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  • Renal vasculitis causes damage to the small blood vessels inside the kidneys and – when untreated – leads to a rapid loss of kidney function. In September 2015, Giles Walters and his colleagues in Australia updated the Cochrane Review of studies of treatments to induce and maintain disease remission for renal vasculitis. Listen to the podcast...
  • Kidney Disease & Obesity Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy KidneysWorld Kidney Day is a global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. This year World Kidney Day promotes education about the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating healthy lifestyle and health policy measures...
  • Introductory workshop on implementation science with Jeremy GrimshawTime: 9:30 am to 4:30 pmDate: Wednesday 15th March 2017Venue: The University of Sydney (venue details will be sent to confirmed registrants)Cost: Free registration and includes catering  This one day workshop will cover:– What is implementation science? (Overview of field)–...
  • IgA nephropathy is a kidney condition, leading to kidney failure for many of those who are affected. About 10-20% of patients require dialysis or a kidney transplant within 10 years, and 30-40% within 20 years, from their disease onset. This long time between diagnosis and kidney failure makes it difficult to establish the most effective and...
  • Cranberry is a popular natural treatment for urinary tract infections (UTIs), but does the evidence on its effectiveness stack up? This ABC RN Health Report looks at the latest evidence, including the Cochrane Kidney and Transplant review: Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections (currently being updated with 12 new trials)
  • Dr. Ravindra Prabhu has been awarded the 2016 Kenneth Warren Prize for the Cochrane review Interventions for dialysis patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The Kenneth Warren Prize is awarded at each Cochrane Colloquium to the principal author of whichever Cochrane Review authored by a national living in a developing country is judged...
  • Introduction to writing a Cochrane systematic reviewWed Nov 30 to Fri Dec 2, 2016 - Westmead, SydneyThis three-day workshop is designed for authors of intervention reviews who wish to follow Cochrane methods. The workshop provides authors with a comprehensive overview of the methods required to write a protocol and get started on the review.The...
  • Podcast: Cochrane author Davide Bolignano from Reggio Calabria in Italy, and his colleagues, examined relevant studies on treatments for adult polycystic kidney disease to assess the effects on patient outcomes:Interventions for preventing the progression of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
  • Read David Mudge's Cochrane Editorial - Avoiding or stopping steroids in kidney transplant recipients: sounds good but does it work? - based on an update of the Cochrane review 'Steroid avoidance or withdrawal for kidney transplant recipients'.  David is Consultant Nephrologist and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Queensland at...
  • In continued partnership with Cochrane Kidney and Transplant, ISN Education presents the latest Cochrane Review Education Package on Hemodiafiltration for end-stage kidney disease. This review directly compares convective dialysis technologies (hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration) with hemodialysis for treatment of end-stage...

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