Health

New rules may increase patients on home dialysis

(AP) -- Rodney Sokoloski used to get up before dawn three times a week and drive two hours from his high desert home to the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance to get hooked up to a dialysis machine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When a kidney transplant fails, home-based dialysis is an option

Patients returning to dialysis after kidney transplant failure present unique challenges compared with other dialysis patients: they have been exposed to very powerful immunosuppressive medications and have been on dialysis ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Disparities in physician demographics linked to patient disparities

Significant disparities exist between the race of kidney disease patients and that of the physicians who will care for them, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society ...

Oncology & Cancer

Radiation increases cancer risk for dialysis patients

High radiation doses put a significant number of dialysis patients at increased risk of cancer, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Transplanted kidneys survive longer

The lifespan of a transplant kidney has significantly improved over the last 30 years. Between 1986 and 1995, 75 percent of the transplanted kidneys still functioned five years after the transplant. Between 2006 and 2015, ...

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