Latest ESRD Stories

2007-09-25 06:00:08

By Munikrishnappa, Devaraj Abstract Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is becoming increasingly prevalent among many different populations all over the world, including the US and Europe. Its multitude of complications with devastating outcomes leads to a significantly higher risk for cardio- vascular and all-cause mortality in an individual. However, it is clear now that early detection of CKD might not only delay some of the complications but also prevent them. Therefore, various important...

2005-10-12 10:23:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research suggests that the number of type 1 diabetics with the most advanced form of kidney disease -- end-stage renal disease or ESRD -- may be lower than previously estimated. The research also suggests that the outlook with regard to ESRD in diabetic patients has improved over the years. In ESRD, the kidneys lose their ability to filter waste products from the blood and excrete them in the urine. People with ESRD need kidney...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.