Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Kidney failure

A dietitian’s guide to protein for dialysis patients

Protein for dialysis patients
Author: Carolyn Feibig, M.S., R.D., L.D.  |  Posted:

Protein is a building block that is necessary for life! Food has three macronutrients—protein, carbohydrates, and fat. These macronutrients are the building blocks that make up our food and they provide us with energy, called calories. Protein can come from animal sources like meat, poultry, eggs and dairy, or from plant sources like beans, grains and nuts. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Healthy living, Kidney failure

My long journey with CKD

Martin Portocarrero
Author: Martin Portocarrero  |  Posted:

Five days after I was born a healthy baby in Canada, I got an E. coli infection that landed me in intensive care for 22 days. My parents remained outside the ICU, praying that I would make it out alive. Fortunately, I did but was diagnosed with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) at only 27 days old. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney failure

Paired kidney exchange offers hope to minority patients waiting for transplants

J. Keith Melancon, M.D. performing a surgery
Author: Joseph Keith Melancon, M.D.  |  Posted:

As a transplant surgeon and director of the George Washington University Transplant Institute, I have a special interest is in trying to get as many patients as possible kidney transplants. Patients who receive kidney transplants live a much longer life and are generally much happier than patients who remain on dialysis. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney transplant, Kidney failure
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