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Kidney International®

Models of Care to Address Disparities in Kidney Health Outcomes for First Nation People

First Nations people in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA face a higher risk of kidney problems and struggle to get kidney transplants compared to non-Indigenous people.

This review identifies studies that created special healthcare programs for First Nations people with kidney problems, which could be used as models of care to improve health outcomes in this population.

Mayo Clinic Consensus Report on Membranous Nephropathy: Proposal for a Novel Classification

The Mayo Clinic consensus report on MN proposes a two-step classification of membranous nephropathy (MN). This process involves first identifying the target antigen and then investigating the presence of any underlying disease or associated condition.

The consensus of the meeting was that while the resources and equipment for the proposed testing may not be widely available, using antigens to classify MN can lead to precise diagnosis, with significant implications for patient care and treatment.

Kidney International Reports®

Why Are We Not Getting More Patients Onto Peritoneal Dialysis? Observations From the United States With Global Implications

In this narrative review, the authors cite inadequate patient education, shortage of well-trained personnel, and absence of infrastructure and support among the reasons for the low prevalence of peritoneal dialysis (PD) in the United States.

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