For one patient, the logic is simple: “When you have money you can live longer, and if not you die.” The rising toll of kidney disease has more and more Cambodians cashing in all their assets to pay for dialysis to keep them alive. The mortality rate of chronic kidney…

For decades, Central America’s male agricultural workers have felt the brunt of a mysterious kidney failure epidemic.   To tackle the severe kidney failure of uncertain etiology (known as CKDnT), at-risk countries must sharpen surveillance of all chronic kidney disease (CKD…

Despite alarming data highlighting an enormous gap between the number of patients needing and receiving renal replacement therapy for end-stage kidney disease in sub-Saharan Africa, researcher Ikechi Okpechi doubts the information will move the region’s governments to…

Undocumented African migrants are falling prey to Egypt’s underground kidney trade, according to several studies cited in an article for the Thomas Reuters Foundation. The practice has flourished in Egypt where paying for a transplant procedure is legal, but buying a kidney…

A simple change to the algorithm used to decide who gets a kidney transplant in the US has reduced the racial gap of recipients, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.