San Diego Dialysis Centers Make Strides To Improve Patient Care
In other public health news around California, a 17-year-old girl in San Diego County dies of influenza.
Quality Of Care For Kidney Dialysis Improved In San Diego County
[Steve] Brown, 70, is one of more than about 468,000 people in the nation — roughly 5,000 in San Diego County — whose kidneys no longer remove waste products through urine. They are in stage 4 or 5 kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease, and must go through this ordeal called dialysis. (Clark, 3/22)
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Flu Kills 17-Year-Old Girl In San Diego County
The flu killed a teen from inland North County in late February, according to the latest influenza report from the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. The 17-year-old girl, who had gotten her flu vaccination but also had other unspecified health problems, died on Feb. 25. But her death was not reported to the health department until last week. No additional information, including her home city or more information on her health status previous to the influenza infection, was released Wednesday. (Sisson, 3/22)