Misc. Kidney Problem News

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4/30/2010
Why Spouses of Dialysis Patients Get Kidney Disease Too

Similar health habits may be to blame, study finds

4/29/2010
Cancer Risk After Kidney Transplant Unaffected by Type of Drug Treatment

Risk similar from all drugs used to prevent organ rejection, researchers find

4/27/2010
High-Dose Vitamin B Risky for Diabetics With Kidney Disease

Study ties therapy to deteriorating renal function

4/27/2010
Anemia Harder to Treat in Black Children With Kidney Disease

Treatment tailored to reflect race may be needed, researchers suggest

4/23/2010
MRSA More Likely to Lurk in Certain Patients

One in five long-term elder care patients carried the dangerous germ in their nose, study finds

4/9/2010
Hepatitis C Tied to Higher Kidney Cancer Risk

The virus' influence may extend beyond the liver, researchers say

4/6/2010
Gene May Boost Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure

Researchers find some kidney donors have variant that increases the odds of an unsuccessful transplant

4/1/2010
Hundreds of Donor Kidneys Tossed Away Each Year

But organs infected with hepatitis C are fine for patients with the disease, study finds

3/25/2010
Many Americans Unaware They Have Chronic Kidney Disease

Those at risk for diabetes should be screened, researcher says

3/12/2010
U.S. Minorities Especially Vulnerable to Kidney Failure

Study suggests that poverty and lack of insurance contribute to the problem

3/9/2010
Kidney Donors Go On to Lead Long, Healthy Lives

Study of more than 80,000 who gave one up shows procedure carries few risks

3/2/2010
For Some on Dialysis, Anemia Drugs Pose Risks

But experts say not using them would lower people's quality of life

2/25/2010
Fatigue May Predict Heart Attack in Dialysis Patients

But whether efforts to combat weariness will reduce cardiovascular risk is unknown

2/18/2010
Kidneys From Older Donors Suitable for Seniors

More could be transplanted if doctors would put them on the list, study suggests

2/3/2010
Kidney Function May Be Tied to Bone Loss

Even moderate impairment appears to increase fracture risk, study finds

2/3/2010
Tylenol May Protect Kidneys After Severe Muscle Damage

Treatment prevented organ failure in injured rats, study found

2/2/2010
Protein Levels in Urine Help Predict Kidney Function

Combined screening method spotted more high-risk patients, study found

1/22/2010
Health Tip: Controlling Diabetic Nephropathy

Suggestions to help spare your kidneys

1/14/2010
CT Scans Spot Many Kidney Abnormalities

One-quarter of potential donors had kidney stones, scarring or other problems, study finds

1/11/2010
Very Low Levels of Lead Harm Kids' Kidneys: Study

Amounts deemed safe are still too high, researchers say

12/29/2009
Diabetics Less Prone Now to End-Stage Kidney Disease

Reversing decades-long trend, the rate has dropped nearly 4 percent a year since 1996, study finds

12/17/2009
Health Tip: What Could Be Causing Renal Failure

Why the kidneys could stop working

12/16/2009
Acute Kidney Failure Often Ends With Dialysis

Improved care may lower risk of death, researcher says

12/8/2009
Many Dialysis Patients Get Wrong Blood Thinners for Angioplasty

Some docs not following FDA directive urging against use of Lovenox, Integrilin, study shows

12/2/2009
Enzyme Replacement May Help in Fabry Disease

Whether treatment prolongs life remains unclear, researchers say

11/19/2009
Kidney Transplant, Sleep Disorder May Add Up to Trouble

Heart disease, stroke more likely for organ recipients with sleep apnea, study finds

11/11/2009
Surgery Not Always Best for Narrowed Kidney Arteries

Study finds medication works as well in certain people, without the risks

11/5/2009
Phosphorus Levels May Predict Heart Disease

Even a slight elevation was linked to coronary artery calcification in study

11/3/2009
FDA Issues Warning for Diabetes Drug

Reports of kidney problems for those using Byetta prompted action

11/2/2009
Diet Soda, Sodium Tied to Kidney Trouble: Studies

It's more proof that what you eat and drink affects health, researchers say

11/2/2009
Anemia Drug May Raise Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients

Use of Aranesp should be reserved for the most seriously ill, experts say

11/1/2009
For People on Dialysis, Too Thin Can Be Risky

More body fat means greater survival odds, researcher says

10/30/2009
Traveling While on Dialysis Could Be Risky

Chances of infection, anemia and more go up, study finds

10/29/2009
Kidney Damage Another Consequence of Anabolic Steroids

Long-term use can lead to severe kidney scarring, new research shows

10/28/2009
Preventive Antibiotics Help Some Kids Fend Off Urinary Infections

Modest reduction may be worthwhile for those most at risk, experts say

10/27/2009
All New Dialysis Patients at Increased Risk of Death

Higher mortality rates not restricted to those with cardiovascular disease, study finds

10/21/2009
Intensive Dialysis Doesn't Save Lives of the Sickest

Study finds no difference when compared to routine dialysis

10/16/2009
Docs May Be Overdoing Some Invasive Procedures

For certain patients with renal artery stenosis, medication may be enough, researchers say

10/15/2009
Heart Test Deemed OK Before Kidney Transplant

Coronary angiography does not harm kidneys and helps guide decisions, study finds

10/14/2009
Dialysis' Drawbacks Outweigh Benefits for Some Older Patients

Quality of life declined in nursing home residents who received artificial kidney treatment: study

10/8/2009
Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients

Study finds physical activity pays off

10/1/2009
U.S. Health Officials Announce New Heparin Formula

Potency of blood thinner is cut as FDA alerts doctors to the safety change

9/18/2009
Diet, Exercise May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

Obese patients can also benefit from weight-loss surgery, review finds

9/17/2009
Extended Antiviral May Benefit Kidney Transplant Patients

Risk of viral infection can be cut in half with 6 months of treatment, study finds

9/15/2009
Kidney Injury While Hospitalized May Lead to Future Dialysis

An estimated 45% to 70% of these patients die before discharge, study finds

9/15/2009
Diabetes Medications Don't Lower Inflammation

Metformin, insulin have little effect on risk factor for heart disease, study finds

9/11/2009
Lupus Worse in Blacks, Hispanics Than in Whites, Study Finds

They're more likely to have conditions that complicate treatment, researchers say

9/8/2009
Dopamine May Boost Odds of Transplant Success

Pretreating brain-dead donors yielded better results for recipients in study

8/27/2009
Home Dialysis a Good Option for Kidney Disease Patients

Survival rates similar to those with deceased donor transplant organs, study shows

8/26/2009
'Electronic Nose' Could Spot Kidney Disease

Rat study suggests potential for noninvasive, early diagnostic test