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Don't Hate on Peritoneal Dialysis
Patients with end-stage renal disease who choose to undergo peritoneal dialysis have no greater risk of catheter infection than those who go through hemodialysis.
Keep Me Informed, Please
A recent survey reveals that many patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) want more information on the various treatment options available to them.
Healing Kidneys with Kidneys
Transplanting kidney stem cells taken from self-donors may improve kidney function after kidney damage from pyelonephritis, a kind of urinary infection that has reached the kidney.
Preventing Rejection
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has cleared a test to help manage potential organ rejection in kidney transplant patients.
Sacrifice Play
When Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter told his players that his team was about family and sacrifice, he wasn't kidding. This last week, Walter donated a kidney to recently-recruited outfielder Kevin Jordan.
Diabetes and Kidney Failure? I Had No Idea!
Many diabetics are unaware that their kidneys have been damaged until the disease has already taken its toll, according to UK researchers.
Bypassing Other Heart-Surgery Breakthroughs
Scientists have come together to create a process to make ready-made, easily stored blood vessels to be used in patients undergoing heart surgery or kidney dialysis.
The Secret Lies Within a Fish
Researchers have made an important step towards the ability to revive kidneys in patients with renal disease.
Stroke Drug May Help Dialysis Patients
A drug used to treat blood clots to prevent strokes has been shown to reduce incidences of catherter malfunction and infection in dialysis, according to a new study.
Kidneys on the Move
Johns Hopkins researchers have found that kidneys shipped on ice for transplant are just as safe and effective as kidneys that come from donors in the same hospital where the transplant operation takes place.