There are over 100,000 Chronic Kidney Disease patients waiting for a Kidney Transplant according to the United Network Of Organ Sharing (UNOS), the non-profit organization that manages the U.S. organ transplant system under contract with the federal government. Learn more.
“Is there any new info on the artificial kidney? Most of the info I read is from 2013,” a KidneyBuzz.com viewer stated on our Fan Page. Learn more.
After a successful Kidney Transplant, many Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients who previously never had a history of blood sugar problems are at a heightened risk of developing new onset diabetes, called Post Transplant Diabetes Mellitus (PTDM). Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients who have not received a Kidney Transplant, and those who received a transplant many years ago, are curious about what their Kidney Transplant Teams will tell them or ask them over the phone when a Kidney Transplant match is found. Learn more.
The Harvard Institutes of Medicine announced what they call "a highly efficient system for developing kidney tubular cells from human embryonic stem cells." Learn more.
Although, it is extremely rare for a person with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) to die during transplant surgery, if it occurs it would likely be a complication of anesthesia (1 in 250,000 cases) rather than the surgery itself. Learn more.
Those with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) should be aware that an increasing number of patients are becoming morbidly obese (100 pounds or more over "ideal" weight). This can cause otherwise eligible transplant candidates to be at great risk of complications during and after surgery. Learn more.
There is a continued trend to transplant "High-Risk" kidneys because of the of the extremely high average wait time across the country of 1,121 days. Learn more.
The National Public Radio stated in March that Federal Officials warned "infections with 'Nightmare Bacteria' are on the rise in U.S. hospitals." Learn more.
Reasons Why Many CKD Patients Are Being Prevented From Receiving Kidney Transplant After Eligibility
The number of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients added to the Kidney Transplant Waiting List in the United States has been increasing by "3000 to 4000 patients each year," suggests University of California, Los Angeles Professor of Medicine, Gabriel Danovitch (MD). Learn more.