Conclusions: Pollution of community and seaways are serious considerations. So are diversion High Content Screening of funds otherwise available for healthy food alternatives, excess empty calories, obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular risk and tooth decay. Furthermore, dehydration
and sugar excess probably facilitate the growing multicentric global epidemic of CKD of unknown etiology, and might well be renal toxic per se. An exacerbating role in Aboriginal renal disease cannot be excluded. It is time to act. 228 ESTABLISHING A NEPHROLOGY NEWSLETTER J WOON1, E MACKNAMARA1, AM WALKER1, J KAUSMAN1,2, C QUINLAN1,2 1The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria; 2The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Aim: To evaluate the views of nephrology patients and their families in a regular nephrology newsletter and to establish the preferred format CHIR-99021 cost and content. Background: The importance of regular education and support for nephrology patients and their families is pivotal in their overall care while providing a forum for interaction between families and recruitment to research studies. Method: A pilot survey was distributed amongst 10 adults at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), including doctors, nurses, cleaning staff and volunteers. Following their comments, the survey was amended and then distributed to patients and family in clinic, wards and in the haemodialysis unit. Results: 15 patients responded to the survey; 3 female, 12 male, mean age 13 ± 2.9 years. 10 (66%) patients were interested or very interested in receiving a newsletter from Erlotinib supplier the department. 11 patients would prefer a paper based newsletter, 4 patients stated that they would be not interested in facebook. 34 family members responded to the survey; 8 fathers, 23 mothers, 2 grandmothers and 1 aunt, mean age 43 ± 12 years. 28 individuals were interested or very interested
in receiving a newsletter. 22 (64%) individuals would prefer a paper based newsletter, 20 (58%) individuals were interested in an emailed newsletter and 15 (44%) individuals were interested in a facebook-based newsletter. There was broad enthusiasm for all suggested content, including community activities and reminders, with the favourite topics including community activities, patient profiles and research. In free text family members expressed interest in community websites or support groups, menu ideas, and the latest research. Conclusion: Based on this project we have introduced “Nephrology News” as a paper based quarterly newsletter. 229 RELATIONSHIP DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE 2 AND INCIDENT WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN THE HOSPITAL DR.