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2012-04-26 22:25:31

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.

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.

2012-04-20 10:09:33

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.

2012-03-23 09:53:30

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.

2012-03-16 09:33:39

Some recent observational studies suggest that more frequent hemodialysis may prolong kidney failure patients' lives compared with conventional dialysis.

2012-03-09 10:38:35

Not all patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are destined for kidney failure.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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