THE KIDNEY PROTECTOR
The Kidney Protector is a virtual health protection project founded and designed to inform and empower people regarding kidney protection. We aim to provide resources remotely via application of multiple modalities of information technology. We help to provide education and support to people at risk of, or affected by kidney disease, to their loved ones and support systems. We also provide support and solutions to nephrology fellows and to community health teams with the goal of positively impacting population health and improving patient outcomes. Our team works hard to improve accessibility of resources and information to those in need and we develop relevant apps to help achieve our goal. Learn more about how to show kidneys everywhere you care!
Resources for Helpful Information Available Regarding:
-Kidney disease: Including Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Our Kidney Protection Mission & Goals
To empower patients with kidney Disease and their loved ones to practice effective self preservation.
To empower healthy people to live well and make good choices to prevent kidney disease.
To educate and empower nephrology fellows to be nephrology advocates and to be patient advocates in the medical community and in the world at large.
To increase awareness of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
To decrease AKI incidence through prevention
To increase community awareness of the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) and to encourage those affected by kidney disease to join the AAKP for support and information.
To help slow the progresion of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) through education and providing access to helpful resources.
ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY (AKI)
Acute Kidney injury (AKI) is a swift and sudden decrease in kidney function over a short period of time such as days or even hours. It is otherwise known as acute renal failure (ARF).
- 31% of the Persons with AKI discharged from the hospital AKI develop CKD chronic kidney within the first year after the discharge from hospital.
- The risk of AKI increases with
- Increasing Age
- Black/African American Race
- Previous CKD (chronic kidney disease)
- Many people who have had AKI do not know that they had AKI.
- The risk of getting AKI again increases after the first episodes of AKI (Hazard ratio 8.6)
- There are many over-the counter medications which can cause AKI
- AKI is preventable in some cases
AKI (acute kidney injury) IS UNFORTUNATELY COMMON IN PERSONS HOSPITALIZED WITH COVID-19
- Approximately 50% of adults admitted with COVID-19 will suffer from AKI
- Only about 30% (1 in 3) COVID-19 patients will recover from their kidney damage at the time they are discharged from hospital.
- There is growing evidence that most patients with COVID-19 have blood and our protein in their urine even without the diagnosis of AKI
So Wear your Mask, Wash those Hands and Social Distance to PROTECT THOSE KIDNEYS!
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The Kidney Protector is a virtual health protection project founded and designed to inform and empower people regarding kidney protection. We aim to provide resources remotely via application of multiple modalities of information technology in order to provide education and support to patients at risk of or affected by kidney disease, to their loved ones and support systems, to nephrology fellows and to community health teams.
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