Misc. Kidney Problem News

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11/16/2011
Newer Drug Seems Better at Controlling Lupus Kidney Complication

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

11/14/2011
Intensive Control of Type 1 Diabetes Helps Kidneys: Study

Rate of serious complication halved for those on aggressive therapy

11/10/2011
Black Children Less Likely to Get Kidney Transplant Before Dialysis

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

11/8/2011
Racial Disparities Still Exist for Kidney Recipients, Study Finds

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

11/4/2011
Earthquakes Put Millions of Lives, Major Cities at Risk

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

11/3/2011
Kidney Donation Doesn't Put Older Adults at Risk

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

11/1/2011
Cancer Risk Doubles After Organ Transplant, Study Finds

But benefits still far outweigh the risk, say experts

10/28/2011
Black Kidney Donors More Likely to Be Related to Recipients

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

10/18/2011
Study Links New Dialysis Technology to Rise in Bleeding Risk

E-beam sterilization associated with clotting complication, researchers say

10/5/2011
Stem Cell Therapy Might Help Kidney Transplant Patients

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

9/21/2011
Two-Day Dialysis Interval Could Pose Danger: Study

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

9/1/2011
Research Reveals Why Blacks More Prone to Kidney Failure

Excess protein in urine may be key, study suggests

8/26/2011
Dialysis Patients Unprepared for Disasters, Study Contends

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

8/19/2011
Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Kidney Disease

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

8/17/2011
Children With Kidney Disease Face Many Health Woes

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

8/12/2011
Health Tip: Avoid Extra Fluids While on Dialysis

Suggestions to limit your intake

8/9/2011
Younger Blacks Fare Worse on Dialysis, Study Finds

Finding belies longstanding belief about treatment for kidney failure

8/4/2011
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

8/4/2011
Health Tip: Living With Chronic Kidney Disease

These changes to your diet may be in order

7/29/2011
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

7/27/2011
Densensitization Procedure Helps Hard-to-Match Kidney Recipients

Survival rates increase dramatically with new technique, study finds

7/19/2011
As Waistline Expands, So Does Death Risk for Kidney Patients

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

6/30/2011
Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes

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

6/27/2011
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

6/27/2011
Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Seem to Help Dialysis Patients

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

6/24/2011
FDA Urges Reduced Doses for Anemia Drugs

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

6/21/2011
Diabetic Kidney Disease Rising in the U.S.

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

6/16/2011
Nulojix Approved to Help Thwart Kidney Rejection

For adults who have had kidney transplant

6/14/2011
Hormone Linked to Death Risk in Those With Early Kidney Disease

Strength of the association with mortality surprised researchers

6/9/2011
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

6/2/2011
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

5/17/2011
What Protects the Heart May Also Ward Off Kidney Stones

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

5/16/2011
Heavy Smoking Tied to Advanced Kidney Cancer

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

5/5/2011
Many Dialysis Patients Short on 'Health Literacy'

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

4/28/2011
Flu Vaccine Appears Safe After Kidney Transplant

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

4/28/2011
Women's Kidneys May Be at Higher Risk After Heart Test

Researcher suggests that dye dosage should be adjusted for females

4/25/2011
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

4/21/2011
Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly

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

4/21/2011
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

4/14/2011
Kidney Transplant Patients at Risk of Narrowed Arteries

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

4/12/2011
Scarring of Transplanted Kidneys Less of a Problem Today

New research finds more promising results than earlier studies

4/11/2011
New Tests Could Spot Which Kidney Patients Will Do the Worst

Experts say findings could guide doctors in treatment decisions

4/1/2011
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

3/29/2011
Some Type 1 Diabetics Seem Shielded Against Complications

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

3/29/2011
Nerve Block Treatment May Ease Stubborn High Blood Pressure

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

3/18/2011
Home Dialysis for Kidney Patients May Ease Restless Legs Syndrome

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

3/15/2011
Study Questions Tests Used to Spot Heart Risks in Kidney Patients

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

3/10/2011
Depression Seems to Increase Risk of Kidney Failure: Study

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

3/9/2011
Blood Pressure Drug Delays Kidney Disease in Diabetics

But experts are concerned about higher deaths from heart problems

3/3/2011
White Patients Most Likely to Get Kidney Transplants: Study

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