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I just got a facebook update from a member of one of my chronic kidney disease (CKD) facebook groups. The person who is not yet on dialysis said she didn’t feel like going to work today and would sit home … Continue reading
Americans now have access to the best healthcare advances, more knowledge about how to maintain good health, and a broad availability of good food and recreational opportunities. Yet, we are living lower quality and sicker lives – longer, yes – … Continue reading
Prevalence of diabetes has doubled in the U.S. over the last 15 years, with about 10% of us having it. One-third of all new diagnoses are in teens! Over 40% of death certificates now list diabetes as primary cause of … Continue reading
Researchers compared pairs of kidney transplant recipients who received kidneys from the same deceased donor to identify risk factors for early graft (transplanted kidney) loss. In some cases, one of the donor’s kidneys might last two years in its recipient, … Continue reading
Sure, testosterone is the “guy” hormone; but women have it, too, and it’s important. Apparently, if individuals have chronic kidney disease (CKD), they are likely to be testosterone deficient. Great, another worry. Up to 70% of CKD patients have low testosterone … Continue reading
The simple six-question quiz typically used to assess disabilities in the elderly, can be used to determine which kidney dialysis patients are at greatest risk of death, according to recent Johns Hopkins research. Because dialysis mimics an accelerated body-wide aging … Continue reading
Three in 10 kidney transplant patients require readmission to the hospital within 30 days following their transplant surgery, finds a new study published in American Journal of Transplantation. Those most vulnerable were older kidney transplant recipients and African Americans, as well … Continue reading
Transplanted kidneys (grafts) in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K. last longer than here in the U.S., according to new research. In fact, long-term failure rates for grafts are more than 30% higher here. Researchers examined data from nearly 260,000 kidney … Continue reading
Two recent studies confirm that having compromised kidney function substantially increases risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) from elective major surgery. AKI is epidemic in the U.S., rising 10% per year and doubling over the last decade, says a study … Continue reading
Transplanted kidneys or “grafts” as they are termed survive the longest in transplant recipients who are female or younger or receive the kidney from a living-related donor, says a new study reported in the American Journal of Transplantation. Falling into … Continue reading