Despite numerous policy changes and interventions in the last two decades, significant challenges to accessing kidney transplant remain.
Investigators found that patients with ESRD living in areas with lower residential life expectancy had significantly poorer health outcomes and reduced incidence of important processes of care compared to patients living in higher life expectancy areas.
Five chemical compounds present in the breath have a high correlation with identification of end-stage renal disease. Promising early results could lead to a practical diagnostic tool.
Nocturnal in-center intermittent hemodialysis has clinical advantages and is an alternative that clinicians should not overlook. Longer treatment more efficiently removes small and mid-sized molecules, improves nutritional status, better controls anemia and hyperphosphatemia and reduces blood pressure and cardiovascular mortality. Nighttime dialysis also disturbs daytime eating patterns less. Patients report increased energy and improved daytime cognition.
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Despite higher rates of kidney failure, African-Americans do not have the same access to kidney transplants as Caucasian-Americans. Physicians can help level the playing field.
A look into Cleveland Clinic’s chronic kidney disease registry uncovers risks of increasing levels of serum alkaline phosphatase