February 2012

  • Home-based Dialysis For Kidney Failure Gaining Popularity In Developing Countries

    Home-based dialysis treatments are on the rise in both the developing and developed worlds, but developed countries appear to be turning to them less often, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of theJournal of the American Society Nephrology(JASN). The findings, which provide a global snapshot of dialysis use among patients with kidney failure, may impact future business and research innovations. 

  • Kidney Transplantation And Racial Disparities

    A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that racial disparities exist in both the early and late steps in access to kidney transplantation. This study is part of the February special themed issue of the journal on racial disparity. 

  • Nighttime Or Daily Dialysis May Improve Patients' Health And Survival

    Frequent and longer dialysis treatments may provide more benefits for patients than conventional dialysis treatments, according to several studies appearing in upcoming issues of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that daily or nightly dialysis sessions at home or in the clinic are viable - and perhaps superior - alternatives for some patients with kidney failure. 

  • Overweight Americans May Risk Kidney Damage When Attempting Weight Loss

    With 1 in 5 overweight Americans suffering from chronic kidney disease, Cleveland Clinic researchers analyzed the nutritional and lifestyle habits of overweight adults, finding that their methods included diets and diet pills that may cause further kidney damage.