Daily Kidney News

 

With over 600,000 people currently conducting the Kidney Transplant Waiting List rapidly shooting past an excess of 100,000 patients, it was shocking for many patients to learn that approximately 17% of the removed kidneys available each year are rejected and not even offered to CKD patients, according to  Dr. Mike Nicholson. Learn more.

The Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula is a surgical connection between an artery and a vein and is considered the Gold Standard (the best, most reliable) for Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Hemodialysis because infections are rare, fewer complications occur, and they can last many more years than other options. Learn more.

 

A KidneyBuzz.com viewer wrote, "I am considering getting a Kidney Transplant, but I hear that it is such a hassle. Learn more.

For years, Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients have been told by their Healthcare Teams to avoid certain juices. Learn more.

 

"I have to go to Dialysis 3 times a week and I am in that chair four hours every time. That does not include the time I have to prepare to go to treatments, drive to my facility, bandage up after treatment, drive home, and recover. It kills my day. I wish I had just one more day off of Dialysis!" Learn more.

As many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know all too well, cysts on the kidneys are a common and very scary occurrence. A cyst is basically a fluid-filled sac. Learn more.

 

Sleep issues are one of the most common complications of Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis. Learn more.

When was the last time you traveled? Most Chronic Kidney Disease - especially those who conduct Dialysis - rarely travel because according to patients, "It is a huge hassle." Learn more.

 

Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are growing very desperate to get off of the Kidney Transplant Waiting List and lead a fuller, more complete life with a Kidney Transplant. Learn more.

While some outsiders may recommend that patients suppress their feelings of frustration and say, "You should be happy to be alive," or "You look great! What are you complaining about?" Learn more.

 

A KidneyBuzz.com viewer wrote, "Yesterday my husband blacked out from Dialysis and the heat. BANG! He hit his head very hard right on the floor. Now he keeps having headaches. Do y'all think he should go to the hospital?" Learn more.

Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients are aware that sleep disorders are common among those undergoing Dialysis, but not many know that as much as thirty-six percent (36%) suffer from Sleep Paralysis. Learn more.

 

A successful Kidney Transplant recipient, Dan Krieg (56-years-old) sadly died at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center after suddenly contracting a fungal infection while at the University's Hospital. Learn more.

The number of Dialysis patients in the United States is rapidly growing. According to House.gov, "An estimated 650,000 Americans receive Dialysis in order to stay alive." Learn more.

 

"Dialysis patients are particularly sensitive to periods of high heat." Learn more.

Traveling can be fun and therapeutic for Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients. Learn more.

 

Kidney Transplant Centers across the country are trying to find new and creative ways to cut the exceedingly long and growing wait times for Chronic Kidney Disease patients in need of a Kidney Transplant. Learn more.

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the country’s Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network -- under contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Learn more.

 

"'High-risk' kidneys, specifically previous HIV and Hepatitis infected donors: Do you have any professional info/experience with these type of cases? Success/ failure rates, longevity, complications,  etc. I would greatly appreciate the input. Thanks." Learn more.

There are over 600,000 patients on Dialysis according to the Cleveland Clinic and over 100,000 patients are awaiting a kidney transplant. Learn more.