Kidney Disorders

Read about the conditions that affect the kidneys and learn how they are diagnosed and treated.

Calcium Supplementation in Renal Patients

Calcium supplementation in renal patients should be closely monitored as to avoid calcification, a condition linked with heart disease and blocked blood flow. Renal patients should not take any more than 800 mg of calcium daily as to avoid this and other health problems.

Chemotherapy and Kidney Transplant

How can chemotherapy and kidney transplant affect the long-term survival rates of patients? Can chemotherapy reduce the risk of infections better than anti-rejection drugs? Read how a surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital is using a new therapy.