The cyberNephrologyTM Center is a collaboration
between the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and the National Kidney
The mission statement of the cyberNephrologyTM
Project is to consolidate the ever-increasing resources and technologies available on the
Internet to provide the greatest possible access to the most current medical information,
to ensure the best in professional education, and to improve the health and well-being of
individuals and families affected by kidney and urinary tract diseases.
Provide the most up-to-date continuing professional
Educate the public and provide access to information on
kidney and urological diseases
Expand patient services
The Problem of Kidney Disease
More than 20 million Americans suffer from diseases of the
kidney and urinary tract. More than 50,000 die each year from these diseases.
About 260,000 Americans suffer from chronic kidney failure
and need an artificial kidney machine to stay alive.
Adult-onset diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of
chronic kidney failure, accounting for 35 percent of new cases each year and 25 percent of
all cases in the U.S.
High blood pressure is the second leading cause of chronic
kidney failure in the U.S.; it accounts for about 30 percent of all cases.
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