Misc. Kidney Problem News

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Newer Drug Seems Better at Controlling Lupus Kidney Complication

Serious adverse events less likely with mycophenolate mofetil, too, study finds

Intensive Control of Type 1 Diabetes Helps Kidneys: Study

Rate of serious complication halved for those on aggressive therapy

Black Children Less Likely to Get Kidney Transplant Before Dialysis

Researchers say lack of affordable health care is probably a factor for some

Racial Disparities Still Exist for Kidney Recipients, Study Finds

But 2003 policy change narrowed gap between black and white patients, research shows

Earthquakes Put Millions of Lives, Major Cities at Risk

One of three victims will die from their injuries in massive temblors, researchers estimate

Kidney Donation Doesn't Put Older Adults at Risk

But kidneys from elderly donors don't last as long, study found

Cancer Risk Doubles After Organ Transplant, Study Finds

But benefits still far outweigh the risk, say experts

Black Kidney Donors More Likely to Be Related to Recipients

Also more likely to give a kidney to their parents than whites, study shows

Study Links New Dialysis Technology to Rise in Bleeding Risk

E-beam sterilization associated with clotting complication, researchers say

Stem Cell Therapy Might Help Kidney Transplant Patients

In small, early trial, some recipients no longer needed drug 'cocktail' to prevent organ rejection

Two-Day Dialysis Interval Could Pose Danger: Study

Waiting 48 hours between kidney treatments seems to raise risk of death, hospitalization

Research Reveals Why Blacks More Prone to Kidney Failure

Excess protein in urine may be key, study suggests

Dialysis Patients Unprepared for Disasters, Study Contends

Many don't know the location of an alternative dialysis center, researchers say

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Kidney Disease

Syndrome includes health threats like high blood pressure and high blood sugar

Children With Kidney Disease Face Many Health Woes

Stunted growth, heart problems common among these kids, study finds

Health Tip: Avoid Extra Fluids While on Dialysis

Suggestions to limit your intake

Younger Blacks Fare Worse on Dialysis, Study Finds

Finding belies longstanding belief about treatment for kidney failure

Stem Cell Therapy Holds Promise for Kidney Disease

Studies show that collected kidney cells can be reprogrammed to grow into any type of kidney cell

Health Tip: Living With Chronic Kidney Disease

These changes to your diet may be in order

Blood Pressure Drop During Dialysis May Raise Clot Risk

Low BP occurs in about 25% of these treatment sessions in kidney-failure patients, researchers say

Densensitization Procedure Helps Hard-to-Match Kidney Recipients

Survival rates increase dramatically with new technique, study finds

As Waistline Expands, So Does Death Risk for Kidney Patients

Belly fat better predictor of mortality than body-mass index alone, study finds

Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes

To improve survival, doctors should monitor co-occurring conditions, researchers say

At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring More Telling Than Doctor's Office Readings

Without the anxiety of a clinic visit, readings from kidney patients may give a more accurate picture

Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Seem to Help Dialysis Patients

Early trial suggests these engineered grafts have promise, but more study needed

FDA Urges Reduced Doses for Anemia Drugs

Can increase risk of cardiovascular problems in patients with kidney disease, agency says

Diabetic Kidney Disease Rising in the U.S.

About 40 percent of diabetics will develop kidney disease, study says

Nulojix Approved to Help Thwart Kidney Rejection

For adults who have had kidney transplant

Hormone Linked to Death Risk in Those With Early Kidney Disease

Strength of the association with mortality surprised researchers

Vytorin Lowers Heart Disease Risk in Large Study of Kidney Patients

Cardiovascular trouble reduced as much as 25 percent by cholesterol drug in this high-risk group

Deadly E. Coli Strain in Europe Should Serve as Warning, Experts Say

Though unlikely to spread to U.S. shores, dangerous strains of bacteria becoming more common

What Protects the Heart May Also Ward Off Kidney Stones

Studies found watching diet and taking statins lowered risk of getting painful condition

Heavy Smoking Tied to Advanced Kidney Cancer

Another study finds bladder cancer rates haven't dropped even though fewer people smoke

Many Dialysis Patients Short on 'Health Literacy'

Those with least education most likely to lack important information about their care

Flu Vaccine Appears Safe After Kidney Transplant

Vaccinated patients were less likely to lose new organ or to die, study says

Women's Kidneys May Be at Higher Risk After Heart Test

Researcher suggests that dye dosage should be adjusted for females

Experts Offer New Guidance for Blood Pressure Control in Elderly

Lifestyle changes, use of antihypertensive drugs urged to reduce health problems in those over 80

Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly

'Gold standard' needed to estimate prevalence of the disease in those over 80, researchers say

Higher Death Rates Seen in Central Line Dialysis Patients: Study

Those who received treatment through tube in the abdomen and other methods were more likely to survive

Kidney Transplant Patients at Risk of Narrowed Arteries

Immune system reaction to the donated organ may cause problems, study found

Scarring of Transplanted Kidneys Less of a Problem Today

New research finds more promising results than earlier studies

New Tests Could Spot Which Kidney Patients Will Do the Worst

Experts say findings could guide doctors in treatment decisions

Allowing Organ Donation by People With HIV Could Save Lives, Experts Say

Current U.S. law bans practice of allowing donations to others with AIDS-causing virus

Some Type 1 Diabetics Seem Shielded Against Complications

In one group that had diabetes for 50 years, many never developed expected problems, study finds

Nerve Block Treatment May Ease Stubborn High Blood Pressure

Procedure normalized levels in 39% of patients with resistant hypertension, early research shows

Home Dialysis for Kidney Patients May Ease Restless Legs Syndrome

Switching from center-based treatment reduced many patients' discomfort, study finds

Study Questions Tests Used to Spot Heart Risks in Kidney Patients

Value of commonly used 'biomarkers' lack conclusive evidence, researchers say

Depression Seems to Increase Risk of Kidney Failure: Study

Disorder linked to chronic kidney disease, hospitalization for kidney failure, researchers say

Blood Pressure Drug Delays Kidney Disease in Diabetics

But experts are concerned about higher deaths from heart problems

White Patients Most Likely to Get Kidney Transplants: Study

Lack of insurance, poverty, cultural barriers hinder minorities' access to donated organs