Daily Kidney News
While 16,869 Kidney Transplants were conducted in 2013, still 101,170 Chronic Kidney Disease patients await a Kidney Transplant as of September 8th, 2014. Learn more.
The leading cause of death in those with Chronic Kidney Disease, specifically Dialysis patients is in fact Cardiovascular Disease. Learn more.
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For many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, this may be the first time they are hearing of the HeRO (Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow) Graft. Learn more.
A viewer messaged KidneyBuzz.com and asked: "Hi my partner is on Home Dialysis, we live in a one bedroom flat with no washer. Learn more.
Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients frequently abide by a specific diet which restricts foods that are most harmful to their bodies due to limited Kidney Function. Learn more.
According to the National Kidney Center there are, "244 Kidney Transplant Centers in the United States," and there are over 100,000 Chronic Kidney Disease patients listed collectively at these centers. Learn more.
"I conduct Hemodialysis and I have been suffering with bumps and lumps on my AV Fistula. They are so unappealing. Should I be concerned about these bumps and lumps and is there a way to get rid of them?" Learn more.
The New York Times called Amgen's drugs for use of increasing red blood cell levels in Anemic Chronic Kidney Disease patients receiving Dialysis, "one of the most lucrative monopolies of all time." Learn more.
The average wait time for a Kidney Transplant is 5 to 7 years and climbing, and that is a main reason why an average of 13 people died each day while waiting for their Kidney Transplant last year alone. Learn more.
"I have started Dialysis and I am on the Kidney Transplant waiting list. Rather than taking pain killers and anxiety medications, I am considering utilizing Medicinal Marijuana," a viewer wrote. Learn more.
These new Federal subpoenas come just 3.5 months after Davita's $389 million October settlement (payment of $350 million, plus a civil forfeiture of $39 million) regarding the fact that Davita had violated Anti-Kickback Laws by making improper contractual arrangements with doctors. Learn more.
Typically, Kidney Donation is not a very romantic subject. However, according to ABC News, Ashley McIntyre donated her kidney to a total stranger with Chronic Kidney Disease in January 2014, and now a year later she is engaged to her Kidney Recipient and the pair is expecting a child in June. Learn more.