Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mental illness in patients with chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 10% of adults worldwide. Mental health is an important yet under-recognized issue in patients with CKD. Depression is common and related to poor prognosis in CKD patients, but ...

Medical research

Brief dialysis may be best for some kidney patients

Patients with acute kidney injury requiring outpatient dialysis after hospital discharge receive the same care as those with the more common end-stage kidney disease, according to a study led by UC San Francisco.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Peritoneal dialysis: New treatment option against infections

Inflammation of the peritoneum (peritonitis) are as frequent as they are feared complications in peritoneal dialysis, a form of kidney replacement therapy for independent use at home. The bacteria responsible for the life-threatening ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Black patients more prone to dialysis graft failure, finds study

Compared to other races, African American patients are more likely to experience premature arteriovenous (AV) graft failure in the treatment of advanced kidney failure, according to a study published today in Radiology.

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