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The Tragic Tale of the Sale of a Kidney for an iPad and iPhone is in Court in China

The Tragic Tale of the Sale of Kidney for iPad and iPhone is in Court in China
In 2011 a student in China sold one of his kidneys to be able to buy an iPad and iPhone.
Read more Aug 10 2012, 8:10am CDT
 

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Adults with Type 2 diabetes who improve physical fitness lower chances of getting CKD

Source: News-Medical.net

Adults with Type 2 diabetes who improve their physical fitness lower their chances of getting chronic kidney disease (CKD), and if they already have kidney damage, they can improve the ...
Full article at: News-Medical.net Jun 24 2014, 12:35am CDT
 

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Huntsman researchers find that reduced kidney function is associated with higher risk of renal and urothelial cancer

Source: National Cancer Institute

Researchers who investigated the level of kidney function and subsequent cancer risk in more than one million adults have found that reduced glomerular filtration rate is a key measure of reduced kidney function and chronic kidney disease is an independent risk factor for renal and urothelial cancer but not other canc ...
Full article at: National Cancer Institute Jun 2 2014, 12:00am CDT
 

Reduced glomerular filtration rate is independent risk factor for renal and urothelial cancer

Source: News-Medical.net

Researchers who investigated the level of kidney function and subsequent cancer risk in more than one million adults have found that reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) — a key measure of reduced kidney function and chronic kidney disease (CKD) — is an independent risk factor for renal and urothelial cancer but not other cancer ...
Full article at: News-Medical.net May 30 2014, 1:49am CDT
 

Major geographic disparities in access to kidney transplantation

Source: Science Daily

There is substantial geographic variation in access to kidney transplantation among the more than 4,000 US dialysis facilities that treat patients with kidney failure, with a disproportionate lack of access to those in the Southeast. Certain factors seem to explain these differences, and they underscore the need for political, financial, and health systems changes to reduce transplant inequ ...
Full article at: Science Daily May 29 2014, 8:28am CDT
 

Hormone level may reflect mortality risk among dialysis patients

Source: Massachusetts General Hospital

A new study suggests that monitoring levels of a hormone called fibroblast growth factor 23 may provide information crucial to the treatment of pa ...
Full article at: Massachusetts General Hospital Aug 5 2008, 7:00pm CDT
 

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