Items Tagged ‘kidney failure’

Getting Dad on a Plan

October 2, 2015

Getting Dad on a Plan

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“Nothing was being done for my father. The word dialysis was thrown around, but my father was having a hard time coming to terms with [having kidney failure]. We were all resistant to the idea,” says Julie Ngo, who brought her father to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after visiting several other hospitals. “We saw […]

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, kidney failure, nephrologist, peritoneal dialysis, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


They can never feel it's truly gone

September 25, 2015

They can never feel it’s truly gone

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“Pete had a stem cell transplant because he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and the [subsequent] prescription drug interaction is the reason he experienced kidney failure,” says Kathleen Koch-Weser, wife of Pete Koch-Weser, who started peritoneal dialysis in June of 2013. Pete adds, “I’m on PD for nine-and-a- half hours each night, every night. And I will […]

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Tags: Dr. Anjay Rastogi, kidney failure, kidney transplant, nephrologist, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, peritoneal dialysis, prescription drug interaction, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, stem-cell transplant


Waiting for a Match

September 15, 2015

Waiting for a Match

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I completely lost my kidney function when I was 9 years old. My mom donated a kidney, but then I lost it in 2004. I’ve been on dialysis for 11 years,” says 27-year-old Monserrat Hinojosa, who has focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a kidney disease that results in kidney failure. She remains hopeful. “I stay positive about […]

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Tags: blood type, dialysis, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, kidney disease, kidney donation, kidney failure, kidney function, kidney transplant, live kidney donation, peritoneal dialysis, rare kidney


In Sickness and in Health (2 of 2)

September 6, 2015

In Sickness and in Health (2 of 2)

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“You know what they say about high blood pressure; it’s a silent killer,” says Arlene Dunaetz, married to Richard Dunaetz for 64 years. Eighty­‐five-­year­‐old Richard agrees, “I always knew my blood pressure was high; then that was it, I had kidney failure. I was going to doctors, not at UCLA, and they all said, ‘You […]

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Tags: at-home dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, hemodialysis, high blood pressure, kidney failure, peritoneal dialysis, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, silent killer


In Sickness and in Health (1 of 2)

September 6, 2015

In Sickness and in Health (1 of 2)

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was on a gurney ready to have surgery and my blood pressure was over 200. I said that can’t be right, it must be the machine. They tried another, and it was 213,” says 83-­year‐old Arlene Dunaetz. “They couldn’t go ahead with surgery; I could have had a heart attack or stroke. When Dr. […]

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Tags: blood pressure, blood‐pressure-study group, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, heart attack, high blood pressure, kidney failure, nephrologist, stroke, surgery


Family Kidney Failure

July 6, 2015

Family Kidney Failure

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Everything goes back to my grandmother. She passed away from kidney failure. My mom (left) has it, my sister has it and I have it,” says 27-­‐year-­‐old Antonio Negrite, who has Alport’s syndrome, a genetic disease that leads to kidney failure. “My older brother, who passed away, was the first one to get diagnosed. We […]

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Tags: Alport’s syndrome, dialysis, genetic disease, kidney failure, kidney transplant, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center