When Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter told his players that his team was about family and sacrifice, he wasn't kidding. This last week, Walter donated a kidney to recently-recruited outfielder Kevin Jordan.
Diabetes and Kidney Failure? I Had No Idea!
Many diabetics are unaware that their kidneys have been damaged until the disease has already taken its toll, according to UK researchers.
Bypassing Other Heart-Surgery Breakthroughs
Scientists have come together to create a process to make ready-made, easily stored blood vessels to be used in patients undergoing heart surgery or kidney dialysis.
The Secret Lies Within a Fish
Researchers have made an important step towards the ability to revive kidneys in patients with renal disease.
Stroke Drug May Help Dialysis Patients
A drug used to treat blood clots to prevent strokes has been shown to reduce incidences of catherter malfunction and infection in dialysis, according to a new study.
Kidneys on the Move
Johns Hopkins researchers have found that kidneys shipped on ice for transplant are just as safe and effective as kidneys that come from donors in the same hospital where the transplant operation takes place.
In the Comfort of Your Own Home
New findings show that home-based dialysis may suit some kidney transplant failure patients.
The Emotional Toll of Dialysis
A recent study done in Spain shows the different ways in which people with kidney disease cope with dialysis and view their quality of life, both in and out of hospital.
Teamwork Is the Key, but How Does the Team Work?
Caring for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a complex undertaking that requires the skills of various knowledgeable individuals.