Misc. Kidney Problem News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/3/2003
Hidden Danger in Bypass Operations

Common blood dilution procedure during surgery may damage organs, study finds

8/27/2003
7/30/2003
Vitamin D Supplements for Kidney Failure Not All the Same

Newer form lowers risk of death for dialysis patients

7/21/2003
Genetic Link to Kidney Disorder Found

Scientists identify new mutations that play role in disease

7/15/2003
Kidney Stones

Drink lots of water

7/9/2003
Studies Predict Outcome of Kidney Transplants

Point to progress in preventing organ rejection

6/24/2003
Blood Test Can Detect Threat of Kidney Disease

The condition is a particular problem for diabetics

6/13/2003
Looking at Link Between Kidney Failure and Heart Disease

National study to examine possible connections

6/4/2003
Intense Diabetes Therapy Cuts Heart, Kidney Trouble

Management shows complications not a foregone conclusion

4/11/2003
New Kidney Transplant Regimen Approved

Relies less on immune-suppressing drug

3/21/2003
Protecting Your Kidneys from 2 Potential Killers

Diabetes, high blood pressure can ravage these vital organs

3/21/2003
Back From the Brink, Three Times

A kidney transplant recipient keeps on surfing

3/19/2003
High Protein Intake Harms Ailing Kidneys

But study also finds no effect on healthy kidneys

3/5/2003
Phosphate Fighter

Drug helps cut mineral levels in dialysis patients

2/8/2003
Giving Birth Against the Odds

Women who have had organ transplants find they can bear children

2/7/2003
Spa Delivers Kidney Punch to Dialysis Patient

Whirlpools may be problem for hypertensive, researcher says

1/28/2003
Curing Kidney Tumors Without Surgery

Technique sizzles away cancers using electrical currents

1/23/2003
Lead Removal Improves Kidney Function

Taiwan study touts benefits of chelation therapy

1/9/2003
Kidney Disease Strikes Early And Often

Millions of Americans have damaged organs and don't know it, study says

11/26/2002
Common Kidney Therapy Harms More Than Helps

Diuretics tied to high death rate from organ failure

11/19/2002
Controlling Hypertension Doesn't Help Kidney Function

But study finds it can save lives anyway

11/19/2002
Death Rates Higher at For-Profit Dialysis Centers: Study

Research suggests non-profit centers could save 2,500 lives a year

11/7/2002
The Pitfalls of Over-the-Counter Painkillers

Campaign alerts consumers to dangers of widely used drugs

11/4/2002
A Look at Kidney Rejection

Study compares transplant drugs

10/1/2002
Kidney Sellers Don't Improve Their Health or Wealth

Indian study finds them sicker and still in debt

9/11/2002
Kidneys Are Incredible

Fist-size organs clean 200 quarts of blood daily

9/4/2002
Insulin Resistance Behind Kidney Disease in Diabetics

Study suggests weight loss, exercise and drugs may help

8/29/2002
Blacks Have More Kidney Disease

Researchers hope long-term study yields some answers

8/16/2002
How Much Water Should You Drink?

Researcher challenges the 'eight glasses a day'

7/24/2002
Study Raises Thorny Issue for Kidney Transplants

People with no heartbeat can be donors, but are they dead?

7/8/2002
Pessimism Can Be Kiss of Death

Particularly if you're suffering from a chronic illness

4/13/2002
Kidney Disease Sneaks Up on Victims

Experts say millions at risk and don't even know it

3/26/2002
Big Blood Pressure Gap a Risk for Dialysis Patients

Study finds odds of dying within a year are higher

2/28/2002
A Lifeline for Anemia Victims

New campaign focuses attention on this debilitating condition

2/18/2002
Bring Herbal Remedies Into Doctor Dialogue, Experts Caution

Use of herbal teas should be considered in diagnosing liver problems

2/13/2002
Staph Vaccine Shines in Difficult Test

Cuts infection rate 57% in vulnerable kidney patients

2/3/2002
Gene Found for Rare Childhood Kidney Disease

Discovery could lead to new therapies, says expert

1/30/2002
Daily Dialysis Backed for Acute Kidney Failure

Study finds it cuts death rate and improves renal function faster

1/25/2002
King Herod's Swan Song

Symptoms in final days suggest gonorrhea didn't kill him

12/4/2001
Study: Morning Kidney Treatment May Extend Life

Experts say treatment could be tied to body clock

11/2/2001
A Sour Note

A daily dose of grapefruit juice may not be a good idea

10/24/2001
Kidney Transplants: A Far Cry

Shipped organs more likely to fail

10/16/2001
Targeting Toxins After Cardiac Surgery

Antibodies crucial to protect kidneys, says study

10/11/2001
Stop the Brain Drain

Antioxidants, blood pressure drugs may sharpen kidney patients' minds, says study

9/19/2001
Vessel Drug Slows Kidney Damage in Diabetics

Studies show major gains against end-stage disease

8/29/2001
Fighting Cancer's Side Effects

Zometa gets go-ahead to tackle calcium buildup in the kidneys

8/27/2001
Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

And know the warning signs of problems

8/18/2001
Donor Pool Might Shorten Wait for Kidneys

System could make 10 percent more organs available

8/8/2001
Kidney Hormone Protects Oxygen-Starved Brain Cells

Already approved drug could help stroke victims

7/17/2001
Over-the-counter Pain Pills Won't Hurt Kidneys

But study was limited to moderate users, say critics