Misc. Kidney Problem News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

12/29/2008
Cancer Drug May Help With Kidney Transplants

Bortezomib reduces organ rejection, study finds

12/22/2008
Kidney Patient's Age, Health Should Guide Treatment

Hemodialysis or peritoneal therapy are dialysis options, study says

12/16/2008
ICU Nutritional Program Failed to Boost Outcomes

Early feeding didn't cut length of stay either, study finds

12/11/2008
FDA Puts Black-Box Warning on Bowel-Cleansing Drugs

Prescription products, used to prep for colonoscopy, may harm the kidneys, agency says; non-prescription treatments also will get warnings

12/3/2008
Report Confirms Source of Contaminated Heparin

A man-made chemical was added to the blood thinner imported from China

11/15/2008
Many Ignore Symptoms of Bladder Trouble

November is health awareness month, so check with a physician if you're in pain

11/7/2008
Overnight Dialysis Saves Lives: Study

Kidney patients also experienced better blood pressure control

11/7/2008
Gene Mutation in Dalmatians Sheds Light on Kidney Stones in Humans

Finding explained high levels of uric acid in dog breed

10/31/2008
Kidney Patients More Susceptible to Sudden Cardiac Death

Study found inflammation, malnutrition raised risk in this group

10/9/2008
Drug Sorafenib Improves Kidney Cancer Outcomes

It helped older and younger patients, study says

9/25/2008
9/19/2008
Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage

Rats fed herbal extract showed significant decrease in blood sugar levels

9/18/2008
More Kids Getting Kidney Stones

Doctors blame sedentary lifestyle, obesity, poor diet

9/3/2008
Hydrating Kidney Patients With Sodium Bicarb Has Little Effect

Study shows it was no better than sodium chloride in preventing problems during screening

8/27/2008
Low Levels of Brain Chemical May Control Appetite

Finding could lead to new drugs in fight against obesity, study says

8/20/2008
Preeclampsia Raises Risk of Serious Kidney Disease

Rate can be 5 times higher than for women without pregnancy complication, study finds

8/15/2008
Rituximab Promotes Healing in Common Kidney Disease

Poor function can be reversed in patients with membranous nephropathy, study finds

8/11/2008
Low-Birth-Weight Babies at Risk for Salt Sensitivity

Condition can damage kidneys, brain and heart, study says

8/6/2008
Monitoring Hormone May Improve Kidney Failure Outcomes

Screening could work best for early-stage patients who don't yet need dialysis, study says

7/31/2008
Bone Disease Test Shows Death Risk for Dialysis Patients

High alkaline phosphatase levels boosted mortality 25% in chronic kidney cases

7/26/2008
Automated, Wearable Kidney Offers Continuous Dialysis

UCLA team develops device giving patients freedom of movement, better quality of life

7/25/2008
Iced Teas Pose High Risk of Kidney Stones

Lemonade a safer choice for men over 40 seeking to avoid them, study says

7/23/2008
Kidneys Donated After Cardiac Death Cut Racial Disparities

Black patients conferred better outcomes; organ pool increase cut wait time to transplant

7/21/2008
Kidney Patients Less Likely to Get Heart Attack Meds

Health service delivery may be a factor is lowered use of beta blockers and statins

7/16/2008
Combo Therapy Makes More Kidney Transplants Possible

80% of patients receiving rituximab able to get new organ, and treatment cost less

7/14/2008
Global Warming Linked to Heightened Kidney Stone Risk

Study predicts up to 2.2 million additional cases in U.S. by 2050

6/26/2008
Chronic Kidney Disease Growing Globally

Researchers urge countries to make condition a public health priority

6/20/2008
Nocturnal Dialysis: A Better Way to Kidney Health

Patients find quality of life is greatly improved, too

6/4/2008
Two-Drug Combo Reduces Diabetic Kidney Damage

Almost 25 percent of participants saw urine protein levels lowered significantly

6/4/2008
Racial Disparities Widespread in Kidney Patient Outcomes

Studies find mistrust, cultural barriers, segregation of care contribute to inequalities

6/2/2008
New Hope for Tough-to-Treat Cancers

Gemzar, everolimus almost doubled survival time with pancreatic, kidney cancers, respectively

5/29/2008
Anti-Rejection Drug May Boost Diabetes in Kidney Transplant Patients

Those treated with sirolimus faced up to 66% increased risk of disease after operation

5/27/2008
Dialysis Catheter Placement Makes Little Difference in Infection Risk

Neck, leg sites similar, but jugular should be choice for patients with higher BMI

5/21/2008
Combo Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Boosts Survival in Diabetics

Type 1 patients did better than those having kidney replacement alone

5/20/2008
More Dialysis Not Better in Acute Kidney Injury

Intensive therapy did not improve recovery or survival, researchers say

5/19/2008
Kidney Cancers More Likely to Be Diagnosed Early

Widespread use of medical imaging now catching smaller tumors at treatable stages

5/16/2008
Vitamin D Use Linked to Lower Mortality in Kidney Patients

Study finds chronic disease sufferers gain benefit from calcitriol, an oral form

5/13/2008
Blood-Thinner No Help for Dialysis Treatment

Plavix didn't improve results for patients who underwent circulatory procedure

5/8/2008
Gene Variant Boosts Risk of Severe Diabetic Eye, Kidney Diseases

Finding suggests careful use of blood-boosting drugs in anemia patients

5/6/2008
Kidney Trouble Short-Lived in Most Liver Transplant Patients

Study finds short-term dysfunction while awaiting operation rarely turns chronic

4/30/2008
Bioartificial Kidney Cuts Death Risk, Improves Outcomes

In small study, device helped a little more than half of patients recover renal function

4/28/2008
Infection, Cardiac Woes Send Heart Failure Patients to the Hospital

Pneumonia, arrhythmias, poor blood flow blamed for almost 2 of every 3 admissions

4/23/2008
Cutting Phosphate May Protect Kidney Patients From Heart Trouble

High levels are major source of cardiovascular death risk in those with chronic disease

4/23/2008
Researchers Identify Contaminant in Tainted Heparin

More testing needed to prove that oversulfated chondroitin sulfate caused deaths, reactions

4/22/2008
FDA: Contaminated Heparin Found in 11 Countries

And 'biological mechanism' that leads to adverse reactions identified, officials add

4/18/2008
Muscle Mass May Not Explain High Creatinine in Black Kidney Patients

Findings challenge belief that racial disparities were result of age, body composition

4/11/2008
Study Points to New Treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease

Molecules called CFTR inhibitors show promise in slowing growth of masses

4/10/2008
Atherosclerosis May Also Harm Vital Organs

Toxic byproduct of plaque formation wreaks havoc on heart, lungs and liver, study suggests