Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Doctor's Equation Helping Physicians Predict Kidney Failure

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Doctor's Equation Helping Physicians Predict Kidney Failure

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Equation helps doctors predict kidney failure

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WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg doctor's study on preventing kidney failure is getting recognition in the medical community.

Dr. Navdeep Tangri created a model to predict kidney failure, which was developed at the Seven Oaks Hospital Chronic Disease Innovation Centre.

Tangri developed an equation which can be used to predict which patients are at risk of kidney failure.

It uses a patient's urine, sex, age and kidney function measurement to give a two and five-year probability of treated kidney failure for patients living with chronic kidney disease.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, tested the equation using patient records of more than 700,000 kidney patients in 30 different countries. …

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