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A policy instituted in 2005 has reduced racial disparities in kidney transplantation among children.
Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute have discovered that developing countries have faster growing rates of use of home-based dialysis (called peritoneal dialysis) for kidney failure than the developed world.
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.
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.
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.
Some recent observational studies suggest that more frequent hemodialysis may prolong kidney failure patients' lives compared with conventional dialysis.
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