Misc. Kidney Problem News

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12/23/2014
Heat Stroke, Kidney Failure Help Drive Illnesses From Extreme Heat

Danger persists for five days after temperature dips, study finds

12/23/2014
Diabetes Drug Metformin Safe for Patients With Kidney Disease: Review

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

12/4/2014
New U.S. Kidney Transplant Rules Take Effect

Changes intended to make organ allocation more equitable

11/20/2014
Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

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

11/17/2014
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

11/16/2014
Most in U.S. Aren't Suitable Kidney Donors, Study Says

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

11/14/2014
Safe, Successful Kidney Dialysis Possible in Ebola Patients

Emory doctors report on successful and safe protocol

11/14/2014
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

11/13/2014
Many Dialysis Patients Ill-Prepared for Emergencies, Study Says

Backup plan should include alternate treatment site

11/11/2014
Gene Test May Spot Which Kidney Transplants More Likely to Fail

Researchers suggest it could be way to spot trouble earlier

11/10/2014
Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition

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

11/4/2014
Kidney, Urinary Birth Defects Tied to Obesity in Moms-to-Be

As weight increased, so did apparent risk, researchers say

10/30/2014
Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant

Doctors should monitor such patients closely after surgery, researcher suggests

10/28/2014
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

10/23/2014
Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones

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

10/8/2014
U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

10/2/2014
Aerobic Exercise May Boost Quality of Life for Dialysis Patients

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

9/10/2014
Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds

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

9/9/2014
Injected Substance Used With CT Scans Seems Safe for Kidneys: Study

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

9/8/2014
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

9/5/2014
NephroCheck Test Approved to Predict Kidney Injury Risk

Screens for decline of kidney function within 12 hours

8/14/2014
Popular Southern Fare May Harm Your Kidneys

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

8/7/2014
Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell

Researchers devise 11-point questionnaire

8/5/2014
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

7/31/2014
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

7/17/2014
Cost of Kidney Donation May Deter the Poor

Study finds greater decline in donors from low-income areas

7/16/2014
Donating a Kidney May Carry Hidden Insurance Costs

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

7/10/2014
Will a Warmer Climate Mean More Kidney Stones?

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

7/9/2014
Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds

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

7/8/2014
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

6/16/2014
Younger Blacks on Dialysis Fare Worse in Poor Neighborhoods: Study

Racial difference in survival far smaller in wealthier communities

6/2/2014
New Test Helps Doctors ID Kidney Disease Cause

Including autoimmune or infection

5/23/2014
New Dialysis Machine Treats Tiniest of Newborns

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

5/22/2014
Type of Kidney Disease May Dictate Cancer Risk

Study of transplant recipients finds prospects best with polycystic kidney disease

5/22/2014
Kidney Transplant Beats Intensive Dialysis, Study Says

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

5/21/2014
Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study

Researchers cite lower cost, less radiation

5/19/2014
Sports Injuries Can Damage Kidneys, Study Finds

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

5/16/2014
Seat Belts, Air Bags May Save Your Kidneys

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

5/15/2014
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

5/9/2014
Diabetics Fare Well After Kidney Transplants, Study Finds

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

5/1/2014
Statins Don't Prevent Kidney Disease Progression, Study Finds

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

4/29/2014
Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments

Study found 1 in 7 patients has problems after certain procedures

4/25/2014
Severe Obesity in Teens Tied to Possible Kidney Problems

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

4/24/2014
More Muscle May Help Kidney Dialysis Patients

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

4/23/2014
Early Sign of Kidney Disease Often Ignored, Study Says

Doctors can easily test for excess protein in urine

4/23/2014
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

4/23/2014
People With Kidney Disease Show Higher Cancer Risk in Study

More research is needed to understand the link, experts say

4/16/2014
Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults

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

4/15/2014
Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns

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

4/11/2014
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys

Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease