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Prevention (Renal)

Vaccination For Transplant

Why is it important? Prevention of infection is of paramount importance to solid organ transplant recipients who are immunocompromised, meaning they have reduced immunity due to the transplant medication they are required to take. Infection in these patients results in a very high risk of illness and death, and treatment …

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Vaccination For Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Introduction Patients with renal disease have a higher risk of illness and death. The No 2 cause of death after cardiovascular disease is infectious disease (ID). Why is ID a significant problem? People with CKD are unique in that: They have additional exposures to infections via vascular access catheters and …

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Diet For Kidney Stone Prevention

Introduction Chemicals in urine can cause the formation of kidney stones. Changes in your diet might help, especially when you know what type of kidney stone you have. The most common types of kidney stones are calcium and oxalate. The other type of kidney stone is uric acid. By knowing …

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