Misc. Kidney Problem News

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3/10/2006
Less-Than-Perfect Kidneys Can Still Save Lives

Double transplants using sub-optimal organs may ease kidney shortage, experts say

3/1/2006
Health Tip: Avoid Kidney Stones

Drink plenty of water

2/9/2006
Organ Removal Not the Only Option for Kidney Cancer Patients

For small tumors, excising just the cancer may be enough, experts say

2/6/2006
Kidney Trouble Speeds Heart Failure

It raises death rate even when heart function is relatively healthy, study finds

2/2/2006
Obstetric Troubles Raise Kidney-Disease Risks

Pregnancy-linked blood pressure complication could cause problems in later life, study found

1/19/2006
Protein Predicts Kidney Trouble

It could be a marker to help guide treatment, researchers say

1/13/2006
Scientists Spot Gene Behind Fatal Infant Kidney Disorder

The discovery may also have implications for adult kidney disease

12/27/2005
Marker for Heart Failure Works in Kidney Patients

Study found renal disease did not alter accuracy of blood test

12/9/2005
Expensive Blood Pressure Meds No Better for Kidneys

Large review of the literature refutes conventional wisdom

12/7/2005
New Gout Drug Does Well in Trial

But more proof of advantage over old medication still needed, expert says

11/23/2005
Drug Fights Lupus-Linked Kidney Disease

CellCept could be the first drug approved for lupus in over 30 years, researchers say

11/18/2005
Advances Could Improve Kidney Transplants

One technique assesses kidney quality, while another may help boost it

11/17/2005
Epilepsy Drug Could Fight Lupus

Valproic acid shows promise in mouse study

11/14/2005
Cholesterol Drug Cuts Cardiovascular Risks for Diabetics

Large study found Tricor lowered number of coronary events, other vessel complications

11/12/2005
Cholesterol-Busting Drugs Help After Kidney Transplant

Statins may help shield organ recipients from heart attack

11/4/2005
Widening Waistlines Raise Kidney Risks

Heavier men face higher odds of organ dysfunction, research shows

10/11/2005
Cholesterol Levels Can't Be Too Low

Study finds very low levels of LDL cholesterol are both safe and better

10/11/2005
Fewer Type 1 Diabetics Falling Victim to Kidney Disease

Death rates are also down, a new Finnish study finds

10/11/2005
Rates of Kidney Failure Stabilize

But government report notes racial disparities persist

10/7/2005
Kidney Trouble Raises In-Hospital Death Risk

Injury to this organ can also boost treatment costs, study finds

10/4/2005
A Solution to Kidney Donor Incompatibility?

Kidney paired donations could offer more organs to more people, study says

9/27/2005
Kidney-Transplant Patients at Higher Melanoma Risk

Use of immune-system suppression drugs may be cause, study suggests

8/25/2005
Molecular Missing Link Found for Genetic Disease

Finding may explain why fasting brings on porphyria

8/24/2005
Drug Could Improve Kidney Transplant

Belatacept has fewer side effects than widely used cyclosporine, study finds

8/16/2005
Many ICU Patients Experience Kidney Failure

Septic shock is most common cause of problems, study finds

8/2/2005
All Dialysis Treatments Not Equal

Hemodialysis safer for kidney failure patients, study reveals

7/31/2005
Kidney Stone Danger Heats Up in Summer

Drink plenty of water to avoid painful condition

7/18/2005
Free Diabetes Drugs Could Save U.S. Money

No-cost ACE inhibitors would keep diabetics out of the hospital, experts say

6/29/2005
New Treatment Destroys Kidney Tumors

Heated needle technique is minimally invasive and effective, study finds

6/29/2005
Compound May Be Sign, Or Cause, of Kidney Disease

Understanding ADMA's role may lead to treatments, researchers say

6/2/2005
Health Tip: Living With One Kidney

How to lead a normal life

5/27/2005
Kidney Disease Drug Approved in Capsule Form

May benefit up to 8 million Americans

5/18/2005
New Kidney Test Can Predict Heart Risk

Study suggests it's a better predictor than current screen

5/10/2005
A Drink A Day May Help Protect Kidneys

But researchers say the finding shouldn't encourage heavy alcohol use

5/5/2005
Gene Yields Clues to Chronic Kidney Disease

Discovery may lead to treatments that prevent organ failure, study says

4/22/2005
Wanted: Organ Donors

An estimated 70 percent of people on waiting lists need a kidney

4/12/2005
Tracking Kidney Patients' Cardiac Risks

Factors such as hypertension, smoking most effectively predict survival

4/7/2005
Science Waking Up to While-You-Sleep Dialysis

Promising research spurs major U.S. study on kidney patients

4/1/2005
New Test Gives Early Warning of Kidney Failure

Finding could lead to quicker use of life-saving treatment

3/30/2005
Routine Tests May Reveal Kidney Trouble

Reviewing lab results for other problems can spot people at risk

3/24/2005
Vitamin D Can Help Most Dialysis Patients

Study finds it extends lives regardless of parathyroid activity

3/21/2005
Congestive Heart Failure Drug May Lead to Kidney Trouble

Clinical trial review found increased risks, but manufacturer says Natrecor has no such impact at recommended doses

3/12/2005
Kidney Disease Web Site a Resource for Patients

It's an online information clearinghouse, founders say

3/11/2005
Age No Barrier for Kidney Transplant

Older organs can be safely donated, received, study finds

3/2/2005
Genes Predict Kidney Complications After Bypass Surgery

Finding could lead to a test that identifies patients at risk

2/23/2005
New Clues to Protecting Diabetic Kidneys

Drugs called RAS blockers improve kidney's blood flow, studies find

2/23/2005
Short-Term Celebrex Safe Against Cirrhosis

One expert advised caution for longer-term use, however

2/23/2005
Health Tip: Avoiding Kidney Stones

Drink plenty of water, watch diet

2/16/2005
Health Tip: Stop Urinary Tract Infections

And avoid painful recurrences

2/11/2005
Bioartificial Kidney Promising in Early Trials

It mimics human kidney more closely than conventional dialysis