Taking Care Of Your Kidneys Is A Matter Of Life Or Death – March 2014

Anastasia Cunningham | Jamaica Gleaner With a prevalence rate of approximately 500 in every 100,000 Jamaicans who will be afflicted with the ailment, chronic kidney disease is a serious problem in Jamaica. In fact, according to Dr Adedamola Soyibo, consultant physician and nephrologist in the Department of Medicine at the University of the West Indies, three quarters of persons with diabetes and a quarter of those with hypertension will develop...

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Renal Disease In Children Needs To Be A National Priority – March 2014

Dr. Maolynne Miller (contributor) | Jamaica Gleaner Renal (kidney) disease in children is not confined to chronic kidney failure, though this is the area that receives the most attention. Children may be born with absent or abnormal kidneys, or kidneys obstructed by malformations of the collecting system from the kidney to the bladder. Other kidney-related problems in children include nephritis (kidney inflammation associated with dark or...

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Saving A Child One Kidney At A Time

Jody-Anne Lawrence | Jamaica Gleaner¬† Javarie McDonald lies in the arms of his mother, Anneika Douglas, arms demanding to be fed the best way he knows how – through tears. A tube running from his stomach to the dialysis machine, he is unable to walk or speak. He’s the consumate image of a baby, but Javarie is seven years old. Javarie looks nothing close to his age. He was dealt a hard blow at the age of two when he was diagnosed...

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Saving Lives: Food For The Poor Makes $5m Donation To University Hospital

Jamaica Gleaner Saturday | July 20, 2013 Food For The Poor (FFP) has boosted the limited dialysis/kidney-care treatment resources of the Haemodialysis Unit of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) with a donation of equipment and medical supplies valued at more than $5 million. Among the items handed over were resuscitators, laryngoscope blades, infant and adult digital scales, pulse oximeters, defibrillators, coagulation timers,...

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Kidney Kids Foundation reaching out to those in need

Sunday Observer Sunday | June 30, 2013 by Donna Hussey-Whyte (husseyd@jamaicaobserver.com) EACH year, about six new children develop chronic kidney failure in Jamaica. An estimated 40 children are currently living with chronic kidney disease and the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation is dedicated to ensuring their care. Dr Maolynne Miller, founder of the non-profit organisation which was registered in July last year, said that the foundation is...

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