Thursday, March 10, 2016

Move your Feet for World Kidney Day! (+ Grand rounds references now available)

March 10, 2016 is World Kidney Day. 

“Move Your Feet” for World Kidney Day is a symbolic gesture to remember that kidneys are vital organs and that they should be taken care of. It is a way to make people more conscious about their lifestyle choices and in particular about the risks, dangers and burden of kidney disease and how to prevent it. More info:

Did you know the average New Orleanian consumes 18 mg of salt per day? As Dr. Batuman observed in this week's Medicine Grand Rounds, that is the equivalent of drinking 2 liters of saline solution daily. 

For more key research and facts about Chronic Kidney Disease, see our references below. 

References from Medicine Ground Rounds for March 9, 2016: The Global Burden of Kidney Disease: Can we stem the tide? are now available:

Each week librarians at the Matas library attend Medicine Grand Rounds. Articles and resources mentioned during the presentation are recorded and presented for your perusal via the links above.