News Release

Seven Oaks researcher’s risk model adopted globally

January 12, 2016

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A new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) confirms the global significance of the work of Winnipeg researcher Dr. Navdeep Tangri who invented a model to predict the risk of kidney failure.

The risk equation developed by Dr. Tangri using Canadian patient data and published in JAMA in 2011 showed that a series of common lab tests used together can reliably predict which kidney patients are at risk of kidney failure. This new study tested the risk equation using the patient records for over 700,000 kidney patients in more than 30 countries.

Dr. Tangri’s work is supported by a new organization, the Seven Oaks Hospital Chronic Disease Innovation Centre, which is investing in ongoing research and the translation of research into practice with innovative programs at the hospital and at the Wellness Institute. Read the Kidney Risk Equation Media Release.

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