Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes said in a news release that its Clinical Guidelines for Kidney Disease iPad app has been downloaded more than 2,000 times, primarily in the United States, the Philippines, and Mexico. The application is supported by an educational grant from Shire International GmbH, and is available to iPad users free-of-charge through the Apple App Store.

 "This tool is readily available to physicians in countries with all levels of economic development, medical sophistication and treatment resources," said KDIGO Co-chair, Dr. David Wheeler of University College, London. "Now clinicians anywhere can easily access this critical information."

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 The KDIGO Guideline app was unveiled at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week meeting in Atlanta. 

 Providing KDIGO’s work to everyone electronically will greatly enhance our global ability to fulfill our mission of improving outcomes for patients," said KDIGO’s Co-chair, Dr. Bertram Kasiske of the University of Minnesota.

KDIGO said the app will be available for the iPhone and Android platforms in the future.