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When your kidneys are healthy, they clean your blood. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. When your kidneys fail, you need treatment to replace the work your kidneys used to do. Unless you have a kidney transplant, you will need a treatment called dialysis.

There are two main types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Both types filter your blood to rid your body of harmful wastes, extra salt and water. Hemodialysis does that with a machine. Peritoneal dialysis uses the lining of your abdomen, called the peritoneal membrane, to filter your blood. Each type has both risks and benefits. They also require that you follow a special diet. Your doctor can help you decide the best type of dialysis for you.
New drug receives FDA approval to reduce risk of cardiovascular death in adults with diabetes

New drug receives FDA approval to reduce risk of cardiovascular death in adults with diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for Jardiance (empagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. [More]
Report reveals hospitalization, mortality rates for kidney disease patients continue to decrease in the U.S.

Report reveals hospitalization, mortality rates for kidney disease patients continue to decrease in the U.S.

According to an annual data report from the United States Renal Data System, hospitalization and mortality rates for patients with chronic kidney disease continue to decline in the U.S. [More]
Simple exercise program improves walking performance and quality of life in dialysis patients

Simple exercise program improves walking performance and quality of life in dialysis patients

In a recent study, a simple exercise program carried out at home improved dialysis patients' walking performance and quality of life. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. [More]
Experts use MRI scans to investigate heart function of kidney patients during dialysis treatment

Experts use MRI scans to investigate heart function of kidney patients during dialysis treatment

Experts in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and kidney disease have carried out the first ever scans to study the heart function of kidney patients while they are having dialysis treatment. [More]
Improving innovation uptake in the NHS

Improving innovation uptake in the NHS

I think innovation is one of those rather slippery terms that means different things to different people. First of all, I would make a distinction between innovations that are essentially about a new, physical product and innovations that are more to do with services or processes. [More]
Multi-disciplinary care in patients with CKD likely to be cost effective intervention, study finds

Multi-disciplinary care in patients with CKD likely to be cost effective intervention, study finds

Coordination of care designed to slow the progression of kidney disease is likely to be cost effective because it prevents the need for dialysis, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15¬-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
Results of high-impact clinical trials could improve kidney-related medical care

Results of high-impact clinical trials could improve kidney-related medical care

The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016, November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
Researchers move closer to creating functional bioartificial kidney

Researchers move closer to creating functional bioartificial kidney

Investigators are getting closer to creating a functional bioartificial kidney, with advances being presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
Diabetic patients with three major risk factors experience sharp reduction in healthy renal function

Diabetic patients with three major risk factors experience sharp reduction in healthy renal function

Patients with diabetes and suffering from acute kidney injury (AKI), proteinuria and uncontrolled blood sugar experience a sharp reduction in the number of years they have healthy renal function before being forced onto dialysis, according to researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. [More]
ASN to honor Amit X. Garg with Young Investigator Award

ASN to honor Amit X. Garg with Young Investigator Award

The American Society of Nephrology will honor Amit X. Garg, MD, PhD by presenting him with the ASN-AHA Young Investigator Award during the society's annual meeting, ASN Kidney Week 2016, held November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
ASN Foundation for Kidney Research announces launch of Securing the Future Campaign

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research announces launch of Securing the Future Campaign

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research is proud to announce the public launch of its Securing the Future Campaign during ASN Kidney Week 2016. [More]
Tele-nephrology program helps provide much-needed kidney care to patients in rural hospitals

Tele-nephrology program helps provide much-needed kidney care to patients in rural hospitals

Although dialysis rates are similar in urban and rural areas, most remote rural counties in the United States lack in-county dialysis facilities. [More]
Researchers discover molecular pathway that plays major role in maintaining normal kidney function

Researchers discover molecular pathway that plays major role in maintaining normal kidney function

Boston University researchers, in collaboration with Centers for Therapeutic Innovation at Pfizer Inc., have discovered a novel molecular pathway needed to regulate kidney podocytes--special octopus-like cells that are critical in maintaining normal kidney function. [More]
C-Path, CDISC and TransCelerate announce availability of TA Standard for Kidney Transplantation

C-Path, CDISC and TransCelerate announce availability of TA Standard for Kidney Transplantation

The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium, Critical Path Institute, and TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc., announce the open availability of a CDISC Therapeutic Area (TA) Standard for Kidney Transplantation. [More]
Self-healing slippery surface coatings for medical devices could help thwart infection

Self-healing slippery surface coatings for medical devices could help thwart infection

Implanted medical devices like catheters, surgical mesh and dialysis systems are ideal surfaces on which bacteria can colonize and form hard-to-kill sheets called biofilms. [More]
Study shows physicians in pediatric ICUs do not use newest guidelines to diagnose AKI in children

Study shows physicians in pediatric ICUs do not use newest guidelines to diagnose AKI in children

A study by University at Buffalo researchers has shown that physicians in pediatric intensive care units are not using the newest guidelines to diagnose acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill children, a practice that could affect their patients' long-term health. [More]
EKF Diagnostics’ novel diabetic biomarker test successfully externally verified

EKF Diagnostics’ novel diabetic biomarker test successfully externally verified

EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces that its newly introduced Glycated Serum Protein (GSP) LiquiColor® diabetic biomarker test has been verified for use on the Siemens Vista chemistry analyzer. [More]
IPC PAS researchers develop new polymer that may detect early stages of kidney disease

IPC PAS researchers develop new polymer that may detect early stages of kidney disease

The advanced phase of acute kidney injury can be fatal in even one in two patients. Fortunately, now it will be possible to detect the disease in its initial stages, when treatment is still relatively simple and the prognosis good. [More]
New study questions longstanding belief related to hemodialysis patients treated with catheters

New study questions longstanding belief related to hemodialysis patients treated with catheters

The findings of a new study call into question the longstanding belief that the higher risk of premature death seen in hemodialysis patients who are treated with catheters is due to an elevated risk of complications. [More]
Study finds blood thinning drugs derived from cattle and pigs have equivalent anti-clotting properties

Study finds blood thinning drugs derived from cattle and pigs have equivalent anti-clotting properties

As demand for the widely used blood thinning drug heparin continues to grow, experts worry of possible shortages of the essential medication. [More]
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