Misc. Kidney Problem News

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4/3/2014
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

3/27/2014
Depressed Diabetics May Face Higher Risk of Kidney Disease

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

3/21/2014
Health Tip: Protect Your Kidneys

Carefully monitor blood pressure, cholesterol

3/10/2014
Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants

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

3/4/2014
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

3/3/2014
Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones

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

2/27/2014
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

2/20/2014
Outpatient Care for Kidney Disease May Lead to Complications

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

2/13/2014
Dialysis Benefits Pregnant Women With Kidney Disease, Study Finds

Longer and more frequent treatments lead to better outcomes

2/11/2014
Kidney Donation a Low-Risk Choice, Study Finds

Rigorous screening process leaves only healthy candidates

2/7/2014
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

2/6/2014
Kidney Injury During Surgery Tied to Risk of Heart Problems

Study from Taiwan followed thousands of post-op patients

12/19/2013
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

12/18/2013
Obesity Tied to Decline in Kidney Function

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

12/16/2013
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

11/20/2013
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

11/20/2013
Kidney Procedure Might Help Ease Tough-to-Treat High Blood Pressure

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

11/18/2013
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

11/18/2013
New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens

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

11/14/2013
Study Finds Two Drugs Aren't Better Than One for Kidney Disease

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

11/11/2013
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

11/11/2013
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

11/11/2013
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

11/8/2013
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

11/7/2013
Kidney Patients May Face Serious Side Effects From Weight-Loss Surgery

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

11/7/2013
Kidney Patients May Gain From Less Salt

Small study showed reductions in blood pressure, less fluid retention

11/7/2013
Upping Vegetable Protein Intake May Help People With Kidney Disease

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

11/6/2013
Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests

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

11/1/2013
Smaller Belly, Less Deli May Reduce Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds

Processed foods are usually high in harmful phosphorus additives

10/25/2013
Some 'High-Risk' Kidneys May Be Safe for Organ Transplant: Study

Researchers followed-up on recipients of kidneys from deceased donors

10/23/2013
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

10/21/2013
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

10/16/2013
Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems

Researchers followed patients with chronic skin condition for 7 years

10/11/2013
For Dialysis Patients, It Was a Honey of An Idea

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

9/26/2013
Risks for Kidney Donors Decline, Study Finds

Post-donation hospital stays are shorter too

9/25/2013
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

9/24/2013
Kidney Damage a Risk of Some Childhood Cancer Treatments, Finds Study

Likelihood greatest with use of certain chemotherapy drugs, surgery

9/24/2013
Chronic Kidney Disease on Rise Among U.S. Seniors, Study Shows

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

8/22/2013
Kidney Disease Patients Can Benefit From Exercise: Study

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

8/20/2013
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

8/12/2013
Diet Choices May Help Diabetics Stave Off Kidney Disease

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

8/8/2013
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

8/7/2013
Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says

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

7/29/2013
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

7/25/2013
Transplant May Boost Survival in Obese Kidney Failure Patients

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

7/23/2013
Kidney Stones Tied to Raised Heart Disease Risk in Women

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

7/18/2013
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

7/16/2013
Kidney Failure a Possible Risk of Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Study

Review looked at side effect from androgen deprivation therapy

7/10/2013
Development of New Diabetes Drug Halted by Maker

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

7/3/2013
Urine Test Might Predict Kidney Transplant Rejection

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