Daily Kidney News

 

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.

 

A patient wrote to KidneyBuzz.com and asked, "Hello, KidneyBuzz. I have a few questions regarding parties that I need some help with: 1. If a Dialysis patient is going to have an alcoholic beverage what would be the best choice? Learn more.

Although many Chronic Kidney Disease patients, especially those conducting Dialysis, aim for their phosphorus to fall between the range of 2.6 and 5.5, recent findings suggest that even normal serum phosphorus levels on the high side of the range may be hazardous. Learn more.

 

A study published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology found what most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients already anecdotally knew, "Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has an adverse effect on digestive function." Learn more.

As all Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know, a decision to receive a Kidney Transplant begins with finding the right Kidney Transplant Center that fits their needs (i.e. eligibility, distance, culture, comfortability, etc.). Learn more.

 

"I am in tears. I just got booted from the kidney transplant list. They said I am too sick to be listed. I do not know why because my numbers hardly changed. Now, I am assuming that I will be on Dialysis for the rest of my life. Just wanted to know if you had any info that might help me." Learn more.

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) is a risk factor for Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Disease, and Stroke which are leading causes of death in those with Chronic Kidney Disease, especially Dialysis patients (accounts for almost fifty percent of deaths). Learn more.

 

Sylvia Mathews Burwell (22nd Secretary of Health & Human Services) took to Twitter to announce, "Big news. This Administration is taking new actions to decrease the organ waiting list." Learn more.

One of the over 115,000 monthly KidneyBuzz.com viewers sent an email to ask, "How come Lidocaine is not covered under Medicare or Medicaid anymore? What else can I do or use?" Learn more.

 

"I've been on Dialysis for almost 7 years now and finding it's getting increasingly difficult to feel good about going or being there every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Learn more.

A Dialysis patient wrote the KidneyBuzz.com Team via a Facebook Message and said, "I had no idea that Dialysis would be this terrible. Learn more.

 

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are well aware of the fact that the Artificial Wearable Kidney offers much more freedom by allowing those with Kidney Failure to move around - untethered from the large traditional Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis machines. Learn more.

A regular viewer emailed the KidneyBuzz.com Team (contact@kidneybuzz.com) and asked, "Has there been any progress on the regenerative kidney? I am on Dialysis, and I just do not know where to turn. I am grateful to be alive, but the sooner I can get off of Dialysis, the better." Learn more.

 

Memorial Day is a dear holiday for many because it honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the liberties which are cherished in the United States. Learn more.

Most Dialysis patients do not realize that Chronic Kidney Disease and cancer are closely connected because they share common risk factors such as toxin buildup in the body. Learn more.

 

KidneyBuzz.com was one of the first organizations to report on the Off-The-Shelf  Bioengineered Blood Vessels which Chronic Kidney Disease patients may find more convenient than traditional Hemodialysis Access options such as the Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula or the synthetic graft. Learn more.

For most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, the weekend is an exciting time to spend relaxing with family members and friends, enjoying a hobby or simply recovering from a busy and stressful week. Learn more.