Many thanks to our sponsor for their support of our February 2021 Renal rounds.
A VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION EVENT: COVID-19 Updates On Therapeutic Options, Vaccine Information and Transplant
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To review the February 23, 2021 event, visit www.kidneymd.org or click here to view the video of the presentation.
Donations are welcome to support our Patient Emergency Assistance program. Your help is needed NOW more than ever! You can give a monthly gift or one-time gift, kidney patients need our support. Currently all Renal Rounds events are brought to our medical community free of charge, please consider a gift today. https://www.kidney.org/donation
SAVE THE DATE for our next Renal Rounds on June 1, 2021 from 6:45pm to 8:00pm. Renal Rounds are FREE to participate.
Questions? Contact: Pattie Dash via email at Pattie.email@example.com ■ (cell) 410.961.1644 or (office) 410.494.8545.
First Steps to Transplant is a virtual program that introduces kidney transplant and living donation for those just beginning their transplant journey. Finding a Living Donor is a virtual program for kidney patients and their loved ones. The program teaches the best, most effective strategies, and tips to share your story and find a living donor. People are waiting for a chance at a better life. The kidney transplant waiting list is getting longer, and in response, the National Kidney Foundation developed THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE. This initiative is designed to increase awareness, living donation, and transplantation.
Sunday, March 21, 2021 (check in begins at 12:30pm) This is a VIRTUAL event. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation with further details.
First Steps to Transplant • 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Chat with Medical Professionals • 2:30pm – 3:00pm Join us to CHAT with medical professionals to answer questions and obtain information to help you make decisions that are in your best interest.
Special Message from Chair, Research Grants- Dr. Raquel Greer
The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware (NKFMDDE) is pleased to announce that the 2021-2022 Research Grant Cycle Portal is NOW OPEN to accept applications. Please visit our website to review the new Grant Portal to submit your application. The deadline to apply and submit is Monday, March 15, 2021 by 5:00pm.Feel free to share this opportunity with anyone who may be interested.
The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware is number one among all NKF offices in support of medical research. Since 2000, the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware has distributed over $3.5 million dollars to nearly 350 research applicants. Through our grant application process, the National Kidney Foundation awards up to $100,000 annually* to eligible medical professionals. The best treatment for kidney and urinary tract diseases is the discovery of a cure.
*Subject to availability of funds raised annually. Note: Only central Maryland professionals can apply for NKF Serving Maryland & Delaware’s Research Grant program due to funding restrictions.
The goal of the grants program established by the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware is to promote basic, clinical, translational and public health research that is aimed at preventing and treating diseases of the kidney and urinary tract. We currently offer two types of funding mechanisms: Mini-Grants and Professional Development Awards.
The purpose of theMini-Grant program is to fund innovative, unfunded pilot projects that may lead to new insights into kidney or urological diseases and that will form the basis for a publication or additional external grant funding.
The Professional Development Award was designed to foster the careers of young faculty who intend to pursue research in fields related to new insights into kidney or urological diseases. The objective of this award is to provide bridge funding that will allow a junior faculty member to transition to independence by successfully applying for significant external grant funding.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the Grant Portal, please contact Pattie Dash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regards, Raquel Greer, MD NKFMDDE- Chair, Research Grants
Together we can bring about a revolutionary shift in our system of care – one that values every patient, family member or friend affected by kidney disease.
2020 has been lifechanging for many, but especially for those battling a chronic illness like kidney disease in the midst of a global pandemic.
Throughout the pandemic, supporters have empowered our fight to change lives for the better. Together we can bring about a revolutionary shift in our system of care – one that values every patient, family member or friend affected by kidney disease. You can provide hope for these patients by making a #GivingTuesday gift today:https://bit.ly/2020NKFMDDECan we count on you?
Thanks to you, we’ve maintained our commitment to provide all kidney disease patients with a better quality of life through research, increasing living kidney donation and long-term investments in public health infrastructure in underserved communities facing the greatest risk for both chronic kidney disease and COVID-19.
Thank you for all you’ve done – and for all that your unyielding support has continued to do for our organization and the kidney community.
We wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
Eating more plant-based foods such as vegetables and grains in place of animal-based foods such as red meat may help prevent and slow the progression of chronic kidney disease, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryand & Delaware recently held an event featuring Dr. Joshi, Shivam.
The Benefits of Plant-Based Diets on Kidney Health
People with kidney disease and transplant recipients are at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19. Learn how to protect yourself and reduce your risk of exposure to the virus. Click here.
million adults in the US have chronic kidney disease
in 7 adults with chronic kidney disease
100, 000 people are on the waitlist for a kidney transplant
disease is the 9th leading cause of death
shocking part though is that many people are not aware of the potential risk of
kidney disease and miss the opportunity to be screened and treated early before
they ever develop end stage kidney disease where the treatment options are
dialysis or transplantation. Beyond the medical complications of kidney disease,
there is an increased rate of cardiovascular complications. Considering the prevalence of diabetes and
hypertension, the two most common causes of kidney disease, it is surprising
that kidney disease is not talked about more. The fact that most people are
asymptomatic early on in their course helps lessen the concern. The newest
statistic might be the one that gets your attention.
in 3 have a lifetime risk of having kidney disease.
1 in 3 is
not a small number that can be easily ignored.
It is harder to say that is something rare and something that you don’t
need to be worried about. Knowing your
risk of kidney disease and working on managing the risk factors for progression
early on can change the course of kidney disease.
Armed with that information, you can have a discussion with
your primary care physician and the simple testing to screen you for kidney
disease. Knowing this information
earlier is invaluable. Of the 37 million
adults with kidney disease, the majority are the early stages and have an
opportunity to slow down changes in the kidney function. While you and your primary care provider will
come up with a plan individualized to your health history and lab work, there
are some general things you can start.
To keep your kidneys healthy:
Watch you’re the salt (sodium) in
your diet to about 2000mg per day
Limit the processed foods
Daily exercise such as walking for
about 30 minutes per day
Keep a healthy way
Blood pressure control
Blood sugar control
in 3 have a lifetime risk of having kidney disease.
Are you in that 33%
of people with kidney disease?