Patients Initially Choose PD, but Start on HD

According to researchers, many patients start dialysis treatments with hemodialysis (HD) even though they initially opted for peritoneal dialysis (PD). Scott E. Liebman, MD, and …

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Weight-loss surgery safe for CKD patients

Patients who are obese and suffer from  chronic kidney disease (CKD) now have hope for weight loss with bariatric surgery, according to a study appearing …

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More Kidney Dialysis Is Better

Four studies found frequent and longer sessions helped patients If you’re receiving kidney dialysis, four new studies suggest that you could benefit from longer or …

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Do Physician Reminders Improve Kidney-Disease Care?

Laboratory-based treatment reminders meant to improve physicians’ prescribing habits for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not be effective, according to a study appearing …

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Vitamin D therapy does not improve certain cardiac measures for patients with chronic kidney disease

Patients with chronic kidney disease who received the vitamin D compound paricalcitol for up to 48 weeks did not show improvement on measures of cardiac …

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iPhone App Keeps Kidney Diets in Check

When Lynne Sanditen’s father was diagnosed with kidney disease several years ago, managing his diet quickly became one of her largest frustrations. His doctors informed …

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Petition to extend Medicare coverage for kidney transplant patients

Since 1972 Medicare has covered patients on dialysis and those who have received a kidney transplant. But, while there is no Medicare time limit for …

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Are You at Risk for Kidney Disease?

Anyone can develop kidney problems, but you are more at risk if you: Have diabetes Have high blood pressure Have heart disease Have a family …

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Kurt Suzuki Joins The NephCure Foundation as Ambassador

Oakland Athletics catcher Kurt Suzuki has agreed to become an Ambassador for The NephCure Foundation, a national kidney disease non-profit committed to funding research for …

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