The Gift of Life: Transplants Save Many, More Still Needed
Organ transplants have been saving lives for years. And as the need for transplants grows, so does the need for donors.
Hurting Kidneys in Major Surgeries
Surgery can be a lifesaving measure for patients suffering from a number of diseases. Sometimes, though, surgery can lead to serious complications, including kidney damage.
Classes for Your Kidney Transplant
Certain populations, such as African Americans, are less likely than whites to get a kidney transplant when they need it. This may be happening because patients do not know about the entire transplant process.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Reclast
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an update to the drug label for Reclast ( zoledronic acid) to better inform healthcare professionals and patients of the risk of kidney (renal) failure.
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.
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.