Daily Kidney News
At the time, Researchers said that they had bioengineered a kidney and transplanted it into rats which marked a very large step forward in a quest to help Chronic Kidney Disease patients suffering from Kidney Failure and those on Dialysis. Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients may be surprised to learn that approximately 2,600 kidneys that are donated yearly, "must be discarded due to abnormalities and other factors," reported Science Daily. Learn more.
Daily Impact Meal: Kale Chips
A delicious Diabetic and CKD recipe with patient friendly ingredient substitutes. Let us know what you think! Make this now!
Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetic patients know that potassium is a mineral common in most foods and necessary to help with muscle movement and keeping the nervous system healthy. Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients, especially those on Dialysis are constantly warned about major health complications during the summer months such as sunburn, heat rashes and cancer. Learn more.
"Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis keeps recalling my supplies. I just found out in a certified letter that I have been using contaminated Bicarbonate Concentrate (ready-to-use Dialysis fluid). If they are not careful, they will kill me with these errors." Learn more.
"Are precut vegetables worth the price? I always purchase my vegetables precut because they seem fresher and they are easier to prepare. However, with a tighter budget, I do not know if they are worth the extra cost." Learn more.
The United Network for Organ Sharing recently announced that they have hit a pivotal "Milestone of 500,000 Deceased Donor Organ Transplants" since 1987. Learn more.
You may have heard that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the drug Belatacept (Nulojix) for the prevention of Kidney Transplant Rejection. Learn more.
As most Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis know, the Buttonhole (Constant-Site) Technique is a method which inserts a Dialysis Needle into the same spot each time Dialysis Treatments are conducted. Learn more.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, "Average life expectancy on Dialysis is 5-10 years." That is why the 30 year Dialysis patient, Sherri Peres of Atlanta, Georgia is so inspiring. Learn more.
As previously reported, the new Kidney Transplant Waiting List Allocation System which was implemented on December 4th, 2014, now emphasizes “Longevity Matching.” Learn more.
Did you know that according to Chronic Kidney Disease Patient Advocate and Dialysis Patient, Jim Myers, there is a large disparity in funding for necessary Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis research to improve a patient's quality of life? Learn more.
Most Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis know that their Dialysis Treatments are literally the difference between them living and dying. Learn more.
Recently, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., was in the news after receiving six subpoenas from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' office of the Inspector General. Learn more.
If the adage is correct, "As goes California, there goes the rest of the nation," then the Bill AB 258 could mean big news for Chronic Kidney Disease patients throughout the United States! Learn more.
It is an unfortunate fact that only 1 in 3 people survive on Dialysis. With over 100,000 people awaiting a Kidney Transplant on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List, nearly 5,000 people die every year before making it to the top of the list for consideration. Learn more.
A viewer wrote, "I do not know what it is, but ever since starting Dialysis I have become extremely Claustrophobic. I can't stand being trapped and tipped back in the Dialysis chair. Is there anything that I can do to correct this issue?" Learn more.
The Dialysis patient then begins to have a Heart Attack and immediately is given the lifesaving technique, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), by Medical Professionals. Learn more.