Tag: kidney disease and palliative care

Growing Role of Palliative Care for Those with Kidney Disease – What You Need to Know

March 29, 2021

By Holly Koncicki, MD

If you are living with kidney disease, you may know that it comes with many challenges, as symptoms can take a toll on day-to-day life. Along the way, decisions will have to be made about potential treatments, each of which can impact you in different ways. With this in mind, it’s important to know about a medical specialty that can address your symptoms and stress, called palliative care – and how to ask for it. Palliative care is growing in kidney care programs, given the many symptoms that come with kidney disease and the potential impact of various treatments on quality of life. … Read More

What to Know About Coronavirus If You Have Kidney Disease

June 13, 2020

As a new virus, there is limited information on the risk factors for COVID-19 (coronavirus). But data show that people of any age with serious medical conditions, such as kidney disease, might be at higher risk. This includes anyone with diabetes; undergoing dialysis for chronic kidney disease; or having a kidney transplant due to use of medicines that can weaken the immune system. And as much of the country begins to phase in routine activities, it’s more important than ever to remain safe and know what to do if you feel sick. … Read More

Webinar On-Demand: Living with Kidney Disease: Pain and Itch, and the Role of Palliative Care

Listen and watch on-demand here.

Recorded: Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM ET

Featured Presenter:
Dr. Jennifer Scherer, MD
Division of Palliative Care and the Division of Nephrology at NYU School of Medicine

If you or a loved one is living with serious kidney disease, you might be struggling with symptoms such as pain and itchiness.   … Read More

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