Discovery Radio – Episode #36 – Kidney Disease (IgA Nephropathy): Treatment Through Transplant

Discovery Radio – Episode #36 – Kidney Disease (IgA Nephropathy): Treatment Through Transplant

For such small organs, our kidneys perform some disproportionately large functions in our body. Unfortunately, the rate of kidney disease in the U.S is higher than you might think, requiring treatments ranging from medications to dialysis and, in severe cases, kidney replacement.

On today’s show, we’ll learn about our kidneys from a couple of leading researchers in kidney disease. And later, we’ll hear from a man in our community who needed a kidney transplant, and the woman who donated her kidney to him.

It’s a look at kidney function, health, disease and treatment through transplant, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!

Guests

Bruce A. Julian, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Division of Nephrology-Department of Medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine
http://apps.medicine.uab.edu/FacultyDirectory/FacultyData.asp?FID=3229
http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMra1206793

Jan Novak, PhD, Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology-Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine
http://apps.medicine.uab.edu/FacultyDirectory/FacultyData.asp?FID=12748

More Information

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK)
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease

IgA Nephropathy Foundation of America
http://igan.org

Cure Glomerulonephropathy (CureGN): Multicenter 5-year cohort study of glomerular disease patients funded by NIDDK
https://curegn.org

National Kidney Foundation
https://www.kidney.org

Donate Life America
https://www.donatelife.net

Bryan Belmer
bbelmer@mcw.edu


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PARTNERS

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