Misc. Kidney Problem News

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10/21/2017
Kidney Failure Can Isolate Young Patients

Relationships and employment often suffer, study finds

10/5/2017
Limiting 'Cold Time' Could Make More Organs Available for Transplant

Up to 12 hours seems to be OK, study suggests

9/29/2017
Dialysis Patients Often End Up Back in the Hospital

But the readmission is usually for a different problem, study finds

9/21/2017
Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis

But dose of pain-killing drugs often too high, researchers say

9/21/2017
Dirty Air Might Harm Your Kidneys

Study finds link between so-called particle pollution and renal function

9/19/2017
Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients

But stress may trigger the reverse, researchers report

9/15/2017
Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage

Superstar needed the donated organ because of her autoimmune disease

9/13/2017
Diabetes Threatens Kidneys, Vision of Millions of Americans

Untreated type 2 disease can lead to serious complications, diabetes experts say

8/24/2017
Pot Won't Harm Healthy Young People's Kidneys, Study Suggests

Researchers recommend more study on older users

8/18/2017
Kidney Disease May Boost Odds of Infection

Patients become more vulnerable as organ function declines, study says

8/10/2017
Kidney Disease May Boost Risk of Abnormal Heartbeat

And, the worse the kidney problems, the greater the odds of the heart condition, researchers say

8/3/2017
Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell

Problem is common in chronic kidney disease and can lead to malnutrition and other health issues

8/2/2017
Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success

May allow more patients to get donor organ, study finds

8/1/2017
Drug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection Risk

Doctors should weigh risks, benefits related to corticosteroid use, study suggests

7/27/2017
Donor Kidneys Rejected by Centers 7 Times on Average

Study suggests centers are often appropriately picky, but one specialist says patients should have a say in these choices

7/13/2017
Thyroid Problems May Make Things Worse for Dialysis Patients

Study found it was linked to fatigue, greater pain and reduced physical function

7/7/2017
Are Doctors Discarding Donor Kidneys That Could Save Lives?

Study found suboptimal organs prolonged lives and were a much better option than dialysis

6/30/2017
Catheters Often to Blame for Blood Infections After Dialysis

Study included almost all outpatient dialysis centers in the United States

6/27/2017
Elevated Protein Level Increases Blacks' Risk of Kidney Disease

Scientists find enhanced protein level is required to trigger the illness

6/15/2017
U.S. Hospitals Still Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics: Study

1 in 5 patients experiences side effects from the drugs, which often aren't necessary

6/9/2017
1 in 7 Americans Has Kidney Disease: CDC

Statistics should serve as a 'warning bell,' health expert says

5/25/2017
Kidneys From Deceased Diabetics Might Ease Organ Shortage: Study

More than 100,000 people are on the U.S. kidney transplant wait-list

5/18/2017
How Much Water Do You Really Need?

And the role H2O plays in kidney health

5/11/2017
A 2nd Life for Risky Kidney Transplants?

Doctors say they cleared hepatitis C in organ recipients, perhaps shortening transplant waits

4/13/2017
Kidney Disease a Big Contributor to Heart-Related Deaths: Study

Finding points to need for screening for kidney function

4/11/2017
3/30/2017
Weight, Gender Appear to Play Part in Kidney Transplant Success

Study found the closer the match between donor and recipient, the better the outcome

3/28/2017
Marathon Running May Cause Short-Term Kidney Injury

But recovery is quick, usually within a day or two, researchers find

3/24/2017
Many Dialysis Patients Get Unnecessary Colonoscopies

Study finds that a limited life span offsets the benefits of the screening test

3/23/2017
Turning Back the Aging Clock -- in Mice

Elderly rodents treated with cellular therapy regained lost fur, became more active, scientists say

3/9/2017
Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks

Doctors should screen earlier for signs of trouble in people with this gene variant, researcher suggests

3/7/2017
Kidney Transplant Survival Up Among Babies, Kids

Patients under age 10 now have the best long-term chances of not rejecting organ, study finds

2/28/2017
Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications

This growing group has double the problems as peers with type 1 disease, study finds

2/16/2017
Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients

Blood pressure and fluid retention improve in those counseled by dietitians, small study shows

2/14/2017
Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart

Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

2/9/2017
Non-English Speakers Less Likely to Be on Kidney Transplant List

Study finds language a barrier to getting needed care

2/6/2017
Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices

Two U.S. studies find them unable to get adequate kidney dialysis and end-of-life care

1/26/2017
Depression Often Untreated in Dialysis Patients

Sometimes it's the kidney doctors who nix antidepressants, study finds

1/10/2017
Native Americans Make Progress Against Diabetes Complication

Kidney failure down by 54 percent over 2 decades, CDC report finds

12/29/2016
For Kids With Kidney Disease, Race May Play Role in Outcomes

Risk of death from kidney failure is 36 percent higher in black children than in whites, study finds

12/22/2016
Past Kidney Damage Linked to Pregnancy Problems

The high blood pressure condition preeclampsia is 6 times more common, study finds

12/22/2016
Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids

Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

12/15/2016
Don't Rule Out Kidneys From Elderly Donors

Study finds similar survival rates whether organ comes from 50-year-old or octogenarian

12/8/2016
Healthy Diet May Mean Longer Life for Kidney Patients

Study found eating lots of fruit, vegetables, fish, whole grains was linked to lower rate of early death

12/1/2016
Dialysis Patients May Walk Their Way to Better Health

Even people with advanced kidney trouble can feel better with 'low-intensity' exercise regimen, study finds

11/21/2016
Poor Sleep Linked to Worsening Kidney Disease

But more shut-eye associated with better kidney function in study

11/18/2016
Smoking May Hinder Kidney Disease Drugs

To slow organ damage, patients should quit the habit, researchers say

11/10/2016
Constipation, Kidney Disease May Be Linked, New Research Shows

Treating constipation -- a common condition -- could help prevent kidney damage, experts say

10/20/2016
Study Counters Notion That Heart Surgery Poses More Kidney Risks to Women

If factors such as other health conditions are taken into account, gender difference disappears

9/29/2016
Concern About Dialysis Safety Spurs CDC Action

Coalition launched to curb treatment-related infections