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May 30th, 2017

Team-based care improves life expectancy, results in fewer hospitalizations among kidney dialysis patients

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The health care industry is under constant pressure to reduce costs. This is especially evident in chronic disease management, where a growing segment of the population – the Centers for Disease Control estimates half of all adults in the United States have one or more chronic conditions – is accumulating an increasing portion of health […]

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Tags: Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, hemodialysis, Kern Center, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, kidney failure, knowledge synthesis, maintenance dialysis, Mayo Clinic Libraries, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, multidisciplinary, nephrology


November 25th, 2013

Mayo Clinic's Fifty Years of Kidney Transplants – Part IV

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Pioneers of Kidney Transplantation at Mayo Clinic The first transplant of a kidney took place in Saint Marys Hospital on Nov. 25, 1963. Surgeons George A. Hallenbeck, M.D., and James DeWeerd, M.D., headed a medical team that performed the first transplant, placing a kidney in a female patient. The patient’s half-sister was the donor. Mayo’s operation […]

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Tags: Frank Mann, George Hallenbeck, James DeWeerd, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, nephrology


November 25th, 2013

Mayo Clinic – Fifty Years of Kidney Transplants – Part III

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The Numbers, for the Record Candidates on waiting list for kidneys for transplant (national) – Approximately 97,000 Kidney Transplants at Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic – Number of Kidney Transplants (as of June 30, 2013) Rochester ( since 1963) – 4,822 Arizona (since 1999) –  1,974 Florida (since 2000) –  1,186 Kidney transplant patients at Mayo Clinic are cared for after […]

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Tags: kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, nephrology


November 25th, 2013

Mayo Clinic and 50 Years of Kidney Transplants – Part II

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[Editor’s note: We recently looked at benchmarks in kidney transplant history. Today more on the kidney and why it’s so important.] The Kidney’s Critical Role The kidney’s well-being is essential for the rest of the body. It acts as the main filtering system for wastes and the major factor in excreting them from the body. […]

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Tags: kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, nephrology


November 25th, 2013

Fifty Years of Kidney Transplants at Mayo Clinic

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Fifty years ago, the prognosis for a patient with kidney failure was threatening to grim. Transplants of kidneys from one person to another were not mainstream medicine. In fact, a transplant was so extraordinary that TIME magazine described the treatment as “the most daring of all.” Kidney transplants still are serious operations today. But, since […]

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Tags: kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, nephrology


January 6th, 2012

Rajiv Kumar, M.D. Receives 2012 John Phillips Memorial Award

By anonymous-49785 anonymous-49785

A huge congratulations goes out to Rajiv Kumar, M.D., a consultant in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension Departments of Internal Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Kumar is the 2012 recipient of the John Phillips Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in Clinical Medicine. This award is given […]

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Tags: American College of Physicians, awards, biochemistry, endocrinology, John Phillips Memorial Award, Mayo Clinic, nephrology, Rajiv Kumar, research awards


January 7th, 2010

Mayo Investigator Honored for Contributions to Nutrition Research

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Mayo Clinic nephrologist Rajiv Kumar, M.D., has been honored by the American Society for Nutrition. The Society has announced that Dr. Kumar will receive the E.V. McCollum Award in April at the Experimental Biology 2010 Meeting in Anaheim, California.  The award is presented to, “a clinical investigator who is perceived as a major creative force, […]

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Tags: nephrology, Nutrition, oesteoporosis, phosphate metabolism, research awards, Vitamin D


October 23rd, 2009

Rare Kidney Disease Consortium Slated for Mayo

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Mayo is one of those medical centers that sees rare cases,  diseases that have been diagnosed only a hundred or a handful of times. That expertise is one of the reasons why the National Institutes of Health is funding a Rare Disease Center to be based at Mayo’s Rochester campus. The grant that founded the […]

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Tags: Dent disease, kidney disease, kidney stones, Lieske, Milliner, nephrology, primary hyperoxaluria, rare diseases


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