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  • Kidney Woes Tied to Raised Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    Dialysis, organ transplant may boost odds for certain types of cancer

  • Kidney Disease Rates Have Stabilized in U.S., Study Finds
    Experts credit improved treatment of 2 leading causes: high blood pressure and diabetes

  • Donor Kidneys More Likely to Be Discarded on Weekends: Study
    Lower staffing levels at hospitals, not organ quality, is likely reason why, researcher says

  • Kidney Disease Rates Have Stabilized in U.S., Study Finds
    Experts credit improved treatment of 2 leading causes: high blood pressure and diabetes

  • Kidney Transplant 'Tourism' Comes With Risks: Study
    Infections, complications, organ rejection more likely than in patients who get organ in own country

  • Poor Sleep Might Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests
    Five hours or less a night linked to reduced organ function in women

  • Early Warning Sign for Kidney Disease Identified in Study
    Researchers say blood test can predict risk up to five years before damage begins

  • Severe Combat Injuries Linked to Risk of Chronic Diseases
    Diabetes, high blood pressure more common among seriously wounded soldiers, study finds

  • Chronic Heartburn Drugs Tied to Higher Risk of Kidney Disease
    But studies weren't designed to prove proton pump inhibitors are responsible for the increase

  • Kidney Patients Without Online Access Face Additional Burden
    Blacks and the poor are often 'left behind,' researcher says

  • Calcium Supplements Tied to Kidney Stone Risk in Study
    But don't stop on your own if doctor recommended them, experts say

  • Hormone Replacement May Protect Women's Kidneys, Study Suggests
    But the finding is considered preliminary and needs more study

  • Do Taller Patients Fare Worse on Dialysis?
    Risk of premature death higher in tall men than in tall women, researchers suggest

  • A High Salt and Potassium Diet May Accelerate Chronic Kidney Disease
    Study participants had far more sodium than the recommended daily limit

  • Too Few Kidney Dialysis Patients Referred for Organ Transplant, Study Finds
    Only about one in four in Georgia get further evaluation

  • Kidney Problems Linked to Brain Disorders: Study
    Reduced blood flow likely to blame, researcher suggests

  • Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes
    Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds

  • Cooling Bodies of Brain-Dead Donors May Boost Kidney Function After Transplant
    Study found mild hypothermia lowered chances that the organ did not work right away

  • Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes
    Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds

  • Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural Disasters
    Study notes that after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, fewer than half had detailed medication list available

  • For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis
    But one stone increases odds for more, study found

  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Kidney Stones?
    Make sure you drink enough water

  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Kidney Stones?
    Make sure you drink enough water

  • New Drug May Help Diabetic Kidney Disease Patients
    Patiromer appears to keep potassium levels in check, researchers say

  • U.S. Dialysis Patients Increasingly Live in Poor Areas
    One-third with kidney failure come from low-income neighborhoods, study finds

  • Most Children With Migraines Don't Get Proven Treatments: Study
    Nearly half don't get any pain relievers at all, researcher adds

  • Health Tip: Know the Signs of Kidney Stones
    Including lower back pain

  • Health Tip: Know the Signs of Kidney Stones
    Including lower back pain

  • Prompt Treatment of Kidney Stones Keeps Costs Down: Study
    Complications more likely to arise with surgical delay

  • Prompt Treatment of Kidney Stones Keeps Costs Down: Study
    Complications more likely to arise with surgical delay

  • Abnormal Test Results in Hospital Signal Raised Kidney Injury Risk
    Research finds other risk factors include diabetes, being older, male or black

  • Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients
    Study found those who are related faced greater chance of heart stopping than those who aren't

  • HIV-Infected People Often Do Well After Kidney Transplant
    Refuting common wisdom, research shows that these patients fared better than those with hepatitis C

  • Man's Iced Tea Habit May Have Swamped His Kidneys
    He drank 16 glasses a day, which probably contributed to health issues, report suggests

  • Man's Iced Tea Habit May Have Swamped His Kidneys
    He drank 16 glasses a day, which probably contributed to health issues, report suggests

  • Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Injury
    Researchers report on two studies that showed kidney damage in those who used the drug

  • Drinking Water Helps Prevent Kidney Stones
    Researchers find eight or more glasses daily reduces the risk significantly

  • Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows
    Better treatments, tighter management of disease may explain promising trend

  • Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women
    Survey of kidney specialists shows hemodialysis becoming more common for expectant moms

  • Drinking Water Helps Prevent Kidney Stones
    Researchers find eight or more glasses daily reduces the risk significantly

  • Health Tip: Keeping Kidney Stones at Bay
    Drink lots of water

  • Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds
    Many of these organs would otherwise get thrown away, researcher says

  • Kidney Stones Can Send Patients to Hospital More Than Once
    1 in 9 wound up back in ER, California study found

  • Kidney Stones Can Send Patients to Hospital More Than Once
    1 in 9 wound up back in ER, California study found

  • HIV Patients May Fare as Well as Others With Kidney Transplants
    But study also found that survival rates were lower if organ recipient also had hepatitis C

  • Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure
    Study found damage to organs and tissues, even with no sign of hypertension

  • Millions of Kidney Failure Patients Die for Lack of Treatment: Study
    Dire need for low-cost dialysis techniques that could be used worldwide, researcher says

  • Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy, Study Warns
    Careful monitoring necessary, researchers say

  • Some Injured Kidneys May Be OK for Transplant, Study Finds
    For reasons that are unclear, certain organs even performed better 6 months after transplant

  • Overindulgent Parents May Breed Narcissistic Children
    Kids who were told they were better than others came to believe it, researchers report

  • First Device Approved for Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis
    A complication of kidney failure

  • Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?
    Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

  • Meat-Heavy, High-Acid Diet Poses Risk for Those With Kidney Disease: Study
    Switching to regimen higher in fruits, veggies might help stave off organ failure, experts say

  • Kidneys From HIV Donors May Be OK for HIV Patients, Study Finds
    South African researchers report 'impressive' results in 27 cases

  • U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests
    Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

  • Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men, Study Finds
    Experts aren't sure why, but say better treatment and support needed for both sexes

  • Timing of Kidney Transplants Doesn't Affect Pregnancy Chances
    Study finds results were similar for women who received organ whether as a child or an adult

  • Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study
    These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says

  • Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study
    These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says

  • Kidney Disease Treatment May Be Improving, Study Suggests
    Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying

  • Drug to Treat Serious Infections May Harm Kids' Kidneys, Study Says
    The higher the dose of vancomycin, the greater the risk, researchers found

  • Heat Stroke, Kidney Failure Help Drive Illnesses From Extreme Heat
    Danger persists for five days after temperature dips, study finds

  • Diabetes Drug Metformin Safe for Patients With Kidney Disease: Review
    Alternative medications more costly, have more side effects, researchers say

  • New U.S. Kidney Transplant Rules Take Effect
    Changes intended to make organ allocation more equitable

  • Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney
    Most former donors got a needed organ relatively quickly, researchers say

  • Air Pollution May Be Linked to Higher Rates of Kidney Disease
    Study found other risk factors, including age and diabetes, don't fully explain variations in rates

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Kidney Disease Progression in Diabetics
    Screening for sleep disorder could spot those at risk for more rapid loss of renal function, researchers say

  • Most in U.S. Aren't Suitable Kidney Donors, Study Says
    Health or financial reasons disqualify more than 75 percent, researchers report

  • Safe, Successful Kidney Dialysis Possible in Ebola Patients
    Emory doctors report on successful and safe protocol

  • Many Dialysis Patients Ill-Prepared for Emergencies, Study Says
    Backup plan should include alternate treatment site

  • Gene Test May Spot Which Kidney Transplants More Likely to Fail
    Researchers suggest it could be way to spot trouble earlier

  • Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition
    Half of those taking three medications achieved full remission, study reports

  • Kidney, Urinary Birth Defects Tied to Obesity in Moms-to-Be
    As weight increased, so did apparent risk, researchers say

  • Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant
    Doctors should monitor such patients closely after surgery, researcher suggests

  • Women Less Likely to Get Kidney Dialysis Than Men, Study Finds
    And the disparity doesn't seem to be related to biological differences, researchers say

  • Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones
    People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say

  • Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones
    People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC
    Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

  • Aerobic Exercise May Boost Quality of Life for Dialysis Patients
    Regular activity linked to reduced risk of earlier death, improved mood, study suggests

  • Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs might protect against damage to small blood vessels, researchers report

  • Injected Substance Used With CT Scans Seems Safe for Kidneys: Study
    Iodine-based material a common way to enhance CT images, researchers say

  • Kidney and Thyroid Cancer Rates Up Among U.S. Children, Study Finds
    But these pediatric cancers remain rare and the increases are very small, experts say

  • NephroCheck Test Approved to Predict Kidney Injury Risk
    Screens for decline of kidney function within 12 hours

  • Popular Southern Fare May Harm Your Kidneys
    Study finds fatty, sugary foods raise risk of death linked to organ trouble

  • Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell
    Researchers devise 11-point questionnaire

  • Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell
    Researchers devise 11-point questionnaire

  • Childhood Urinary Tract Infection May Bring Lasting Harm to Kidneys
    But researchers report that 3 factors spot risk as well as painful catheter/X-ray does

  • More Young Adults Getting Mental Health Care Under Obamacare: Study
    Increase was slight, but a good sign that law is working, researchers report

  • Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes
    Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

  • Cost of Kidney Donation May Deter the Poor
    Study finds greater decline in donors from low-income areas

  • Donating a Kidney May Carry Hidden Insurance Costs
    Those who did had more trouble getting, switching health or life coverage

  • Will a Warmer Climate Mean More Kidney Stones?
    U.S. study finds rates of these painful blockages are rising along with temperatures

  • Will a Warmer Climate Mean More Kidney Stones?
    U.S. study finds rates of these painful blockages are rising along with temperatures

  • Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds
    No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

  • Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study
    As weight climbs, so do related deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers say

  • Younger Blacks on Dialysis Fare Worse in Poor Neighborhoods: Study
    Racial difference in survival far smaller in wealthier communities

  • New Test Helps Doctors ID Kidney Disease Cause
    Including autoimmune or infection

  • New Dialysis Machine Treats Tiniest of Newborns
    Device needed because adult dialysis machines overpower babies' blood vessels, experts say

  • Type of Kidney Disease May Dictate Cancer Risk
    Study of transplant recipients finds prospects best with polycystic kidney disease

  • Kidney Transplant Beats Intensive Dialysis, Study Says
    Organ recipients were less likely to die over 11-year period

  • Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study
    Researchers cite lower cost, less radiation

  • Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study
    Researchers cite lower cost, less radiation

  • Sports Injuries Can Damage Kidneys, Study Finds
    Researchers urge doctors to consider possibility of renal trauma in these cases

  • Seat Belts, Air Bags May Save Your Kidneys
    Car safety devices reduce risk of serious kidney injury by about one-quarter, study finds

  • Walking Could Be Key Step Against Kidney Disease
    The more patients walked, the less their odds for early death or need for dialysis, study found

  • Diabetics Fare Well After Kidney Transplants, Study Finds
    Five-year survival rates now similar to transplants in people without diabetes

  • Statins Don't Prevent Kidney Disease Progression, Study Finds
    But the drugs do help lower cholesterol in these patients, researchers say

  • Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments
    Study found 1 in 7 patients has problems after certain procedures

  • Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments
    Study found 1 in 7 patients has problems after certain procedures

  • Severe Obesity in Teens Tied to Possible Kidney Problems
    Study looked at young patients planning to undergo weight-loss surgery

  • More Muscle May Help Kidney Dialysis Patients
    Small study found those with greater muscle mass could walk farther, reported better mental health

  • Early Sign of Kidney Disease Often Ignored, Study Says
    Doctors can easily test for excess protein in urine

  • A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy
    Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

  • People With Kidney Disease Show Higher Cancer Risk in Study
    More research is needed to understand the link, experts say

  • Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults
    But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report

  • Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns
    Nibbling a few leaves, licking pollen off fur can cause kidney failure, veterinarian warns

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys
    Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease

  • Walking May Be Good Medicine for Kidney Patients
    People with kidney trouble assigned to daily half-hour stroll got a boost in immune function, study found

  • Depressed Diabetics May Face Higher Risk of Kidney Disease
    Study suggests connection is more about physical changes than patients' self-care

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Kidneys
    Carefully monitor blood pressure, cholesterol

  • Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants
    Study finds steady increase in survival rates, organ function, but there's still room for improvement

  • Warfarin Safe for Kidney Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    Use of the blood thinner may safely ease stroke risk linked to atrial fibrillation, Swedish research finds

  • Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones
    Study found DASH diet just as effective, less limiting, than traditional eating plan

  • Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones
    Study found DASH diet just as effective, less limiting, than traditional eating plan

  • Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks
    Study found 8 percent of those who did suffered a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or death

  • Outpatient Care for Kidney Disease May Lead to Complications
    Small study found side effects such as low blood sugar, high potassium, severe dizziness

  • Dialysis Benefits Pregnant Women With Kidney Disease, Study Finds
    Longer and more frequent treatments lead to better outcomes

  • Kidney Donation a Low-Risk Choice, Study Finds
    Rigorous screening process leaves only healthy candidates

  • Could People's Well-Being Affect Likelihood of Kidney Donation?
    U.S. study finds those living in regions with greater happiness more likely to donate organs to strangers

  • Kidney Injury During Surgery Tied to Risk of Heart Problems
    Study from Taiwan followed thousands of post-op patients

  • FDA Approves Genetic Test That Helps Explain Developmental Problems in Kids
    Experts caution that it should only be given to young children when problems first appear

  • Most Women on Kidney Dialysis OK With Their Sex Lives: Study
    Lack of intimacy doesn't have to mean there's a problem, researcher says

  • Obesity Tied to Decline in Kidney Function
    Study looked at blood-testing methods to detect changes before symptoms begin

  • Common Blood Pressure Meds May Cut Risk of Early Death in Kidney Patients: Study
    Drugs called ACE inhibitors and ARBs may help patients avoid dialysis as well, researchers say

  • Light Exercise Might Reduce Risk of Kidney Stones
    Intensity of activity doesn't seem to matter, study finds

  • Kidney Procedure Might Help Ease Tough-to-Treat High Blood Pressure
    Small study suggests a real benefit for 'renal denervation' in kidney disease patients

  • Higher Spending on Poor Leg Circulation May Not Pay Off
    Amputation rate for peripheral artery disease was similar despite wide variance in treatment costs between regions

  • Eyes Might Be Window Into Common Heart Disorder
    Damage to blood vessels of the retinas and kidneys tied to higher risk for atrial fibrillation, study found

  • New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens
    Doctors should inform families about short- and long-term consequences, researcher says

  • Study Finds Two Drugs Aren't Better Than One for Kidney Disease
    Combo used in patients with diabetes led to more kidney problems, damage

  • Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
    Screening could help identify those who would benefit from early treatment, researchers say

  • Sugary Soda Habit May Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests
    People who drank 2 or more a day were more likely to have protein in their urine, a sign of trouble

  • Signs of Early Kidney Damage Found in Some 9/11 Responders
    Researchers say those who were exposed longest to polluted air at Ground Zero were most affected

  • Arthritis Drug Could Benefit Some Kidney Disease Patients
    Orencia may help treat a form of kidney disease that often leads to organ failure, study suggests

  • Kidney Patients May Face Serious Side Effects From Weight-Loss Surgery
    Acute kidney damage was most common problem in U.K. study

  • Upping Vegetable Protein Intake May Help People With Kidney Disease
    More study needed, but initial findings suggest a benefit, experts say

  • Kidney Patients May Gain From Less Salt
    Small study showed reductions in blood pressure, less fluid retention

  • Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests
    Nearly half who drank while taking the pain reliever reported kidney disease

  • Smaller Belly, Less Deli May Reduce Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds
    Processed foods are usually high in harmful phosphorus additives

  • Some 'High-Risk' Kidneys May Be Safe for Organ Transplant: Study
    Researchers followed-up on recipients of kidneys from deceased donors

  • Kidney Transplant Rejection Drugs Tied to Pregnancy Risks in Study
    Early research found more miscarriages, birth defects among women who conceived while on these meds

  • Don't Routinely Test for Kidney Disease in Those Without Symptoms: Experts
    There isn't enough evidence to justify widespread screening, American College of Physicians says

  • Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Not Raise Risk for Kidney Stones
    However, researchers found age, weight and gender are factors

  • Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems
    Researchers followed patients with chronic skin condition for 7 years

  • For Dialysis Patients, It Was a Honey of An Idea
    But antibiotics are still preferred for preventing catheter infections, study says

  • Risks for Kidney Donors Decline, Study Finds
    Post-donation hospital stays are shorter too

  • Finding May Help Doctors Pinpoint Likelihood of Kidney Transplant Failure
    Patients with a particular antibody response were much more likely to run into trouble, researchers report

  • Kidney Damage a Risk of Some Childhood Cancer Treatments, Finds Study
    Likelihood greatest with use of certain chemotherapy drugs, surgery

  • Chronic Kidney Disease on Rise Among U.S. Seniors, Study Shows
    Condition puts older adults at risk for heart conditions, kidney failure

  • Women Increasingly Prone to Kidney Stones
    Rising obesity likely is to blame, study author says

  • Kidney Disease Patients Can Benefit From Exercise: Study
    Program created specifically for people with multiple health issues was safe, boosted fitness

  • Blood Protein Disparity May Help Explain Blacks' Increased Heart Risk
    Higher albumin levels in urine tests point to kidney and heart trouble in blacks more than whites, study finds

  • Diet Choices May Help Diabetics Stave Off Kidney Disease
    Fruit, protein and moderate alcohol intake tied to lower risk of chronic disease in study

  • Kidney Dialysis Patients May Fare Better When Docs Have Lighter Caseloads
    Study found a 2 percent increased risk of death for every 50 additional patients

  • Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says
    As skin disorder worsened, likelihood of multiple diseases rose, researchers found

  • Young Teens at Raised Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure: Study
    Kids aged 14 to 16, especially blacks, more likely to experience graft loss, research shows

  • Transplant May Boost Survival in Obese Kidney Failure Patients
    Living donor organs seemed to help reduce the risks of transplantation in overweight recipients

  • Kidney Stones Tied to Raised Heart Disease Risk in Women
    Same link not seen in men, researchers report, although they're not sure why

  • Kidney Stones Tied to Raised Heart Disease Risk in Women
    Same link not seen in men, researchers report, although they're not sure why

  • Researchers Spot Mutant Gene Behind Defects That Can Cause Kidney Failure
    Discovery could help doctors identify those at risk for the kidney, urinary tract defects

  • Kidney Failure a Possible Risk of Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Study
    Review looked at side effect from androgen deprivation therapy

  • Development of New Diabetes Drug Halted by Maker
    Failure of aleglitazar might affect FDA deliberations on whether to ease restrictions on similar drug Avandia

  • Urine Test Might Predict Kidney Transplant Rejection
    Whether it could improve patients' outcomes remains to be seen, experts say

  • Black Medicaid Recipients Less Likely to Get Living-Donor Kidney: Study
    Not one such patient got kidney from living donor over 2.5 years covered by U.S. study

  • Diet-Exercise Combo Doesn't Cut Heart Risks in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
    But study of overweight patients found lifestyle changes may prevent complications such as kidney failure, eye damage

  • Iron Dosing Tricky for Dialysis Patients: Study
    Too much iron ups chances of infection, but smaller, less frequent doses appear safe

  • Stronger Statins Don't Up Kidney Injury Risk, Study Finds
    Higher doses of cholesterol-fighting drugs did not increase threat among heart attack patients, researchers say

  • Statins Plus Certain Antibiotics May Set Off Toxic Reaction: Study
    Harmful effects in older patients include muscle, kidney damage, researchers say

  • 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

  • Living Near Heavy Traffic May Harm Kidney Function
    Polluted air can lower organ's filtering ability, new research suggests

  • CDC Guidelines Could Cut Bloodstream Infections From Dialysis
    Since 1993, hospitalization rates have increased 51 percent for these patients, researchers say

  • Death Rate Dropping for Children on Dialysis: Study
    Better care, advances in technology may explain improved survival for these young kidney failure patients

  • Exercise May Lower Older Women's Risk for Kidney Stones
    Study also found that cutting high-calorie foods can help

  • Exercise May Lower Older Women's Risk for Kidney Stones
    Study also found that cutting high-calorie foods can help

  • Almost Half of Americans Would Consider Donating Kidney to Stranger: Poll
    Percentage of people in favor of donation keeps rising, experts say

  • 'Off-the-Shelf' Artificial Blood Vessels Show Promise
    They might be helpful for kidney failure patients on dialysis, animal study suggests

  • 'Bioengineered' Kidneys Show Promise in Rat Study
    Artificial organs produced urine, but hurdles remain before they might be used in humans, experts say

  • Belly Fat May Be Tied to Kidney Damage
    Study links an apple-shaped figure to early signs of kidney problems

  • Health Tip: Keep Kidney Stones Away
    Suggestions to prevent future stones

  • Overweight While Younger Ups Kidney Risk Later
    Maintaining healthy weight until age 60 and beyond best prevention, study suggests

  • Complications From Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study Finds
    Older, sicker patients may explain increase, researchers say

  • Complications From Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study Finds
    Older, sicker patients may explain increase, researchers say

  • Racial Gap Seen in Survival Among Kidney Dialysis Patients
    Hispanics and blacks on dialysis live longer than whites, study found

  • High-Dose Statins Linked to Acute Kidney Damage
    Large study doesn't prove connection, but experts say patients should ask doctors about concerns

  • New Method Quickly Spots Kidney Damage After Surgery
    Patients who underwent heart-lung bypass showed high levels of specific protein in study

  • Blacks With Kidney Disease Should Watch for Blood Pressure Shifts: Study
    Daily fluctuations in hypertension might warn of early death, researchers say

  • 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

  • Ultrasound Allows Early Detection of Fluid in Dialysis Patients' Lungs
    In study of people with kidney failure, fluid overload predicted heart problems, death

  • Costs of ER Visits Vary in U.S., Study Finds
    Urinary tract infections, kidney stones most expensive among top 10 outpatient conditions

  • Costs of ER Visits Vary in U.S., Study Finds
    Urinary tract infections, kidney stones most expensive among top 10 outpatient conditions

  • Dialysis Catheters Tied to Higher Risk for Infection, Death, Study Finds
    Other methods of accessing blood are safer, researchers concluded

  • 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

  • 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

  • '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

  • Synthetic Marijuana Use Linked to Kidney Damage
    Such designer drugs, called Spice or K2, may have toxic additives, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Predict Later Ills, Study Says
    Even transient hypertension linked to heart and kidney disease, diabetes

  • 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

  • High Doses of Vitamin C May Raise Risk of Kidney Stones
    Large study found men who take supplements were twice as likely to get painful condition, though occurrence was still rare

  • Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney Risks for Children: Study
    Expert says NSAIDs are overused for treating kids with fever

  • Preventing Kidney Disease May Cut Diabetes Deaths, Study Says
    10-year mortality for those with both conditions was 31 percent

  • Obese Patients Urged to Lose Weight Before Kidney Transplant
    Extra pounds may hinder success of procedure, research review suggests

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Shortage of Drug for Children's Cancer May Have Upped Relapse Rates
    Using another treatment didn't keep Hodgkin's lymphoma at bay as long, analysis finds

  • 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

  • Acute Kidney Injuries Up Sharply in U.S.
    Data likely 'just the tip of the iceberg,' researcher says

  • Kidney Disease More Severe in Blacks Than Others: Study
    Screening would help improve their care, researchers say

  • Reduced Kidney Function Tied to Mental Decline
    Study of patients with chronic kidney disease found changes in memory, reasoning skills

  • 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

  • Miscarriages Tied to Elevated Risk for Heart Conditions
    Study found hardening of the arteries more common in women with more miscarriages

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Kidneys Healthy
    Control high blood pressure, cholesterol and high blood sugar levels

  • Eating More Fruits, Veggies May Help Kidney Patients
    Other studies found race, income also play a part in how well disease is controlled

  • Obese Teens Face Higher Risk for Kidney Disease: Study
    Extra weight has real health consequences, but losing pounds can lower chances, expert says

  • Millions May Be Taking Vitamin D Unnecessarily, Analysis Suggests
    Health experts disagree on safe levels needed to prevent illness

  • Home Dialysis an Option for Some With Chronic Kidney Disease
    But doctors, patients slow to embrace this timesaver, study finds

  • Sitting for Hours Daily Might Boost Your Kidney Disease Risk: Study
    Exercise reduced effect in men, but not women

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Living With Chronic Kidney Disease
    These changes to your diet may be in order

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nerve Block Treatment May Ease Stubborn High Blood Pressure
    Procedure normalized levels in 39% of patients with resistant hypertension, early research shows

  • Some Type 1 Diabetics Seem Shielded Against Complications
    In one group that had diabetes for 50 years, many never developed expected problems, study finds

  • 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

  • Kidney Transplant Patients Urged to Keep Fit to Survive
    Low levels of physical activity linked to raised risk of early death, researchers warn

  • White Patients Most Likely to Get Kidney Transplants: Study
    Lack of insurance, poverty, cultural barriers hinder minorities' access to donated organs

  • Heart Failure Patients Don't Need Continuous Infusion of Diuretics: Study
    One dose at a time is less expensive and eliminates need to walk around with IV pole, expert says

  • Many Dialysis Patients at Risk for High Radiation Exposure
    Long-term use of scans for diagnosis, treatment raises cancer concerns, researchers say

  • Type 1 Diabetes Patients Need New Kidney Therapies: Study
    Recent advances not enough in preventing end-stage disease, researchers say

  • Education Might Help Kidney Recipients Spot Skin Cancer
    Transplant patients should be taught about their higher risk, how to detect, researchers say

  • Kidney Patients Ask for More Information on Options
    Survey finds that people especially want details on home dialysis

  • Test Approved to Monitor Levels of Kidney Rejection Drug
    Too much of the drug in blood may be toxic

  • Researchers Craft Blood Vessels for Heart, Kidney Patients
    Ready-made and easily stored, bioengineered transplants did well in animal trials

  • 'Western' Diet May Raise Risk of Kidney Function Decline
    Eating more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy offers protection, study suggests

  • Stroke Drug May Prevent Dialysis Catheter Infections
    And also appears to reduce catheter malfunctions, study finds

  • Donor Kidneys Travel Safely, Study Finds
    Organs function equally well whether shipped cross-country or from same hospital, researchers say

  • Heart Attack Patients With Kidney Problems Often Skip Meds
    Strategies needed to boost heart drug adherence in this high-risk group, researcher says

  • Heart Rhythm Disorder May Double Death Risk for Dialysis Patients
    Study finds dramatic rise among those with atrial fibrillation being treated for kidney disease

  • Dialysis Options Remain After Kidney Transplant Failure
    Home- and clinic-based treatment appear equally effective for these patients, study finds

  • Vegetarian Diet Cuts Kidney Patients' Levels of Toxic Phosphorus
    Diet made it easier to eliminate potentially hazardous substance from blood, urine

  • Kidney Disease Could Be More Deadly for Kids With Lupus
    Researcher suggests that risk stems from damaging effect on the heart

  • Naturally High Hemoglobin Levels May Not Threaten Kidney Patients
    No need to lower them in people with chronic kidney disease, study finds

  • Health Tip: Symptoms That May Indicate Kidney Stones
    A primary warning sign is severe, sudden pain

  • Marital Status May Affect Kidney Transplant Decision
    Married or divorced adults have an edge over widowers, study finds

  • Doubling Frequency of Dialysis May Help Kidney Failure Patients
    6 sessions a week improved heart function, overall health, but is not for everyone, researcher says

  • Weekend Admissions May Raise Death Risk in Kidney Patients
    Risk of death for end-stage patients 17 percent higher than on weekdays, study finds

  • Race Seems to Impact Rate of Kidney Function Decline
    Findings may lead to improvements in identifying high-risk patients, study authors suggest

  • E. Coli Could Have Long Term Effect on Heart
    Blood pressure, kidneys affected in some patients 8 years later, study finds

  • Moderate Drinking Could Lower Death Risk for Kidney Transplant Patients
    One to two drinks a day is also linked to fewer cases of diabetes, but concerns about weight still matter

  • HIV Patients Do Well After Kidney Transplants: Study
    But their bodies are more likely to reject organs in long run, researchers say

  • Nerve Zap to Kidneys Might Ease Stubborn Hypertension
    Study was short but strategy seemed to lower blood pressure in patients who'd failed numerous drugs

  • Urine Markers May Reveal Kidney Damage Earlier
    If findings lead to reliable test, kidney failure might be prevented, researchers say

  • Cheaper, Older Treatment for Vasculitis Beats Out New Drug
    Standard therapy, Azasan, works better, study finds

  • Study Warns of Risks for Early Dialysis
    Guidelines on when to start treatment need to be reexamined, experts say

  • Lupus Kidney Disorder Treatment Improved Over Decade: Review
    Safer, more effective options available for patients with lupus nephritis, researchers say

  • Kidney Transplants for Elderly Double Over Decade
    But odds are still low, researchers say

  • Drop Seen in Rate of End-Stage Kidney Disease in Diabetics
    However, as diabetes has surged actual number of cases rose, review of U.S. data found

  • Airbags Protect Kidneys in Car Crashes, Study Finds
    Findings are surprising and suggest additional research could reveal more benefits, researcher says

  • FDA Advisers Back Anemia Drugs for Kidney Patients
    More research needed on optimum dose, despite stroke risk posed by drugs, panel members say

  • Strength Training May Help Kidney Patients Live Longer, Healthier
    Over 5 years, those with largest mid-arm muscles 37 percent less likely to die, study found

  • Estrogen Therapy May Be Linked to Kidney Stones
    An association found in postmenopausal women, researchers say

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Might Affect Hearing
    Older patients more likely than their peers to develop hearing loss, researchers find

  • Once-Promising Heart Failure Drug Fails in Trial
    It's 'the end of the story' for rolofylline against this tough-to-treat condition, researcher says

  • Kidney Disease Linked to Future Heart Disease, Stroke Risk
    Two studies weigh value of using renal function as a way to screen for other problems

  • Study Finds Home Dialysis as Good as Hemodialysis at Centers
    But many with end-stage kidney disease still hesitant to try it, research shows

  • Cholesterol Levels Count in Kidney Disease Patients: Study
    When malnutrition, inflammation are not present, high levels raise heart disease risk, research shows

  • New Test for Heart, Kidney Transplant Rejection
    Checking blood proteins that increase during acute rejection a noninvasive way to protect organs, study shows

  • Diet to Prevent Hypertension Also Helps Prevent Kidney Stones
    New findings related to DASH diet, which is high in produce, dairy products and whole grains

  • Diet to Prevent Hypertension Also Helps Prevent Kidney Stones
    New findings related to DASH diet, which is high in produce, dairy products and whole grains

  • Anemia Drugs Could Pose Threat to Some Kidney Patients
    Study finds 'poor responders' to meds like Aranesp at higher risk for heart trouble, death

  • Lower Blood Pressure May Help Sicker Kidney Patients
    Standard goal may not be low enough for those with protein in their urine, study finds

  • Kidneys From Dead Patients as Durable as Ones From Those Deemed Brain-Dead
    Finding could mean more organs would be available for those who need them

  • Monitoring of Kidney Health Urged for Injection Drug Users
    Excess protein in urine noted in about 25% who shoot up; rates higher in HIV-positive, study found

  • Pre-Dialysis Procedure Often Delayed in Poorer Communities
    Study sheds light on need to provide all patients with recommended treatment

  • Heart Beat Could Provide Marker for Kidney Health: Study
    High resting heart rate and low variability in beat rates may hint at future renal disease, researchers say

  • Antibiotic May Up Risk of Dangerous Potassium Levels in Seniors
    TMP-SMX combo is used to treat urinary tract infections, researchers say

  • Blacks Seem More Vulnerable to Deadly Blood Infection
    Study suggests higher rates of diabetes, kidney disease might explain why sepsis hits them harder

  • Common Cancer Drug Tied to Kidney Damage
    Doctors should monitor patients taking Avastin, researchers say

  • Lead Poisoning Unlikely Cause of Beethoven's Death
    Technology helped researchers analyze bone fragments to rule out one of many theories

  • Health Tip: Treating Kidney Stones
    Here's how you can help relieve symptoms

  • Statin Use Tied to Eye, Kidney, Liver Troubles
    But heart-healthy benefits of the cholesterol drugs outweigh these risks, experts say

  • Anemia Drugs Hold Dangers for Kidney Patients
    Study finds increased risks for potential deadly complications

  • Why Spouses of Dialysis Patients Get Kidney Disease Too
    Similar health habits may be to blame, study finds

  • Cancer Risk After Kidney Transplant Unaffected by Type of Drug Treatment
    Risk similar from all drugs used to prevent organ rejection, researchers find

  • High-Dose Vitamin B Risky for Diabetics With Kidney Disease
    Study ties therapy to deteriorating renal function

  • Anemia Harder to Treat in Black Children With Kidney Disease
    Treatment tailored to reflect race may be needed, researchers suggest

  • MRSA More Likely to Lurk in Certain Patients
    One in five long-term elder care patients carried the dangerous germ in their nose, study finds

  • Hepatitis C Tied to Higher Kidney Cancer Risk
    The virus' influence may extend beyond the liver, researchers say

  • Gene May Boost Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure
    Researchers find some kidney donors have variant that increases the odds of an unsuccessful transplant

  • Hundreds of Donor Kidneys Tossed Away Each Year
    But organs infected with hepatitis C are fine for patients with the disease, study finds

  • Many Americans Unaware They Have Chronic Kidney Disease
    Those at risk for diabetes should be screened, researcher says

  • U.S. Minorities Especially Vulnerable to Kidney Failure
    Study suggests that poverty and lack of insurance contribute to the problem

  • Kidney Donors Go On to Lead Long, Healthy Lives
    Study of more than 80,000 who gave one up shows procedure carries few risks

  • For Some on Dialysis, Anemia Drugs Pose Risks
    But experts say not using them would lower people's quality of life

  • Fatigue May Predict Heart Attack in Dialysis Patients
    But whether efforts to combat weariness will reduce cardiovascular risk is unknown

  • Kidneys From Older Donors Suitable for Seniors
    More could be transplanted if doctors would put them on the list, study suggests

  • Tylenol May Protect Kidneys After Severe Muscle Damage
    Treatment prevented organ failure in injured rats, study found

  • Kidney Function May Be Tied to Bone Loss
    Even moderate impairment appears to increase fracture risk, study finds

  • Protein Levels in Urine Help Predict Kidney Function
    Combined screening method spotted more high-risk patients, study found

  • Health Tip: Controlling Diabetic Nephropathy
    Suggestions to help spare your kidneys

  • CT Scans Spot Many Kidney Abnormalities
    One-quarter of potential donors had kidney stones, scarring or other problems, study finds

  • CT Scans Spot Many Kidney Abnormalities
    One-quarter of potential donors had kidney stones, scarring or other problems, study finds

  • Very Low Levels of Lead Harm Kids' Kidneys: Study
    Amounts deemed safe are still too high, researchers say

  • Diabetics Less Prone Now to End-Stage Kidney Disease
    Reversing decades-long trend, the rate has dropped nearly 4 percent a year since 1996, study finds

  • Health Tip: What Could Be Causing Renal Failure
    Why the kidneys could stop working

  • Acute Kidney Failure Often Ends With Dialysis
    Improved care may lower risk of death, researcher says

  • Many Dialysis Patients Get Wrong Blood Thinners for Angioplasty
    Some docs not following FDA directive urging against use of Lovenox, Integrilin, study shows

  • Enzyme Replacement May Help in Fabry Disease
    Whether treatment prolongs life remains unclear, researchers say

  • Kidney Transplant, Sleep Disorder May Add Up to Trouble
    Heart disease, stroke more likely for organ recipients with sleep apnea, study finds

  • Surgery Not Always Best for Narrowed Kidney Arteries
    Study finds medication works as well in certain people, without the risks

  • Phosphorus Levels May Predict Heart Disease
    Even a slight elevation was linked to coronary artery calcification in study

  • FDA Issues Warning for Diabetes Drug
    Reports of kidney problems for those using Byetta prompted action

  • Diet Soda, Sodium Tied to Kidney Trouble: Studies
    It's more proof that what you eat and drink affects health, researchers say

  • Anemia Drug May Raise Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients
    Use of Aranesp should be reserved for the most seriously ill, experts say

  • For People on Dialysis, Too Thin Can Be Risky
    More body fat means greater survival odds, researcher says

  • Traveling While on Dialysis Could Be Risky
    Chances of infection, anemia and more go up, study finds

  • Kidney Damage Another Consequence of Anabolic Steroids
    Long-term use can lead to severe kidney scarring, new research shows

  • Preventive Antibiotics Help Some Kids Fend Off Urinary Infections
    Modest reduction may be worthwhile for those most at risk, experts say

  • All New Dialysis Patients at Increased Risk of Death
    Higher mortality rates not restricted to those with cardiovascular disease, study finds

  • Intensive Dialysis Doesn't Save Lives of the Sickest
    Study finds no difference when compared to routine dialysis

  • Docs May Be Overdoing Some Invasive Procedures
    For certain patients with renal artery stenosis, medication may be enough, researchers say

  • Heart Test Deemed OK Before Kidney Transplant
    Coronary angiography does not harm kidneys and helps guide decisions, study finds

  • Dialysis' Drawbacks Outweigh Benefits for Some Older Patients
    Quality of life declined in nursing home residents who received artificial kidney treatment: study

  • Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients
    Study finds physical activity pays off

  • U.S. Health Officials Announce New Heparin Formula
    Potency of blood thinner is cut as FDA alerts doctors to the safety change

  • Health Tip: Evaluating Signs of Kidney Stones
    Here's a list of potential symptoms

  • Diet, Exercise May Slow Kidney Disease Progression
    Obese patients can also benefit from weight-loss surgery, review finds

  • Extended Antiviral May Benefit Kidney Transplant Patients
    Risk of viral infection can be cut in half with 6 months of treatment, study finds

  • Kidney Injury While Hospitalized May Lead to Future Dialysis
    An estimated 45% to 70% of these patients die before discharge, study finds

  • Diabetes Medications Don't Lower Inflammation
    Metformin, insulin have little effect on risk factor for heart disease, study finds

  • Lupus Worse in Blacks, Hispanics Than in Whites, Study Finds
    They're more likely to have conditions that complicate treatment, researchers say

  • Dopamine May Boost Odds of Transplant Success
    Pretreating brain-dead donors yielded better results for recipients in study

  • Home Dialysis a Good Option for Kidney Disease Patients
    Survival rates similar to those with deceased donor transplant organs, study shows

  • 'Electronic Nose' Could Spot Kidney Disease
    Rat study suggests potential for noninvasive, early diagnostic test

  • Gene Linked to Inherited Kidney Disease Found
    Researchers already testing potential treatment

  • Single Kidney Transplant From Young, Deceased Donors Works Well
    Finding challenges notion that an adult must get 2 from a child under 5

  • Wearable Kidney May One Day Replace Dialysis
    Portable device would revolutionize treatment for thousands, researchers say

  • Kidney Donor's Sex Could Affect Women's Outcomes
    Transplant failure, death risks rise if organ comes from deceased man, study finds

  • Immunoglobulin Can Predict Some Diabetic Complications
    Increased excretion of IgM foretells serious cardiovascular issues: study

  • Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets
    Increasingly, loving owners are choosing it for their animal companions

  • Low Birth Weight Might Raise Adult Kidney Disease Risk
    Babies under 5.5 pounds at increased odds for chronic illness, review finds

  • For Some Kidney Patients, Home Dialysis Is Better
    Evidence suggests nighttime treatment yields better results

  • Fresh-Meat Additives May Be Dangerous for Kidney Patients
    High potassium and phosphate content is common, but labeling is not required, report states

  • Lab Test Predicts Acute Kidney Injury in ICU Patients
    Marker in urine could help spot those with elevated risk, study shows

  • Baking Soda May Be Key Ingredient for Kidney Patients
    Progression of chronic disease appears to slow with daily tablet, study finds

  • Sunitinib Benefit Explored in Poor-Prognosis Kidney Cancer
    Treatment safe in advanced disease but more study is needed, experts say

  • Drugs May Not Slow Kidney Damage in Diabetes
    Study uncovers possible benefit, though, in stemming vision loss

  • Discovery Points to Regulation of Calcium Metabolism
    Researchers may be step closer to preventing kidney stones, osteoporosis

  • Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Double Risk of Kidney Stones
    Roux-en-Y gastric bypass linked to small increased chances of trouble, research shows

  • Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Double Risk of Kidney Stones
    Roux-en-Y gastric bypass linked to small increased chances of trouble, research shows

  • Almost Half of Those Over 60 Die While Waiting for Kidney Transplant
    Study highlights need to get on list quickly, experts say

  • Sleeping Through Dialysis May Be the Way to Go
    Overnight procedure allows longer filtering, which experts prefer

  • Drug Combo Keeps Kidney Artery-Vein Grafts Viable
    Aspirin plus anti-clotting therapy boosts dialysis patients' quality of life, study says

  • For Dialysis Patients, More Pills = Lower Quality of Life
    Researchers find that increased 'pill burden' has negative effects

  • Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger
    What's OK for the kidney and brain may not be best for the heart, expert says

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Risk for Some Cancers
    Study found increased chances of urinary/lung malignancies among older men

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Risk for Some Cancers
    Study found increased chances of urinary/lung malignancies among older men

  • Genes May Affect Complications After Heart Surgery
    Study finds more shock and kidney problems in those with variant

  • Some Diet Sodas May Ward Off Kidney Stones
    Other research finds that pomegranate juice could slow prostate cancer

  • First Vessel Graft Grown From Kidney Patients' Own Cells
    Achievement could aid dialysis and might be replicated for heart disease, scientists say

  • Medicare Change May Impact Black Kidney Patients
    Single payment plan for dialysis and meds could put many at disadvantage, study suggests

  • Distance No Bar to Kidney Transplants in Remote Areas
    Finding contradicts belief that process favors people in urban areas

  • Kidneys From Donors Older Than 70 Still Viable
    Using them would increase available organs, researchers say

  • Kidney Nerve Deactivation Could Ease Hypertension
    Problem blood pressure fell with no long-term effects, study concludes

  • Networking May Aid Blacks Who Need Kidney Transplant
    Survey finds that active role by patients doubled their odds of success

  • Kidney Ailments May Rise Along With Blood Pressure
    Findings emphasize value of early screening programs, report concludes

  • Protein From Yellow Peas May Lower Blood Pressure
    Finding in rats holds promise against kidney disease, too, experts say

  • Yale Lab Discovers New Gene-Based Syndrome
    Mutation affects kidneys, brain and inner ear, study finds

  • Guidelines Suggested for Heart-Kidney Transplants
    Study identifies factors that reduce survival rate for combo surgery

  • Health Tip: Reducing Your Risk of Kidney Stones
    Preventive steps you can take

  • Dialysis Via Fistulas May Help Young or Old
    Technique is underutilized in the U.S., expert says

  • Freezing Kidney Cancers Shows Promise
    Study found noninvasive technique eradicated smaller tumors

  • Cancer Drug May Offer New Hope for Lupus Patients
    Small U.K. study says Rituxan could become 1st new drug for disease in 50 years

  • Living Kidney Donation Chains May Help More Get Transplants
    These networks begin with one altruistic living donor, study explains

  • Lowering BP in Dialysis Cases Cuts Heart Risks
    Study says drugs could prevent 2 of 10 deaths expected in every 100 patients per year

  • Two-Drug Combo May Lower Diabetics' Kidney Risk
    A pair of blood pressure medicines helps maintain proper organ function, study suggests

  • 2 or More Sodas a Day Boost Women's Kidney Risks
    They're twice as likely to show early damage, and study says it's likely all that sugar

  • Dietary Aid Helps Kidney Patients Stay Safe
    Too much phosphorus in food can cause harm, but new tool helps spot the danger

  • Female Hormones Deter Salt-Sensitive Hypertension
    Estrogen appears to improve kidneys' ability to shed sodium, study says

  • Dialysis Patients Do Better at Higher Altitudes
    Researchers say finding may one day lead to better treatment for those living near sea level

  • Kidney Function Test May Not Be Cost-Effective
    Blood screen can lead to more false positives, additional work-ups

  • Most Kidney Donors Lead Long, Healthy Lives
    Biggest study of its kind finds no health downside to donation

  • Kidney Disease in Blacks Undetected Until Late Stages
    Awareness needs to improve among doctors, study suggests

  • Kidney, Heart Problems May Be Linked
    Older people face more risks when kidneys are damaged, study finds

  • New Test May Help Kidney Transplant Patients
    Carolina researchers say it could detect virus that can lead to failure

  • Older Women Get Fewer Kidney Transplants Than Men
    Gender disparity greatest in those 56 or older, but odds as good as males once on list

  • A Better Method of Kidney Storage
    Continuous pumping of solution through donated organ improved odds, study shows

  • Cancer Drug May Help With Kidney Transplants
    Bortezomib reduces organ rejection, study finds

  • ICU Nutritional Program Failed to Boost Outcomes
    Early feeding didn't cut length of stay either, study finds

  • FDA Puts Black-Box Warning on Bowel-Cleansing Drugs
    Prescription products, used to prep for colonoscopy, may harm the kidneys, agency says; non-prescription treatments also will get warnings

  • Report Confirms Source of Contaminated Heparin
    A man-made chemical was added to the blood thinner imported from China

  • Many Ignore Symptoms of Bladder Trouble
    November is health awareness month, so check with a physician if you're in pain

  • Overnight Dialysis Saves Lives: Study
    Kidney patients also experienced better blood pressure control

  • Gene Mutation in Dalmatians Sheds Light on Kidney Stones in Humans
    Finding explained high levels of uric acid in dog breed

  • Gene Mutation in Dalmatians Sheds Light on Kidney Stones in Humans
    Finding explained high levels of uric acid in dog breed

  • Kidney Patients More Susceptible to Sudden Cardiac Death
    Study found inflammation, malnutrition raised risk in this group

  • Drug Sorafenib Improves Kidney Cancer Outcomes
    It helped older and younger patients, study says

  • Health Tip: Keep Kidney Infections at Bay
    How to help prevent them

  • Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage
    Rats fed herbal extract showed significant decrease in blood sugar levels

  • More Kids Getting Kidney Stones
    Doctors blame sedentary lifestyle, obesity, poor diet

  • Hydrating Kidney Patients With Sodium Bicarb Has Little Effect
    Study shows it was no better than sodium chloride in preventing problems during screening

  • Low Levels of Brain Chemical May Control Appetite
    Finding could lead to new drugs in fight against obesity, study says

  • Preeclampsia Raises Risk of Serious Kidney Disease
    Rate can be 5 times higher than for women without pregnancy complication, study finds

  • Rituximab Promotes Healing in Common Kidney Disease
    Poor function can be reversed in patients with membranous nephropathy, study finds

  • Low-Birth-Weight Babies at Risk for Salt Sensitivity
    Condition can damage kidneys, brain and heart, study says

  • Monitoring Hormone May Improve Kidney Failure Outcomes
    Screening could work best for early-stage patients who don't yet need dialysis, study says

  • Bone Disease Test Shows Death Risk for Dialysis Patients
    High alkaline phosphatase levels boosted mortality 25% in chronic kidney cases

  • Automated, Wearable Kidney Offers Continuous Dialysis
    UCLA team develops device giving patients freedom of movement, better quality of life

  • Iced Teas Pose High Risk of Kidney Stones
    Lemonade a safer choice for men over 40 seeking to avoid them, study says

  • Iced Teas Pose High Risk of Kidney Stones
    Lemonade a safer choice for men over 40 seeking to avoid them, study says

  • Kidneys Donated After Cardiac Death Cut Racial Disparities
    Black patients conferred better outcomes; organ pool increase cut wait time to transplant

  • Kidney Patients Less Likely to Get Heart Attack Meds
    Health service delivery may be a factor is lowered use of beta blockers and statins

  • Combo Therapy Makes More Kidney Transplants Possible
    80% of patients receiving rituximab able to get new organ, and treatment cost less

  • Global Warming Linked to Heightened Kidney Stone Risk
    Study predicts up to 2.2 million additional cases in U.S. by 2050

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Growing Globally
    Researchers urge countries to make condition a public health priority

  • Nocturnal Dialysis: A Better Way to Kidney Health
    Patients find quality of life is greatly improved, too

  • Racial Disparities Widespread in Kidney Patient Outcomes
    Studies find mistrust, cultural barriers, segregation of care contribute to inequalities

  • Two-Drug Combo Reduces Diabetic Kidney Damage
    Almost 25 percent of participants saw urine protein levels lowered significantly

  • New Hope for Tough-to-Treat Cancers
    Gemzar, everolimus almost doubled survival time with pancreatic, kidney cancers, respectively

  • Anti-Rejection Drug May Boost Diabetes in Kidney Transplant Patients
    Those treated with sirolimus faced up to 66% increased risk of disease after operation

  • Dialysis Catheter Placement Makes Little Difference in Infection Risk
    Neck, leg sites similar, but jugular should be choice for patients with higher BMI

  • Combo Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Boosts Survival in Diabetics
    Type 1 patients did better than those having kidney replacement alone

  • More Dialysis Not Better in Acute Kidney Injury
    Intensive therapy did not improve recovery or survival, researchers say

  • Kidney Cancers More Likely to Be Diagnosed Early
    Widespread use of medical imaging now catching smaller tumors at treatable stages

  • Vitamin D Use Linked to Lower Mortality in Kidney Patients
    Study finds chronic disease sufferers gain benefit from calcitriol, an oral form

  • Blood-Thinner No Help for Dialysis Treatment
    Plavix didn't improve results for patients who underwent circulatory procedure

  • Gene Variant Boosts Risk of Severe Diabetic Eye, Kidney Diseases
    Finding suggests careful use of blood-boosting drugs in anemia patients

  • Kidney Trouble Short-Lived in Most Liver Transplant Patients
    Study finds short-term dysfunction while awaiting operation rarely turns chronic

  • Bioartificial Kidney Cuts Death Risk, Improves Outcomes
    In small study, device helped a little more than half of patients recover renal function

  • Infection, Cardiac Woes Send Heart Failure Patients to the Hospital
    Pneumonia, arrhythmias, poor blood flow blamed for almost 2 of every 3 admissions

  • Cutting Phosphate May Protect Kidney Patients From Heart Trouble
    High levels are major source of cardiovascular death risk in those with chronic disease

  • Researchers Identify Contaminant in Tainted Heparin
    More testing needed to prove that oversulfated chondroitin sulphate caused deaths, reactions

  • FDA: Contaminated Heparin Found in 11 Countries
    And 'biological mechanism' that leads to adverse reactions identified, officials add

  • Muscle Mass May Not Explain High Creatinine in Black Kidney Patients
    Findings challenge belief that racial disparities were result of age, body composition

  • Study Points to New Treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease
    Molecules called CFTR inhibitors show promise in slowing growth of masses

  • Atherosclerosis May Also Harm Vital Organs
    Toxic byproduct of plaque formation wreaks havoc on heart, lungs and liver, study suggests

  • Raloxifene Safe for Women With Decreased Kidney Function
    Osteoporosis drug promoted bone density, reduction in fractures, study finds

  • Kidney Dysfunction Puts Women at Risk of Sudden Death
    Cardiac threat more than 3 times higher for those with advanced disease, study contends

  • Uric Acid May Help Spot Diabetic Kidney Disease Early
    Higher concentrations correlated with lower organ function, study concludes

  • Popular Colonoscopy Prep Solution May Pose Kidney Risks
    Dangers of phosphate solution extend to those without renal disease, study says

  • Blood-Thinner Contaminant Traced to Chinese Plant
    As a result, FDA to require testing of all imported heparin

  • New Test Predicts Risk of Post-Surgery Kidney Injury
    Finding could lead to earlier treatments, better patient outcomes

  • Doctors See How Cancer Drug Can Damage Kidneys
    But the finding shouldn't keep physicians from using Avastin, researchers say

  • Heparin Problems Reported in Germany
    Adverse reactions similar to those in U.S., but product source is different, FDA says

  • Naturally Occurring Bacteria Cut Kidney Stone Recurrence
    With no apparent side effects, O. formigenes reduced incidence by 70%

  • FDA Finds Contaminant in Baxter's Recalled Heparin Products
    But officials can't say if it's responsible for adverse events, deaths reported

  • Naturally Occurring Bacteria Cut Kidney Stone Recurrence
    With no apparent side effects, O. formigenes reduced incidence by 70%

  • Baxter Recalls Rest of Heparin Products
    Investigation into allergic reactions, deaths related to blood thinner continues

  • Researchers ID Gene Behind Rare Form of Epilepsy
    Findings 'crack open the cell biology' of lethal inherited syndrome

  • Laser Screen Detects Diseases in Breath
    Chemical molecules in exhalations hint at wide range of conditions

  • Current Blood Sugar Control Test Results 'Inaccurate'
    Study says measurement underestimates true glucose control in hemodialysis patients

  • More Evidence of Danger From Heart Surgery Drug
    Anti-bleeding agent Trasylol tied to increased death, complications, studies find

  • No Difference Found in Treatments for Acute Kidney Failure
    Continuous vs. intermittent dialysis produced same results, analysis shows

  • Mix-Up Behind FDA's Failure to Inspect China Blood-Thinner Plant
    Agency error means facility linked to fatal lots of injected heparin was ignored, officials say

  • Kidney Cancer Drug Linked to Higher Rate of Heart Problems
    But Sutent's benefits may still outweigh its risks for many patients, experts say

  • Manufacturer Halts Production of Blood Thinner Heparin
    Drug linked to hundreds of allergic reactions and possibly 4 deaths, FDA says

  • Drug Combo Tied to Kidney Risk With Some Cardiac Surgeries
    Aprotinin plus ACE inhibitor associated with renal woes during off-pump surgery, U.K. study finds

  • Black Men Most at Risk for Kidney Disease Complications
    Black women also less likely to have blood pressure under control, study finds

  • FDA Reports New Risks Posed by Anemia Drugs
    ESAs can spur faster cancer growth and earlier death, agency says

  • Childhood Diabetes Boosts Risk for Kidney Problems
    Lifestyle changes are key to avoiding complications, doctors say

  • New Combo Treatment Extends Kidney Cancer Survival
    Avastin plus interferon almost doubled patients' time without disease progression, study found

  • Wearable Artificial Kidney Passes Test
    8 end-stage kidney failure patients used the device for up to 8 hours, researchers say

  • FDA Issues New Warnings for Anemia Drugs
    ESAs can increase cancer growth, cause stroke and heart attacks, revised label warns

  • Kidney Disease Increasing in U.S.
    More obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure are driving the trend, study says

  • New Drug Promising Against Tough-to-Treat Kidney Cancer
    Axitinib produced good responses in almost half of patients, study found

  • Study Supports Controversial Heart Failure Drug
    But small, short-term trial is unlikely to quiet Natrecor's critics

  • Simpler Anemia Treatment May Help Kidney Patients
    Newer drug is given just once per month, experts say

  • Low Lead Exposures Can Hurt Kidneys
    Rat study suggests it boosts blood pressure, damages cells

  • New Kidney Disease Can Be Fatal
    Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is linked to MRI exposure, scientists say

  • Scientists Spot Key to Kidney Transplant Success
    A tough-to-detect antibody explains why even 'matched' organs get rejected

  • Nighttime Home Dialysis a Boon for Kidney Patients
    Heart health, blood pressure and quality of life improve with frequent dialysis

  • Stem Cell Therapy Disappoints Against Rare Kidney Ailment
    Transplanted cells don't boost AL amyloidosis outcomes, study finds

  • Lowering Blood Protein Won't Help Kidney Patients
    Homocysteine may be a marker, not a cause, of renal trouble, study suggests

  • Expenses Overshadow Optimism for Kidney Failure Patients
    Outcomes improve, but related costs increased 57% from 1999 to 2004, analysis shows

  • Advanced Age No Bar to Liver Transplant
    Patients over 70 did as well as those in their 50s, study found

  • Obesity Heightens Kidney Disease Risks
    It can spur parathyroid disorder and heart woes, study finds

  • Two-Drug Combo Tough on Kidney Cancer
    Early trial shows promise for interferon, sorafenib together

  • Drinking Water Is Key to Kidney Stone Prevention
    Expert advises 6 to 8 glasses a day, especially during summer's hotter months

  • Drinking Water Is Key to Kidney Stone Prevention
    Expert advises 6 to 8 glasses a day, especially during summer's hotter months

  • Opening of Kidney Arteries Brings Dangers
    Microscopic 'debris' is left behind with these angioplasties, study finds

  • HealthTip: Passing a Kidney Stone
    Drink lots of water

  • Research Gives Hope Against Rare Muscle Disorder
    People with HIBM are typically wheelchair-bound by 40, experts say

  • Heart and Kidneys Share Tight Medical Bond
    When one system fails, so can the other, new research shows

  • New Medication Slows Rare Kidney Disease
    Eprodisate blocks buildup of protein in the organs, study suggests

  • Type 2 Diabetes Takes Toll on Teens
    Doctors need to use more aggressive measures to treat, prevent disease, experts say

  • Moderate Drinking May Lower Kidney Cancer Risk
    But alcohol can raise odds for other malignancies, researchers warn

  • FDA Panel Urges Stronger Warnings for Anemia Drugs
    Prescribing medications in higher doses poses dangers, research has suggested

  • Changing Heart Transplant Drugs Could Boost Kidney Function
    Gradual switch should benefit patients, researchers say

  • Food Prep May Be as Important as Ingredients Themselves
    Frying, grilling can boost hazardous inflammatory toxins, scientists say

  • Some Dialysis Centers Overtreat Anemia: Study
    The practice may put kidney patients at risk of complications, researchers say

  • Weightlifting During Dialysis Combats Muscle Wasting: Study
    High-intensity exercise was safe, improved patients' strength, quality of life

  • FDA Tightens Warnings on Anemia Drugs
    Higher-than-recommended doses can be fatal to kidney, cancer patients

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Kidney Stones
    Drink plenty of water

  • PET Scan Helps Spot Aggressive Kidney Cancers
    Technology could spare patients biopsies, researchers say

  • Drug May Improve Post-Op Outcomes for Bypass Patients
    Company-funded study of nesiritide finds lowered hospital stays, death risk

  • Inflammatory Genes Linked to Salt-Sensitive Hypertension
    If sodium handling goes awry, study says blood pressure spike persists long after it should

  • Kidney Ailment Linked to Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease
    Screening test could help prevent surgery and amputations, study says

  • Gene May Help Trigger Children's Kidney Cancer
    Discovery of Wilms' tumor mutation has implications for cancer research generally, experts add

  • More U.S. Kids Developing Kidney Stones
    The likely cause: too little water, too much salt, experts say

  • Kidney Transplants Boost Cancer Risk
    Immunosuppressive drugs can triple odds for many malignancies, study finds

  • FDA Strengthens Warning on Heart Surgery Drug
    Cardiovascular, kidney risks mean Trasylol should only be used in special circumstances

  • Health Tip: Pyelonephritis of the Kidneys
    How to help prevent this infection

  • Health Tip: Understanding End-Stage Renal Disease
    When the kidneys have all but shut down

  • Obesity Boosts Kidney Risk in Type 1 Diabetes
    The bigger the waist size, the higher the odds for kidney woes, study found

  • Heart Risk Tool May Be Failing Kidney Patients
    Widely used 'risk score' underestimates dangers to end-stage patients, study finds

  • Reversing Anemia Can Threaten Kidney Patients
    FDA to review use of blood-boosting drugs after worrisome findings from two trials

  • Health Tip: Signs That You Have Kidney Stones
    Pain may be the first symptom

  • Migraine Drug Boosts Kidney Stone Risk
    Long-term topiramate use triggers acid buildup in blood, study finds

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Ward Off Kidney Disease
    ACE inhibitors help keep illness at bay, even in hypertensive patients

  • Drug Reduces Kidney-Transplant Rejection Rates
    Survival and function was similar with either thymoglobulin or basiliximab, study finds

  • Health Tip: Dialysis Aids Failing Kidneys
    Helps rid the body of waste and regulates blood chemicals

  • Bread-Heavy Diet Linked to Kidney Cancer
    But expert urges caution in interpreting the study results

  • Sleep Apnea, Hypertension Common in Chronic Kidney Disease
    Protein in urine a marker for body's ability to filter wastes

  • Nicotine Receptors Found on Kidney Cells
    Discovery may explain why smokers are more susceptible to kidney damage, study says

  • Many Nephrologists Unprepared to Make End-of-Life Decisions
    60% cited unease, while more-experienced kidney specialists did not

  • Fatty Fish May Protect Against Kidney Cancer
    Study found consumption dropped risk by 44 percent, but more research needed

  • Orange Juice Best at Stopping Kidney Stones
    It outperformed lemonade and other citrus juices, study found

  • Health Tip: Chronic Kidney Disease Can Damage Heart
    Early detection can help keep it under control

  • Health Tip: Hyponatremia is Salt-to-Water Imbalance
    The condition -- and cause -- must be treated

  • Diagnostic Dyes May Put Patients at Risk
    Injected agents undermine kidney function, researchers explain

  • Alternative Test Uncovers Hidden Risks for Kidney, Cardiovascular Disease
    Patients with high cystatin C protein levels were 50% more likely to die, study says

  • Spotting Kidney Disease Helps Heart Patients
    Experts urge blood, urine tests for those with cardiovascular trouble

  • Kidney Membrane Keeps Blood Proteins Out of Urine
    Findings in mice may help doctors develop a treatment to avoid organ failure

  • Kidney Transplants Highlight Organ Donor Problems
    Ethical, medical problems with donation make process a battlefield, expert says

  • Primary-Care Doctors Failing to Spot Kidney Disease
    Physicians need to do better in recognizing its symptoms, study says

  • Summertime Is High Time for Kidney Stones
    Protect yourself by drinking lots of water, experts say

  • Young Type 2 Diabetics More Likely to Suffer Kidney Failure
    Study of Native American tribe may have prevention message for all, researchers say

  • Suction Technique Improves Arterial Surgery
    It removes plaque to free up blood flow to kidneys, researchers say

  • Obesity, Diabetes Drive High Rate of Kidney Failure in U.S.
    Study shows marked difference between Americans and leaner Norwegian patients

  • Alonzo Mourning Plays Offense Against Kidney Disease
    Returning from kidney failure and transplant, NBA star pushes for early detection

  • Stress May Impact Black Youths' Kidney Function
    They may be more vulnerable than whites, research shows

  • Antioxidant May Prevent Kidney Damage, Study Finds
    The organ can be harmed by imaging techniques to help doctors see inside the body

  • Blood Pressure Woes Start Earlier Than You Think
    59 million Americans have prehypertension, a condition with serious health risks

  • Lemonade Offers Sweet Relief From Kidney Stones
    It boosts production of key chemical in some people prone to stones, studies find

  • Key Protein Predicts Need for Dialysis After Kidney Transplant
    The test could greatly improve patient care, researchers say

  • Better Biopsies Reduce Unnecessary Kidney Surgeries
    Use of guided imagery separates benign from cancerous growths

  • Stem Cells Might Treat Genetic Kidney Disease
    Therapy reverses Alport syndrome in mice, researchers report

  • New Hope for Patients With Kidney Disease
    One promising breakthrough -- dialysis while you sleep

  • Half of Older Diabetics Go Without Key Heart Drugs
    Guidelines urge use of ACE inhibitors, ARBs, but only 43 percent get them

  • New Research Finds Mercury Fillings Are Safe
    Others contend findings aren't the final word on issue

  • Tests Predict Long-Term Kidney Risk
    Blood, urine screens can spot the dangers decades early

  • Kidney Stone Shock Wave Treatment Boosts Diabetes, Hypertension Risk
    Study suggests link, but doctors say it's too early to abandon this therapy

  • Less-Than-Perfect Kidneys Can Still Save Lives
    Double transplants using sub-optimal organs may ease kidney shortage, experts say

  • Health Tip: Avoid Kidney Stones
    Drink plenty of water

  • Organ Removal Not the Only Option for Kidney Cancer Patients
    For small tumors, excising just the cancer may be enough, experts say

  • Kidney Trouble Speeds Heart Failure
    It raises death rate even when heart function is relatively healthy, study finds

  • Obstetric Troubles Raise Kidney-Disease Risks
    Pregnancy-linked blood pressure complication could cause problems in later life, study found

  • Protein Predicts Kidney Trouble
    It could be a marker to help guide treatment, researchers say

  • Scientists Spot Gene Behind Fatal Infant Kidney Disorder
    The discovery may also have implications for adult kidney disease

  • Marker for Heart Failure Works in Kidney Patients
    Study found renal disease did not alter accuracy of blood test

  • Expensive Blood Pressure Meds No Better for Kidneys
    Large review of the literature refutes conventional wisdom

  • New Gout Drug Does Well in Trial
    But more proof of advantage over old medication still needed, expert says

  • Drug Fights Lupus-Linked Kidney Disease
    CellCept could be the first drug approved for lupus in over 30 years, researchers say

  • Advances Could Improve Kidney Transplants
    One technique assesses kidney quality, while another may help boost it

  • Epilepsy Drug Could Fight Lupus
    Valproic acid shows promise in mouse study

  • Cholesterol Drug Cuts Cardiovascular Risks for Diabetics
    Large study found Tricor lowered number of coronary events, other vessel complications

  • Cholesterol-Busting Drugs Help After Kidney Transplant
    Statins may help shield organ recipients from heart attack

  • Widening Waistlines Raise Kidney Risks
    Heavier men face higher odds of organ dysfunction, research shows

  • Cholesterol Levels Can't Be Too Low
    Study finds very low levels of LDL cholesterol are both safe and better

  • Rates of Kidney Failure Stabilize
    But government report notes racial disparities persist

  • Fewer Type 1 Diabetics Falling Victim to Kidney Disease
    Death rates are also down, a new Finnish study finds

  • Kidney Trouble Raises In-Hospital Death Risk
    Injury to this organ can also boost treatment costs, study finds

  • A Solution to Kidney Donor Incompatibility?
    Kidney paired donations could offer more organs to more people, study says

  • Kidney-Transplant Patients at Higher Melanoma Risk
    Use of immune-system suppression drugs may be cause, study suggests

  • Molecular Missing Link Found for Genetic Disease
    Finding may explain why fasting brings on porphyria

  • Drug Could Improve Kidney Transplant
    Belatacept has fewer side effects than widely used cyclosporine, study finds

  • Many ICU Patients Experience Kidney Failure
    Septic shock is most common cause of problems, study finds

  • All Dialysis Treatments Not Equal
    Hemodialysis safer for kidney failure patients, study reveals

  • Kidney Stone Danger Heats Up in Summer
    Drink plenty of water to avoid painful condition

  • Kidney Stone Danger Heats Up in Summer
    Drink plenty of water to avoid painful condition

  • Free Diabetes Drugs Could Save U.S. Money
    No-cost ACE inhibitors would keep diabetics out of the hospital, experts say

  • New Treatment Destroys Kidney Tumors
    Heated needle technique is minimally invasive and effective, study finds

  • Compound May Be Sign, Or Cause, of Kidney Disease
    Understanding ADMA's role may lead to treatments, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Living With One Kidney
    How to lead a normal life

  • Kidney Disease Drug Approved in Capsule Form
    May benefit up to 8 million Americans

  • New Kidney Test Can Predict Heart Risk
    Study suggests it's a better predictor than current screen

  • A Drink A Day May Help Protect Kidneys
    But researchers say the finding shouldn't encourage heavy alcohol use

  • Gene Yields Clues to Chronic Kidney Disease
    Discovery may lead to treatments that prevent organ failure, study says

  • Wanted: Organ Donors
    An estimated 70 percent of people on waiting lists need a kidney

  • Tracking Kidney Patients' Cardiac Risks
    Factors such as hypertension, smoking most effectively predict survival

  • Science Waking Up to While-You-Sleep Dialysis
    Promising research spurs major U.S. study on kidney patients

  • New Test Gives Early Warning of Kidney Failure
    Finding could lead to quicker use of life-saving treatment

  • Routine Tests May Reveal Kidney Trouble
    Reviewing lab results for other problems can spot people at risk

  • Vitamin D Can Help Most Dialysis Patients
    Study finds it extends lives regardless of parathyroid activity

  • Congestive Heart Failure Drug May Lead to Kidney Trouble
    Clinical trial review found increased risks, but manufacturer says Natrecor has no such impact at recommended doses

  • Kidney Disease Web Site a Resource for Patients
    It's an online information clearinghouse, founders say

  • Age No Barrier for Kidney Transplant
    Older organs can be safely donated, received, study finds

  • Genes Predict Kidney Complications After Bypass Surgery
    Finding could lead to a test that identifies patients at risk

  • New Clues to Protecting Diabetic Kidneys
    Drugs called RAS blockers improve kidney's blood flow, studies find

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Kidney Stones
    Drink plenty of water, watch diet

  • Short-Term Celebrex Safe Against Cirrhosis
    One expert advised caution for longer-term use, however

  • Health Tip: Stop Urinary Tract Infections
    And avoid painful recurrences

  • Bioartificial Kidney Promising in Early Trials
    It mimics human kidney more closely than conventional dialysis

  • Illness, Disability May Not Dampen Spirits
    Most sick and disabled people just as happy as healthy folk, study finds

  • Obesity Ups Risk of Kidney Stones
    Risk more pronounced in women, researchers say

  • Elevated Phosphate Levels a Danger for Kidney Patients
    After three years, those with highest levels had highest mortality rates

  • Health Tip: Passing Kidney Stones
    You'll need a doctor's help when you can't do it yourself

  • Artificial Kidney Helps Those With Renal Failure
    Extended lives of patients in hospital, study found

  • Experts Urge Widening Key Test for Diabetics
    Screen could find heart, kidney problems in nondiabetics, too

  • Tackling Anemia in Diabetics
    Study looks at whether that cuts cardiovascular risks

  • Age-Appropriate Kidney Transplants Urged
    Longer life span if donor, recipient are close, study says

  • Kidney Transplant Worth the Wait: Study
    Even those who have to wait three years live longer than those on dialysis

  • While-You-Sleep Dialysis Proving Successful
    Improved artery health compared to daytime dialysis

  • Help for Dialysis Patients
    New drug helps manage phosphorus levels

  • Simple Kidney Test Predicts Heart Death
    New study strengthens connection between two organ ailments

  • Health Tip: Urinary Tract Infections
    Signs that you have a problem

  • Watchful Eye on Drug Side Effects Pays Off
    Rare Eprex-linked anemia caught early and then stemmed

  • Mild Kidney Woes Tied to Heart Disease
    Even slight renal reduction raises cardiovascular risk, studies show

  • Glucose Levels in Critically Ill Patients Can Be Critical
    Control of blood sugar benefits patients in intensive care, researchers say

  • Many Older Patients on Risky Drugs
    Study finds 20% get medicines their bodies can't handle

  • Blacks Hard Hit by Kidney Disease
    New campaign urges awareness, testing

  • Smoking Raises Risk of Kidney Disease
    Study finds long-term puffing increases odds by 50%

  • Health Tip: Blood in the Urine
    See a doctor as soon as possible

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Kidneys Healthy
    Organs give warning signs of trouble

  • Kidney Stones Can Ruin Summer
    Avoid dehydration during hot weather to prevent painful condition

  • Kidney Stones Can Ruin Summer
    Avoid dehydration during hot weather to prevent painful condition