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Study: Favorable outcomes for Veterans who receive kidney transplant care in VA

Study identified Veterans who had kidney transplants between 2008 and 2016 and were enrolled in VA and Medicare at the time of their transplant…and had their choice of where to receive transplant care.

By |March 10th, 2021|Health|Comments Off on Study: Favorable outcomes for Veterans who receive kidney transplant care in VA

VA partner American Kidney Fund helps Veteran advocate

A Veteran Navy hospital corpsman and her husband both had kidney failure. She describes the “earth shattering” experience and how a VA partnership with the American Kidney Fund has helped them cope.

By |February 2nd, 2021|Guest Posts, Health|Comments Off on VA partner American Kidney Fund helps Veteran advocate

Vets First Podcast S:1 E:7: Pioneer in kidney transplant: Dr. Christie Thomas

Dr. Christie Thomas, a nephrologist at the University of Iowa and the Iowa City VA Healthcare System, discusses his favorite organ, the kidney.

By |October 29th, 2020|Health, VA Podcast Network, Vets First|Comments Off on Vets First Podcast S:1 E:7: Pioneer in kidney transplant: Dr. Christie Thomas

VA researchers striving to improve detection of kidney disease

His first big paper on cystatin C appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2005. Shlipak and his team found that elevated blood levels of cystatin C accurately predict higher risks of heart disease, stroke, and death among elderly people with no known kidney problems. The creatinine test misses those risks almost entirely, according to the researchers.

By |October 5th, 2020|Research|Comments Off on VA researchers striving to improve detection of kidney disease

Vets First Podcast S:1 E:6: Extraordinary circumstances: Son donates kidney to father and Jack Jones receives the first Hepatitis C positive kidney

In this episode Vince and David, a father and son pair, talk two days before their kidney transplant surgery for Vince, an Air Force Veteran.

By |September 24th, 2020|Health, VA Podcast Network, Vets First|Comments Off on Vets First Podcast S:1 E:6: Extraordinary circumstances: Son donates kidney to father and Jack Jones receives the first Hepatitis C positive kidney

Vets First Podcast S:1 E:5: When our blood filtration system goes bad: two Veteran viewpoints on kidney disease

In this and the following two episodes, Veterans and their caregivers talk about their experiences with chronic kidney disease and transplants through VA.

By |August 27th, 2020|Health, VA Podcast Network, Vets First|Comments Off on Vets First Podcast S:1 E:5: When our blood filtration system goes bad: two Veteran viewpoints on kidney disease
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