Monthly Archives: February 2018

A Record 77 Kidney Transplants Done Last Year

Transplant Manitoba’s Kidney Transplant Program had a record number of kidney transplants completed in 2017. Former peritoneal dialysis user Garth, along with his wife Agnes who donated her kidney, were on hand for the announcement. A record 77 Manitobans have the chance to live longer, healthier lives thanks to the generosity and compassion of donors,…
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Boundary Trails Dialysis Water System Replacement

Recently a new water system was installed in the Boundary Trails Health Centre dialysis unit which has seven dialysis stations serving 28 patients. To complete the installation the new system had to be installed in an adjacent office and tested while ensuring that the previously existing water system was not affected and dialysis treatments could…
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March 5 Webinar: Kidneys and Women’s Health

 World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day are commemorated on the same day in 2018, offering us the opportunity to reflect on the importance of women’s health and specifically their kidney health. Living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) presents its own challenges and issues. Additionally, there are several unique issues that women face when dealing…
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New Dates! Peritoneal Dialysis Workshops for Health-care Providers

The upcoming dates for the PD workshops for health-care providers are: April 26, May 25 & June 28. These Peritoneal Dialysis workshops are offered on a monthly basis to staff interested in learning more about this modality of renal replacement therapy. These sessions provide an overview of PD as well as learning lab experience with…
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Paul Harris: 90 Years Young and on Home Hemodialysis

Submitted by Paul Harris, Home Hemodialysis Patient In February of 2009 at the age of 81, I was told that my kidney function was at 10% and that I would require dialysis treatments three times per week for the rest of my life. Having turned 90 years old this past December, it gave me cause…
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February 23 Nursing & Allied Health Nephrology Education:

Next Session: February 23, 2018 Dr. Alissa Lloyd Presenting – Edema and Diuretic Use in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Objectives: To review the causes of edema. To briefly review Nephrotic Syndrome. To review non-pharmacologic management of edema. To discuss the use of diuretics. To discuss the management of diuretic resistance The monthly sessions are…
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Heart Health & Kidney Health

The term heart disease covers a range of conditions that affect the health of your heart and cardiovascular system. Our kidneys and our cardiovascular systems are closely linked. Kidneys rely on the heart to pump blood properly, so the kidneys can clean the blood and get rid of things our bodies don’t need like extra…
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