Misc. Kidney Problem News

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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

8/21/2009
Gene Linked to Inherited Kidney Disease Found

Researchers already testing potential treatment

8/21/2009
Single Kidney Transplant From Young, Deceased Donors Works Well

Finding challenges notion that an adult must get 2 from a child under 5

8/20/2009
Wearable Kidney May One Day Replace Dialysis

Portable device would revolutionize treatment for thousands, researchers say

8/13/2009
Kidney Donor's Sex Could Affect Women's Outcomes

Transplant failure, death risks rise if organ comes from deceased man, study finds

8/7/2009
Immunoglobulin Can Predict Some Diabetic Complications

Increased excretion of IgM foretells serious cardiovascular issues: study

8/6/2009
Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

Increasingly, loving owners are choosing it for their animal companions

8/3/2009
Low Birth Weight Might Raise Adult Kidney Disease Risk

Babies under 5.5 pounds at increased odds for chronic illness, review finds

7/25/2009
For Some Kidney Patients, Home Dialysis Is Better

Evidence suggests nighttime treatment yields better results

7/23/2009
Fresh-Meat Additives May Be Dangerous for Kidney Patients

High potassium and phosphate content is common, but labeling is not required, report states

7/23/2009
Lab Test Predicts Acute Kidney Injury in ICU Patients

Marker in urine could help spot those with elevated risk, study shows

7/17/2009
Baking Soda May Be Key Ingredient for Kidney Patients

Progression of chronic disease appears to slow with daily tablet, study finds

7/16/2009
Sunitinib Benefit Explored in Poor-Prognosis Kidney Cancer

Treatment safe in advanced disease but more study is needed, experts say

7/1/2009
Drugs May Not Slow Kidney Damage in Diabetes

Study uncovers possible benefit, though, in stemming vision loss

6/22/2009
Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Double Risk of Kidney Stones

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass linked to small increased chances of trouble, research shows

6/18/2009
Almost Half of Those Over 60 Die While Waiting for Kidney Transplant

Study highlights need to get on list quickly, experts say

5/21/2009
Sleeping Through Dialysis May Be the Way to Go

Overnight procedure allows longer filtering, which experts prefer

5/20/2009
Drug Combo Keeps Kidney Artery-Vein Grafts Viable

Aspirin plus anti-clotting therapy boosts dialysis patients' quality of life, study says

5/7/2009
Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger

What's OK for the kidney and brain may not be best for the heart, expert says

5/1/2009
Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Risk for Some Cancers

Study found increased chances of urinary/lung malignancies among older men

4/30/2009
Genes May Affect Complications After Heart Surgery

Study finds more shock and kidney problems in those with variant

4/29/2009
Some Diet Sodas May Ward Off Kidney Stones

Other research finds that pomegranate juice could slow prostate cancer

4/24/2009
First Vessel Graft Grown From Kidney Patients' Own Cells

Achievement could aid dialysis and might be replicated for heart disease, scientists say

4/23/2009
Medicare Change May Impact Black Kidney Patients

Single payment plan for dialysis and meds could put many at disadvantage, study suggests

4/21/2009
Distance No Bar to Kidney Transplants in Remote Areas

Finding contradicts belief that process favors people in urban areas

4/1/2009
Kidneys From Donors Older Than 70 Still Viable

Using them would increase available organs, researchers say

3/30/2009
Kidney Nerve Deactivation Could Ease Hypertension

Problem blood pressure fell with no long-term effects, study concludes

3/27/2009
Kidney Ailments May Rise Along With Blood Pressure

Findings emphasize value of early screening programs, report concludes

3/27/2009
Networking May Aid Blacks Who Need Kidney Transplant

Survey finds that active role by patients doubled their odds of success

3/23/2009
Protein From Yellow Peas May Lower Blood Pressure

Finding in rats holds promise against kidney disease, too, experts say

3/19/2009
Yale Lab Discovers New Gene-Based Syndrome

Mutation affects kidneys, brain and inner ear, study finds

3/18/2009
Guidelines Suggested for Heart-Kidney Transplants

Study identifies factors that reduce survival rate for combo surgery

3/13/2009
Dialysis Via Fistulas May Help Young or Old

Technique is underutilized in the U.S., expert says

3/13/2009
Freezing Kidney Cancers Shows Promise

Study found noninvasive technique eradicated smaller tumors

3/13/2009
Cancer Drug May Offer New Hope for Lupus Patients

Small U.K. study says Rituxan could become 1st new drug for disease in 50 years

3/11/2009
Living Kidney Donation Chains May Help More Get Transplants

These networks begin with one altruistic living donor, study explains

2/26/2009
Lowering BP in Dialysis Cases Cuts Heart Risks

Study says drugs could prevent 2 of 10 deaths expected in every 100 patients per year

2/19/2009
Two-Drug Combo May Lower Diabetics' Kidney Risk

A pair of blood pressure medicines helps maintain proper organ function, study suggests

2/12/2009
2 or More Sodas a Day Boost Women's Kidney Risks

They're twice as likely to show early damage, and study says it's likely all that sugar

2/10/2009
Dietary Aid Helps Kidney Patients Stay Safe

Too much phosphorus in food can cause harm, but new tool helps spot the danger

2/6/2009
Female Hormones Deter Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

Estrogen appears to improve kidneys' ability to shed sodium, study says

2/4/2009
Dialysis Patients Do Better at Higher Altitudes

Researchers say finding may one day lead to better treatment for those living near sea level

1/29/2009
Kidney Function Test May Not Be Cost-Effective

Blood screen can lead to more false positives, additional work-ups

1/28/2009
Most Kidney Donors Lead Long, Healthy Lives

Biggest study of its kind finds no health downside to donation

1/23/2009
Kidney Disease in Blacks Undetected Until Late Stages

Awareness needs to improve among doctors, study suggests

1/21/2009
New Test May Help Kidney Transplant Patients

Carolina researchers say it could detect virus that can lead to failure

1/21/2009
Kidney, Heart Problems May Be Linked

Older people face more risks when kidneys are damaged, study finds

1/19/2009
Older Women Get Fewer Kidney Transplants Than Men

Gender disparity greatest in those 56 or older, but odds as good as males once on list

12/31/2008
A Better Method of Kidney Storage

Continuous pumping of solution through donated organ improved odds, study shows