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Kidney disease

Health research
Study reveals kidney cells pump blood
Published May 18, 2022
A new study found that kidney cells pump blood rather than filtering it, aiding in the understanding of kidney physiological function
Health guidelines could benefit 25 million Americans with chronic kidney disease
Published Feb 24, 2021
New guidelines call for bringing blood pressure levels down to 120 mmHg systolic in chronic kidney disease patients
Nursing home study suggests dialysis patients at greater risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection
Published Sept 11, 2020
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers determined that residents receiving dialysis treatment were at greater risk for prolonged exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19
Most favor compensation for kidney donors if it leads to more saved lives
Published July 11, 2019
The average wait for a new kidney in the U.S. is four and a half years, and thousands of people die each year while on the transplant list
Kidney Disease
Dialysis and dementia
Published Aug 20, 2018
Study finds that end-stage kidney disease patients face higher risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's
DASH for kidney health
Published Aug 12, 2016
Popular diet known to lower blood pressure also good for kidneys, study suggests / School of Public Health
An organ transplant first
Published March 31, 2016
Hopkins performs first HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants in U.S. / The Baltimore Sun
Kidney transplants
Better chance at survivial
Published March 9, 2016
Study: Survival rates for those receiving incompatible organs higher than for those waiting on dialysis for compatible donor
Predicting kidney failure risk
Published Nov 6, 2015
Online tool could help doctors identify best donor candidates / School of Public Health
Thrill of a challenge
Published Summer 2013
Surgeon Dorry Segev collaborates with his mathematician spouse to connect thousands of patients with badly needed organ donations / Johns Hopkins Magazine