Misc. Kidney Problem News

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2/6/2017
Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices

Two U.S. studies find them unable to get adequate kidney dialysis and end-of-life care

1/26/2017
Depression Often Untreated in Dialysis Patients

Sometimes it's the kidney doctors who nix antidepressants, study finds

1/10/2017
Native Americans Make Progress Against Diabetes Complication

Kidney failure down by 54 percent over 2 decades, CDC report finds

12/29/2016
For Kids With Kidney Disease, Race May Play Role in Outcomes

Risk of death from kidney failure is 36 percent higher in black children than in whites, study finds

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