Misc. Kidney Problem News

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6/17/2013
Statins Plus Certain Antibiotics May Set Off Toxic Reaction: Study

Harmful effects in older patients include muscle, kidney damage, researchers say

5/15/2013
Sugary Sodas, Fruit Punches May Raise Kidney Stone Risk: Study

It's important to stay hydrated, but water may be your best choice, experts say

5/14/2013
CDC Guidelines Could Cut Bloodstream Infections From Dialysis

Since 1993, hospitalization rates have increased 51 percent for these patients, researchers say

5/14/2013
Living Near Heavy Traffic May Harm Kidney Function

Polluted air can lower organ's filtering ability, new research suggests

5/6/2013
Death Rate Dropping for Children on Dialysis: Study

Better care, advances in technology may explain improved survival for these young kidney failure patients

5/3/2013
Exercise May Lower Older Women's Risk for Kidney Stones

Study also found that cutting high-calorie foods can help

4/25/2013
Almost Half of Americans Would Consider Donating Kidney to Stranger: Poll

Percentage of people in favor of donation keeps rising, experts say

4/24/2013
'Off-the-Shelf' Artificial Blood Vessels Show Promise

They might be helpful for kidney failure patients on dialysis, animal study suggests

4/15/2013
'Bioengineered' Kidneys Show Promise in Rat Study

Artificial organs produced urine, but hurdles remain before they might be used in humans, experts say

4/11/2013
Belly Fat May Be Tied to Kidney Damage

Study links an apple-shaped figure to early signs of kidney problems

4/4/2013
Overweight While Younger Ups Kidney Risk Later

Maintaining healthy weight until age 60 and beyond best prevention, study suggests

4/4/2013
Health Tip: Keep Kidney Stones Away

Suggestions to prevent future stones

3/29/2013
Complications From Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study Finds

Older, sicker patients may explain increase, researchers say

3/28/2013
Racial Gap Seen in Survival Among Kidney Dialysis Patients

Hispanics and blacks on dialysis live longer than whites, study found

3/20/2013
High-Dose Statins Linked to Acute Kidney Damage

Large study doesn't prove connection, but experts say patients should ask doctors about concerns

3/15/2013
New Method Quickly Spots Kidney Damage After Surgery

Patients who underwent heart-lung bypass showed high levels of specific protein in study

3/14/2013
Blacks With Kidney Disease Should Watch for Blood Pressure Shifts: Study

Daily fluctuations in hypertension might warn of early death, researchers say

3/14/2013
More U.S. Kidney Exchanges Would Allow 1,000 Additional Transplants Yearly

Kidney chains let people donate even though organs can't go to loved ones

2/28/2013
Ultrasound Allows Early Detection of Fluid in Dialysis Patients' Lungs

In study of people with kidney failure, fluid overload predicted heart problems, death

2/27/2013
Costs of ER Visits Vary in U.S., Study Finds

Urinary tract infections, kidney stones most expensive among top 10 outpatient conditions

2/21/2013
Dialysis Catheters Tied to Higher Risk for Infection, Death, Study Finds

Other methods of accessing blood are safer, researchers concluded

2/19/2013
Fraudulent Data May Have Led to Use of Risky Treatment in ICUs

Second look at data on a starch-filled solution finds it may do more harm than good

2/14/2013
16 Cases of Kidney Damage in 6 States From Synthetic Pot: CDC

Five people needed their blood filtered after using designer drugs such as 'Spice,' researchers report

2/13/2013
'Watch and Wait' Approach Often Best for Older Patients With Kidney Cancer

Study finds small tumors often grow so slowly as to pose little threat, so surgery may not be needed

2/12/2013
Synthetic Marijuana Use Linked to Kidney Damage

Such designer drugs, called Spice or K2, may have toxic additives, researchers say

2/11/2013
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Predict Later Ills, Study Says

Even transient hypertension linked to heart and kidney disease, diabetes

2/7/2013
Daily Dialysis Has Risks, Benefits for Kidney Disease Patients

Quality of life improves, but odds for complications around site of needle entry also rises, study finds

1/25/2013
Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney Risks for Children: Study

Expert says NSAIDs are overused for treating kids with fever

1/24/2013
Preventing Kidney Disease May Cut Diabetes Deaths, Study Says

10-year mortality for those with both conditions was 31 percent

1/21/2013
Obese Patients Urged to Lose Weight Before Kidney Transplant

Extra pounds may hinder success of procedure, research review suggests

1/21/2013
Could Chemical in Dishware Raise Your Risk for Kidney Stones?

Small Taiwanese study shows higher concentrations of melamine in urine tied to presence in plastic bowls

1/11/2013
Kidneys Sometimes Removed Needlessly in Patients With Rare Genetic Disorder

Tuberous sclerosis causes benign growths to form on organs that doctors can mistake for cancer

1/9/2013
High BPA Levels in Kids Linked to Risk for Heart, Kidney Damage: Study

When concentrations of the plastics chemical were high, a signal for kidney woes rose too

12/17/2012
Treating Kidneys With Radio Waves May Ease Tough-to-Control Hypertension

Small study found technique seemed to work in patients, but it has yet to win FDA approval

12/7/2012
Acute Kidney Injuries Up Sharply in U.S.

Data likely 'just the tip of the iceberg,' researcher says

11/29/2012
Kidney Disease More Severe in Blacks Than Others: Study

Screening would help improve their care, researchers say

11/19/2012
Reduced Kidney Function Tied to Mental Decline

Study of patients with chronic kidney disease found changes in memory, reasoning skills

11/12/2012
Genital Injuries Common But Preventable, Researchers Say

Men more often hurt, with younger males tending to get injured on bikes, older males slipping in the tub

11/6/2012
Miscarriages Tied to Elevated Risk for Heart Conditions

Study found hardening of the arteries more common in women with more miscarriages

11/5/2012
Health Tip: Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

Control high blood pressure, cholesterol and high blood sugar levels

11/2/2012
Eating More Fruits, Veggies May Help Kidney Patients

Other studies found race, income also play a part in how well disease is controlled

10/29/2012
Obese Teens Face Higher Risk for Kidney Disease: Study

Extra weight has real health consequences, but losing pounds can lower chances, expert says

10/24/2012
Millions May Be Taking Vitamin D Unnecessarily, Analysis Suggests

Health experts disagree on safe levels needed to prevent illness

10/4/2012
Home Dialysis an Option for Some With Chronic Kidney Disease

But doctors, patients slow to embrace this timesaver, study finds

10/3/2012
Sitting for Hours Daily Might Boost Your Kidney Disease Risk: Study

Exercise reduced effect in men, but not women

9/27/2012
Some People OK With Monetary Payments to Boost Kidney Donation: Survey

Canadian study found general population more likely to agree with idea than those affected by disease

9/26/2012
New Symptoms Tied to Death Risk in Severe Kidney Disease

Studies found warning signs besides high blood pressure, diabetes

8/31/2012
Kidney Stones May Be Tied to Later Kidney Problems

Study found slightly increased risk for chronic disease, especially in women

8/30/2012
In Diabetes, Any Protein in Urine May Signal Heart Risk

Even slightly elevated albumin linked to raised odds of stroke, heart attack, heart failure in study

8/27/2012
Not Enough Data to Support Kidney Disease Screening, Task Force Says

More research needed on risks, benefits of routine testing