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Brothers Owais and Rizwan Badar, the day after Owais’ surgery

Older kidney recipients can benefit from organs from older donors. But previous cerebrovascular disease may reduce the survival benefits of these kidney transplants, according to a recent study.

Living donors are now getting their due as a medical population of interest that will be officially monitored for health outcomes and other data over time.

The occurrence of acute kidney injury (AKI) resulting from the intravascular administration of contrast media (CM), commonly referred to as contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN), has become firmly entrenched.

Last year, I attended a medical conference focused on developing medications for kidney diseases. Unlike previous meetings, this conference was centered on developing upstream interventions, a welcome and very positive development for people with kidney diseases.

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Kidney disease is common in people with cardiovascular disease (1, 2), and managing cardiovascular disease in people with kidney diseases is an important...

With fertility in decline and life expectancy on the rise around the world, there are many unanswered questions that warrant answers in healthcare. Currently, living to age 70 or 80 years old is no longer considered a rarity in the developed world. However, longer lifespans have led to new challenges. How many years can older people expect to live in good health?

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