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World Kidney Day 2011: protect your kidneys, save your heart

William G Couser and Miguel C Riella, for the Joint International Society of Nephrology and International Federation of Kidney Foundations World Kidney Day 2011 Steering Committee*
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (5): 225-227.
Published online: 7 March 2011

Early detection and prevention of kidney disease reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. This official World Kidney Day 2011 editorial is being published concurrently in many medical journals around the world.

Protect your kidneys, save your heart

  • William G Couser1
  • Miguel C Riella2
  • for the Joint International Society of Nephrology and International Federation of Kidney Foundations World Kidney Day 2011 Steering Committee*

  • 1 International Society of Nephrology, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 2 International Federation of Kidney Foundations, Bussum, Netherlands.

Correspondence: smartin@isn-online.org

Acknowledgements: 

* Members of the Joint International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) World Kidney Day 2011 Steering Committee: Willliam G Couser (ISN), Miguel C Riella (IFKF) (co-chairs); Georgi Abraham, Paul Beerkens, John Feehally, Guillermo Garcia Garcia, Jan Lantik, Dan Larsen, Philip Li, Mark Murphy and Bernardo Rodriguez-Iturbe.

Competing interests:

William Couser has received consultancy payments from Questcor and speaker fees from the American Society of Nephrology.

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