Every year, a scientific editorial is written for the occasion of World Kidney Day.
The papers are researches on scientifically relevant topics that links to the campaign as a scientific basis for the annual theme.
Each editorial is written by nephrologists working for the campaign on a voluntary basis and is usually published in more than 50 scientific journals.
Here you can find the complete list of the WKD scientific editorial from 2006 to 2015 and the downloadable PDFs.
2016 – Averting the legacy of kidney disease – focus on childhood
Julie R. Ingelfinger, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh and Franz Schaefer
World Kidney Day 2016 focuses on kidney disease in childhood and the antecedents of adult kidney disease that can begin in earliest childhood. Chronic kidney disease in childhood differs from that in adults, as the largest diagnostic group among children includes congenital anomalies and inherited disorders, with glomerulopathies and kidney disease in the setting of diabetes being relatively uncommon. In addition, many children with acute kidney injury will ultimately develop sequelae that may lead to hypertension and chronic kidney disease in later childhood or in adult life. Children born early or who are small-for-date newborns have a relatively increased risk for the development of chronic kidney disease later in life. Persons with a high-risk birth and early childhood history should be watched closely in order to help detect early signs of kidney disease in time to provide effective prevention or treatment. Successful therapy is feasible for advanced chronic kidney disease in childhood; there is evidence that children fare better than adults if they receive kidney replacement therapy including dialysis and transplant, whereas only a minority of children may require this ultimate intervention. Because there are disparities in access to care, effort is needed so that those children with kidney disease, wherever they live, may be treated effectively, irrespective of their geographic or economic circumstances. Our hope is that World Kidney Day will inform the general public, policy makers, and caregivers about the needs and possibilities surrounding kidney disease in childhood.
2015 – CKD in disadvantaged populations
2006 – World Kidney Day: An idea whose time has comeAllan J Collins MD, Committee Chair, IFKF, William G Couser MD President, ISN, John H Dirks MD ISN, Joel D Kopple MD IFKF, Thomas Reiser Executive Director, ISN, Miguel C Riella MD ISN, Sheila Robinson BA ISN, Sudhir V Shah MD President, IFKF and Anne Wilson IFKF
The world needs a kidney day to draw global attention to the increasing global pandemic of kidney and associated cardiovascular disease. Therefore, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) jointly are proposing that a World Kidney Day be established on the second Thursday in March each year. It will be launched on Thursday, March 9, 2006, and fully inaugurated on Thursday, March 8, 2007. The aim is to broadcast the message about kidney disease to government health officials, general physicians, allied health professionals, individuals, and families.