Here’s a roundup of nephrology news over the past couple weeks. Click on the headlines to browse the articles. Or, if you’ve discovered other newsworthy items that may be of interest to our team or your nephrologist peers, we invite you to please share news links in the comments.
Kidney specialists face increasing work demands, high rates of burnout, and declining interest in nephrology as a career.
When Javier Artigas began needing kidney dialysis and found himself jobless, he developed an app to make it easier for people to get treatment when travelling. But his breakthrough came completely by chance, after he saved the life of a famous Argentine writer.
A patient with end stage renal disease (ESRD) must go several times a week to receive dialysis treatment. The prognosis for recovery is dim, and treatment is the only thread to a life that allows this very ill patient a little more time with loved ones.
In a remarkable medical first, research funded by The Medical Research Council and Kidney Research U.K. helped researchers create human kidney tissue inside of a living organism.
Kidney disease in childhood is associated with an increased risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in adulthood.
Individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk of stroke and more likely to die as a result of stroke than the general population, and those with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are especially at risk.
Advocates for dialysis patients are pleased that the federal spending bill which funds the government through March 23rd includes several provisions that will help people with kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), gain access to life-extending dialysis treatments.
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