Latest renal failure Stories

Same Kidney Transplanted Into Two Patients Within Two Weeks
2012-04-26 11:03:36

In a first of its kind transplant scenario, a kidney that had been donated to a patient in need, was removed and implanted into a second recipient after it failed in the first transplant patient. Ray Fearing, a 27-year-old from Illinois received the kidney from his sister Cera after a long battle with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a disease in which scar tissue develops on the part of the kidney that filters waste out of the blood, ultimately causing kidney failure. Signs...

2012-04-20 10:09:33

Information may not help reveal care that kidney disease patients receive Highlights: Information on a mandatory Medicare form regarding the care that older chronic kidney disease patients receive doesn't match the actual care that is billed by physicians. Better accuracy and consistency are needed when clinicians complete this form and submit it to Medicare. Information on a mandatory Medicare form meant to help officials assess the quality of care provided to older kidney disease...

2012-03-23 09:53:30

Finding should encourage more donor paired exchanges, or kidney swaps People with kidney failure may think that they're better off getting a new kidney from a young and spry donor, but a recent study indicates that for those over 39 years old, the age of a live donor–ranging from 18 to 64 years–has an insignificant effect on the long-term health of a transplanted kidney. The study's results appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology...

2012-03-16 09:33:39

Other efforts needed to boost kidney failure patients' low physical capacity Highlights     Patients with kidney failure have relatively poor physical health.     Frequent dialysis does not markedly improve kidney failure patients' overall physical capacity compared with conventional dialysis.     Kidney failure is on the rise and currently afflicts 2 million people worldwide. Some recent observational studies suggest that more frequent...

2012-03-09 10:38:35

Not all cases are unstoppable, and some can get better Highlights:     Chronic kidney disease doesn't always lead to kidney failure, and in some cases, kidney function can improve.     In this study, 10% of patients did not experience progressive kidney dysfunction, and 3% demonstrated clearly improved kidney function.     60 million people globally have chronic kidney disease. Not all patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are...

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