A unique opportunity made it feasible for uninsured patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who received emergency-only dialysis in Dallas, Texas, to enroll in private, commercial health insurance plans in 2015 and that made it possible for workers to compare scheduled to vs. emergency-only dialysis among undocumented immigrants with ESRD.
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Researchers from the George Institute for Global Health received a $5.5 million project grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council for research into kidney disease. With additional support provided by Bayer, the initiative aims to prevent cardiovascular disease in people who have advanced kidney disease.
A study of more than 1.3 million Australians with diabetes have found that kidney failure is increasing in people with type 2 diabetes aged under 50 years, leading to reduced quality of life and placing growing on the country's kidney dialysis and transplantation services.
Nearly one in 10 cancer patients treated with chemotherapy or newer targeted drugs may be hospitalized for acute kidney injury, a Canadian study suggests.
A new study has examined how countries around the world compare in providing reimbursement for dialysis care received by patients with kidney failure.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), an affliction characterized by the progressive loss of kidney function, affects millions of people worldwide and is associated with multi-organ damage, cardiovascular disease, and muscle wasting. Just like engines, living cells require energy to run, thus the combined millions of cells in an organ have huge energy requirements.
New research, led by the University of Glasgow and published today in the Journal American Society of Nephrology, has been able to demonstrate a link between both short and long-term hemodialysis use and brain injury.
Organ procurement teams are sometimes leery of accepting kidneys from deceased donors with acute kidney injury (AKI), fearing they will harm the recipients. However, a national study chaired by a Johns Hopkins kidney specialist suggests these fears may be unfounded.
Aerobic exercise may reduce the risk of diabetes-related kidney disease in some people, according to a new study. The findings are published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology and was chosen as an APS select article for December
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious health problem due to high mortality and morbidity, negative impact on the patients' quality of life (QOL), high diagnostic and therapeutic cost, and the burden on society.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that men with chronic kidney disease, or CKD, are more likely to experience disease progression and death when compared with women suffering from the same condition