In a recent news story of great success and altruism, the oldest living kidney donor donated a kidney to a neighbor in great need. Frank Dewhurst donated his kidney to Linda Nall, a neighbor who had been struggling with lupus since 1986. At age 84, Dewhurst is now the oldest living kidney donor in the United States. KNO spoke with ASN member, Dr. Hassan Ibrahim, Chief of Nephrology at Houston Methodist Hospital, about the experience.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and two health departments are investigating a large cluster of peritonitis cases among patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis. Many of the peritonitis events under investigation were caused by Serratia marcescens or other gram-negative pathogens.
CDC is requesting U.S. clinicians to report peritonitis cases in peritoneal dialysis patients treated by the same center that meet the following criteria:
In this complimentary webinar, review the critical role that nephrologists and dialysis professionals have in preventing infections. Examine the CDC's recommendations for dialysis station disinfection and compare your medical facility's policies with environmental disinfection best practices. Discover the patient perspective on environmental cleanliness and learn how nephrologists can take a leadership role in facility sanitization.