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A staggering 4,500 "good candidates" die every year waiting for a kidney transplant. The question for those with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List now becomes, "Would you accept a kidney from a 'real' Pig?" Researchers at the...Learn more.
Some people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) have concerns about blood clots, and rightfully so as a study by the Journal of American Society of Nephrology noted that when patients experience low blood pressure during dialysis treatment for kidney failure, they...Learn more.
With the onset of winter, and cold, damp weather, comes the misery of colds, influenza and other seasonal bugs for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients. Many patients will utilize vitamin C to ward off seasonal infections, but they should be aware that some supplements...Learn more.
Hot peppers have shown promising benefits to a person's overall health, and weight loss in particular, thanks to the compound in hot peppers that makes them taste spicy. While those with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) have been told to limit or completely stop their...Learn more.
People suffering with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), especially those on dialysis often have problems with itchiness and dryness of their skin including allergies. Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology Journal notes that, "Skin disorders associated with chronic kidney...Learn more.
Thanksgiving is a festive occasion; one meant to be shared with family and friends. For many, it is a time to fully indulge in their favorite dish and reminisce on memories as well as have new experiences with their loved ones. Hence, food is a pivotal part of the Thanksgiving...Learn more.
The Los Angeles Times has reported on November 26th, 2013 that many formulations of common medications contain high levels of sodium. A new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that people who took medicines that come in "powdered, effervescent...Learn more.
Although, it is extremely rare for a person with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) to die during transplant surgery, if it occurs it would likely be a complication of anesthesia (1 in 250,000 cases) rather than the surgery itself. However, two to four people out of 100 (2% to 4%)...Learn more.
All Kidney Transplant Centers have weight requirements for potential Kidney Transplant patients because excess weight can make surgery more difficult for people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and reduce chances of Post-Transplant success. The Kidney Korner...Learn more.
Those with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) should be aware that an increasing number of patients are becoming morbidly obese (100 pounds or more over "ideal" weight). This can cause otherwise eligible transplant candidates to be at great risk of complications during...Learn more.
Studies typically rank infection second to Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) as a cause of death in those with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Although a great deal of attention has been paid to CVD, not enough has been said about these infections which closely...Learn more.
For people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), healthcare professionals and organizations alike have agreed that the Arteriovenous (AV) fistula is the "gold standard" (best type) of vascular access, followed only by the synthetic graft for CKD patients on Hemodialysis. Learn more.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients often either miss or over-consume critical vitamins in their diets due to waste buildup, medicine regimen, dialysis treatment, dietary restrictions or loss of appetite. In some cases the body of CKD patients can change and...Learn more.
The winter season will soon be upon us and during the winter months, your body will need extra vitamins and minerals to help combat cold weather, illness and infection. Although Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients can take supplements to get their needed...Learn more.
Vitamin D deficiency (hypovitaminosis D) may decrease kidney function in transplant recipients so adequate vitamin D levels are important for maintaining Kidney Transplant health, according to a study that will be presented at American Society of Nephrology Kidney...Learn more.
Based upon new technological advancements the need for dialysis centers will be reduced, an artificial kidney will be wearable and implantable, and routine doctors' visits could be a thing of the past. The result of these technological advancements gives people with...Learn more.
Much of the iron in your body is found in your red blood cells, where it helps to carry oxygen to every cell. This key mineral is also involved in producing energy for cells, and is an integral part of many proteins and enzymes needed for optimal health. In some cases...Learn more.
Excess uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemic) causes crystal deposits to form in between joints and tissues which causes painful inflammatory arthritis (gout) which tortures almost 40% of people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). According to guidelines recently...Learn more.
Those with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) who are more than 35 pounds above their recommended medical weight (Body Mass Index) are considered obese which may jeopardize their treatment plan and make them poor candidates for receiving a Kidney Transplant. Learn more.
As kidney function drops in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients they may notice that protein foods, such as eggs begin to lose their appeal and sometimes can even taste funny. However, the dialysis provider, DaVita, notes that CKD patients need "calories and quality...Learn more.
New research presented to the American Society of Nephrology in November 2013 shows that increasing consumption of vegetable protein is linked with prolonged survival among people who have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) because vegetable protein intake produce...Learn more.
Dialysis removes some of the phosphorus from your blood, but it is relatively inefficient as the average hemodialysis treatment removes just 900 to 1,000 milligrams which is less than most Americans consume in one day. It is well known that Chronic Kidney Disease...Learn more.
The National Public Radio stated in March that Federal Officials warned "infections with 'Nightmare Bacteria' are on the rise in U.S. hospitals." Although there has been a lot of attention given to catheter central-line associated infections, a new study published in Medscape...Learn more.
The number of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients added to the Kidney Transplant Waiting List in the United States has been increasing by "3000 to 4000 patients each year," suggests University of California, Los Angeles Professor of Medicine, Gabriel Danovitch...Learn more.
"The use of influenza vaccine was associated with a lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular events," reported a new study out of the Journal of the American Medical Association. They further stated that the most impacted patients were "among the highest risk...Learn more.
Those with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) must cut down on the amount of waste in their blood by following a kidney renal diet. Although each individual CKD patient's diet is unique, in general a renal diet is low in sodium, phosphorous, protein and stresses the importance...Learn more.
A new study appearing in an upcoming issue of Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) suggests that a CKD patient's immune response may provide better and more rapid insights into the cause, severity, and prognosis of certain bacterial infections...Learn more.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in 2009 listed more than 871,000 Americans as having Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) stage 5, reports the website, Medical Xpress. Approximately 10 to 20 percent of people with...Learn more.
Serious Staph Infections are more common in people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) because they are frequently in hospitals and long-term care facilities where bacteria can germinate, highly vulnerable to blood infections due to arteriovenous...Learn more.
Blood pressure measures the force of blood against the walls of the blood vessels. The kidneys play a key role in keeping a person's blood pressure within a healthy range and blood pressure in turn can affect the health of one's kidneys. High blood...Learn more.
The summer has now left and the fall is upon the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Community. Fresh apple harvest brings a variety of recipes such as pie and cider. Along with the changing colors comes delicious food that is packed with CKD appropriate nutrients...Learn more.
According to a Columbia University Medical Center, roughly 10 percent of kidneys from Deceased Donors that are able to be transplanted met the criteria laid out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as “high-risk” for infection and...Learn more.
The more it is researched, the more clear it becomes that laughter has genuine healing qualities for both the soul and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patient's physical body. Cracking a smile and having a positive mood can trigger the increased...Learn more.
What's better in the winter than a tasty bowl of warm slpit pea soup? If you answered nothing, you're right! That's exactly what today's Daily Impact meal is. This recipe is low on carbohydrates and accessable to diabetics and CKD patients. Thell us what you think! Enjoy. Learn more.
To meet their restricted dietary needs, many Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients turn to published recipes such as on the internet, specifically Food Blogs. A study published in Journal of Nutrition Education and Development found that although food blog recipes...Learn more.
Although it has been debated by some experts that being overweight could be protective in cases of illness, it has largely remained unproven. Specific studies on illnesses like Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Heart Disease have noted an “obesity paradox,” in which...Learn more.
Seventy-five percent of the human body is made of protein and without protein, our bodies would be unable to heal from injury, stop bleeding or fight infection. That is why eating protein is so important to staying healthy. Protein intake is not straight forward for Chronic...Learn more.
For Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients, specifically those with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), scars are often a necessary trade-off for must have surgery such as implanting an Arteriovenous Fistula, inserting a catheter, receiving a Kidney Transplant, and...Learn more.
Thanksgiving provides many Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients with challenges as pitfalls such as overeating can cause weight gain and drinking too much can lead to many debilitating issues. With temptations all around it is difficult for those who have CKD...Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients may be unaware of research which has previously shown that people with CKD who have high cholesterol levels are LESS likely to die from a Cardiovascular Disease "event," than those with lower cholesterol levels. Learn more.
Thanksgiving is a day when people across America gather together with family and friends in a joyous reunion of celebration and gratitude. People with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) may often feel uptight and uncomfortable because they are unsure of which foods...Learn more.
Although alcohol is not at all advisable for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients, especially those with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), people with CKD do not have to feel left out this holiday season. While you mix and mingle with friends and family, feel free to...Learn more.
I hope that you are as happy as I am to see that your advocacy has paid off. As KidneyBuzz.com has reported in several articles Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients were at imminent risk of having funds cut for dialysis by 9.4%, according to a Centers for Medicare...Learn more.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients should be aware that the open enrollment period to join the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan ends December 7th, 2013. Medicare Part D is a prescription drug insurance that is for people who have Medicare...Learn more.
There is a continued trend to transplant "High-Risk" kidneys because of the of the extremely high average wait time across the country of 1,121 days. Further, 78 percent of the Donor Kidneys are rejected from medical centers because they "refused to use the kidneys"...Learn more.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients are at increased risk of acquiring these infections because of their weakened immune system and often slow wound healing ability and may be able to greatly benefit from probiotics. Their disease also requires for people...Learn more.
The holiday season should be a happy and joyous time of the year to connect or reconnect with family and friends. However, for many with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), the holidays serve as a constant reminder of "better" times when they did not have to worry...Learn more.
Presented at the American Society of Nephrology 46th annual Kidney Week Event, brand new research revealed that people 55 years of age and older who donate a kidney are at no greater risk for death or cardiovascular disease than age-matched non-donors. Learn more.
A recent study found that vitamin B12 deficiency may have deleterious effects on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients, especially those on Hemodialysis, including increasing their resistance to anemia treatments such as Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents (ESAs). Learn more.
End Stage Renal Disease is associated with significantly increased mortality resulting from infections due to their immune system dysfunction. This makes the E. Coli outbreak (announced by USA Today) in certain packaged salads and wraps sold at mainstream stores...Learn more.
Due to no fault of the individual, those with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) have a weak immune system which makes it difficult for them to fight off many diseases and infections. This is why people with CKD may become more susceptible to illnesses such...Learn more.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report on October 30th entitled "Pathogens and Filth in Spices." It revealed that about 12% of imported spices are filled with "filth" including animal excrement, insects (live and dead, whole or in parts), hair from...Learn more.
Fat is a necessary component in the Renal Diet of people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) because it helps transport vitamins like A, D, E and K throughout cells and make hormones like estrogen and testosterone. CKD patients can also benefit from certain dietary fats...Learn more.
Emory University Transplant Center has created a free mobile and tablet application (app) that enables people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) to make informed decisions on treatment choices. iChoose Kidney, as it is called, compares the individualized mortality...Learn more.
Potassium is found in many foods including vegetables but choosing the right veggies can help Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients control their mineral levels and lead a healthier life. Cucumbers are the fourth highest cultivated vegetable in the world and are...Learn more.
In such cases look for potassium on the ingredient list and limit foods with potassium on the ingredient list. When labels contain the words PHOS on the ingredient list (many packaged foods do), make a different selection as it likely contains higher levels of...Learn more.
Tasty and nutrient-dense fresh berries or berry supplements serve as a great source of Vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants and may be an important part Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients' diet if agreed upon by their Dietitian. Beyond the daily boost, berries such...Learn more.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients who received a Kidney Transplant and are rehospitalized within 30 days of transplant have a 55 percent increased likelihood of dying after six years than those who are not rehospitalized. It is common for patients to be readmitted...Learn more.
The idea behind this Recipe Book is to serve as more than simply a reference for tasty meals, but also as a tool that helps improve the overall lives of people with CKD or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). We know that making a healthy meal at home entails several...Learn more.
The Centers for Medicare and & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memo saying they intend to issue the final rule for the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System and Quality Incentive Program on or before Nov. 27. By now many people in...Learn more.
Research conducted at Stanford University and the University of Southern California shows how oral nutritional supplements help hospitalized Medicare patients such as those with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) reduce 30-day hospital readmission rates...Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients are considering a vegan diet. Although a low-protein diet is beneficial for people with CKD, research suggests that there are many reasons why a traditional vegan (high-soy) diet may be problematic to CKD patients. Learn more.
Chemotherapy and radiation are used to basically "kill your immune system." This will then allow room in the CKD patient's bone marrow for the infusion of their Donor's stem cells. This strategy is called Resetting the Immune System. If the strategy...Learn more.
Some patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and those on dialysis spend a considerable amount of time at home, at the gym or even in their dialysis center exercising. However, they are often not getting the results that they expect or desire and may in fact be...Learn more.
The risk of hospitalization and death with pneumonia is greater in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients, especially those treated with Hemodialysis or Peritoneal Dialysis and Kidney Transplant recipients. Studies suggest that this association may contribute to excessive...Learn more.
When managing a household, people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) can be inundated with personal struggles for survival as well as other responsibilities which make it easy to overlook little things that could in fact be toxic to their immune system. Due to...Learn more.
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