Projects
Name
Assessment and management of cardiovascular risk factors in kidney disease: a prospective multicenter study
University
Morocco (IFMSA-Morocco), Faculty of Medicine of Oujda, University of Mohamed the First, Oujda
Domain
Nephrology
Departement
Nephrology department in University Hospital Mohammed the 6 th , 60049, Oujda, Morocco
Head
Professor Intissar Haddiya
Tutor
Professor Intissar Haddiya
Languages
English-French-Arabic
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Global Action Project (GAP)
What is the background of the project?
Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Besides classical cardiovascular risk factors identified by the Famingham study, there are specific cardiovascular risk factors due to the kidney disease that explain the high mortality among chronic kidney disease patients. Data regarding cardiovascular risk factors are scored in chronic kidney disease, especially in Moroccan patients.
What is the aim of the project?
Assess and manage the specific cardiovascular risk factors due to kidney diseases.
What techniques and methods are used?
The students will be basically using two methods : - The first method is data collecting through a very complete form that the students will fill either through examination of the patients or while studying the patients files in each hospital they will work in, the data form used for this research is accepted by the national ethics comittee of the Kingdom of Morocco. - The second method is the analysis of the data collected through a software either microsoft office excel or SPSS then coming out with scientific conclusions from the statistics and comparing them with other studies worldwide.
What is the role of the student?
- If the project is clinical
- the student will take active part in the clinical examination
- If the project is clinical
- the student will be allowed to work with patients
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
- Daily meeting to discuss relevant papers and the work progress - Screening for cardiovascular risk factors - Fieldwork in regional hospitals, the student will have direct contact with the patients: clinical observation, examination, auscultation, urinal dipstick... - Work on a scientific article and feed backs of the study at the end. He will acquire knowledges first on how to write a scientific article.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Yes, lectures and courses: - How to do a bibliographic research - How to explore clinical results - How to write a scientific article - How to make a poster
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster
- The student will prepare a presentation
- The student will prepare a scientific report
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Basic skills for cardiovascular risk factors and urinal dipstick. Preparation: Online Meeting, Reading the articles
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
8
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
Articles
- 1)Kidney Disease as a Risk Factor for Development of Cardiovascular Disease A Statement From the American Heart Association Councils on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease; High Blood Pressure Research; Clinical Cardiology; and Epidemiolgy and Prevention Mark J. Sarnak https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/01.HYP.00 00102971.85504.7c
- 2)chronic kidney disease and the risks of death cardiovascular events and hospitalization Alan S; Go https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa04103 1
- 3)cardiovascular mortality risk in chronic kidney disease comparison of traditional and novel risk factors Michael G; Shlipack https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/20 0690
- 4) Association between chronic kidney disease progression and cardiovascular disease: results from the CRIC Mahboob Rahman https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/368915