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This is a research presentation I did with Empire Research. I offer this to anyone who wants to know more about the silent epidemic of kidney disease.

This is a research presentation I did with Empire Research. I offer this to anyone who wants to know more about the silent epidemic of kidney disease.
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  • Research and produced by… © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010 Sponsored by
  • © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
    • 52 million American’s suffer from this disease or at risk to have it.
    • This number will double in 20 years.
    • 26 million of these people are not aware they are at risk.
    • Over 115,000 Americans are waiting for organ transplants;18 Americans die every day while waiting for an organ.
    • Everyone with high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes, are at risk. Children are highly at risk.
    • The cost to maintain an individual with this disease is $106,000 annually plus $74,000 in medication annually. Treatment often lasts for years.
    • To end this disease for an individual it Is $107,000 and $17,000 per year in medication.
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  • The Truth About Kidney Disease An educational study on the alarming trends of Kidney Disease… how it affects us emotionally, financially, physically and socially © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
  • Did you know?
    • 26 million Americans have Chronic Kidney Disease and millions of others are at increased risk
    • 548,000 people in the United States have end-stage renal disease ( kidney failure so advanced that it cannot be reversed )
      • This number will grow by 50% during the next 20 years
    • Source: National Kidney Foundation, 2010; WHO 2009; Leading the fight against kidney disease, ANS, 2010
    © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
  • Sadly, OVER 87,812 lives are taken from Kidney Failure each year…
    • Source: National Kidney Foundation, 2010; Emedicinehealth , Kidney Transplant, 2005; WHO 2009
    © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
      • And… many more deaths are caused from Kidney Failure but are deemed as something else
      • Up to 20% of people with diabetes die of kidney failure
      • 50% of people with kidney failure die from heart disease
      • Kidney Failure can be connected to…
  • The harsh truth is…
    • Kidney failure cannot be treated with conventional medical treatments such as drugs
    • Only 2 treatments allow individuals to continue living: Dialysis or a Kidney Transplant
    • Source: Emedicinehealth , Kidney Transplant, 2005
    © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
  • Many are just waiting while they endure
      • 2000: 47,000 U.S. people were waiting for a kidney transplant
      • 2010: 83,950 were waiting
      • It can take up to 7 years for an individual to find a kidney… While they wait they survive by dialysis …
      • 15,430 Americans received a transplant in 2010
    • Source: Emedicinehealth , Kidney Transplant, 2005; Kidney and Urologic Diseases Statistics for the United States, National Kidney and Urological Disease Information Clearinghouse, June 2010; Shorter Wait Means Longer Life For Kidney Transplant Candidates, Science Daily, March 2009
    • National Kidney Foundation
    © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
  • The truth about Dialysis
    • Source: USA Today, Dialysis treatment in USA: High costs, high death rates, Rita Rubin, Aug. 2009
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      • Dialysis is like chemotherapy – other than it is a short term mask , versus a cure
      • The number of U.S. dialysis centers have increased approximately 4% each year
      • 1998: 3,394 dialysis centers
      • 2008: 4,957 dialysis centers
      • 382,343 End stage renal disease patients are on dialysis at least 3 times a week
  • Why so many dialysis centers?
      • From 1996 to 2007, there was a 57% increase in the number of people receiving dialysis treatments
    • Source: USA Today, Dialysis treatment in USA: High costs, high death rates, Rita Rubin, Aug. 2009
    © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
  • Which causes billions to be spent
    • Source: United States Renal Data System's Annual Data Report, 2009; Model for Implantable Artificial Kidney to Replace Dialysis Unveiled, Science Daily, September, 2010
    © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
    • The Medicare system alone spends $25 billion on dialysis treatments each year, and it is projected to increase
    • Dialysis treatments cost between $4,341 and $9,760 per month depending on frequency and insurance coverage
      • Totaling $117,120 per year
      • Not only is dialysis monetarily draining, but emotionally as well…
  • What is it like to have to survive through dialysis?
      • For 2 ½ years Amanda received dialysis treatments that lasted 4 hours long and left her exhausted, in pain and stressed
      • Her food intake was limited and water intake reduced to 500cc a day to reduce the risk of edema
    • Source: Kidney Failure, Dialysis And My Fight for Normality, Hub Pages, 2008
    © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
      • “ When your body is not ridding itself of salts, you feel like you've had 3 fast food meals without being able to drink... It’s a form of torture … I played the clown, juggling these values... Fighting for time , fighting to retain my health until I could have a transplant ”
  • The truth about kidney transplants
    • Source: Kidney and Urologic Diseases Statistics for the United States, National Kidney and Urological Disease Information Clearinghouse, June 2010; Kidney and Urologic Diseases Statistics for the United States, National Kidney and Urological Disease Information Clearinghouse, June 2010
    © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
    • Kidney transplants are one of the most successful transplant procedures today…
      • Individuals who receive a kidney from a live donor have a 96% success rate
  • Transplants are more cost effective
    • According to Medicare expenditures, kidney transplants are by far the most cost-effective kidney treatment
      • A kidney transplant procedure costs approximately $110,000
      • One year worth of dialysis treatments can cost up to $117,000
    • Source: ESRD as a Window into America’s Cost Crisis in Health Care, ASN, Felix Knauf and Peter S. Aronson, September 2009
    © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010 Total Medicare Expenditures for Kidney Therapy Treatments
  • The benefits outweigh the cost
      • When a person receives a kidney they are cured and able to fully function for the next 20 years of their life
      • Ask yourself…
      • “ How much heartache and money could be saved each year if more kidney transplants occurred?”
      • “ How many lives could be saved?”
    © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
      • Medicare spends $72,200 per year for dialysis patients immunosuppressive drug coverage
      • Medicare spends $17,000 per year for transplant survivors immunosuppressive drug coverage
      • Sources: US Renal Data System, 2010 Annual Data Report www.usrds.org OPTN.transplant.hrsa.gov Journal of the American Medical Association, November, 2007.
    Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
      • Medicare pays $57.5 billion annually for end stage renal disease
      • That’s 28% of all Medicare costs
      • Medicare pays $72,064 for dialysis per patient, per year
      • Medicare pays $106,000 per transplant
      • Medicare spending on a dialysis patient per year $72,064 ; on a transplant patient $16,884
      • Sources: US Renal Data System, 2010 Annual Data Report www.usrds.org OPTN.transplant.hrsa.gov Journal of the American Medical Association, November, 2007.
    The Price of Renal Failure © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
      • Increasing kidney donations will substantially reduce Medicare costs…
      • And save lives!
    The Price of Renal Failure © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
  • The results of receiving a new kidney are immeasurable…
      • After 2 ½ years of dialysis Amanda was informed they had found her a kidney
      • She disliked dialysis so much that the idea the transplant could fail never occurred to her
      • The transplant was successfu l…
    • Source: Kidney Failure, Dialysis And My Fight for Normality, Hub Pages, 2008
    © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010 “ I feel eternally grateful. I have been given a new life . I am changed. The simplest acts are amazing to me. To be able to drink a half-liter of water, without fearing for my life. To cave-in on occasion and eat fast food. Sleeping in, running. Things I dreamt of for years, accessible to me once more… It doesn't bother me that I have someone else’s organ, because this is exactly what I would want my organs to be used for. I hope that I can save someone's life one day , and repay the debt.”
  • You are the cure! © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010 People are born with 2 kidneys, however, we only need 1 to fully function When you give a kidney you are saving a mom, dad, daughter, son, grandparent or friends life !
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