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A kidney transplant is an operation where a healthy kidney from one person (the donor) is transferred to a person who has little or no kidney function (the recipient).
Extending Medicare coverage of transplant drugs would benefit patients, reduce healthcare costs

Extending Medicare coverage of transplant drugs would benefit patients, reduce healthcare costs

National effort to develop implantable bio-artificial kidney achieves key milestone

National effort to develop implantable bio-artificial kidney achieves key milestone

Can Probiotics Support Healthy Kidney Function?

Can Probiotics Support Healthy Kidney Function?

Large gap between norms and actual quality of primary care in Canadian kidney patients

Large gap between norms and actual quality of primary care in Canadian kidney patients

New study finds gaps in treatment for patients with chronic kidney disease

New study finds gaps in treatment for patients with chronic kidney disease

Acquisitions by large, for-profit dialysis chains hurt patient health

Acquisitions by large, for-profit dialysis chains hurt patient health

Findings may help improve policies related to organ acceptance, boost transplantation rates

Findings may help improve policies related to organ acceptance, boost transplantation rates

New analysis shows disparities persist in preemptive kidney transplantation

New analysis shows disparities persist in preemptive kidney transplantation

Promising new drug being developed for polycystic kidney disease

Promising new drug being developed for polycystic kidney disease

Antioxidant compound proves effective in kidney ischemia-reperfusion treatment

Antioxidant compound proves effective in kidney ischemia-reperfusion treatment

Machine learning may augment diagnostics of kidney disease

Machine learning may augment diagnostics of kidney disease

Breakthrough study shows transplanting Hepatitis C-infected kidneys is safe

Breakthrough study shows transplanting Hepatitis C-infected kidneys is safe

Study reveals outcomes in transplant patients after declined offers of deceased donor kidneys

Study reveals outcomes in transplant patients after declined offers of deceased donor kidneys

Cell-free DNA identifies pathogens and quantifies injuries to organs

Cell-free DNA identifies pathogens and quantifies injuries to organs

Gout patients have higher risk of advanced kidney disease, study finds

Gout patients have higher risk of advanced kidney disease, study finds

Polycystic kidney disease may be preventable

Polycystic kidney disease may be preventable

French organ transplant centers more likely to accept kidneys discarded in the United States

French organ transplant centers more likely to accept kidneys discarded in the United States

Study finds increase in Medicaid-covered preemptive kidney transplants after Medicaid expansion

Study finds increase in Medicaid-covered preemptive kidney transplants after Medicaid expansion

Scientists demonstrate an in vitro kidney model

Scientists demonstrate an in vitro kidney model

Researchers describe histological features of urinary obstruction in humans for the first time

Researchers describe histological features of urinary obstruction in humans for the first time