WKD 2011 Scientific Editorial – Protect your kidneys, save your heart

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.

2011 – World Kidney Day 2011: Protect your kidneys, save your heart

William G. Couser and Miguel C. Riella

The sixth World Kidney Day, an annual event jointly sponsored by the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations, will be celebrated on 10 March 2011. Since its inception in 2006, World Kidney Day has grown dramatically to become the most widely celebrated event associated with kidney disease in the world and the most successful effort to raise awareness among both the general public and government health officials about the dangers of kidney disease, especially chronic kidney disease (CKD).

WKD Editorial 2011