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World lupus day (WLD), reflects the necessity for heightened public knowledge, ameliorated patients’ healthcare services and to increase investigations on the etiology and a cure for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), enhanced physicians’ diagnosis and finally treatment of this disease.
World Diabetes Day takes place on November 14 of each year
World Diabetes Day (WDD), on the 14th November every year, now becomes a globally-celebrated event to increase awareness about diabetes and specially to improve and treat diabetic kidney disease
World Diabetes Day 2015
Healthy eating and diabetes
In 2015, WDD activities and materials focus on healthy eating as a key factor in the fight against diabetic kidney disease and a cornerstone of health and sustainable development….
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Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education
World diabetes day was envisaged in 1991 by World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Diabetes Federation in response to increasing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes currency poses. The theme of this year (2015) is act today to change tomorrow concentrating on the importance of starting the day with a healthy breakfast to help prevent the onset of type II diabetes and effectively manage all types of diabetes to avoid complications.
The next World Kidney Day will be held on Thursday March 10, 2016. The theme for 2016 will focus on Kidney Disease & Children: Act Early to Prevent It. To get the 2016 campaign started or for more information on World Kidney Day,
World Kidney Day 2016: Awareness for Saving Kidneys
The general message of the world kidney day is a concerted knowledge against the illnesses that lead to end-stage kidney failure, through better education, improved economic opportunity, increasing community outreach and access to protective medicine for individuals at the highest risk. These might end the unacceptable relationship between chronic renal failure and disadvantages in these societies. Annually, world kidney day reminds us that renal disease is a common harmful complication and in many cases treatable. The task of the world kidney day is to develop consciousness so that everybody cares for their kidneys and, if suitable, check and assess if they are at risk of renal disease. Prevention of renal disease, prompt recognition, and following renal protection protocols are serious goals for the world kidney day. As an annual global alertness and education event, the 2013 World Kidney Day focused on increased awareness of acute renal failure among hospital staff and physicians and the necessity for a public awareness campaign to clarify this hazardous situation and make ‘kidney attack’ recognizable for the community, similar to that conducted by stroke and heart attack campaigns. Currently, acute renal failure is inefficiently directed in clinical education and training, and mainly ignored by people. Prevention of renal disease, prompt recognition, and following renal protection are serious goals of the world kidney day.
Mohammad Reza Tamadon, Mehrdad Zahmatkesh
World Kidney Day on March 12, 2015: Kidney Health for All
World Kidney Day will be celebrated on March 12, 2015. This time the theme is on Kidney Health for All.
Implication for health policy/practice/research/ medical education
Diagnosis and treatment of renal diseases in a timely manner are important. Assessing cardiovascular status (and risk factors such as smoking and lipid profile) is essential, because it has an important role in mortality. Also, due to the possibility of osteoporosis and its subsequent fractures, bone densitometry is important. If the glomerular filtration rate is less than 30 mL/min, and lower the patient should be referred to a nephrologist. The slogan of the world in 2015 on March 12, 2015, is to invite everyone to drink a glass of water and give one too to celebrate their kidneys. This is a symbolic gesture to remember that kidneys are vital organs and that they should be cared; it is a way to make people more conscious about their lifestyle choices.
Tamadon MR, Zahmatkesh M. World kidney day 2015. J Parathyr Dis 2015;3(2):34-36
Firstly World Hypertension Day inaugurated in May 2005 and has become an annual event ever since. The aim of the World Hypertension Day is to promote public alertness of high blood pressure and to promote citizens of all countries to prevent and control this silent killer, the modern epidemic.World Hypertension Day was initiated firstly by the World Hypertension League.High blood pressure (hypertension) is considered as the silent killer since it has no apparent symptoms. Investigations show that the disease involves more than 1.5 billion people global, and around seven million people die every year from hypertension.
Nasri H. Know your blood pressure; the theme of world hypertension day 2014.Iran J Public Health. 2014 Aug; 43(8):1154-6.
World Kidney Day started in 2006 and has not stopped growing ever since. Every year, the campaign highlights a particular theme.
• 2015 Kidney Health for All
• 2014 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging
• 2013 Kidneys for Life – Stop Kidney Attack!
• 2012 Donate – Kidneys for Life – Receive
• 2011 Protect your kidneys: Save your heart
• 2010 Protect your kidneys: Control diabetes
• 2009 Protect your kidneys: Keep your pressure down
• 2008 Your amazing kidneys!
• 2007 CKD: Common, harmful and treatable
• 2006 Are your kidneys OK?
Tuttle KR, Bakris GL, Bilous RW, Chiang JL, de Boer IH, Goldstein-Fuchs J, Hirsch IB, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Narva AS, Navaneethan SD, Neumiller JJ, Patel UD, Ratner RE, Whaley-Connell AT, Molitch ME. Diabetes Care. 2014; 37(10):2864-83.
Nasri H, Ardalan MR, Rafieian-Kopaei M. Mechanistic Impacts of Medicinal Plants in Diabetic Kidney Disease. Iran J Public Health. 2014 Sep; 43(9):1311-3.
Herbal medicines have been traditionally used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Some medicinal plants contain compounds that can be effective in impaired glucose tolerance. Recent pre-clinical and clinical trials have also demonstrated their beneficial effects on diabetes associated complications, especially on diabetic nephropathy. Although some plants have been shown to have toxic effects, hut several species with beneficial effects on diabetes mellitus and in the prevention of kidney complications in diabetic patients have been identified. These effects have been observed with both bioactive compounds and crude extracts isolated from anti-diabetic plants. In particular, plants such as Sclerocarya birrea, Persea americana, Ficus thonningii and Helichrysium ceres have been shown to have renoprotective effects. Isolated compounds such as oleanolic acid have also been shown to possess renoprotective effects in experimental diabetes in animals. Hence oleanolic acid caused an increase in renal Na+ excretion in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats, which was mediated by an improvement in glomerular filtration rate , read the story
Stage Description GFR (mL/min)
1 Kidney damage with normal or raised GFR ≥90
2 Kidney damage with mild decrease in GFR 60-89
3 Moderate decrease in GFR 30-59
4 Severe decrease in GFR 15-29
5 Kidney Failure