Misc. Kidney Problem News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

2/10/2005
Illness, Disability May Not Dampen Spirits

Most sick and disabled people just as happy as healthy folk, study finds

1/21/2005
Elevated Phosphate Levels a Danger for Kidney Patients

After three years, those with highest levels had highest mortality rates

1/4/2005
Health Tip: Passing Kidney Stones

You'll need a doctor's help when you can't do it yourself

11/12/2004
Artificial Kidney Helps Those With Renal Failure

Extended lives of patients in hospital, study found

11/12/2004
Experts Urge Widening Key Test for Diabetics

Screen could find heart, kidney problems in nondiabetics, too

11/11/2004
Tackling Anemia in Diabetics

Study looks at whether that cuts cardiovascular risks

11/2/2004
Age-Appropriate Kidney Transplants Urged

Longer life span if donor, recipient are close, study says

11/1/2004
Kidney Transplant Worth the Wait: Study

Even those who have to wait three years live longer than those on dialysis

10/29/2004
While-You-Sleep Dialysis Proving Successful

Improved artery health compared to daytime dialysis

10/29/2004
Help for Dialysis Patients

New drug helps manage phosphorus levels

10/11/2004
Simple Kidney Test Predicts Heart Death

New study strengthens connection between two organ ailments

10/7/2004
Health Tip: Urinary Tract Infections

Signs that you have a problem

9/29/2004
Watchful Eye on Drug Side Effects Pays Off

Rare Eprex-linked anemia caught early and then stemmed

9/22/2004
Mild Kidney Woes Tied to Heart Disease

Even slight renal reduction raises cardiovascular risk, studies show

8/20/2004
Glucose Levels in Critically Ill Patients Can Be Critical

Control of blood sugar benefits patients in intensive care, researchers say

8/9/2004
Many Older Patients on Risky Drugs

Study finds 20% get medicines their bodies can't handle

7/31/2004
Blacks Hard Hit by Kidney Disease

New campaign urges awareness, testing

7/29/2004
Smoking Raises Risk of Kidney Disease

Study finds long-term puffing increases odds by 50%

7/22/2004
Health Tip: Blood in the Urine

See a doctor as soon as possible

7/14/2004
Health Tip: Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

Organs give warning signs of trouble

7/10/2004
Kidney Stones Can Ruin Summer

Avoid dehydration during hot weather to prevent painful condition

7/1/2004
New Kidney Cancer Therapy Shows Promise

Minimally invasive procedure 'cooks' tumor

7/1/2004
Failing Kidneys Get Boost from Statins

In heart patients, Lipitor led to renal function rebound

6/30/2004
Protein Warns Lupus Patients of Kidney Woes

Study: They have markedly higher levels of it in urine

6/24/2004
Group Ties More Illnesses to Cholesterol Drug

Public Citizen continues call for ban on Crestor

6/23/2004
Kidney Disease No Longer a Killer for Children

But research could help survivors live longer, healthier lives

6/21/2004
Kidney Disease Often Overlooked in Heart Patients

Better information for doctors is needed, study says

6/14/2004
Blacks Urged to Get Checked for Kidney Disease

Problem much more acute than it is for whites

6/5/2004
New Weapon Against Kidney Cancer Shows Promise

Experimental drug shrinks tumors in advanced cases, study finds

5/19/2004
Group Seeks Ban on Cholesterol Drug

Maker, FDA deny charges that Crestor causes kidney damage

5/18/2004
A Simple Way to Prevent Kidney Failure

Intravenous sodium bicarbonate does the trick

5/18/2004
Health Tip: Pyelonephritis of the Kidneys

Steps to help prevent this infection

4/14/2004
Age Doesn't Matter with Kidney Transplants

Organs from older donors provide good outcomes in most cases

4/7/2004
New Drug Aids Dialysis Patients

Helps prevent overactive thyroid, a common complication

3/31/2004
Extra Pounds Increase Chances of Kidney Stones

Weight linked to risk of painful condition, study finds

3/19/2004
Does Home Dialysis Work?

Study will compare it to clinic-based dialysis for kidney failure patients

3/14/2004
Protecting Your Kidneys

High blood pressure and diabetes are the biggest threats

2/17/2004
What Hurts the Heart Also Hurts the Kidney

Study finds same factors increase risk for both diseases

2/10/2004
Renal Patients Prefer At-Home Dialysis

They're more informed about their care, study suggests

2/4/2004
Kidney Transplants Are More Equal Opportunity

Rules changed to help minority patients

1/27/2004
High Cholesterol Doesn't Help Dialysis Patients

Study refutes paradox about those with end-stage kidney disease

12/3/2003
Pancreas Transplants Raise Death Risk

Diabetics survive longer under conventional therapy

10/27/2003
Kidney Disease Increases Chance of Heart Disease

Heart Association warns that first condition puts people at high risk for second

10/27/2003
New Drug Tackles Lupus Nephritis

May benefit people with kidney disorder, study says

9/9/2003
Caution Urged on Popular Diabetes Drugs

Study: Small risk for those with heart disease or kidney problems

9/3/2003
Kidney Failure a Major Problem in Transplants

Drugs that fight rejection increase risk