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"How Diabetes and Hypertension Can Lead To Chronic Kidney Disease"



Hypertension (i.e. high blood pressure) and Diabetes are two of the most common causes of kidney failure in North America. These conditions can cause irreversible damage to the kidneys over a long period of time, leading to what is known as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Requested by Dr. Joan Krepinsky of the Hamilton Centre for Kidney Research (HCKR), this video offers the general public a glimpse into the mechanisms that are currently believed to be involved in these chain of events.

Presented by the Demystifying Medicine Series at McMaster University, ​Hamilton, ON, CA. ​ Winter 2015.

Credits: Lily S. M. Liu, Sara Levine, Zainab Naimpoor, Brittany Marinelli

​​Instructors: Dr. Darren Bridgewater, Dr. Kjetil Ask

​References/​ Lab: Dr. Joan Krepinsky, Pavithra Parthasarathy​​, Richard vanKrieken

Associations: Hamilton Centre for Kidney Research (HCKR) ​;​ St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton ​;​ McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences ​

© McMaster University 2015

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