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Coming Soon: A Wearable Artificial Kidney?

Posted 7 Jun 2016 by

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 - Someday, dialysis patients might free themselves of clunky machines, moving about with a "wearable artificial kidney" instead. That's the promise of a new clinical trial that suggests this type of technology is finally within reach. "This would be a game changer," said one kidney specialist, Dr. Maria DeVita. "The fact that clinical trials are beginning gives us all hope ...

High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients

Posted 24 May 2016 by

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 – People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests. "Moderate sodium reduction among patients with chronic kidney disease and high sodium intake may lower [heart] risk," concluded a team led by Dr. Jiang He, of Tulane University in New Orleans. About one in every 10 Americans is affected by ...

Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds

Posted 29 Mar 2016 by

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 – Chronic kidney disease affects nearly 14 percent of Americans and costs Medicare billions of dollars a year, a new study reveals. In 2013, Medicare spent $50 billion on chronic kidney disease among people 65 and older, and $31 billion on those with kidney failure, the researchers found. "This report is a one-stop shop to try to understand the prevalence of kidney ...

Too Few Kidney Dialysis Patients Referred for Organ Transplant, Study Finds

Posted 11 Aug 2015 by

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 – Although a kidney transplant is considered the best hope for people struggling with end-stage renal disease, a new study conducted in Georgia found three-quarters of these patients weren't even evaluated for a possible transplant within their first year of dialysis. That finding flies in the face of U.S. regulations that require all dialysis centers to fully inform these ...

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