kidney disease

June 28, 2018

Among people with advanced kidney disease, interactions with providers and with the health system can often take a large emotional toll.

June 19, 2018

A new UW Medicine study strongly associates the use of intravenous heroin – in particular the black tar variety popular in the Pacific Northwest – with an untreatable kidney disease that often leads to dialysis and death.

June 4, 2018

In their last year of life, Medicare patients on chronic kidney dialysis generally follow one of four trajectories of healthcare expense and intensity, new research suggests.

February 5, 2018

In a study of nearly 6,000 patients with chronic kidney disease and heart failure, the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) was associated with a significantly increased risk of subsequent hospitalization.

December 18, 2017

A lab takes human stem cells and helps them develop into kidney structures, which can be tested for response to therapeutics that might subsequently help people manage chronic kidney diseases.

October 26, 2017

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

September 12, 2017

The National Institutes of Health today announced $15 million in funding for developme

Media contact:  Sarah Guthrie, gu3@uw.edu, 206 543-3485,

A team of global researchers led by UW Medicine nephrologist Bernadette Thomas investigated the effects of kidney disease on a person's heart condition and cardiovascular health.

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