Misc. Kidney Problem News

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12/22/2016
Past Kidney Damage Linked to Pregnancy Problems

The high blood pressure condition preeclampsia is 6 times more common, study finds

12/22/2016
Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids

Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

12/15/2016
Don't Rule Out Kidneys From Elderly Donors

Study finds similar survival rates whether organ comes from 50-year-old or octogenarian

12/8/2016
Healthy Diet May Mean Longer Life for Kidney Patients

Study found eating lots of fruit, vegetables, fish, whole grains was linked to lower rate of early death

12/1/2016
Dialysis Patients May Walk Their Way to Better Health

Even people with advanced kidney trouble can feel better with 'low-intensity' exercise regimen, study finds

11/21/2016
Poor Sleep Linked to Worsening Kidney Disease

But more shut-eye associated with better kidney function in study

11/18/2016
Smoking May Hinder Kidney Disease Drugs

To slow organ damage, patients should quit the habit, researchers say

11/10/2016
Constipation, Kidney Disease May Be Linked, New Research Shows

Treating constipation -- a common condition -- could help prevent kidney damage, experts say

10/20/2016
Study Counters Notion That Heart Surgery Poses More Kidney Risks to Women

If factors such as other health conditions are taken into account, gender difference disappears

9/29/2016
Concern About Dialysis Safety Spurs CDC Action

Coalition launched to curb treatment-related infections

9/15/2016
Extreme Preemies May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure as Adults

Smaller kidneys and blood vessel abnormalities more likely as these babies age, researchers say

9/14/2016
Fruits, Veggies Powerful Rx for Kidney Disease: Study

Researchers found 3 to 4 extra servings a day lowered blood pressure, cut medication costs

8/22/2016
Too Few Female Urologists to Meet Aging Patients' Demand

Women prefer female doctors, but urology has one of the largest gender gaps in medicine, researchers say

8/8/2016
Diet Supplement May Help Prevent Kidney Stones: Study

Researchers suggest it might offer alternative to current treatment that has side effects

7/15/2016
Red Meat and Kidney Health

Eating a diet filled with red meat increases your risk of chronic kidney disease, study finds.

7/14/2016
Too Much Red Meat Might Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests

Substituting poultry for pork in Chinese diet seemed to reduce risk

7/8/2016
3-D Printed Model Helps Delicate Kidney Surgery

Surgeons use the technology to better visualize and prepare for tumor-removal procedure

6/27/2016
Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care

Cancer and dementia patients get more access to palliative care, VA study finds

6/23/2016
Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks

Odds of death due to heart disease 15 percent higher in black Americans with both conditions, study finds

6/7/2016
Coming Soon: A Wearable Artificial Kidney?

Small trial suggests device might be feasible, potentially freeing patients from dialysis machines

5/25/2016
Smoking Harms Black Americans' Kidneys, Study Suggests

Researchers say inflammation or cigarette by-product may play a role

5/25/2016
What Doctors Aren't Telling Obese, Young Adults

Too few warn patients of their risk for kidney disease, study says

5/24/2016
High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients

Study found higher odds for heart attack, stroke in people who consumed more sodium daily

5/5/2016
Study Links Climate Change to Kidney Disease

Rising temperatures, less rain seen boosting rates of disease in rural areas with hot climes

5/4/2016
No Statins Before Heart Surgery, Study Suggests

They don't prevent complications and may cause kidney damage, researchers report

4/15/2016
Reflux Medication and Kidney Risks

Medication commonly used to treat acid reflux may increase risk of kidney failure, study finds.

4/14/2016
Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study

But finding can't show whether drugs are directly responsible

4/7/2016
A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart and Kidneys

Study cites smoking, body fat, exercise, blood pressure among factors to pay attention to

3/29/2016
Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds

Researchers consider ways to manage patients' care effectively and rein in the cost

3/25/2016
Many Kidney Transplant Patients Land in ER Within 2 Years: Study

Findings show need to coordinate care after organ transplant, researcher says

3/23/2016
Paying for Kidneys Might Boost Donor Rate, Study Says

But transplant experts say it's an ethically loaded idea that needs much review

3/17/2016
Kidney Dialysis Might Not Extend Survival of Elderly

Study suggests conservative care may be suitable option for some patients over 80

3/10/2016
Blacks More Likely to Have Kidney Failure Than Whites: Study

Researchers say high-risk gene variants that are more common in blacks don't explain the disparity

3/9/2016
Transplant From Incompatible Living Donor Boosts Kidney Patients' Survival

Study finding offers hope to patients who might die while on the wait list for a compatible deceased donor

2/23/2016
Poor Leg Circulation Hits Women With Kidney Disease Earlier Than Men

Researchers suspect their smaller veins might clog faster

2/18/2016
Severe Gum Disease May Boost Death Rate of Kidney Disease Patients

Study documents connection between oral health, chronic disease

2/15/2016
Anemia Drugs May Not Boost Kidney Patients' Well-Being: Study

Review of 17 clinical trials finds no evidence that certain costly meds improve patients' quality of life

2/4/2016
Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows: Study

Rejections, early deaths on the decline among black organ recipients

1/28/2016
Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDC

Health officials blame lapses in infection control practices

1/27/2016
New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: Study

Belatacept showed long-term benefits over older immune-suppressing drug, but costs more

1/15/2016
Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: Study

Researchers also report growing number of cases among women, blacks and children

1/12/2016
Online Tool Helps Predict Chances of Kidney Failure, Study Finds

New risk calculator estimates who will need dialysis in two to five years

1/11/2016
Even Slight Kidney Decline May Affect Heart

But organ donors needn't worry, researcher says

1/11/2016
Heartburn Meds Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

While study can't prove cause-and-effect, increasing damage seen as dose rises

12/29/2015
Diabetic Kidney Damage May Start Earlier Than Thought

Higher-than-normal blood sugar levels can lead to kidney failure over time, research says

12/24/2015
All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Getting levels below current targets may significantly cut risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers contend

12/17/2015
More U.S. Kids Have Type 1 Diabetes, But Researchers Don't Know Why

And study found that more are developing kidney problems as a result of their disease

12/5/2015
Kidney Transplant Prospects Worse for Native Americans: Study

Data review finds organ availability, survival rates better for whites

11/12/2015
Kidney Woes Tied to Raised Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Dialysis, organ transplant may boost odds for certain types of cancer

11/9/2015
Donor Kidneys More Likely to Be Discarded on Weekends: Study

Lower staffing levels at hospitals, not organ quality, is likely reason why, researcher says