Condition Center: Kidney Failure

It's in the Genes, Not the Skin

Doctors have noticed that kidneys taken from some African-American donors for transplant don't last as long as kidneys from other donors. Howe...

Two Visits Are Better than One

Before someone goes through heart surgery doctors need to evaluate the heart's ability to pump blood. The test performed can be harmful to pat...

Dye Damages Women's Kidneys

Doctors sometimes use X-ray machines to see if your heart is healthy. A type of dye has to be fed into patients' blood in order for these mach...

Weight Loss Drug Doesn't Work

Some obese people take weight-loss drugs to help deal with their health problem. One of these drugs, orlistat, may be harmful.  The drug alre...

The Right Diet Can Save Your Kidneys

Changing your diet can help with many different health problems. New research supports this point by showing that patients who eat a certain kind ...

Spotting Kidney Injury Early

The sooner doctors can spot kidney injury, the sooner they can help patients deal with the condition. Researchers have found a new way to spot kid...

Long-Lasting Kidney Transplants

Even after getting a kidney transplant, patients' new kidneys can develop serious, life-threatening problems. The good news is research ...

Banning HIV Organ Donation

Researchers from Johns Hopkins believe that a law banning HIV patients from donating their organs to living HIV-positive patients is outdated. ...

A Better Kidney Measurement

In a new study, researchers argue that the current way for diagnosing kidney failure in patients with cirrhosis is not accurate enough. Their resu...

Sleep Better with Dialysis at Home

Sleep problems are common among kidney patients who go through the dialysis process. A new study shows that short, daily dialysis sessions at home...

Sad About Kidneys

Reinforcing the fact that your mental health impacts your overall health, a new study has found a link between depression and your kidney health.

Exercise Saves Lives

Recipients of kidney transplants should get some exercise. According to a recent study, low physical activity increases a transplant recipient'...

Don't Hate on Peritoneal Dialysis

Patients with end-stage renal disease who choose to undergo peritoneal dialysis have no greater risk of catheter infection than those who go throu...

Keep Me Informed, Please

A recent survey reveals that many patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) want more information on the various treatment options available to...

Healing Kidneys with Kidneys

Transplanting kidney stem cells taken from self-donors may improve kidney function after kidney damage from pyelonephritis, a kind of urinary infe...

Sacrifice Play

When Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter told his players that his team was about family and sacrifice, he wasn't kidding. This last week, W...