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First new potassium lowering drug in 50 years

Started this discussion. Last reply by MrsCora Jul 23, 2015. 2 Replies

I just read an article in Nephrology News and Issues. I haven't looked into this drug and how long it will potentially take to bring it to market, but the results from a 1 year study in the US seems…Continue

Older living kidney donors

Started Jul 10, 2014 0 Replies

Here is a great article published by Nephrology News and Issues. They matched over 3000 donors over the age of 55 and followed them for almost 8 years. Basically they had no higher risks of…Continue


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MrsCora replied to B LeClair's discussion Skin itch
"How is your phosphorus level? It can often cause itching. I also found that an oatmeal bath helped a bit (but it's pretty messy to clean the tub afterwards."
Apr 12
MrsCora replied to Danny A.'s discussion Any caregivers with dementia and PD experience?
"I'm sorry, but I only have experience with those two things separately and not together. Would your healthcare team be able to connect you to someone locally with that experience? Since they seem to think it will be ok, surely they've…"
Apr 10
MrsCora replied to Lauren Nardacci's discussion Communication between dialysis patients, nurses, and physicians
"I think that things are quite different here in Canada than in the US (I dialysed for a couple of weeks at Disneyworld in at a Davita site). The bulk of the care is done by nurses. No techs the way you have in the US. And yes, communication is…"
Feb 27
MrsCora replied to Steph D's discussion new, help?
"My own personal opinion (but I'm a cynic) is that the 'stages' don't really mean all that much. They don't tell you anything about what specifically is going on or how fast the progression of things may or may not be. In my…"
Feb 20
MrsCora replied to Lauren Nardacci's discussion Communication between dialysis patients, nurses, and physicians
"Are you talking specifically about in-center hemodialysis? Or are you including PD and home hemo? Requirements for interaction are different with the different types. In my case, as I wanted PD, I never saw a vascular surgeon. And then when PD…"
Feb 19
MrsCora replied to lorlee99's discussion Hemo vs. peritoneal dialysis
"Loretta, I didn't do home hemo. But I had a few friends who did. It took about 6 weeks of daytime in-hospital training to get it down pat. But once they were doing it (slow and steady overnight 6 days per week), they did amazingly well. My one…"
Feb 12
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Feb 12
MrsCora replied to lorlee99's discussion Hemo vs. peritoneal dialysis
"I was on hemo for a year with a neckline. It was do-able, but a bit of a pain with the time commitment of 3 mornings a week. And it was the entire morning. 4 hours dialysis time, 15 minutes set up and take down (so 1/2 an hour) and then the travel…"
Feb 12
MrsCora replied to Victoria Faubert's discussion Essential Oils
"Sorry Victoria. I didn't see this (don't know why). I've used essential oils for decades (even took a few college courses). I only used them minimally for small things and not for my kidney issues. Lavender was kind of my go-to oil…"
Feb 5
MrsCora replied to Donna's discussion Testing for transplant
"Different centers have different frequency of testing for crossmatch. Ultimately, everyone will test you and the donor at the last minute right before surgery. The sad truth is that that status can change without warning. While it was a long time…"
Jan 11
MrsCora replied to Corrie Smid's discussion driving
"I didn't drive much when I was in ESRD and not at all for the year I was on dialysis. So I agree with you - it's not your imagination."
Oct 14, 2017

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At 7:41 on August 23, 2015, John said…

Hi MrsCora, 
Just a quick word to say thank you for connecting as a friend.
Best wishes,

At 11:40 on May 7, 2014, Hilary said…
Welcome to Kidney Connect MrsCora! Please let us know if you have any questions at all. How do you connect with kidney disease?...



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