Winter 2020: The Nephrology Issue

Winter 2020: The Nephrology Issue

IMS Magazine | IMS Magazine
IMS Magazine | IMS Magazine

IMS Magazine | IMS Magazine

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Tackling Inflammation and Equity

Tackling Inflammation and Equity

By Diana Hamdan

Did you know that a person with kidney disease can lose more than 50% of their kidney function before any symptoms appear? One in ten Canadians lives with kidney disease1, an almost 35% increase since …

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Broad and Important Implications of a Rare Kidney Disease

Broad and Important Implications of a Rare Kidney Disease

By Erika Opingari

With a growing list of diseases and conditions ailing humankind today, it is understandable that the most prevalent ones take precedence in our minds and in our healthcare systems. While rare diseases, also known as orphan diseases, …

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From infancy to adulthood: A molecular look at kidney malformations

From infancy to adulthood: A molecular look at kidney malformations

By Nadia Boachie

Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) are the most common form of malformation at birth, identified in over 1% of overall live births and accounting for up to 23% of overall birth defects. CAKUT …

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A normal glomerulus (left) and an enlarged fibrotic glomeruli (right).

Accelerating the Discovery of Anti-Fibrotic Therapies for Chronic Kidney Disease

By Alexa Desimone

Fibrotic disorders are becoming increasingly prevalent; they take many forms and are often life threatening. It is estimated that fibrosis accounts for almost half the chronic diseases afflicting industrialised countries.1 Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of …

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