Blog Posts: Research

Kidney disease and African-Americans AKF Staff  |  Posted
Kidney disease and African-Americans infograph

Kidney disease and kidney failure affect African-Americans more than any other race or ethnicity. Nearly 1 in 3 of Americans with kidney failure is African-American. Learn more about this silent killer from our infographic. The good news: most cases of kidney disease could be prevented by controlling diabetes and high blood pressure, the two leading causes of kidney disease.

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Research: Health literacy and health disparities in southeastern North Carolina John Stanifer, M.D., M.Sc.  |  Posted
Doctor John Stanifer, M.D., M.Sc

In the United States, chronic kidney disease affects racial and ethnic minority populations including American Indians, African-Americans, and Hispanic Americans at higher rates than whites. In North Carolina, health disparities are even greater in the southeastern counties where the rates of kidney disease are among the highest in the country.

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Bioartificial Kidney: The Next Frontier in ESRD Treatment? Shuvo Roy, Ph.D. and William H. Fissell, M.D.  |  Posted
Scientific team working on a bioartificial kidney for esrd treatment

A team of scientists, engineers and clinicians from across the United States is collaborating on a fast-track development to create an implantable kidney the size of a coffee cup to treat end-stage renal disease (ESRD), which affects more than 600,000 people in the United States.

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The American Kidney Fund helps people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives. For more information, visit our website.

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