A study in Winnipeg and Halifax will take a preliminary look at the effects of treating acidosis with a diet of alkalizing fruit and vegetables, compared to the standard treatment of sodium bicarbonate tablets.
Researchers have created three new predictive models to help identify kidney patients at high risk of complications following surgery for a non-cardiac related matter.
Kidney transplant recipients with a failing graft show greater risk of kidney failure than their peers without a transplant
A new study shows that kidney transplant recipients with stable but reduced graft function are more likely to experience kidney failure and death than those who don’t have a transplant.
A new tool supports transplant candidates and their doctors to decide whether to accept a donated kidney now or wait until another, potentially better match is available.
There are no existing guidelines to support long-term follow-up care of AKI in children. A new study surveyed pediatric nephrologists, PICU doctors and nurses to better understand current follow-up practices.
Hemodialysis is a life-saving procedure for people experiencing kidney failure, but the vast majority of these patients must travel to a clinic 2-4 times each week to receive dialysis.
Both patient and scientific reviewers reported generally positive views about the inclusion of patients in the peer-review process, a new study finds.
83% of patients surveyed are willing to undergo procedures to reduce their risk of cardiovascular complications, even though these procedures can sometimes lead to more kidney damage.
Kidney patients are often asked by their care providers to complete a survey to help assess their current health status, but new data suggests that this approach may not necessarily enhance communication between patients and their care providers.
A recent analysis shows that more effort may be needed to inform and support family physicians in helping to identify kidney patients at high risk of kidney failure, and to offer these patients appropriate treatment options early on to delay disease progression.