Only a few foods and other substances are “off limits” after a kidney transplant, but it’s important to avoid them to limit your risk of complications. Learn more.
If you are diagnosed with cancer in a kidney, you may lose that kidney. But is your other kidney also at risk? Learn more about what to expect from renal cancer treatment.
If you’re waiting for a kidney transplant, you already know about the daunting stats: 100,000 patients on the wait list and a three- to five-year wait, on average, for a kidney from a deceased donor. But each year, hundreds of transplant patients get off the wait list in a fraction of the time. They find … Read More
Black men and women make up a little more than 13 percent of the U.S. population. But they make up more than 30 percent of Americans with kidney failure.
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Whether it’s a heart, lung, kidney or liver, many people assume that transplantation is a last resort in treating a failing organ. But in the case of kidney disease, transplantation is actually the first line of treatment for patients who are candidates to receive a new kidney. “A kidney transplant is not a last resort; … Read More
Your kidneys are extraordinary organs. Each is no bigger than a clenched fist, but they purify your body’s entire 1.5-gallon blood supply multiple times a day, straining it through hundreds of thousands of tiny natural filters to extract waste via the urine they manufacture. Your kidneys also regulate your blood pressure, make hormones, and keep … Read More
Explore the breakthroughs that have shaped our knowledge of kidneys — including transplantation and the work of researchers to find effective ways to manage kidney donation. This timeline looks back on the last half century, as this year marks the 50th anniversary of Cleveland Clinic’s first kidney transplant.
If you have type 1 diabetes, it might be hard to imagine life without insulin, but it’s possible for some patients with a novel treatment option: a pancreatic transplant. A successful pancreatic transplant gives patients freedom from insulin and intensive glucose monitoring. “It’s an excellent option for patients who have failed intensive medical therapy for type … Read More
What has shaped our knowledge of kidney health and helped researchers find effective ways to manage chronic kidney disease? Innovation can be quirky — like the experimental use of a washing machine as a dialysis machine. This slideshow spans the century and explores how medical discoveries are found and developed — and how Cleveland Clinic … Read More
Today across the U.S., more than 117,000 people are waiting for that gift of life from an organ donor. Trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and vision loss are all reasons why someone may need an organ, tissue or blood donation at some point in their lives. It could happen to any one … Read More