Chronic kidney disease, also called chronic kidney failure, describes the gradual loss of kidney function. Your kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from your blood, which are then excreted in your urine. When chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced stage, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes can build up in your body.
This video provides a general understanding of chronic kidney disease — the focus of the Bridgewater Lab.
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This video depicts the processes involved in end-stage renal disease (ESRD), otherwise known as kidney failure, and the course of action for a common treatment — peritoneal dialysis.
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This series of three videos describes the need for an alternative to the renal replacement methods that are currently available including the development of an implantable artificial kidney.
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This video explains the underlying physiology of the kidneys and how it relates to kidney disease. It also examines the risk factors and basis for kidney transplantation.
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This video explores how diabetes and hypertension (i.e. high blood pressure) cause irreversible damage to the kidneys, leading to what is known as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
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Why is it that patients need to wait so long for a transplant? This video explores the factors involved in the long wait-times for kidney transplants.
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This video demonstrates the processes and pathways in which beta-catenin is involved in normal and abnormal kidney development, according to research by Dr. Darren Bridgewater's Laboratory.
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This video explains what kidney stones are made of, how they form, and they can be prevented. Kidney stones are a common health issue, affecting one in ten Canadians at some point during their lifetime.
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Renal failure patients are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, especially vascular calcification. In this video, Imtisal Al-Bondokji describes the implications of kidney failure that leads to vascular calcification and subsequent heart failure.
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This video presents an overview of hemodialysis and the steps of the procedure. Its objective is to educate patients about the benefits of hemodialysis and answer questions about the process.
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This video explains what peritoneal dialysis (PD) is and how it may lead to peritoneal fibrosis. It demystifies how the different types of dialyses work, and how peritoneal fibrosis may arise.
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This video explores kidney transplants for patients with chronic kidney disease or kidney failure. It looks into how patients and donors can live with only one kidney, the process of matching kidneys for donation, types of transplants, risks of surgery and postoperative care.
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This video will cover the role of the immune system in organ transplantation, reasons behind rejection and how to prevent this from occurring.
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This video provides information on how the immune system protects against foreign bodies through the recognition of antigens. It then examines how the same process can work against organ transplantation and can lead to organ rejection.
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