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COVID-19 in Patients Who Have Received Kidney Transplants or Are Undergoing Dialysis

• A recent study found that most kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19 do not need to be hospitalized. • Another study found that patients on dialysis who develop COVID-19 may have symptoms that are different from other patients with the...
7-Jul-2020 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Kidneycure Announces 2020 Grant Recipients

• Kidney diseases affect more than 850 million people worldwide. • KidneyCure continues to propel positive change in public health, once again funding more than $3 million to support research that changes lives. • This year’s grant...
1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Should Physicians Rethink Terms Used to Describe Kidney Health?

• A new study has found that common terms used by physicians to describe kidney health may be distressing or too difficult to understand for patients with kidney disease.
19-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Does the Electronic Medical Record Affect Physician Education?

• Physicians who are training to become kidney specialists reported that the electronic medical record enhances their education, but the time demands of data and order entry can be a downside.
18-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kidney Health Initiative Urges Investigators to Include People with Kidney Diseases in Clinical Trials for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Therapies

People with kidney diseases are often excluded from clinical trials because of the complexity and high morbidity of kidney disease. COVID-19 puts people with kidney diseases at a two to sixteen-fold increased risk of severe symptoms. All...
9-Jun-2020 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Many Patients with Kidney Failure Regret Initiating Dialysis

• In a study of adults with kidney failure treated with dialysis, 21% of patients reported regret that they decided to initiate dialysis. Certain factors were linked with a higher likelihood of experiencing regret
29-May-2020 6:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Inequities in Access to Kidney Transplantation Exist Even with Universal Healthcare

• In a study of patients with newly diagnosed kidney failure at 71 kidney centers in the UK, older age, additional illnesses, obesity, and lower socioeconomic status were associated with a lower likelihood of being put on transplant waiting list.
22-May-2020 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Kidney Health Initiative Urges the Acceleration of Home Therapy Technology in Response to Coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19)

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the vulnerability of people with kidney failure who rely on in-center hemodialysis. People with kidney failure are at high risk of severe COVID-19 complications and are exposed to infection due to a kidney...
28-May-2020 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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