Misc. Kidney Problem News

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New Symptoms Tied to Death Risk in Severe Kidney Disease

Studies found warning signs besides high blood pressure, diabetes

Kidney Stones May Be Tied to Later Kidney Problems

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

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

Not Enough Data to Support Kidney Disease Screening, Task Force Says

More research needed on risks, benefits of routine testing

Midlife Fitness May Mean Healthier Old Age, Study Finds

Common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's less likely

Men Have a Greater Lifetime Risk for Kidney Failure: Study

About 1 in 93 men and 1 in 133 women will develop kidney failure if they live to 80, researchers find

Drinking Iced Tea Raises Kidney Stone Risk: Study

Kidney stones affect about 10 percent of the U.S. population, researchers say

More Americans Have at Least 2 Chronic Health Issues: CDC

Number of people with multiple diseases -- including diabetes, high blood pressure -- rose over decade

Many Teens With High Blood Pressure Don't Get Needed Tests

Fewer than 1 in 4 receives recommended screening for kidney disease, organ damage, study finds

Effects of High Blood Pressure Drug May Mimic Celiac Disease

Some patients taking olmesartan developed chronic diarrhea and lost an average of 40 pounds: study

Weight-Loss Surgery May Improve Diabetes-Related Kidney Damage

Obese patients who had bariatric procedure had lower rates of kidney disease, study found

High Rates of Untreated Kidney Failure Seen in Elderly

Prevalence of advanced kidney disease among older adults underestimated, researchers say

Kidney Disease May Be as Harmful to Heart as Heart Attack: Study

Findings suggest chronic kidney disease could help ID people at risk for heart disease

Dramatic Rise in Kids Hospitalized With High Blood Pressure: Study

Childhood obesity may be a culprit in nearly doubled hypertension rates in the past decade

Long-Term Side Effects Key When Cancer Patients Choose Drugs

In 5-month study of people with kidney cancer, one medicine was strongly preferred

Atkins-Type Diets Look Kidney-Friendly: Study

Researchers find high-protein regimen safe for obese people without renal problems

More Families Seek Kidney Donations on Facebook

Researchers unsure if social media is a safe, effective route to finding donors

Tight Blood-Sugar Control Shows Mixed Results for Health of Kidneys: Study

The approach might ease certain signs of kidney damage in diabetics, but longer-term benefit unclear

As Obesity Rates Rise, Cases of Kidney Stones Double: Study

More Americans now suffer from kidney stones than from heart disease, stroke or diabetes

First, Second Kidney Transplants Have Similar Success: Study

No differences seen in infections or new kidney survival

New Guidelines Issued for Severe Lupus

More can be done to prevent permanent kidney damage, says American College of Rheumatology

Fish Oil Doesn't Cut Failure Rate of Hemodialysis Grafts

However, kidney patients taking fish-oil supplements had fewer problems with clots, study says

Routine Kidney Disease Screening Not Worthwhile, Experts Say

But checking those with diabetes, high blood pressure makes sense, doctors agree

Afinitor Approval Expanded to Include Benign Kidney Tumors

Growths caused by rare genetic disease

Kids' Kidney Transplant Rules May Have Shrunk 'Race Gap'

Before 'Share 35,' black and Hispanic patients were less likely to receive organ than whites, researchers say

Donor Kidney Re-Used in Second Patient After Failing in First

Breakthrough approach could stretch the supply of donor organs, experts say

Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear

Certain blood pressure-lowering drugs most effective treatment, reports review

Herbal Remedy Ingredient Tied to Cancer, Kidney Failure

Study of Taiwanese patients found potential dangers in aristolochia

Women on Dialysis May Experience Sexual Problems: Survey

Those living without partners more likely to report difficulties, Italian researchers report

Physician Groups Call for Fewer Medical Tests

Many patients could safely avoid X-rays, MRIs, heart stress tests and other common procedures, docs say

Omontys Approved for Anemic People With Kidney Disease

Drug designed to stimulate production of red blood cells

Age of Live Kidney Donor Makes Little Difference in Organ's Health

Researchers hope finding will increase participation in 'kidney-swap' transplants

Stem Cell Therapy Could Boost Kidney Transplant Success: Study

Short-term rejection rates better for recipients than those taking standard drugs, study finds

One Antibiotic Appears to Ease Severe E. Coli Infection

Small study looked at bacteria that caused German outbreak

Insulin Resistance May Lead to Kidney Disease in the Elderly: Study

Those with metabolic syndrome more likely to see rapid renal-function decline, researchers say

Transplant Procedure Creates 'Hybrid' Immune System to Combat Rejection

Bone marrow cell transfer possible way to prevent common problem with organ donation, preliminary study suggests

Hospitalizations Up for Severe Skin Swelling

Called angioedema, the condition often affects the deep layers of skin in the eyes and mouth

Kidney Donors May Not Face Higher Heart Disease Risk

In first decade after transplant, risk was slightly lower than for non-donors, study finds

Weight-Loss Surgery Seems Safe for Kidney Disease Patients

Study found complication rates of 5 to 10 percent among obese patients

Dieting Can Prove Dangerous for Kidney Disease Patients

Certain weight-loss methods can lead to organ damage, study says

More Kidney Dialysis Is Better, Research Finds

Four studies found frequent and longer sessions helped patients

Kidney Damage Greatly Raises Diabetics' Risk for Death

Control of blood sugar, catching early signs of damage may help prevent advanced kidney disease

Vitamin D May Not Boost Heart Health in Kidney Patients

Study found little difference between those who took supplement, those who didn't

Live Liver Donation Safer Than Previously Thought

Risk of death is 1.7 per thousand donors, new study finds

Kidney Failure Patients Prone to GI Tract Bleeding

Bleeding in the esophagus, stomach and intestine can be deadly for dialysis patients, study says

Voraxaze Approved to Treat High Levels of Chemo Drug

Blood amounts can rise due to kidney failure

Novel Hepatitis C Vaccine Shows Some Early Promise

But any clinically valuable treatment is years away, researchers say

Burn-Casualty Soldiers at High Risk for Kidney Injury, Study Finds

Condition can be deadly for U.S. troops evacuated from Iraq, Afghanistan

Recent E. Coli Outbreak Traced to Lettuce From One Farm: CDC

Romaine lettuce likely source of bacteria that sickened 60 people, investigation reveals

Few With Acute Kidney Injury See Specialists, Study Finds

Researchers urge greater efforts to identify and treat these patients