Kidney Transplantation

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What should we know? The worldwide incidence and prevalence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has been increasing. The United States Renal Data System (USRDS) does regular international comparisons as part of its Annual Data Reports. The USRDS 2014 International Comparisons Report1 is based on data collected up until 2012 involving 54 countries (including Singapore). It […]

Diabetes and Kidney Disease

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Identifying and managing the problem The incidence of diabetes mellitus is on the rise in Singapore. According to the National Health Survey in 2010, diabetes affected 11.3% of the population compared to 8.2% in 2004.1 Diabetes is also associated with significant mortality and morbidity from related complications such as diabetic nephropathy. It is estimated that […]

Renal Cell Carcinoma – Multimodal management for advanced disease

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Renal Cell Carcinoma –¬†Multimodal management for advanced disease by Dr Tiong Ho Yee and Dr Alvin Wong Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for only about 3% of all cancer incidences. However, worldwide incidence is increasing by about 2% to 3% per year, and in the United States, 39,000 new cases were diagnosed in 2006 alone. […]

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