, is the first and unique kidney biobank for chronic kidney disease (CKD) covering England, Scotland and Wales.

The Organ Donation Study

On 1st December 2015 Wales changed the ways we give consent to organ donation.

Peri-Plex

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a type of treatment to remove waste products from the blood for people with kidney failure.

PIVOTAL – Proactive IV irOn Therapy in haemodialysis patients

A complication of being treated for kidney failure using haemodialysis is that patients develop anaemia and iron deficiency. This is a condition that leaves people feeling exhausted and seriously reduces quality of life.

Prepare for Kidney Care Trial

The NHS has funded the Prepare for Kidney Care study, which aims to help older people with kidney disease make the right decision for them when their kidney function is getting very low.

Rare Kidney Disease Registry, RaDaR

The WKRU is involved in the set up and maintenance of the newly developed Rare Kidney Disease Registry (RaDar). Blood samples and DNA are being collected from all patients, thus allowing for the first time detailed clinical and biological studies to be pursued on large numbers of patients in the UK.

SIMPLIFIED – Survival Improvement with Cholecalciferol in Patients on Dialysis

Low levels of vitamin D are associated with cardiovascular disease, infection and malignancy, and current evidence supports the notion that supplementation with native vitamin D (colecalciferol) reduces mortality in the general population.

Mechanisms regulating progressive scarring in Chronic Kidney Disease.

For many years our research group has focused on understanding the mechanisms controlling the scarring of the kidney that is characteristic of CKD. This scarring results from changes in the structure and functions of cells in the cortex of the kidney and our group is at the forefront of research aimed at finding treatments to prevent or even reverse these changes.

National Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Project

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a syndrome characterised by an abrupt loss of renal function.

MicroRNA Detection and Analysis Group

Many of the widely used diagnostic tests to identify various forms of kidney disease involve somewhat invasive testing processes such as a blood test and even a biopsy. This research group in WKRU is developing new ways to look for, and then identify earlier, various signs of kidney disease or potentially serious kidney problems. Contact Dr Tim Bowen Cardiff University.

Why is transition between child and adult services a dangerous time for young people with chronic kidney disease?

Young people age 14 – 25 years with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been identified as generally having poor health outcomes and are a high-risk group due in part to poor self-management. Contact Jane Noyes Bangor University