Despite numerous policy changes and interventions in the last two decades, significant challenges to accessing kidney transplant remain.
An enhanced level of care, from the patient’s first evaluation to post-discharge follow-ups, is key to successful kidney transplant outcomes.
Why does kidney disease disproportionately affect minorities? What is the connection between renal disease, diabetes and hypertension? These are some of the issues Cleveland Clinic renal disease researchers are pursuing.
Cleveland Clinic research finds that simple lifestyle modifications, especially weight loss, can lessen most metabolic syndrome abnormalities, making dietary and activity changes an important pre- and post-transplant strategy to improve living kidney donors’ health.