Tag Archives: Kidney

National, Universal Living Donor Kidney Registry and At-Home Living Donor Testing Kit: Interview with David Fleming, President and CEO of DLA

The Fresenius Medical Care Foundation (FMCF), which is the nonprofit arm of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), has teamed up with Donate Life America (DLA), another non-profit, to create a universal living donor kidney registry and at-home living donor testing kits. Approximately 30 million people in the United States are affected by kidney disease,… Read More »

An introduction to kidney stones

Kidney stones are hard1 and solid masses2 that develop due to the increased presence of calcium, oxalate and uric acid in your urine,3 and at the same time, because of reduced quantities of or a lack of water, which is needed to dilute these stone-forming substances.4 The University of Michigan highlights that some kidney stones… Read More »

Kidney transplants jump under Medicaid expansion

Dive Brief: Medicaid expansion helped more adults receive a preemptive kidney transplant, or a transplant before needing dialysis treatment, which can be grueling and time consuming, according to a new study from researchers at Drexel University published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Transplants increased by 66% in expansion states and 37% in non-expansion states.… Read More »

Daily on Healthcare: Executive order gives hope to kidney patients

Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what’s going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $ 1.00 an issue! EXECUTIVE ORDER GIVES HOPE TO KIDNEY PATIENTS: The Trump administration’s recent pledge to transform kidney care is cause for hope… Read More »