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‘New normal’ transplants give hope to kidney disease patients

  • Elly Burhaini Faizal

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 16 2020   /  01:00 am
Diabetics who get kidney transplants sometimes also receive pancreas transplants at the same time, essentially curing their diabetes.(Shutterstock/-)

With chronic kidney disease remaining a threat globally and at home, Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital (RSCM) is committed to continuing to provide kidney transplants for people with end-stage renal disease. As the nation is preoccupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, kidney transplants are performed in accordance with strict health protocols.   A report in The Lancet medical journal shows that globally, chronic kidney disease directly resulted in an estimated 1.23 million deaths in 2017, with an additional 1.36 million deaths attributable to cardiovascular disease resulting from impaired kidney function. Chronic kidney disease was the 12th leading cause of death globally in 2017, up from 17th in 1990. There were 697.5 million cases of chronic kidney disease in 2017. Nearly one-third of those patients lived in two countries – China, with about 132 million cases, and Ind...