Misc. Kidney Problem News

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3/3/2011
White Patients Most Likely to Get Kidney Transplants: Study

Lack of insurance, poverty, cultural barriers hinder minorities' access to donated organs

3/2/2011
Heart Failure Patients Don't Need Continuous Infusion of Diuretics: Study

One dose at a time is less expensive and eliminates need to walk around with IV pole, expert says

2/24/2011
Many Dialysis Patients at Risk for High Radiation Exposure

Long-term use of scans for diagnosis, treatment raises cancer concerns, researchers say

2/24/2011
Type 1 Diabetes Patients Need New Kidney Therapies: Study

Recent advances not enough in preventing end-stage disease, researchers say

2/21/2011
Education Might Help Kidney Recipients Spot Skin Cancer

Transplant patients should be taught about their higher risk, how to detect, researchers say

2/17/2011
Kidney Patients Ask for More Information on Options

Survey finds that people especially want details on home dialysis

2/11/2011
Test Approved to Monitor Levels of Kidney Rejection Drug

Too much of the drug in blood may be toxic

2/2/2011
Researchers Craft Blood Vessels for Heart, Kidney Patients

Ready-made and easily stored, bioengineered transplants did well in animal trials

1/28/2011
'Western' Diet May Raise Risk of Kidney Function Decline

Eating more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy offers protection, study suggests

1/26/2011
Stroke Drug May Prevent Dialysis Catheter Infections

And also appears to reduce catheter malfunctions, study finds

1/18/2011
Donor Kidneys Travel Safely, Study Finds

Organs function equally well whether shipped cross-country or from same hospital, researchers say

1/14/2011
Heart Attack Patients With Kidney Problems Often Skip Meds

Strategies needed to boost heart drug adherence in this high-risk group, researcher says

1/13/2011
Heart Rhythm Disorder May Double Death Risk for Dialysis Patients

Study finds dramatic rise among those with atrial fibrillation being treated for kidney disease

1/13/2011
Dialysis Options Remain After Kidney Transplant Failure

Home- and clinic-based treatment appear equally effective for these patients, study finds

12/23/2010
Vegetarian Diet Cuts Kidney Patients' Levels of Toxic Phosphorus

Diet made it easier to eliminate potentially hazardous substance from blood, urine

12/17/2010
Kidney Disease Could Be More Deadly for Kids With Lupus

Researcher suggests that risk stems from damaging effect on the heart

12/16/2010
Naturally High Hemoglobin Levels May Not Threaten Kidney Patients

No need to lower them in people with chronic kidney disease, study finds

12/8/2010
Marital Status May Affect Kidney Transplant Decision

Married or divorced adults have an edge over widowers, study finds

11/22/2010
Doubling Frequency of Dialysis May Help Kidney Failure Patients

6 sessions a week improved heart function, overall health, but is not for everyone, researcher says

11/19/2010
Moderate Drinking Could Lower Death Risk for Kidney Transplant Patients

One to two drinks a day is also linked to fewer cases of diabetes, but concerns about weight still matter

11/19/2010
Weekend Admissions May Raise Death Risk in Kidney Patients

Risk of death for end-stage patients 17 percent higher than on weekdays, study finds

11/19/2010
Race Seems to Impact Rate of Kidney Function Decline

Findings may lead to improvements in identifying high-risk patients, study authors suggest

11/19/2010
E. Coli Could Have Long Term Effect on Heart

Blood pressure, kidneys affected in some patients 8 years later, study finds

11/18/2010
HIV Patients Do Well After Kidney Transplants: Study

But their bodies are more likely to reject organs in long run, researchers say

11/17/2010
Nerve Zap to Kidneys Might Ease Stubborn Hypertension

Study was short but strategy seemed to lower blood pressure in patients who'd failed numerous drugs

11/11/2010
Urine Markers May Reveal Kidney Damage Earlier

If findings lead to reliable test, kidney failure might be prevented, researchers say

11/8/2010
Cheaper, Older Treatment for Vasculitis Beats Out New Drug

Standard therapy, Azasan, works better, study finds

11/8/2010
Study Warns of Risks for Early Dialysis

Guidelines on when to start treatment need to be reexamined, experts say

11/5/2010
Lupus Kidney Disorder Treatment Improved Over Decade: Review

Safer, more effective options available for patients with lupus nephritis, researchers say

10/29/2010
Kidney Transplants for Elderly Double Over Decade

But odds are still low, researchers say

10/28/2010
Drop Seen in Rate of End-Stage Kidney Disease in Diabetics

However, as diabetes has surged actual number of cases rose, review of U.S. data found

10/23/2010
Airbags Protect Kidneys in Car Crashes, Study Finds

Findings are surprising and suggest additional research could reveal more benefits, researcher says

10/19/2010
FDA Advisers Back Anemia Drugs for Kidney Patients

More research needed on optimum dose, despite stroke risk posed by drugs, panel members say

10/15/2010
Strength Training May Help Kidney Patients Live Longer, Healthier

Over 5 years, those with largest mid-arm muscles 37 percent less likely to die, study found

10/11/2010
Estrogen Therapy May Be Linked to Kidney Stones

An association found in postmenopausal women, researchers say

10/6/2010
Chronic Kidney Disease Might Affect Hearing

Older patients more likely than their peers to develop hearing loss, researchers find

10/6/2010
Once-Promising Heart Failure Drug Fails in Trial

It's 'the end of the story' for rolofylline against this tough-to-treat condition, researcher says

10/1/2010
Kidney Disease Linked to Future Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

Two studies weigh value of using renal function as a way to screen for other problems

9/28/2010
Study Finds Home Dialysis as Good as Hemodialysis at Centers

But many with end-stage kidney disease still hesitant to try it, research shows

9/24/2010
Cholesterol Levels Count in Kidney Disease Patients: Study

When malnutrition, inflammation are not present, high levels raise heart disease risk, research shows

9/23/2010
New Test for Heart, Kidney Transplant Rejection

Checking blood proteins that increase during acute rejection a noninvasive way to protect organs, study shows

9/16/2010
Diet to Prevent Hypertension Also Helps Prevent Kidney Stones

New findings related to DASH diet, which is high in produce, dairy products and whole grains

9/15/2010
Anemia Drugs Could Pose Threat to Some Kidney Patients

Study finds 'poor responders' to meds like Aranesp at higher risk for heart trouble, death

9/1/2010
Lower Blood Pressure May Help Sicker Kidney Patients

Standard goal may not be low enough for those with protein in their urine, study finds

8/20/2010
Kidneys From Dead Patients as Durable as Ones From Those Deemed Brain-Dead

Finding could mean more organs would be available for those who need them

8/12/2010
Monitoring of Kidney Health Urged for Injection Drug Users

Excess protein in urine noted in about 25% who shoot up; rates higher in HIV-positive, study found

8/5/2010
Pre-Dialysis Procedure Often Delayed in Poorer Communities

Study sheds light on need to provide all patients with recommended treatment

7/8/2010
Heart Beat Could Provide Marker for Kidney Health: Study

High resting heart rate and low variability in beat rates may hint at future renal disease, researchers say

7/1/2010
Antibiotic May Up Risk of Dangerous Potassium Levels in Seniors

TMP-SMX combo is used to treat urinary tract infections, researchers say

6/22/2010
Blacks Seem More Vulnerable to Deadly Blood Infection

Study suggests higher rates of diabetes, kidney disease might explain why sepsis hits them harder