Cleveland Clinic Nephrologist to Lead National Kidney Care Innovation Accelerator

John Sedor, M.D., has been appointed chair of the Steering Committee for The Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX), a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) to accelerate innovation in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney diseases. Established in April 2018, KidneyX was … Read More

E. Coli Bacteria Illness Prompts Consumer Warning

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a notice to consumers to avoid eating romaine lettuce products after an outbreak of a particularly dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria hospitalized dozens of people across the U.S. According to Baruch Fertel, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, this particular strain of E. coli, known … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Establishes UAE’s First Comprehensive Organ Transplant Program

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates: Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi have made history in the UAE by developing a comprehensive multi-organ transplant program which is already transforming patients’ lives. This month, the multi-specialty hospital successfully completed the United Arab Emirates’ first full liver transplant on Feb. 1, 2018, and first lung transplant on Feb. 11, … Read More

Doctors Perform First Kidney Swap in West Virginia

A few weeks ago, two West Virginia families had never met. Today, they have a lifetime bond. Brian King, of Charleston, needed a kidney transplant. So, too, did David Kent, of Tornado. And each had family members – Brian’s wife, Pam, and David’s son, Dustin – who were eager to offer up one of their … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Study: Children With Asthma More Likely to Have Kidney Stones than Children Without Asthma

CLEVELAND: Kidney stones are four-times more likely to occur in children with asthma than children without asthma, according to a new Cleveland Clinic study published online in the medical journal, PLOS ONE. Similarly, the study found that asthma is four-times more likely to occur in children with kidney stones than children without stones. This is … Read More