Kidney Facts

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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.
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Kidney Facts

  1. 1. Research and produced by… © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010 Sponsored by
  2. 2. © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010 <ul><li>52 million American’s suffer from this disease or at risk to have it. </li></ul><ul><li>This number will double in 20 years. </li></ul><ul><li>26 million of these people are not aware they are at risk. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 115,000 Americans are waiting for organ transplants;18 Americans die every day while waiting for an organ. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone with high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes, are at risk. Children are highly at risk. </li></ul><ul><li>The cost to maintain an individual with this disease is $106,000 annually plus $74,000 in medication annually. Treatment often lasts for years. </li></ul><ul><li>To end this disease for an individual it Is $107,000 and $17,000 per year in medication. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Did you know? <ul><li>26 million Americans have Chronic Kidney Disease and millions of others are at increased risk </li></ul><ul><li>548,000 people in the United States have end-stage renal disease ( kidney failure so advanced that it cannot be reversed ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This number will grow by 50% during the next 20 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: National Kidney Foundation, 2010; WHO 2009; Leading the fight against kidney disease, ANS, 2010 </li></ul>© Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
  5. 5. Sadly, OVER 87,812 lives are taken from Kidney Failure each year… <ul><li>Source: National Kidney Foundation, 2010; Emedicinehealth , Kidney Transplant, 2005; WHO 2009 </li></ul>© Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010 <ul><ul><li>And… many more deaths are caused from Kidney Failure but are deemed as something else </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 20% of people with diabetes die of kidney failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% of people with kidney failure die from heart disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kidney Failure can be connected to… </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The harsh truth is… <ul><li>Kidney failure cannot be treated with conventional medical treatments such as drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Only 2 treatments allow individuals to continue living: Dialysis or a Kidney Transplant </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Emedicinehealth , Kidney Transplant, 2005 </li></ul>© Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
  7. 7. Many are just waiting while they endure <ul><ul><li>2000: 47,000 U.S. people were waiting for a kidney transplant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2010: 83,950 were waiting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It can take up to 7 years for an individual to find a kidney… While they wait they survive by dialysis … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15,430 Americans received a transplant in 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>National Kidney Foundation </li></ul>© Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
  8. 8. The truth about Dialysis <ul><li>Source: USA Today, Dialysis treatment in USA: High costs, high death rates, Rita Rubin, Aug. 2009 </li></ul>© Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010 <ul><ul><li>Dialysis is like chemotherapy – other than it is a short term mask , versus a cure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The number of U.S. dialysis centers have increased approximately 4% each year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1998: 3,394 dialysis centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2008: 4,957 dialysis centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>382,343 End stage renal disease patients are on dialysis at least 3 times a week </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Why so many dialysis centers? <ul><ul><li>From 1996 to 2007, there was a 57% increase in the number of people receiving dialysis treatments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: USA Today, Dialysis treatment in USA: High costs, high death rates, Rita Rubin, Aug. 2009 </li></ul>© Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
  10. 10. Which causes billions to be spent <ul><li>Source: United States Renal Data System's Annual Data Report, 2009; Model for Implantable Artificial Kidney to Replace Dialysis Unveiled, Science Daily, September, 2010 </li></ul>© Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010 <ul><li>The Medicare system alone spends $25 billion on dialysis treatments each year, and it is projected to increase </li></ul><ul><li>Dialysis treatments cost between $4,341 and $9,760 per month depending on frequency and insurance coverage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Totaling $117,120 per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not only is dialysis monetarily draining, but emotionally as well… </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. What is it like to have to survive through dialysis? <ul><ul><li>For 2 ½ years Amanda received dialysis treatments that lasted 4 hours long and left her exhausted, in pain and stressed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Her food intake was limited and water intake reduced to 500cc a day to reduce the risk of edema </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: Kidney Failure, Dialysis And My Fight for Normality, Hub Pages, 2008 </li></ul>© Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010 <ul><ul><li>“ 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 ” </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. The truth about kidney transplants <ul><li>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 </li></ul>© Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010 <ul><li>Kidney transplants are one of the most successful transplant procedures today… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals who receive a kidney from a live donor have a 96% success rate </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Transplants are more cost effective <ul><li>According to Medicare expenditures, kidney transplants are by far the most cost-effective kidney treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A kidney transplant procedure costs approximately $110,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One year worth of dialysis treatments can cost up to $117,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: ESRD as a Window into America’s Cost Crisis in Health Care, ASN, Felix Knauf and Peter S. Aronson, September 2009 </li></ul>© Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010 Total Medicare Expenditures for Kidney Therapy Treatments
  14. 14. The benefits outweigh the cost <ul><ul><li>When a person receives a kidney they are cured and able to fully function for the next 20 years of their life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask yourself… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ How much heartache and money could be saved each year if more kidney transplants occurred?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ How many lives could be saved?” </li></ul></ul>© Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
  15. 15. <ul><ul><li>Medicare spends $72,200 per year for dialysis patients immunosuppressive drug coverage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicare spends $17,000 per year for transplant survivors immunosuppressive drug coverage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sources: US Renal Data System, 2010 Annual Data Report www.usrds.org OPTN.transplant.hrsa.gov Journal of the American Medical Association, November, 2007. </li></ul></ul> Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>Medicare pays $57.5 billion annually for end stage renal disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That’s 28% of all Medicare costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicare pays $72,064 for dialysis per patient, per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicare pays $106,000 per transplant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicare spending on a dialysis patient per year $72,064 ; on a transplant patient $16,884 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sources: US Renal Data System, 2010 Annual Data Report www.usrds.org OPTN.transplant.hrsa.gov Journal of the American Medical Association, November, 2007. </li></ul></ul>The Price of Renal Failure © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
  17. 17. <ul><ul><li>Increasing kidney donations will substantially reduce Medicare costs… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And save lives! </li></ul></ul>The Price of Renal Failure © Laurence Verga Consulting - 2010
  18. 18. The results of receiving a new kidney are immeasurable… <ul><ul><li>After 2 ½ years of dialysis Amanda was informed they had found her a kidney </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She disliked dialysis so much that the idea the transplant could fail never occurred to her </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The transplant was successfu l… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: Kidney Failure, Dialysis And My Fight for Normality, Hub Pages, 2008 </li></ul>© 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.”
  19. 19. 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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