Diagnosis & Disease Information

Synchronous metastatic disease is characterized by the presence of metastatic lesions, in addition to the primary tumor, at diagnosis.

Xenotransplantation Reaches a Milestone

After decades of failed attempts at transplanting kidneys from one person to another, Joseph Murray, MD, a surgeonat the former Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, achieved success in 1954 when he transplanted a kidneybetween identical twin brothers. Reporting on their findings in Surgical Forum in 1955, Dr Murray and his coauthors noted that the…

Family visiting patient in hospital

Caregiver vs Care-Partner for Patients With CKD

Organizers of the 2021 World Kidney Day (WKD) on March 11, which had as its theme “Living Well with Kidney Disease,” describe the important role of “family members and other care partners”in helping patients with kidney disease. But what is the difference between a caregiver and a care-partner? A caregiver provides care for someone who…

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