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Bhaskar Reddy

Waitemata District Health Board, New Zealand

Title: Persuade of prevention of renal failure in an imperfect world, is it possible in the 21st century?

Biography

Bhaskar Reddy has completed his Science degree from The University of Madras and since 1994 he has been working in renal service at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India. Later he moved to Singapore NKF and worked for few years, and in 2000 he migrated to New Zealand and continued his profession at Auckland District Heal Board. He has completed Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology in 2003. He has more than 20 years experience in the field of hemodialysis and has been serving as a clinical renal physiologist and senior member of satellite dialysis unit at Waitemata District Health Board currently. His research interest is in prevention of renal failure in the community level and because of the specific purpose he is also studying Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health at Massey University, New Zealand.

Abstract

Kidney disease is a worldwide public health problem. There is an increasing incidence and prevalence of patients with kidney failure requiring renal replacement therapy around the world. World needs an institution to tackle this issue, the international society of nephrology (ISN) and the international federation of kidney foundations (IFKF) joined initiative to start world kidney day in 2006 to addresses this issue globally. Treating renal failure is the real concern globally due to the impact of this disease and high cost; it is not surprising in recent time even developed countries struggling to get funding to treat renal failure. It requires urgent attention to address this issue around the world. What progress we made so far? And what change we need for our future generation? This is our time to answer the call, Renal replacement therapy and kidney transplantation alone is not the solution for this increasingly dangerous disease. What is the solution? It is time for all of us to focus on the preventable kidney diseases.

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