Misc. Kidney Problem News

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Walking May Be Good Medicine for Kidney Patients

People with kidney trouble assigned to daily half-hour stroll got a boost in immune function, study found

Depressed Diabetics May Face Higher Risk of Kidney Disease

Study suggests connection is more about physical changes than patients' self-care

Health Tip: Protect Your Kidneys

Carefully monitor blood pressure, cholesterol

Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants

Study finds steady increase in survival rates, organ function, but there's still room for improvement

Warfarin Safe for Kidney Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Use of the blood thinner may safely ease stroke risk linked to atrial fibrillation, Swedish research finds

Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones

Study found DASH diet just as effective, less limiting, than traditional eating plan

Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks

Study found 8 percent of those who did suffered a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or death

Outpatient Care for Kidney Disease May Lead to Complications

Small study found side effects such as low blood sugar, high potassium, severe dizziness

Dialysis Benefits Pregnant Women With Kidney Disease, Study Finds

Longer and more frequent treatments lead to better outcomes

Kidney Donation a Low-Risk Choice, Study Finds

Rigorous screening process leaves only healthy candidates

Could People's Well-Being Affect Likelihood of Kidney Donation?

U.S. study finds those living in regions with greater happiness more likely to donate organs to strangers

Kidney Injury During Surgery Tied to Risk of Heart Problems

Study from Taiwan followed thousands of post-op patients

Most Women on Kidney Dialysis OK With Their Sex Lives: Study

Lack of intimacy doesn't have to mean there's a problem, researcher says

Obesity Tied to Decline in Kidney Function

Study looked at blood-testing methods to detect changes before symptoms begin

Common Blood Pressure Meds May Cut Risk of Early Death in Kidney Patients: Study

Drugs called ACE inhibitors and ARBs may help patients avoid dialysis as well, researchers say

Higher Spending on Poor Leg Circulation May Not Pay Off

Amputation rate for peripheral artery disease was similar despite wide variance in treatment costs between regions

Kidney Procedure Might Help Ease Tough-to-Treat High Blood Pressure

Small study suggests a real benefit for 'renal denervation' in kidney disease patients

Eyes Might Be Window Into Common Heart Disorder

Damage to blood vessels of the retinas and kidneys tied to higher risk for atrial fibrillation, study found

New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens

Doctors should inform families about short- and long-term consequences, researcher says

Study Finds Two Drugs Aren't Better Than One for Kidney Disease

Combo used in patients with diabetes led to more kidney problems, damage

Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Screening could help identify those who would benefit from early treatment, researchers say

Sugary Soda Habit May Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests

People who drank 2 or more a day were more likely to have protein in their urine, a sign of trouble

Signs of Early Kidney Damage Found in Some 9/11 Responders

Researchers say those who were exposed longest to polluted air at Ground Zero were most affected

Arthritis Drug Could Benefit Some Kidney Disease Patients

Orencia may help treat a form of kidney disease that often leads to organ failure, study suggests

Kidney Patients May Face Serious Side Effects From Weight-Loss Surgery

Acute kidney damage was most common problem in U.K. study

Kidney Patients May Gain From Less Salt

Small study showed reductions in blood pressure, less fluid retention

Upping Vegetable Protein Intake May Help People With Kidney Disease

More study needed, but initial findings suggest a benefit, experts say

Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests

Nearly half who drank while taking the pain reliever reported kidney disease

Smaller Belly, Less Deli May Reduce Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds

Processed foods are usually high in harmful phosphorus additives

Some 'High-Risk' Kidneys May Be Safe for Organ Transplant: Study

Researchers followed-up on recipients of kidneys from deceased donors

Kidney Transplant Rejection Drugs Tied to Pregnancy Risks in Study

Early research found more miscarriages, birth defects among women who conceived while on these meds

Don't Routinely Test for Kidney Disease in Those Without Symptoms: Experts

There isn't enough evidence to justify widespread screening, American College of Physicians says

Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems

Researchers followed patients with chronic skin condition for 7 years

For Dialysis Patients, It Was a Honey of An Idea

But antibiotics are still preferred for preventing catheter infections, study says

Risks for Kidney Donors Decline, Study Finds

Post-donation hospital stays are shorter too

Finding May Help Doctors Pinpoint Likelihood of Kidney Transplant Failure

Patients with a particular antibody response were much more likely to run into trouble, researchers report

Kidney Damage a Risk of Some Childhood Cancer Treatments, Finds Study

Likelihood greatest with use of certain chemotherapy drugs, surgery

Chronic Kidney Disease on Rise Among U.S. Seniors, Study Shows

Condition puts older adults at risk for heart conditions, kidney failure

Kidney Disease Patients Can Benefit From Exercise: Study

Program created specifically for people with multiple health issues was safe, boosted fitness

Blood Protein Disparity May Help Explain Blacks' Increased Heart Risk

Higher albumin levels in urine tests point to kidney and heart trouble in blacks more than whites, study finds

Diet Choices May Help Diabetics Stave Off Kidney Disease

Fruit, protein and moderate alcohol intake tied to lower risk of chronic disease in study

Kidney Dialysis Patients May Fare Better When Docs Have Lighter Caseloads

Study found a 2 percent increased risk of death for every 50 additional patients

Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says

As skin disorder worsened, likelihood of multiple diseases rose, researchers found

Young Teens at Raised Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure: Study

Kids aged 14 to 16, especially blacks, more likely to experience graft loss, research shows

Transplant May Boost Survival in Obese Kidney Failure Patients

Living donor organs seemed to help reduce the risks of transplantation in overweight recipients

Kidney Stones Tied to Raised Heart Disease Risk in Women

Same link not seen in men, researchers report, although they're not sure why

Researchers Spot Mutant Gene Behind Defects That Can Cause Kidney Failure

Discovery could help doctors identify those at risk for the kidney, urinary tract defects

Kidney Failure a Possible Risk of Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Study

Review looked at side effect from androgen deprivation therapy

Development of New Diabetes Drug Halted by Maker

Failure of aleglitazar might affect FDA deliberations on whether to ease restrictions on similar drug Avandia

Urine Test Might Predict Kidney Transplant Rejection

Whether it could improve patients' outcomes remains to be seen, experts say