kidney

The wait for donor organs has led to innovations in transplantation.

By Sandy Cohen • February 16, 2022

As we grow older our immune systems become less responsive

By Ask the Doctors • December 7, 2021

‘Ours is the only project that simulates the essential functions of the kidney in one device,’ says Dr. Ira Kurtz, chief of the UCLA Health Division of Nephrology

By uclahealth • November 15, 2021

Groundbreaking science and cross-specialty collaboration enable transplant recipients to thrive without immunosuppressive drugs

By Sandy Cohen • August 4, 2021

Ask the Doctors answer a few questions in their monthly letters column

By Ask the Doctors • July 12, 2021

I had no health conditions - no diagnoses and no medications. I have worked in mental health and am employed by a company that owns 200 hospitals. Often in more rural areas they have trouble locating someone to be the director. I assist with this and also help them get [...]

By Tuxedo • December 21, 2018

I was having kidney and liver problems. I found out I was hyperparathyroid. Medicine I was taking was making me sick - mostly headaches. Too much calcium was making my kidney function go down - from 22% to 16%. I was referred to Dr. Livhits. Dr. Livhits performed surgery on [...]

By Veri • June 14, 2018

Monday morning I went to work and had a little pain on my abdomen and called my wife and said I’m gonna go to the doctor. She actually said it must be a big pain because I don’t really go to the doctor. I went home and went to the [...]

By Manny • February 2, 2018

3 years ago I began to feel very tired and I had pain on the side of my kidney. I grew up in a family of doctors so when I feel something, I go to the doctor. I found I had calcium in my kidneys. But around that time, my [...]

By Ari • December 5, 2017

  I went to the 2017 UCLA Kidney Health Event. I was blown away by the number of participants, and volunteers helping out. It was such an educational event, about so many diseases related to kidney health, but it was also such a beautiful and fun day. [...]

By jajosaee • March 30, 2017