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.
The addition of dialysis plastic waste to concrete leads to significant improvement in some characteristics of concrete and will lead to the environmental sustainability of health care.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins have figured out a way to cure kidneys infected with hepatitis C, which would allow them to be used for dialysis patients in desperate need of a transplant.
Hundreds of thousands of people with advanced kidney disease, like Celia Kanter, require dialysis treatments to clean their blood. But far fewer people in the world have lived with dialysis for 40 years.
In observance of World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day 2018, Giorgina B. Piccoli, MD, of the University of Turin in Italy, and colleagues described the challenges and unanswered questions in the diagnosis and treatment of women with kidney diseases in a recent paper published in Pediatric Nephrology.
Not caring for your kidneys, or for your body as a whole, can put you at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) – a condition that affects roughly 10% of the U.S. population.
When Elizabeth was 9, she started getting terrible back pain. She felt sick, her side ached, and she would take to her bed for days. For a while, she and her parents assumed the cause was one of her many food allergies. Four years later, they realized it was something else: kidney stones.
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