CDIC Research highlighted in CTV broadcast
Seven Oaks Hospital Chronic Disease Innovation Centre (CDIC)researchers including Research Director Dr. Paul Komenda and Kidney Failure Risk Equation inventor Dr. Navdeep Tangri were featured in a World Kidney Day broadcast by CTV Morning Live Winnipeg at Seven Oaks Dialysis Unit 1 today.
Dr. Komenda and Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse Elaine Schaffer demonstrated the ease of use for a PD Cycler and talked about how more patients are being encouraged to adopt home modalities which according to research tend to produce better outcomes, allow more patient freedom and quality of life and are less expensive than in-centre Hemo Dialysis.
Later Dr. Tangri discussed the scope of the problem with chronic kidney disease and the expected doubling of kidney failure in Manitoba in less than 10 years. He suggested that world leading surveillance (screening and tracking) for kidney disease in high risk communities done at Seven Oaks could point the way to preventing kidney failure as well as reducing the high cost of treating kidney failure.
The broadcast with reporter Rachel Lagace also included an interview with a patient Joanne McMahon, who has been managing her chronic kidney disease with rigorous diet and medication compliance for several years to delay a predicted shutdown.
Arlene Desjarlais, the wife of deceased kidney patient Glen Desjarlais discussed her experience with kidney care and her involvement on a Patient Advisory Committee supporting the pan-Canadian Can-Solve Kidney Disease project.
The broadcast wrapped up with Twylla Krueger, Executive Director of Seven Oaks General Hospital Foundation discussing progress towards the $1.2 million funding goal to build a next generation research centre for the CDIC research team. The campaign is three-quarters of the way to the goal and construction on the centre will begin this month.