Misc. Kidney Problem News

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Article Title
3/9/2007
FDA Tightens Warnings on Anemia Drugs

Higher-than-recommended doses can be fatal to kidney, cancer patients

3/8/2007
3/7/2007
PET Scan Helps Spot Aggressive Kidney Cancers

Technology could spare patients biopsies, researchers say

2/12/2007
Drug May Improve Post-Op Outcomes for Bypass Patients

Company-funded study of nesiritide finds lowered hospital stays, death risk

1/12/2007
Inflammatory Genes Linked to Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

If sodium handling goes awry, study says blood pressure spike persists long after it should

1/11/2007
Kidney Ailment Linked to Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease

Screening test could help prevent surgery and amputations, study says

1/4/2007
Gene May Help Trigger Children's Kidney Cancer

Discovery of Wilms' tumor mutation has implications for cancer research generally, experts add

12/28/2006
More U.S. Kids Developing Kidney Stones

The likely cause: too little water, too much salt, experts say

12/20/2006
Kidney Transplants Boost Cancer Risk

Immunosuppressive drugs can triple odds for many malignancies, study finds

12/15/2006
FDA Strengthens Warning on Heart Surgery Drug

Cardiovascular, kidney risks mean Trasylol should only be used in special circumstances

12/14/2006
Health Tip: Pyelonephritis of the Kidneys

How to help prevent this infection

12/8/2006
Health Tip: Understanding End-Stage Renal Disease

When the kidneys have all but shut down

12/6/2006
Obesity Boosts Kidney Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

The bigger the waist size, the higher the odds for kidney woes, study found

11/18/2006
Heart Risk Tool May Be Failing Kidney Patients

Widely used 'risk score' underestimates dangers to end-stage patients, study finds

11/16/2006
Reversing Anemia Can Threaten Kidney Patients

FDA to review use of blood-boosting drugs after worrisome findings from two trials

11/14/2006
Health Tip: Signs That You Have Kidney Stones

Pain may be the first symptom

11/10/2006
Blood Pressure Drugs Ward Off Kidney Disease

ACE inhibitors help keep illness at bay, even in hypertensive patients

11/10/2006
Migraine Drug Boosts Kidney Stone Risk

Long-term topiramate use triggers acid buildup in blood, study finds

11/8/2006
Drug Reduces Kidney-Transplant Rejection Rates

Survival and function was similar with either thymoglobulin or basiliximab, study finds

10/25/2006
Health Tip: Dialysis Aids Failing Kidneys

Helps rid the body of waste and regulates blood chemicals

10/20/2006
Bread-Heavy Diet Linked to Kidney Cancer

But expert urges caution in interpreting the study results

10/7/2006
Sleep Apnea, Hypertension Common in Chronic Kidney Disease

Protein in urine a marker for body's ability to filter wastes

10/4/2006
Nicotine Receptors Found on Kidney Cells

Discovery may explain why smokers are more susceptible to kidney damage, study says

9/29/2006
Many Nephrologists Unprepared to Make End-of-Life Decisions

60% cited unease, while more-experienced kidney specialists did not

9/19/2006
Fatty Fish May Protect Against Kidney Cancer

Study found consumption dropped risk by 44 percent, but more research needed

9/4/2006
Orange Juice Best at Stopping Kidney Stones

It outperformed lemonade and other citrus juices, study found

8/31/2006
Health Tip: Chronic Kidney Disease Can Damage Heart

Early detection can help keep it under control

8/25/2006
Health Tip: Hyponatremia is Salt-to-Water Imbalance

The condition -- and cause -- must be treated

8/23/2006
Diagnostic Dyes May Put Patients at Risk

Injected agents undermine kidney function, researchers explain

8/14/2006
Alternative Test Uncovers Hidden Risks for Kidney, Cardiovascular Disease

Patients with high cystatin C protein levels were 50% more likely to die, study says

8/7/2006
Spotting Kidney Disease Helps Heart Patients

Experts urge blood, urine tests for those with cardiovascular trouble

8/4/2006
Kidney Membrane Keeps Blood Proteins Out of Urine

Findings in mice may help doctors develop a treatment to avoid organ failure

8/3/2006
Kidney Transplants Highlight Organ Donor Problems

Ethical, medical problems with donation make process a battlefield, expert says

7/31/2006
Primary-Care Doctors Failing to Spot Kidney Disease

Physicians need to do better in recognizing its symptoms, study says

7/27/2006
Summertime Is High Time for Kidney Stones

Protect yourself by drinking lots of water, experts say

7/25/2006
Young Type 2 Diabetics More Likely to Suffer Kidney Failure

Study of Native American tribe may have prevention message for all, researchers say

7/21/2006
Suction Technique Improves Arterial Surgery

It removes plaque to free up blood flow to kidneys, researchers say

7/12/2006
Obesity, Diabetes Drive High Rate of Kidney Failure in U.S.

Study shows marked difference between Americans and leaner Norwegian patients

7/7/2006
Alonzo Mourning Plays Offense Against Kidney Disease

Returning from kidney failure and transplant, NBA star pushes for early detection

6/30/2006
Stress May Impact Black Youths' Kidney Function

They may be more vulnerable than whites, research shows

6/28/2006
Antioxidant May Prevent Kidney Damage, Study Finds

The organ can be harmed by imaging techniques to help doctors see inside the body

6/23/2006
Blood Pressure Woes Start Earlier Than You Think

59 million Americans have prehypertension, a condition with serious health risks

5/5/2006
Key Protein Predicts Need for Dialysis After Kidney Transplant

The test could greatly improve patient care, researchers say

5/1/2006
Better Biopsies Reduce Unnecessary Kidney Surgeries

Use of guided imagery separates benign from cancerous growths

4/28/2006
New Hope for Patients With Kidney Disease

One promising breakthrough -- dialysis while you sleep

4/28/2006
Stem Cells Might Treat Genetic Kidney Disease

Therapy reverses Alport syndrome in mice, researchers report

4/18/2006
New Research Finds Mercury Fillings Are Safe

Others contend findings aren't the final word on issue

4/18/2006
Half of Older Diabetics Go Without Key Heart Drugs

Guidelines urge use of ACE inhibitors, ARBs, but only 43 percent get them

4/12/2006
Tests Predict Long-Term Kidney Risk

Blood, urine screens can spot the dangers decades early

4/12/2006
Kidney Stone Shock Wave Treatment Boosts Diabetes, Hypertension Risk

Study suggests link, but doctors say it's too early to abandon this therapy