Misc. Kidney Problem News

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Heat Stroke, Kidney Failure Help Drive Illnesses From Extreme Heat

Danger persists for five days after temperature dips, study finds

Diabetes Drug Metformin Safe for Patients With Kidney Disease: Review

Alternative medications more costly, have more side effects, researchers say

New U.S. Kidney Transplant Rules Take Effect

Changes intended to make organ allocation more equitable

Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

Most former donors got a needed organ relatively quickly, researchers say

Air Pollution May Be Linked to Higher Rates of Kidney Disease

Study found other risk factors, including age and diabetes, don't fully explain variations in rates

Most in U.S. Aren't Suitable Kidney Donors, Study Says

Health or financial reasons disqualify more than 75 percent, researchers report

Safe, Successful Kidney Dialysis Possible in Ebola Patients

Emory doctors report on successful and safe protocol

Sleep Apnea Linked to Kidney Disease Progression in Diabetics

Screening for sleep disorder could spot those at risk for more rapid loss of renal function, researchers say

Many Dialysis Patients Ill-Prepared for Emergencies, Study Says

Backup plan should include alternate treatment site

Gene Test May Spot Which Kidney Transplants More Likely to Fail

Researchers suggest it could be way to spot trouble earlier

Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition

Half of those taking three medications achieved full remission, study reports

Kidney, Urinary Birth Defects Tied to Obesity in Moms-to-Be

As weight increased, so did apparent risk, researchers say

Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant

Doctors should monitor such patients closely after surgery, researcher suggests

Women Less Likely to Get Kidney Dialysis Than Men, Study Finds

And the disparity doesn't seem to be related to biological differences, researchers say

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones

People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

Aerobic Exercise May Boost Quality of Life for Dialysis Patients

Regular activity linked to reduced risk of earlier death, improved mood, study suggests

Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds

Cholesterol-lowering drugs might protect against damage to small blood vessels, researchers report

Injected Substance Used With CT Scans Seems Safe for Kidneys: Study

Iodine-based material a common way to enhance CT images, researchers say

Kidney and Thyroid Cancer Rates Up Among U.S. Children, Study Finds

But these pediatric cancers remain rare and the increases are very small, experts say

NephroCheck Test Approved to Predict Kidney Injury Risk

Screens for decline of kidney function within 12 hours

Popular Southern Fare May Harm Your Kidneys

Study finds fatty, sugary foods raise risk of death linked to organ trouble

Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell

Researchers devise 11-point questionnaire

Childhood Urinary Tract Infection May Bring Lasting Harm to Kidneys

But researchers report that 3 factors spot risk as well as painful catheter/X-ray does

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes

Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

Cost of Kidney Donation May Deter the Poor

Study finds greater decline in donors from low-income areas

Donating a Kidney May Carry Hidden Insurance Costs

Those who did had more trouble getting, switching health or life coverage

Will a Warmer Climate Mean More Kidney Stones?

U.S. study finds rates of these painful blockages are rising along with temperatures

Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds

No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study

As weight climbs, so do related deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers say

Younger Blacks on Dialysis Fare Worse in Poor Neighborhoods: Study

Racial difference in survival far smaller in wealthier communities

New Test Helps Doctors ID Kidney Disease Cause

Including autoimmune or infection

New Dialysis Machine Treats Tiniest of Newborns

Device needed because adult dialysis machines overpower babies' blood vessels, experts say

Type of Kidney Disease May Dictate Cancer Risk

Study of transplant recipients finds prospects best with polycystic kidney disease

Kidney Transplant Beats Intensive Dialysis, Study Says

Organ recipients were less likely to die over 11-year period

Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study

Researchers cite lower cost, less radiation

Sports Injuries Can Damage Kidneys, Study Finds

Researchers urge doctors to consider possibility of renal trauma in these cases

Seat Belts, Air Bags May Save Your Kidneys

Car safety devices reduce risk of serious kidney injury by about one-quarter, study finds

Walking Could Be Key Step Against Kidney Disease

The more patients walked, the less their odds for early death or need for dialysis, study found

Diabetics Fare Well After Kidney Transplants, Study Finds

Five-year survival rates now similar to transplants in people without diabetes

Statins Don't Prevent Kidney Disease Progression, Study Finds

But the drugs do help lower cholesterol in these patients, researchers say

Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments

Study found 1 in 7 patients has problems after certain procedures

Severe Obesity in Teens Tied to Possible Kidney Problems

Study looked at young patients planning to undergo weight-loss surgery

More Muscle May Help Kidney Dialysis Patients

Small study found those with greater muscle mass could walk farther, reported better mental health

Early Sign of Kidney Disease Often Ignored, Study Says

Doctors can easily test for excess protein in urine

A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy

Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

People With Kidney Disease Show Higher Cancer Risk in Study

More research is needed to understand the link, experts say

Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults

But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report

Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns

Nibbling a few leaves, licking pollen off fur can cause kidney failure, veterinarian warns

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys

Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease