Daily Kidney News
"Potentially Catastrophic Hurricane Strike With 'Sandy-Like' Storm Surge For Parts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina." Learn more.
Over 600,000 Chronic Kidney Disease patients are conducting Dialysis in the United States. Many find Dialysis to be difficult and extremely restrictive. Learn more.
The university along with Dr. Joseph E. Murray has been credited with performing the first human Kidney Transplant - launching the era of organ transplantation in which Harvard trail blazed methods to prevent Transplantation Rejection. Learn more.
Immediate action is necessary from Chronic Kidney Disease Patients as well as their loved ones in order to continue to support extending the Medicare coverage of Immunosuppressant medication with the passage of the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act. Learn more.
Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients who desire a Kidney Transplant are on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List. Learn more.
"What is the progress of the Kidney Rejuvenation research? You all said that you were going to provide regular updates and I have not seen any." Learn more.
Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know that they should try to keep their phosphorus levels between 3.5 and 5.5 mg/dL. However, a litany (long list) of studies are now directly connecting high phosphorus (Hyperphosphatemia) to higher risks of death in Dialysis patients which is placing an emphasis on patients maintaining stable phosphorus levels. Learn more.
“I go to my clinic every treatment. While my Patient Care Technician gets me on and off of the machine, he does not do much else. I feel like I am a constant burden, getting a question answered seems like a hassle, it hurts when they stick me and during Dialysis as well. I do not feel like a priority at all, and it is getting harder and harder to go to treatments. It is just depressing, you know? Is this how Dialysis care is or is there an example of good care I should be looking for?" Learn more.
"As all of you are, we are incredibly eager to get this device to Clinical Trials by the end of 2017, and we are truly grateful for your support along the way." Learn more.
Thanks to your continued support and petitioning, the United States House of Representatives has passed the ESRD Choice Act. Learn more.
Most Chronic Kidney Disease patients conducting Dialysis know that they should limit eating cheese because of the higher potassium and phosphorus content which can cause heart problems and lead to painful bone complications. Learn more.
For Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, catching the Influenza Virus (also known as the Flu) can lead to hospitalizations as well as serious and possibly deadly illnesses, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Learn more.
"I am looking for help with what can be done when, as a patient, I have tried all of the available types of tape that my Dialysis facility offers yet I have been noticing that the area around my Dialysis AV Fistula has been itching and I have been applying lotion, hoping that would help, but it hasn't helped enough as of yet." Learn more.
A leading cause of death in Chronic Kidney Disease patients is plaque build up in their arteries and veins which causes their hearts to stop functioning as well - creating Cardiovascular (Heart-related) complications, especially in those who conduct Dialysis. Learn more.
A KidneyBuzz.com viewer sent an email and said, "I HATE Dialysis." Learn more.
For most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, Labor Day simply marks the end of summer. Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients realize that they are at a higher risk of having to visit the Emergency Room. Learn more.
"I am ravenous whilst on Dialysis - suffering from terrible hunger that I can not get rid of. It is torture sitting through Dialysis treatments and when I am done I have to eat a huge plate." Learn more.
"I'm terrified of needles. How do you get use to the sticking of a Dialysis needle? It hurts and I already have a bit of a needle phobia. It is getting harder and harder to go to my Dialysis Treatments. Any ideas of what I can do? Otherwise, I may just have to give up." Learn more.
Being diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease not only brings with it a variety of emotions, but also financial burdens - many of which are difficult for patients to meet. Countless Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients continue to be forced to go without necessities because they just do not have enough money. Learn more.