February 2014

  • Dialysis for chronic kidney disease can be delayed: new guideline recommendation

    For asymptomatic adults with chronic kidney disease who will need dialysis, an intent-to-defer approach is recommended over an earlier start, according to a new guideline from the Canadian Society of Nephrology published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
  • Live kidney donors have small increased risk for kidney disease

    According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, 12,095 kidney donations took place in the US last year, of which 5,178 were from living donors. But new research published in JAMA suggests that living kidney donors may have a small increased risk of developing kidney disease after donation, compared with healthy non-donors.