Daily Kidney News
Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients have experienced Uremic Pruritus, even if they have never heard the name. Commonly referred to as Chronic Itching, upwards of 50% of all Dialysis patients are known to experience this unbearable, seemingly un-scratchable, itching sensation. It is literally, "That itch which Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients cannot scratch" and often causes long-term pain and suffering. Learn more.
There are well over 100,000 patients on the Kidney Transplant waiting list with nearly 5,000 patients dying before ever receiving a call. While the Transplant Centers work diligently, the surge of demand for kidney transplants, decreased availability of deceased (dead) donors, and rule changes are making the wait-time for a kidney on the list almost unbearable. Learn more.
With the cancellation of a vote in the Senate on the Graham-Cassidy proposal, we at KidneyBuzz.com want to first and foremost thank you for your hard work. Learn more.
A Chronic Kidney Disease patient conducting Dialysis emailed KidneyBuzz.com, "I am being prescribed these powerful painkillers for my pain. They work, but with all the talk in the news lately about addiction, I am worried." Learn more.
Ahead of the upcoming Artificial Implantable Kidney Human Trials Researchers and Developers are already seeking feedback from Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients. Learn more.
How do you protect yourself against contracting the Flu and Pneumonia? Learn more.
Great news for Selena Gomez that she was able to receive a Kidney Transplant with what appears to be a very short wait and never having to begin Dialysis. Learn more.
Kristoffer Scola sent the following video with the message, "Check out this unbelievable story! If it didn't happen to me I would have never believed it. Learn more.
It is easy to imagine the broken bones and nasty skin infections that come from wading through deep flood waters. Learn more.
Researchers at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Engineering have announced revolutionizing regenerative medicine. Learn more.
A Chronic Kidney Disease patient conducting Dialysis said, "We had a death on Saturday. I am a patient and witnessed it. I am still trying to cope. I get anxiety at Dialysis really bad now." Learn more.
Many healthy individuals are hesitant to pursue the prospect of being a living kidney donor because they are fearful of the process. Learn more.
A Chronic Kidney Disease patient conducting Hemodialysis treatments asked, "Are walnuts good for kidney patients? My wife was telling me about all these great benefits they have for brain and heart health." Learn more.
"Since beginning Dialysis, I have lost much of my sense of smell. Things do not smell the same as they used to and it is causing foods not to taste the same. Is this common? What can I do about it?" Learn more.
As most patients know Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the kidneys. Learn more.
Angela Taggart, of Rahway, N.J., has been on dialysis since she was 19. She was diagnosed with a kidney infection and since then has spent three and half hours a day, three times a week, sitting in a chair getting dialysis. Learn more.
KidneyBuzz.com has received countless calls, emails, text messages, and Facebook posts asking the same basic question, "How old is too old to donate a kidney?" Learn more.
The top 5 ranked Kidney Transplant centers are: (1) University of California San Francisco Medical Center, (2) Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital, (3) University California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, (4) Jackson Memorial Hospital, (5) University of California Davis Medical Center. Learn more.
In what researchers consider a major scientific leap, a team at Ohio State University has discovered a new way of turning skin cells into any type of cells the body might need, a technology that has limitless potential, from regenerating a wounded limb to repairing a brain after stroke to healing a damaged heart, suggested the Columbus Dispatch. Learn more.
"I heard about this Legislative Bill, H.R.2644 - Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act. Is this a good or bad bill for the Chronic Kidney Disease Community? I want to write my Congressman." Learn more.
As most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know, California has passed a Legislative Bill designed to improve Dialysis Patients' care during treatments. Learn more.
With your support - together we raised our collective voices in the Chronic Kidney Disease Community to tell our Congressmen and Congresswomen that the repeal proposal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would hurt hundreds-of-thousands of Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients. Learn more.
"I am a Dialysis patient and suffer from really bad breath at times. Is there anything that I can do about it?" Learn more.
"I know that Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are generally supposed to steer clear of nuts due to high potassium. However, are there any nuts that are safe for Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients to enjoy?" Learn more.
During the summer months many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients may notice that they are experiencing more frequent edema (swelling) than usual. Learn more.
"I am constantly suffering from insomnia. However, especially during the summer months, I am unable to get any rest. I am regularly tired and have no energy. Is there anything that I can do?" Learn more.
Hypothyroidism- a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone- is common in Hemodialysis patients, and for a long time, it was assumed that those conducting Dialysis must, in many cases, just bear the side effects. Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients are experiencing harmful Dialysis-related events. Learn more.
In recent months, Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients have noticed a surge in offers for foreign or domestic kidney sales. Learn more.
A 55 year old Dialysis patient, Mary Elizabeth Goetz, died at a U.S. Renal Care Dialysis Center. Learn more.
"I am hearing all of this talk about the U.S. Senate Healthcare Bill. They are not saying anything about people with kidney failure - such as myself. Is there expected to be any impact?" Learn more.
It's the Fourth (4th) of July! Fireworks, barbecues, as well as gatherings with family and friends are staples of this holiday which is all about community and valuable time with loved ones. Learn more.
Kidney Failure is a serious condition. It can cause severe hardships in your daily life. One way to deal with the problems you face is with humor. Below are a few jokes to help you get through your day. Learn more.
A KidneyBuzz.com viewer wrote, "I am constantly suffering infections at my access site. My Nephrologist is growing more and more concerned since the infections are getting worse. What can I do to protect myself?" Learn more.
A Chronic Kidney Disease patient conducting Dialysis asked, "What is the surgical process like to insert the device? What are the risks and benefits?" Learn more.
Experiencing bouts of Vitamin D deficiency (low levels of Vitamin D) can cause patients to have difficulty thinking clearly, bone pain, frequent bone fractures, muscle weakness, soft bones that may result in deformities, and unexplained fatigue. Learn more.
S.B. (Senate Bill) 349 is a California proposed legislation that has been developed to create minimum staffing requirements for Dialysis Clinics as well as establish a minimum transition time between patients so that Patient Care Technicians do not have to rush from one patient finishing treatment, to another preparing to begin - avoiding mistakes and lapses in infection control strategies such as wiping down chairs and equipment. Learn more.
"Can Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients detox? I have tried a cleansing, detox diet in the past and it was very helpful in making me feel cleaner with improved vitality, and I even lost 8 pounds! With summer upon us, I wanted to detox again. However, since beginning Dialysis, I do not know if it is safe." Learn more.
The Founder of KidneyBuzz.com is a father who has been successfully fighting End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) for 18 years. Learn more.
Hence people with Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis who are on a Potassium restricted diet may enjoy the fruits in moderation. Learn more.
Dialysis Patient Safety Act S.B. (Senate Bill) 349 has cleared a major hurdle after being approved by the California State Senate on a 24-15 vote. Learn more.
Summer often brings sunny skies, warm weather, and good times for many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients. Learn more.
"Hello, KidneyBuzz. I have a few questions regarding parties that I need some help with:" Learn more.
A KidneyBuzz.com patient wrote: "It's almost been a year since KindyBuzz.com last published an article on Kidney Rejuvenation. Have not heard anything since. What's going on?"Learn more.
KidneyBuzz.com has been bombarded with comments, shares, emails, and retweets from Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients to respond to John Oliver's comments about Dialysis on his HBO Show: Last Week Tonight. Learn more.
Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are constantly looking for ways to improve their safety and health in order to remain as healthy as possible and stay out of the hospital. Learn more.
"I want to donate to a person whose story I saw online, but I am concerned about the risk since I am a healthy person. What are the odds of me needing a Kidney Transplant if I donated one of my kidneys?" Learn more.