In the United States, one of every five hospitalized people develops acute kidney injury (AKI). Numerous causes, alone and in concert, can trigger the condition; they include infection, low blood pressure, and reaction to medication.
The Kidney Research Institute, a collaboration of UW Medicine and Northwest Kidney Centers in Seattle, has a major role in an ambitious, newly funded effort to care more precisely for the tens of millions of Americans who have chronic kidney dis
Seattle-based nonprofit dialysis provider Northwest Kidney Centers intends to make a $15 million grant over the next five years to support startup projects within the University of Washington’s Center for Dialysis Innovation.
“Unimaginably intense” is how one might describe the pain of a kidney stone lodged in the urinary tract. Pebble-size crystals, most commonly calcium-based, bring people to their knees and then to the emergency room.