The following is where to find further information relating to articles that appeared in issue 17 of Kidney Matters.
Pages 10-13: Kidney Clinic ‘Kidney brain’: cutting through the fog
Brain fog or cognitive impairment is common among people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Why does it happen? And how can it be improved?
- An article about changes in blood flow to the brain during dialysis was published in the spring 2019 issue of Kidney Matters (issue 5, page 27).
- An article about disturbed sleep and dialysis, including sleep hygiene, was published in the winter 2019 issue of Kidney Matters (issue 4, pages 8-10).
- Download information about anaemia and CKD, living with kidney disease, fluid balance, and healthy diet.
Pages 30-31: Alport’s – running in the family
Each variant of chronic kidney disease brings with it its own set of challenges. Living with a genetic condition like Alport Syndrome doesn’t affect just one person in the family. It can be passed down to younger generations, which adds another layer of anxiety. Patrick and his daughter Ailish suffer from Alport’s, but the whole family is affected.
Pages 34-35: From PatientView to Patients Know Best
For nearly 20 years, people with kidney disease have been able to see the results of blood tests online via PatientView. However, this is now being switched to another platform called Patients Know Best (PKB). Why is this happening and what does it mean for kidney patients?