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Dialsyis is essintial to support life in spite of complete cesssation of renal function. There is a considerable cost to the community, as well a inconvenience to the patient, especially since it fails to restore the full funtional normalty and longevity of the patient. Prescriptions of dialysis requires knowledge of the normal function of the kidney, of patient metabolism and physiology as well as of dialysis technology . Read More

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The best way to protect kidneys of diabetic patients is to lower blood pressure. A study at the British Heart Foundation Laboratory at University College London recently reported that meta-analysis of 127 randomized trials did not confirm a renoprotective effect for either ACE-inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers. More about Kidney Benefits

Printing Organs on Demand
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Choosing the Best Kidney for Transplantation
Currently, there are more than 64,000 people in the United States awaiting a kidney transplant. With the need for kidneys increasing and the number of available kidneys from deceased donors failing to keep pace, patients may wait years for a healthy, or non-ECD, kidney to become available. More about Kidney Transplantation

Age No Barrier for Kidney Transplant
Using the newer methods of matching kidneys, Wake Forest has been able to more than double its number of available kidneys for transplant. Previously, kidneys were matched exclusively by blood and tissue type. These newer approaches allow the use of higher-risk kidneys that were once considered unsuitable for transplantation, including kidneys from deceased donors over age 60 or from people over age 50 with health problems such as high blood pressure or elevated levels of a protein called creatine, he said. Kidney Transplant

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