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Kidney Transplants from Donors with HCV Safe and Functional 1 Year Post-Transplantation

A recent analysis reveals that kidneys from donors infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are now routinely used in transplants at many U.S. centers, and they are functioning well one year after transplantation.
6-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Artificial Intelligence Approaches May Improve Diagnostics of Kidney Disease

• In two different studies, researchers used machine learning algorithms to classify kidney biopsy samples and found substantial agreement with standard classification by pathologists • The methods may augment traditional diagnostics of kidney...
30-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kidney Health Initiative Provides New Resources to Patients and Innovators Developing an Artificial Kidney

The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI), today announced the availability of two new resources to advance the global pursuit of an artificial kidney for use in humans. The US Department of Health and Human (HHS)’s Advancing American Kidney Health...
3-Sep-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Family Perceptions of End-of-Life Care for Patients with Advanced Kidney Disease

Patients with advanced chronic kidney disease who died in Department of Veterans Affairs’ facilities often received intensive patterns of end-of-life care that appeared to be primarily directed at life extension.
23-Aug-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Psychiatric Illnesses Are Common in Adults and Children with Kidney Failure

• Between 1996 and 2013, approximately 27% of adults, 21% of elderly adults, and 16% of children with kidney failure in the United States were hospitalized with a psychiatric diagnosis in the first year of kidney failure. • The prevalence of...
16-Aug-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Nephrology Launches New Initiative That Aims to Save Lives for People Suffering with Acute Kidney Injury

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) recently launched a new initiative aimed at saving lives of those who suffer from acute kidney injury (AKI). Made possible by a grant from Baxter Healthcare Corporation, the effort is called AKI!Now:...
20-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Should Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Be Screened for Brain Aneurysms?

• Brain aneurysms were detected by pre-symptomatic screening in 9% of patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, more frequently in those with a history of hypertension and smoking. • Very few patients experienced aneurysmal...
26-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Weight Loss Surgery Rates Are Rising Among U.S. Adults with Kidney Failure

• The number of U.S. patients with kidney failure undergoing weight loss surgery increased 9-fold between 2006 and 2016. • The proportional use of sleeve gastrectomy in patients with kidney failure increased from less than 1% of weight loss...
19-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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