Misc. Kidney Problem News

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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

8/27/2012
Midlife Fitness May Mean Healthier Old Age, Study Finds

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

8/20/2012
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

8/7/2012
Drinking Iced Tea Raises Kidney Stone Risk: Study

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

7/31/2012
More Americans Have at Least 2 Chronic Health Issues: CDC

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

7/23/2012
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

6/22/2012
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

6/20/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery May Improve Diabetes-Related Kidney Damage

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

6/19/2012
High Rates of Untreated Kidney Failure Seen in Elderly

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

6/19/2012
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

6/18/2012
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

6/4/2012
Long-Term Side Effects Key When Cancer Patients Choose Drugs

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

5/31/2012
Atkins-Type Diets Look Kidney-Friendly: Study

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

5/30/2012
More Families Seek Kidney Donations on Facebook

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

5/29/2012
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

5/25/2012
As Obesity Rates Rise, Cases of Kidney Stones Double: Study

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

5/11/2012
First, Second Kidney Transplants Have Similar Success: Study

No differences seen in infections or new kidney survival

5/3/2012
New Guidelines Issued for Severe Lupus

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

5/1/2012
Fish Oil Doesn't Cut Failure Rate of Hemodialysis Grafts

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

4/30/2012
Routine Kidney Disease Screening Not Worthwhile, Experts Say

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

4/27/2012
Afinitor Approval Expanded to Include Benign Kidney Tumors

Growths caused by rare genetic disease

4/26/2012
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

4/25/2012
Donor Kidney Re-Used in Second Patient After Failing in First

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

4/17/2012
Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear

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

4/12/2012
Herbal Remedy Ingredient Tied to Cancer, Kidney Failure

Study of Taiwanese patients found potential dangers in aristolochia

4/5/2012
Women on Dialysis May Experience Sexual Problems: Survey

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

4/4/2012
Physician Groups Call for Fewer Medical Tests

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

3/27/2012
Omontys Approved for Anemic People With Kidney Disease

Drug designed to stimulate production of red blood cells

3/22/2012
Age of Live Kidney Donor Makes Little Difference in Organ's Health

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

3/20/2012
Stem Cell Therapy Could Boost Kidney Transplant Success: Study

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

3/13/2012
One Antibiotic Appears to Ease Severe E. Coli Infection

Small study looked at bacteria that caused German outbreak

3/8/2012
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

3/7/2012
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

3/6/2012
Hospitalizations Up for Severe Skin Swelling

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

3/2/2012
Kidney Donors May Not Face Higher Heart Disease Risk

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

3/1/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery Seems Safe for Kidney Disease Patients

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

2/24/2012
Dieting Can Prove Dangerous for Kidney Disease Patients

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

2/23/2012
More Kidney Dialysis Is Better, Research Finds

Four studies found frequent and longer sessions helped patients

2/21/2012
Kidney Damage Greatly Raises Diabetics' Risk for Death

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

2/14/2012
Vitamin D May Not Boost Heart Health in Kidney Patients

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

1/30/2012
Live Liver Donation Safer Than Previously Thought

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

1/19/2012
Kidney Failure Patients Prone to GI Tract Bleeding

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

1/18/2012
Voraxaze Approved to Treat High Levels of Chemo Drug

Blood amounts can rise due to kidney failure

1/4/2012
Novel Hepatitis C Vaccine Shows Some Early Promise

But any clinically valuable treatment is years away, researchers say

12/9/2011
Burn-Casualty Soldiers at High Risk for Kidney Injury, Study Finds

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

12/9/2011
Recent E. Coli Outbreak Traced to Lettuce From One Farm: CDC

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

12/8/2011
Few With Acute Kidney Injury See Specialists, Study Finds

Researchers urge greater efforts to identify and treat these patients