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Toronto - March 16, 2010
Lunenfeld Senior Investigator and clinician Dr. Sue Quaggin was interviewed last week on CP24’s popular program On Call with Dr. Karl. Hosted by Dr. Karl Kabasele, On Call with Dr. Karl is a go-to destination for Toronto’s latest health and medical news, with leading experts interviewed weekly.
Last week’s topic was kidney health, and Dr. Kabasele spoke with Dr. Quaggin about kidney disease, as well as how to detect and prevent kidney failure.
Speaking about the importance of early detection, Dr. Quaggin said that “measuring blood pressure, and checking blood sugar levels in people with diabetes is absolutely critical.” Dr. Quaggin also spoke about her research at the Lunenfeld, specifically her focus on glomerulosclerosis—damage that is commonly caused by diabetes and ultimately leads to kidney failure.
Dr. Quaggin believes that a better understanding of this process will be critical in the prevention and development of new treatments for kidney disease.
To watch the interview with Dr. Quaggin, click here (see clip #3).
Widely regarded as one of the most dynamic and innovative physician-scientists in the field of nephrology, Dr. Quaggin is committed to finding new methods to halt the progression of kidney disease.



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