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  • Cost of Kidney Donation May Deter the Poor
    (17-Jul-2014)
    Study finds greater decline in donors from low-income areas

  • Donating a Kidney May Carry Hidden Insurance Costs
    (16-Jul-2014)
    Those who did had more trouble getting, switching health or life coverage

  • Will a Warmer Climate Mean More Kidney Stones?
    (10-Jul-2014)
    U.S. study finds rates of these painful blockages are rising along with temperatures

  • Will a Warmer Climate Mean More Kidney Stones?
    (10-Jul-2014)
    U.S. study finds rates of these painful blockages are rising along with temperatures

  • Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds
    (09-Jul-2014)
    No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

  • Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study
    (08-Jul-2014)
    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
    (16-Jun-2014)
    Racial difference in survival far smaller in wealthier communities

  • New Test Helps Doctors ID Kidney Disease Cause
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Including autoimmune or infection

  • New Dialysis Machine Treats Tiniest of Newborns
    (23-May-2014)
    Device needed because adult dialysis machines overpower babies' blood vessels, experts say

  • Type of Kidney Disease May Dictate Cancer Risk
    (22-May-2014)
    Study of transplant recipients finds prospects best with polycystic kidney disease

  • Kidney Transplant Beats Intensive Dialysis, Study Says
    (22-May-2014)
    Organ recipients were less likely to die over 11-year period

  • Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study
    (21-May-2014)
    Researchers cite lower cost, less radiation

  • Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study
    (21-May-2014)
    Researchers cite lower cost, less radiation

  • Sports Injuries Can Damage Kidneys, Study Finds
    (19-May-2014)
    Researchers urge doctors to consider possibility of renal trauma in these cases

  • Seat Belts, Air Bags May Save Your Kidneys
    (16-May-2014)
    Car safety devices reduce risk of serious kidney injury by about one-quarter, study finds

  • Walking Could Be Key Step Against Kidney Disease
    (15-May-2014)
    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
    (09-May-2014)
    Five-year survival rates now similar to transplants in people without diabetes

  • Statins Don't Prevent Kidney Disease Progression, Study Finds
    (01-May-2014)
    But the drugs do help lower cholesterol in these patients, researchers say

  • Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Study found 1 in 7 patients has problems after certain procedures

  • Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Study found 1 in 7 patients has problems after certain procedures

  • Severe Obesity in Teens Tied to Possible Kidney Problems
    (25-Apr-2014)
    Study looked at young patients planning to undergo weight-loss surgery

  • More Muscle May Help Kidney Dialysis Patients
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Small study found those with greater muscle mass could walk farther, reported better mental health

  • Early Sign of Kidney Disease Often Ignored, Study Says
    (23-Apr-2014)
    Doctors can easily test for excess protein in urine

  • A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy
    (23-Apr-2014)
    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
    (23-Apr-2014)
    More research is needed to understand the link, experts say

  • Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults
    (16-Apr-2014)
    But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report

  • Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Nibbling a few leaves, licking pollen off fur can cause kidney failure, veterinarian warns

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys
    (11-Apr-2014)
    Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease

  • Walking May Be Good Medicine for Kidney Patients
    (03-Apr-2014)
    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
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Study suggests connection is more about physical changes than patients' self-care

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Kidneys
    (21-Mar-2014)
    Carefully monitor blood pressure, cholesterol

  • Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants
    (10-Mar-2014)
    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
    (04-Mar-2014)
    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
    (03-Mar-2014)
    Study found DASH diet just as effective, less limiting, than traditional eating plan

  • Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones
    (03-Mar-2014)
    Study found DASH diet just as effective, less limiting, than traditional eating plan

  • Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks
    (27-Feb-2014)
    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
    (20-Feb-2014)
    Small study found side effects such as low blood sugar, high potassium, severe dizziness

  • Dialysis Benefits Pregnant Women With Kidney Disease, Study Finds
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Longer and more frequent treatments lead to better outcomes

  • Kidney Donation a Low-Risk Choice, Study Finds
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Rigorous screening process leaves only healthy candidates

  • Could People's Well-Being Affect Likelihood of Kidney Donation?
    (07-Feb-2014)
    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
    (06-Feb-2014)
    Study from Taiwan followed thousands of post-op patients

  • FDA Approves Genetic Test That Helps Explain Developmental Problems in Kids
    (17-Jan-2014)
    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
    (19-Dec-2013)
    Lack of intimacy doesn't have to mean there's a problem, researcher says

  • Obesity Tied to Decline in Kidney Function
    (18-Dec-2013)
    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
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Drugs called ACE inhibitors and ARBs may help patients avoid dialysis as well, researchers say

  • Light Exercise Might Reduce Risk of Kidney Stones
    (13-Dec-2013)
    Intensity of activity doesn't seem to matter, study finds

  • Kidney Procedure Might Help Ease Tough-to-Treat High Blood Pressure
    (20-Nov-2013)
    Small study suggests a real benefit for 'renal denervation' in kidney disease patients

  • Higher Spending on Poor Leg Circulation May Not Pay Off
    (20-Nov-2013)
    Amputation rate for peripheral artery disease was similar despite wide variance in treatment costs between regions

  • Eyes Might Be Window Into Common Heart Disorder
    (18-Nov-2013)
    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
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Doctors should inform families about short- and long-term consequences, researcher says

  • Study Finds Two Drugs Aren't Better Than One for Kidney Disease
    (14-Nov-2013)
    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
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Screening could help identify those who would benefit from early treatment, researchers say

  • Sugary Soda Habit May Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests
    (11-Nov-2013)
    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
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Researchers say those who were exposed longest to polluted air at Ground Zero were most affected

  • Arthritis Drug Could Benefit Some Kidney Disease Patients
    (08-Nov-2013)
    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
    (07-Nov-2013)
    Acute kidney damage was most common problem in U.K. study

  • Upping Vegetable Protein Intake May Help People With Kidney Disease
    (07-Nov-2013)
    More study needed, but initial findings suggest a benefit, experts say

  • Kidney Patients May Gain From Less Salt
    (07-Nov-2013)
    Small study showed reductions in blood pressure, less fluid retention

  • Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Nearly half who drank while taking the pain reliever reported kidney disease

  • Smaller Belly, Less Deli May Reduce Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds
    (01-Nov-2013)
    Processed foods are usually high in harmful phosphorus additives

  • Some 'High-Risk' Kidneys May Be Safe for Organ Transplant: Study
    (25-Oct-2013)
    Researchers followed-up on recipients of kidneys from deceased donors

  • Kidney Transplant Rejection Drugs Tied to Pregnancy Risks in Study
    (23-Oct-2013)
    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
    (21-Oct-2013)
    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
    (17-Oct-2013)
    However, researchers found age, weight and gender are factors

  • Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems
    (16-Oct-2013)
    Researchers followed patients with chronic skin condition for 7 years

  • For Dialysis Patients, It Was a Honey of An Idea
    (11-Oct-2013)
    But antibiotics are still preferred for preventing catheter infections, study says

  • Risks for Kidney Donors Decline, Study Finds
    (26-Sep-2013)
    Post-donation hospital stays are shorter too

  • Finding May Help Doctors Pinpoint Likelihood of Kidney Transplant Failure
    (25-Sep-2013)
    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
    (24-Sep-2013)
    Likelihood greatest with use of certain chemotherapy drugs, surgery

  • Chronic Kidney Disease on Rise Among U.S. Seniors, Study Shows
    (24-Sep-2013)
    Condition puts older adults at risk for heart conditions, kidney failure

  • Women Increasingly Prone to Kidney Stones
    (28-Aug-2013)
    Rising obesity likely is to blame, study author says

  • Kidney Disease Patients Can Benefit From Exercise: Study
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Program created specifically for people with multiple health issues was safe, boosted fitness

  • Blood Protein Disparity May Help Explain Blacks' Increased Heart Risk
    (20-Aug-2013)
    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
    (12-Aug-2013)
    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
    (08-Aug-2013)
    Study found a 2 percent increased risk of death for every 50 additional patients

  • Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says
    (07-Aug-2013)
    As skin disorder worsened, likelihood of multiple diseases rose, researchers found

  • Young Teens at Raised Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure: Study
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Kids aged 14 to 16, especially blacks, more likely to experience graft loss, research shows

  • Transplant May Boost Survival in Obese Kidney Failure Patients
    (25-Jul-2013)
    Living donor organs seemed to help reduce the risks of transplantation in overweight recipients

  • Kidney Stones Tied to Raised Heart Disease Risk in Women
    (23-Jul-2013)
    Same link not seen in men, researchers report, although they're not sure why

  • Kidney Stones Tied to Raised Heart Disease Risk in Women
    (23-Jul-2013)
    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
    (18-Jul-2013)
    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
    (16-Jul-2013)
    Review looked at side effect from androgen deprivation therapy

  • Development of New Diabetes Drug Halted by Maker
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Failure of aleglitazar might affect FDA deliberations on whether to ease restrictions on similar drug Avandia

  • Urine Test Might Predict Kidney Transplant Rejection
    (03-Jul-2013)
    Whether it could improve patients' outcomes remains to be seen, experts say

  • Black Medicaid Recipients Less Likely to Get Living-Donor Kidney: Study
    (26-Jun-2013)
    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
    (25-Jun-2013)
    But study of overweight patients found lifestyle changes may prevent complications such as kidney failure, eye damage

  • Iron Dosing Tricky for Dialysis Patients: Study
    (20-Jun-2013)
    Too much iron ups chances of infection, but smaller, less frequent doses appear safe

  • Stronger Statins Don't Up Kidney Injury Risk, Study Finds
    (19-Jun-2013)
    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
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Harmful effects in older patients include muscle, kidney damage, researchers say

  • Sugary Sodas, Fruit Punches May Raise Kidney Stone Risk: Study
    (15-May-2013)
    It's important to stay hydrated, but water may be your best choice, experts say

  • Living Near Heavy Traffic May Harm Kidney Function
    (14-May-2013)
    Polluted air can lower organ's filtering ability, new research suggests

  • CDC Guidelines Could Cut Bloodstream Infections From Dialysis
    (14-May-2013)
    Since 1993, hospitalization rates have increased 51 percent for these patients, researchers say

  • Death Rate Dropping for Children on Dialysis: Study
    (06-May-2013)
    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
    (03-May-2013)
    Study also found that cutting high-calorie foods can help

  • Exercise May Lower Older Women's Risk for Kidney Stones
    (03-May-2013)
    Study also found that cutting high-calorie foods can help

  • Almost Half of Americans Would Consider Donating Kidney to Stranger: Poll
    (25-Apr-2013)
    Percentage of people in favor of donation keeps rising, experts say

  • 'Off-the-Shelf' Artificial Blood Vessels Show Promise
    (24-Apr-2013)
    They might be helpful for kidney failure patients on dialysis, animal study suggests

  • 'Bioengineered' Kidneys Show Promise in Rat Study
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Artificial organs produced urine, but hurdles remain before they might be used in humans, experts say

  • Belly Fat May Be Tied to Kidney Damage
    (11-Apr-2013)
    Study links an apple-shaped figure to early signs of kidney problems

  • Health Tip: Keep Kidney Stones Away
    (04-Apr-2013)
    Suggestions to prevent future stones

  • Overweight While Younger Ups Kidney Risk Later
    (04-Apr-2013)
    Maintaining healthy weight until age 60 and beyond best prevention, study suggests

  • Complications From Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study Finds
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Older, sicker patients may explain increase, researchers say

  • Complications From Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study Finds
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Older, sicker patients may explain increase, researchers say

  • Racial Gap Seen in Survival Among Kidney Dialysis Patients
    (28-Mar-2013)
    Hispanics and blacks on dialysis live longer than whites, study found

  • High-Dose Statins Linked to Acute Kidney Damage
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Large study doesn't prove connection, but experts say patients should ask doctors about concerns

  • New Method Quickly Spots Kidney Damage After Surgery
    (15-Mar-2013)
    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
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Daily fluctuations in hypertension might warn of early death, researchers say

  • More U.S. Kidney Exchanges Would Allow 1,000 Additional Transplants Yearly
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Kidney chains let people donate even though organs can't go to loved ones

  • Ultrasound Allows Early Detection of Fluid in Dialysis Patients' Lungs
    (28-Feb-2013)
    In study of people with kidney failure, fluid overload predicted heart problems, death

  • Costs of ER Visits Vary in U.S., Study Finds
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Urinary tract infections, kidney stones most expensive among top 10 outpatient conditions

  • Costs of ER Visits Vary in U.S., Study Finds
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Urinary tract infections, kidney stones most expensive among top 10 outpatient conditions

  • Dialysis Catheters Tied to Higher Risk for Infection, Death, Study Finds
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Other methods of accessing blood are safer, researchers concluded

  • Fraudulent Data May Have Led to Use of Risky Treatment in ICUs
    (19-Feb-2013)
    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
    (14-Feb-2013)
    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
    (13-Feb-2013)
    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
    (12-Feb-2013)
    Such designer drugs, called Spice or K2, may have toxic additives, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Predict Later Ills, Study Says
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Even transient hypertension linked to heart and kidney disease, diabetes

  • Daily Dialysis Has Risks, Benefits for Kidney Disease Patients
    (07-Feb-2013)
    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
    (05-Feb-2013)
    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
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Expert says NSAIDs are overused for treating kids with fever

  • Preventing Kidney Disease May Cut Diabetes Deaths, Study Says
    (24-Jan-2013)
    10-year mortality for those with both conditions was 31 percent

  • Obese Patients Urged to Lose Weight Before Kidney Transplant
    (21-Jan-2013)
    Extra pounds may hinder success of procedure, research review suggests

  • Could Chemical in Dishware Raise Your Risk for Kidney Stones?
    (21-Jan-2013)
    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
    (11-Jan-2013)
    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
    (09-Jan-2013)
    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
    (26-Dec-2012)
    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
    (17-Dec-2012)
    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.
    (07-Dec-2012)
    Data likely 'just the tip of the iceberg,' researcher says

  • Kidney Disease More Severe in Blacks Than Others: Study
    (29-Nov-2012)
    Screening would help improve their care, researchers say

  • Reduced Kidney Function Tied to Mental Decline
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Study of patients with chronic kidney disease found changes in memory, reasoning skills

  • Genital Injuries Common But Preventable, Researchers Say
    (12-Nov-2012)
    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
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Study found hardening of the arteries more common in women with more miscarriages

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Kidneys Healthy
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Control high blood pressure, cholesterol and high blood sugar levels

  • Eating More Fruits, Veggies May Help Kidney Patients
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Other studies found race, income also play a part in how well disease is controlled

  • Obese Teens Face Higher Risk for Kidney Disease: Study
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Extra weight has real health consequences, but losing pounds can lower chances, expert says

  • Millions May Be Taking Vitamin D Unnecessarily, Analysis Suggests
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Health experts disagree on safe levels needed to prevent illness

  • Home Dialysis an Option for Some With Chronic Kidney Disease
    (04-Oct-2012)
    But doctors, patients slow to embrace this timesaver, study finds

  • Sitting for Hours Daily Might Boost Your Kidney Disease Risk: Study
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Exercise reduced effect in men, but not women

  • Some People OK With Monetary Payments to Boost Kidney Donation: Survey
    (27-Sep-2012)
    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
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Studies found warning signs besides high blood pressure, diabetes

  • Kidney Stones May Be Tied to Later Kidney Problems
    (31-Aug-2012)
    Study found slightly increased risk for chronic disease, especially in women

  • Kidney Stones May Be Tied to Later Kidney Problems
    (31-Aug-2012)
    Study found slightly increased risk for chronic disease, especially in women

  • In Diabetes, Any Protein in Urine May Signal Heart Risk
    (30-Aug-2012)
    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
    (27-Aug-2012)
    More research needed on risks, benefits of routine testing

  • Midlife Fitness May Mean Healthier Old Age, Study Finds
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's less likely

  • Men Have a Greater Lifetime Risk for Kidney Failure: Study
    (20-Aug-2012)
    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
    (07-Aug-2012)
    Kidney stones affect about 10 percent of the U.S. population, researchers say

  • Drinking Iced Tea Raises Kidney Stone Risk: Study
    (07-Aug-2012)
    Kidney stones affect about 10 percent of the U.S. population, researchers say

  • More Americans Have at Least 2 Chronic Health Issues: CDC
    (31-Jul-2012)
    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
    (23-Jul-2012)
    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
    (22-Jun-2012)
    Some patients taking olmesartan developed chronic diarrhea and lost an average of 40 pounds: study

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Improve Diabetes-Related Kidney Damage
    (20-Jun-2012)
    Obese patients who had bariatric procedure had lower rates of kidney disease, study found

  • High Rates of Untreated Kidney Failure Seen in Elderly
    (19-Jun-2012)
    Prevalence of advanced kidney disease among older adults underestimated, researchers say

  • Kidney Disease May Be as Harmful to Heart as Heart Attack: Study
    (19-Jun-2012)
    Findings suggest chronic kidney disease could help ID people at risk for heart disease

  • Dramatic Rise in Kids Hospitalized With High Blood Pressure: Study
    (18-Jun-2012)
    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
    (04-Jun-2012)
    In 5-month study of people with kidney cancer, one medicine was strongly preferred

  • Atkins-Type Diets Look Kidney-Friendly: Study
    (31-May-2012)
    Researchers find high-protein regimen safe for obese people without renal problems

  • More Families Seek Kidney Donations on Facebook
    (30-May-2012)
    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
    (29-May-2012)
    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
    (25-May-2012)
    More Americans now suffer from kidney stones than from heart disease, stroke or diabetes

  • As Obesity Rates Rise, Cases of Kidney Stones Double: Study
    (25-May-2012)
    More Americans now suffer from kidney stones than from heart disease, stroke or diabetes

  • First, Second Kidney Transplants Have Similar Success: Study
    (11-May-2012)
    No differences seen in infections or new kidney survival

  • New Guidelines Issued for Severe Lupus
    (03-May-2012)
    More can be done to prevent permanent kidney damage, says American College of Rheumatology

  • Fish Oil Doesn't Cut Failure Rate of Hemodialysis Grafts
    (01-May-2012)
    However, kidney patients taking fish-oil supplements had fewer problems with clots, study says

  • Routine Kidney Disease Screening Not Worthwhile, Experts Say
    (30-Apr-2012)
    But checking those with diabetes, high blood pressure makes sense, doctors agree

  • Afinitor Approval Expanded to Include Benign Kidney Tumors
    (27-Apr-2012)
    Growths caused by rare genetic disease

  • Kids' Kidney Transplant Rules May Have Shrunk 'Race Gap'
    (26-Apr-2012)
    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
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Breakthrough approach could stretch the supply of donor organs, experts say

  • Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Certain blood pressure-lowering drugs most effective treatment, reports review

  • Herbal Remedy Ingredient Tied to Cancer, Kidney Failure
    (12-Apr-2012)
    Study of Taiwanese patients found potential dangers in aristolochia

  • Women on Dialysis May Experience Sexual Problems: Survey
    (05-Apr-2012)
    Those living without partners more likely to report difficulties, Italian researchers report

  • Physician Groups Call for Fewer Medical Tests
    (04-Apr-2012)
    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
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Drug designed to stimulate production of red blood cells

  • Age of Live Kidney Donor Makes Little Difference in Organ's Health
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Researchers hope finding will increase participation in 'kidney-swap' transplants

  • Stem Cell Therapy Could Boost Kidney Transplant Success: Study
    (20-Mar-2012)
    Short-term rejection rates better for recipients than those taking standard drugs, study finds

  • One Antibiotic Appears to Ease Severe E. Coli Infection
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Small study looked at bacteria that caused German outbreak

  • Insulin Resistance May Lead to Kidney Disease in the Elderly: Study
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Those with metabolic syndrome more likely to see rapid renal-function decline, researchers say

  • Transplant Procedure Creates 'Hybrid' Immune System to Combat Rejection
    (07-Mar-2012)
    Bone marrow cell transfer possible way to prevent common problem with organ donation, preliminary study suggests

  • Hospitalizations Up for Severe Skin Swelling
    (06-Mar-2012)
    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
    (02-Mar-2012)
    In first decade after transplant, risk was slightly lower than for non-donors, study finds

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Seems Safe for Kidney Disease Patients
    (01-Mar-2012)
    Study found complication rates of 5 to 10 percent among obese patients

  • Dieting Can Prove Dangerous for Kidney Disease Patients
    (24-Feb-2012)
    Certain weight-loss methods can lead to organ damage, study says

  • More Kidney Dialysis Is Better, Research Finds
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Four studies found frequent and longer sessions helped patients

  • Kidney Damage Greatly Raises Diabetics' Risk for Death
    (21-Feb-2012)
    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
    (14-Feb-2012)
    Study found little difference between those who took supplement, those who didn't

  • Live Liver Donation Safer Than Previously Thought
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Risk of death is 1.7 per thousand donors, new study finds

  • Kidney Failure Patients Prone to GI Tract Bleeding
    (19-Jan-2012)
    Bleeding in the esophagus, stomach and intestine can be deadly for dialysis patients, study says

  • Voraxaze Approved to Treat High Levels of Chemo Drug
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Blood amounts can rise due to kidney failure

  • Novel Hepatitis C Vaccine Shows Some Early Promise
    (04-Jan-2012)
    But any clinically valuable treatment is years away, researchers say

  • Burn-Casualty Soldiers at High Risk for Kidney Injury, Study Finds
    (09-Dec-2011)
    Condition can be deadly for U.S. troops evacuated from Iraq, Afghanistan

  • Recent E. Coli Outbreak Traced to Lettuce From One Farm: CDC
    (09-Dec-2011)
    Romaine lettuce likely source of bacteria that sickened 60 people, investigation reveals

  • Few With Acute Kidney Injury See Specialists, Study Finds
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Researchers urge greater efforts to identify and treat these patients

  • Newer Drug Seems Better at Controlling Lupus Kidney Complication
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Serious adverse events less likely with mycophenolate mofetil, too, study finds

  • Intensive Control of Type 1 Diabetes Helps Kidneys: Study
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Rate of serious complication halved for those on aggressive therapy

  • Black Children Less Likely to Get Kidney Transplant Before Dialysis
    (10-Nov-2011)
    Researchers say lack of affordable health care is probably a factor for some

  • Racial Disparities Still Exist for Kidney Recipients, Study Finds
    (08-Nov-2011)
    But 2003 policy change narrowed gap between black and white patients, research shows

  • Earthquakes Put Millions of Lives, Major Cities at Risk
    (04-Nov-2011)
    One of three victims will die from their injuries in massive temblors, researchers estimate

  • Kidney Donation Doesn't Put Older Adults at Risk
    (03-Nov-2011)
    But kidneys from elderly donors don't last as long, study found

  • Cancer Risk Doubles After Organ Transplant, Study Finds
    (01-Nov-2011)
    But benefits still far outweigh the risk, say experts

  • Black Kidney Donors More Likely to Be Related to Recipients
    (28-Oct-2011)
    Also more likely to give a kidney to their parents than whites, study shows

  • Study Links New Dialysis Technology to Rise in Bleeding Risk
    (18-Oct-2011)
    E-beam sterilization associated with clotting complication, researchers say

  • Stem Cell Therapy Might Help Kidney Transplant Patients
    (05-Oct-2011)
    In small, early trial, some recipients no longer needed drug 'cocktail' to prevent organ rejection

  • Two-Day Dialysis Interval Could Pose Danger: Study
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Waiting 48 hours between kidney treatments seems to raise risk of death, hospitalization

  • Research Reveals Why Blacks More Prone to Kidney Failure
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Excess protein in urine may be key, study suggests

  • Dialysis Patients Unprepared for Disasters, Study Contends
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Many don't know the location of an alternative dialysis center, researchers say

  • Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Kidney Disease
    (19-Aug-2011)
    Syndrome includes health threats like high blood pressure and high blood sugar

  • Children With Kidney Disease Face Many Health Woes
    (17-Aug-2011)
    Stunted growth, heart problems common among these kids, study finds

  • Health Tip: Avoid Extra Fluids While on Dialysis
    (12-Aug-2011)
    Suggestions to limit your intake

  • Younger Blacks Fare Worse on Dialysis, Study Finds
    (09-Aug-2011)
    Finding belies longstanding belief about treatment for kidney failure

  • Health Tip: Living With Chronic Kidney Disease
    (04-Aug-2011)
    These changes to your diet may be in order

  • Stem Cell Therapy Holds Promise for Kidney Disease
    (04-Aug-2011)
    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
    (29-Jul-2011)
    Low BP occurs in about 25% of these treatment sessions in kidney-failure patients, researchers say

  • Densensitization Procedure Helps Hard-to-Match Kidney Recipients
    (27-Jul-2011)
    Survival rates increase dramatically with new technique, study finds

  • As Waistline Expands, So Does Death Risk for Kidney Patients
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Belly fat better predictor of mortality than body-mass index alone, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes
    (30-Jun-2011)
    To improve survival, doctors should monitor co-occurring conditions, researchers say

  • At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring More Telling Than Doctor's Office Readings
    (27-Jun-2011)
    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
    (27-Jun-2011)
    Early trial suggests these engineered grafts have promise, but more study needed

  • FDA Urges Reduced Doses for Anemia Drugs
    (24-Jun-2011)
    Can increase risk of cardiovascular problems in patients with kidney disease, agency says

  • Diabetic Kidney Disease Rising in the U.S.
    (21-Jun-2011)
    About 40 percent of diabetics will develop kidney disease, study says

  • Nulojix Approved to Help Thwart Kidney Rejection
    (16-Jun-2011)
    For adults who have had kidney transplant

  • Hormone Linked to Death Risk in Those With Early Kidney Disease
    (14-Jun-2011)
    Strength of the association with mortality surprised researchers

  • Vytorin Lowers Heart Disease Risk in Large Study of Kidney Patients
    (09-Jun-2011)
    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
    (02-Jun-2011)
    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
    (17-May-2011)
    Studies found watching diet and taking statins lowered risk of getting painful condition

  • What Protects the Heart May Also Ward Off Kidney Stones
    (17-May-2011)
    Studies found watching diet and taking statins lowered risk of getting painful condition

  • Heavy Smoking Tied to Advanced Kidney Cancer
    (16-May-2011)
    Another study finds bladder cancer rates haven't dropped even though fewer people smoke

  • Many Dialysis Patients Short on 'Health Literacy'
    (05-May-2011)
    Those with least education most likely to lack important information about their care

  • Flu Vaccine Appears Safe After Kidney Transplant
    (28-Apr-2011)
    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
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Researcher suggests that dye dosage should be adjusted for females

  • Experts Offer New Guidance for Blood Pressure Control in Elderly
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Lifestyle changes, use of antihypertensive drugs urged to reduce health problems in those over 80

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly
    (21-Apr-2011)
    '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
    (21-Apr-2011)
    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
    (14-Apr-2011)
    Immune system reaction to the donated organ may cause problems, study found

  • Scarring of Transplanted Kidneys Less of a Problem Today
    (12-Apr-2011)
    New research finds more promising results than earlier studies

  • New Tests Could Spot Which Kidney Patients Will Do the Worst
    (11-Apr-2011)
    Experts say findings could guide doctors in treatment decisions

  • Allowing Organ Donation by People With HIV Could Save Lives, Experts Say
    (01-Apr-2011)
    Current U.S. law bans practice of allowing donations to others with AIDS-causing virus

  • Nerve Block Treatment May Ease Stubborn High Blood Pressure
    (29-Mar-2011)
    Procedure normalized levels in 39% of patients with resistant hypertension, early research shows

  • Some Type 1 Diabetics Seem Shielded Against Complications
    (29-Mar-2011)
    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
    (18-Mar-2011)
    Switching from center-based treatment reduced many patients' discomfort, study finds

  • Study Questions Tests Used to Spot Heart Risks in Kidney Patients
    (15-Mar-2011)
    Value of commonly used 'biomarkers' lack conclusive evidence, researchers say

  • Depression Seems to Increase Risk of Kidney Failure: Study
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Disorder linked to chronic kidney disease, hospitalization for kidney failure, researchers say

  • Blood Pressure Drug Delays Kidney Disease in Diabetics
    (09-Mar-2011)
    But experts are concerned about higher deaths from heart problems

  • Kidney Transplant Patients Urged to Keep Fit to Survive
    (03-Mar-2011)
    Low levels of physical activity linked to raised risk of early death, researchers warn

  • White Patients Most Likely to Get Kidney Transplants: Study
    (03-Mar-2011)
    Lack of insurance, poverty, cultural barriers hinder minorities' access to donated organs

  • Heart Failure Patients Don't Need Continuous Infusion of Diuretics: Study
    (02-Mar-2011)
    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
    (24-Feb-2011)
    Long-term use of scans for diagnosis, treatment raises cancer concerns, researchers say

  • Type 1 Diabetes Patients Need New Kidney Therapies: Study
    (24-Feb-2011)
    Recent advances not enough in preventing end-stage disease, researchers say

  • Education Might Help Kidney Recipients Spot Skin Cancer
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Transplant patients should be taught about their higher risk, how to detect, researchers say

  • Kidney Patients Ask for More Information on Options
    (17-Feb-2011)
    Survey finds that people especially want details on home dialysis

  • Test Approved to Monitor Levels of Kidney Rejection Drug
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Too much of the drug in blood may be toxic

  • Researchers Craft Blood Vessels for Heart, Kidney Patients
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Ready-made and easily stored, bioengineered transplants did well in animal trials

  • 'Western' Diet May Raise Risk of Kidney Function Decline
    (28-Jan-2011)
    Eating more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy offers protection, study suggests

  • Stroke Drug May Prevent Dialysis Catheter Infections
    (26-Jan-2011)
    And also appears to reduce catheter malfunctions, study finds

  • Donor Kidneys Travel Safely, Study Finds
    (18-Jan-2011)
    Organs function equally well whether shipped cross-country or from same hospital, researchers say

  • Heart Attack Patients With Kidney Problems Often Skip Meds
    (14-Jan-2011)
    Strategies needed to boost heart drug adherence in this high-risk group, researcher says

  • Heart Rhythm Disorder May Double Death Risk for Dialysis Patients
    (13-Jan-2011)
    Study finds dramatic rise among those with atrial fibrillation being treated for kidney disease

  • Dialysis Options Remain After Kidney Transplant Failure
    (13-Jan-2011)
    Home- and clinic-based treatment appear equally effective for these patients, study finds

  • Vegetarian Diet Cuts Kidney Patients' Levels of Toxic Phosphorus
    (23-Dec-2010)
    Diet made it easier to eliminate potentially hazardous substance from blood, urine

  • Kidney Disease Could Be More Deadly for Kids With Lupus
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Researcher suggests that risk stems from damaging effect on the heart

  • Naturally High Hemoglobin Levels May Not Threaten Kidney Patients
    (16-Dec-2010)
    No need to lower them in people with chronic kidney disease, study finds

  • Health Tip: Symptoms That May Indicate Kidney Stones
    (16-Dec-2010)
    A primary warning sign is severe, sudden pain

  • Marital Status May Affect Kidney Transplant Decision
    (08-Dec-2010)
    Married or divorced adults have an edge over widowers, study finds

  • Doubling Frequency of Dialysis May Help Kidney Failure Patients
    (22-Nov-2010)
    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
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Risk of death for end-stage patients 17 percent higher than on weekdays, study finds

  • Race Seems to Impact Rate of Kidney Function Decline
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Findings may lead to improvements in identifying high-risk patients, study authors suggest

  • E. Coli Could Have Long Term Effect on Heart
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Blood pressure, kidneys affected in some patients 8 years later, study finds

  • Moderate Drinking Could Lower Death Risk for Kidney Transplant Patients
    (19-Nov-2010)
    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
    (18-Nov-2010)
    But their bodies are more likely to reject organs in long run, researchers say

  • Nerve Zap to Kidneys Might Ease Stubborn Hypertension
    (17-Nov-2010)
    Study was short but strategy seemed to lower blood pressure in patients who'd failed numerous drugs

  • Urine Markers May Reveal Kidney Damage Earlier
    (11-Nov-2010)
    If findings lead to reliable test, kidney failure might be prevented, researchers say

  • Cheaper, Older Treatment for Vasculitis Beats Out New Drug
    (08-Nov-2010)
    Standard therapy, Azasan, works better, study finds

  • Study Warns of Risks for Early Dialysis
    (08-Nov-2010)
    Guidelines on when to start treatment need to be reexamined, experts say

  • Lupus Kidney Disorder Treatment Improved Over Decade: Review
    (05-Nov-2010)
    Safer, more effective options available for patients with lupus nephritis, researchers say

  • Kidney Transplants for Elderly Double Over Decade
    (29-Oct-2010)
    But odds are still low, researchers say

  • Drop Seen in Rate of End-Stage Kidney Disease in Diabetics
    (28-Oct-2010)
    However, as diabetes has surged actual number of cases rose, review of U.S. data found

  • Airbags Protect Kidneys in Car Crashes, Study Finds
    (23-Oct-2010)
    Findings are surprising and suggest additional research could reveal more benefits, researcher says

  • FDA Advisers Back Anemia Drugs for Kidney Patients
    (19-Oct-2010)
    More research needed on optimum dose, despite stroke risk posed by drugs, panel members say

  • Strength Training May Help Kidney Patients Live Longer, Healthier
    (15-Oct-2010)
    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
    (11-Oct-2010)
    An association found in postmenopausal women, researchers say

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Might Affect Hearing
    (06-Oct-2010)
    Older patients more likely than their peers to develop hearing loss, researchers find

  • Once-Promising Heart Failure Drug Fails in Trial
    (06-Oct-2010)
    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
    (01-Oct-2010)
    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
    (28-Sep-2010)
    But many with end-stage kidney disease still hesitant to try it, research shows

  • Cholesterol Levels Count in Kidney Disease Patients: Study
    (24-Sep-2010)
    When malnutrition, inflammation are not present, high levels raise heart disease risk, research shows

  • New Test for Heart, Kidney Transplant Rejection
    (23-Sep-2010)
    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
    (16-Sep-2010)
    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
    (16-Sep-2010)
    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
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Study finds 'poor responders' to meds like Aranesp at higher risk for heart trouble, death

  • Lower Blood Pressure May Help Sicker Kidney Patients
    (01-Sep-2010)
    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
    (20-Aug-2010)
    Finding could mean more organs would be available for those who need them

  • Monitoring of Kidney Health Urged for Injection Drug Users
    (12-Aug-2010)
    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
    (05-Aug-2010)
    Study sheds light on need to provide all patients with recommended treatment

  • Heart Beat Could Provide Marker for Kidney Health: Study
    (08-Jul-2010)
    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
    (01-Jul-2010)
    TMP-SMX combo is used to treat urinary tract infections, researchers say

  • Blacks Seem More Vulnerable to Deadly Blood Infection
    (22-Jun-2010)
    Study suggests higher rates of diabetes, kidney disease might explain why sepsis hits them harder

  • Common Cancer Drug Tied to Kidney Damage
    (10-Jun-2010)
    Doctors should monitor patients taking Avastin, researchers say

  • Lead Poisoning Unlikely Cause of Beethoven's Death
    (03-Jun-2010)
    Technology helped researchers analyze bone fragments to rule out one of many theories

  • Health Tip: Treating Kidney Stones
    (01-Jun-2010)
    Here's how you can help relieve symptoms

  • Statin Use Tied to Eye, Kidney, Liver Troubles
    (21-May-2010)
    But heart-healthy benefits of the cholesterol drugs outweigh these risks, experts say

  • Anemia Drugs Hold Dangers for Kidney Patients
    (06-May-2010)
    Study finds increased risks for potential deadly complications

  • Why Spouses of Dialysis Patients Get Kidney Disease Too
    (30-Apr-2010)
    Similar health habits may be to blame, study finds

  • Cancer Risk After Kidney Transplant Unaffected by Type of Drug Treatment
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Risk similar from all drugs used to prevent organ rejection, researchers find

  • High-Dose Vitamin B Risky for Diabetics With Kidney Disease
    (27-Apr-2010)
    Study ties therapy to deteriorating renal function

  • Anemia Harder to Treat in Black Children With Kidney Disease
    (27-Apr-2010)
    Treatment tailored to reflect race may be needed, researchers suggest

  • MRSA More Likely to Lurk in Certain Patients
    (23-Apr-2010)
    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
    (09-Apr-2010)
    The virus' influence may extend beyond the liver, researchers say

  • Gene May Boost Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Researchers find some kidney donors have variant that increases the odds of an unsuccessful transplant

  • Hundreds of Donor Kidneys Tossed Away Each Year
    (01-Apr-2010)
    But organs infected with hepatitis C are fine for patients with the disease, study finds

  • Many Americans Unaware They Have Chronic Kidney Disease
    (25-Mar-2010)
    Those at risk for diabetes should be screened, researcher says

  • U.S. Minorities Especially Vulnerable to Kidney Failure
    (12-Mar-2010)
    Study suggests that poverty and lack of insurance contribute to the problem

  • Kidney Donors Go On to Lead Long, Healthy Lives
    (09-Mar-2010)
    Study of more than 80,000 who gave one up shows procedure carries few risks

  • For Some on Dialysis, Anemia Drugs Pose Risks
    (02-Mar-2010)
    But experts say not using them would lower people's quality of life

  • Fatigue May Predict Heart Attack in Dialysis Patients
    (25-Feb-2010)
    But whether efforts to combat weariness will reduce cardiovascular risk is unknown

  • Kidneys From Older Donors Suitable for Seniors
    (18-Feb-2010)
    More could be transplanted if doctors would put them on the list, study suggests

  • Tylenol May Protect Kidneys After Severe Muscle Damage
    (03-Feb-2010)
    Treatment prevented organ failure in injured rats, study found

  • Kidney Function May Be Tied to Bone Loss
    (03-Feb-2010)
    Even moderate impairment appears to increase fracture risk, study finds

  • Protein Levels in Urine Help Predict Kidney Function
    (02-Feb-2010)
    Combined screening method spotted more high-risk patients, study found

  • Health Tip: Controlling Diabetic Nephropathy
    (22-Jan-2010)
    Suggestions to help spare your kidneys

  • CT Scans Spot Many Kidney Abnormalities
    (14-Jan-2010)
    One-quarter of potential donors had kidney stones, scarring or other problems, study finds

  • CT Scans Spot Many Kidney Abnormalities
    (14-Jan-2010)
    One-quarter of potential donors had kidney stones, scarring or other problems, study finds

  • Very Low Levels of Lead Harm Kids' Kidneys: Study
    (11-Jan-2010)
    Amounts deemed safe are still too high, researchers say

  • Diabetics Less Prone Now to End-Stage Kidney Disease
    (29-Dec-2009)
    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
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Why the kidneys could stop working

  • Acute Kidney Failure Often Ends With Dialysis
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Improved care may lower risk of death, researcher says

  • Many Dialysis Patients Get Wrong Blood Thinners for Angioplasty
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Some docs not following FDA directive urging against use of Lovenox, Integrilin, study shows

  • Enzyme Replacement May Help in Fabry Disease
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Whether treatment prolongs life remains unclear, researchers say

  • Kidney Transplant, Sleep Disorder May Add Up to Trouble
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Heart disease, stroke more likely for organ recipients with sleep apnea, study finds

  • Surgery Not Always Best for Narrowed Kidney Arteries
    (11-Nov-2009)
    Study finds medication works as well in certain people, without the risks

  • Phosphorus Levels May Predict Heart Disease
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Even a slight elevation was linked to coronary artery calcification in study

  • FDA Issues Warning for Diabetes Drug
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Reports of kidney problems for those using Byetta prompted action

  • Diet Soda, Sodium Tied to Kidney Trouble: Studies
    (02-Nov-2009)
    It's more proof that what you eat and drink affects health, researchers say

  • Anemia Drug May Raise Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Use of Aranesp should be reserved for the most seriously ill, experts say

  • For People on Dialysis, Too Thin Can Be Risky
    (01-Nov-2009)
    More body fat means greater survival odds, researcher says

  • Traveling While on Dialysis Could Be Risky
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Chances of infection, anemia and more go up, study finds

  • Kidney Damage Another Consequence of Anabolic Steroids
    (29-Oct-2009)
    Long-term use can lead to severe kidney scarring, new research shows

  • Preventive Antibiotics Help Some Kids Fend Off Urinary Infections
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Modest reduction may be worthwhile for those most at risk, experts say

  • All New Dialysis Patients at Increased Risk of Death
    (27-Oct-2009)
    Higher mortality rates not restricted to those with cardiovascular disease, study finds

  • Intensive Dialysis Doesn't Save Lives of the Sickest
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Study finds no difference when compared to routine dialysis

  • Docs May Be Overdoing Some Invasive Procedures
    (16-Oct-2009)
    For certain patients with renal artery stenosis, medication may be enough, researchers say

  • Heart Test Deemed OK Before Kidney Transplant
    (15-Oct-2009)
    Coronary angiography does not harm kidneys and helps guide decisions, study finds

  • Dialysis' Drawbacks Outweigh Benefits for Some Older Patients
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Quality of life declined in nursing home residents who received artificial kidney treatment: study

  • Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Study finds physical activity pays off

  • U.S. Health Officials Announce New Heparin Formula
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Potency of blood thinner is cut as FDA alerts doctors to the safety change

  • Health Tip: Evaluating Signs of Kidney Stones
    (29-Sep-2009)
    Here's a list of potential symptoms

  • Diet, Exercise May Slow Kidney Disease Progression
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Obese patients can also benefit from weight-loss surgery, review finds

  • Extended Antiviral May Benefit Kidney Transplant Patients
    (17-Sep-2009)
    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
    (15-Sep-2009)
    An estimated 45% to 70% of these patients die before discharge, study finds

  • Diabetes Medications Don't Lower Inflammation
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Metformin, insulin have little effect on risk factor for heart disease, study finds

  • Lupus Worse in Blacks, Hispanics Than in Whites, Study Finds
    (11-Sep-2009)
    They're more likely to have conditions that complicate treatment, researchers say

  • Dopamine May Boost Odds of Transplant Success
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Pretreating brain-dead donors yielded better results for recipients in study

  • Home Dialysis a Good Option for Kidney Disease Patients
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Survival rates similar to those with deceased donor transplant organs, study shows

  • 'Electronic Nose' Could Spot Kidney Disease
    (26-Aug-2009)
    Rat study suggests potential for noninvasive, early diagnostic test

  • Gene Linked to Inherited Kidney Disease Found
    (21-Aug-2009)
    Researchers already testing potential treatment

  • Single Kidney Transplant From Young, Deceased Donors Works Well
    (21-Aug-2009)
    Finding challenges notion that an adult must get 2 from a child under 5

  • Wearable Kidney May One Day Replace Dialysis
    (20-Aug-2009)
    Portable device would revolutionize treatment for thousands, researchers say

  • Kidney Donor's Sex Could Affect Women's Outcomes
    (13-Aug-2009)
    Transplant failure, death risks rise if organ comes from deceased man, study finds

  • Immunoglobulin Can Predict Some Diabetic Complications
    (07-Aug-2009)
    Increased excretion of IgM foretells serious cardiovascular issues: study

  • Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Increasingly, loving owners are choosing it for their animal companions

  • Low Birth Weight Might Raise Adult Kidney Disease Risk
    (03-Aug-2009)
    Babies under 5.5 pounds at increased odds for chronic illness, review finds

  • For Some Kidney Patients, Home Dialysis Is Better
    (25-Jul-2009)
    Evidence suggests nighttime treatment yields better results

  • Fresh-Meat Additives May Be Dangerous for Kidney Patients
    (23-Jul-2009)
    High potassium and phosphate content is common, but labeling is not required, report states

  • Lab Test Predicts Acute Kidney Injury in ICU Patients
    (23-Jul-2009)
    Marker in urine could help spot those with elevated risk, study shows

  • Baking Soda May Be Key Ingredient for Kidney Patients
    (17-Jul-2009)
    Progression of chronic disease appears to slow with daily tablet, study finds

  • Sunitinib Benefit Explored in Poor-Prognosis Kidney Cancer
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Treatment safe in advanced disease but more study is needed, experts say

  • Drugs May Not Slow Kidney Damage in Diabetes
    (01-Jul-2009)
    Study uncovers possible benefit, though, in stemming vision loss

  • Discovery Points to Regulation of Calcium Metabolism
    (29-Jun-2009)
    Researchers may be step closer to preventing kidney stones, osteoporosis

  • Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Double Risk of Kidney Stones
    (22-Jun-2009)
    Roux-en-Y gastric bypass linked to small increased chances of trouble, research shows

  • Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Double Risk of Kidney Stones
    (22-Jun-2009)
    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
    (18-Jun-2009)
    Study highlights need to get on list quickly, experts say

  • Sleeping Through Dialysis May Be the Way to Go
    (21-May-2009)
    Overnight procedure allows longer filtering, which experts prefer

  • Drug Combo Keeps Kidney Artery-Vein Grafts Viable
    (20-May-2009)
    Aspirin plus anti-clotting therapy boosts dialysis patients' quality of life, study says

  • For Dialysis Patients, More Pills = Lower Quality of Life
    (13-May-2009)
    Researchers find that increased 'pill burden' has negative effects

  • Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger
    (07-May-2009)
    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
    (01-May-2009)
    Study found increased chances of urinary/lung malignancies among older men

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Risk for Some Cancers
    (01-May-2009)
    Study found increased chances of urinary/lung malignancies among older men

  • Genes May Affect Complications After Heart Surgery
    (30-Apr-2009)
    Study finds more shock and kidney problems in those with variant

  • Some Diet Sodas May Ward Off Kidney Stones
    (29-Apr-2009)
    Other research finds that pomegranate juice could slow prostate cancer

  • First Vessel Graft Grown From Kidney Patients' Own Cells
    (24-Apr-2009)
    Achievement could aid dialysis and might be replicated for heart disease, scientists say

  • Medicare Change May Impact Black Kidney Patients
    (23-Apr-2009)
    Single payment plan for dialysis and meds could put many at disadvantage, study suggests

  • Distance No Bar to Kidney Transplants in Remote Areas
    (21-Apr-2009)
    Finding contradicts belief that process favors people in urban areas

  • Kidneys From Donors Older Than 70 Still Viable
    (01-Apr-2009)
    Using them would increase available organs, researchers say

  • Kidney Nerve Deactivation Could Ease Hypertension
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Problem blood pressure fell with no long-term effects, study concludes

  • Networking May Aid Blacks Who Need Kidney Transplant
    (27-Mar-2009)
    Survey finds that active role by patients doubled their odds of success

  • Kidney Ailments May Rise Along With Blood Pressure
    (27-Mar-2009)
    Findings emphasize value of early screening programs, report concludes

  • Protein From Yellow Peas May Lower Blood Pressure
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Finding in rats holds promise against kidney disease, too, experts say

  • Yale Lab Discovers New Gene-Based Syndrome
    (19-Mar-2009)
    Mutation affects kidneys, brain and inner ear, study finds

  • Guidelines Suggested for Heart-Kidney Transplants
    (18-Mar-2009)
    Study identifies factors that reduce survival rate for combo surgery

  • Health Tip: Reducing Your Risk of Kidney Stones
    (17-Mar-2009)
    Preventive steps you can take

  • Dialysis Via Fistulas May Help Young or Old
    (13-Mar-2009)
    Technique is underutilized in the U.S., expert says

  • Freezing Kidney Cancers Shows Promise
    (13-Mar-2009)
    Study found noninvasive technique eradicated smaller tumors

  • Cancer Drug May Offer New Hope for Lupus Patients
    (13-Mar-2009)
    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
    (11-Mar-2009)
    These networks begin with one altruistic living donor, study explains

  • Lowering BP in Dialysis Cases Cuts Heart Risks
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Study says drugs could prevent 2 of 10 deaths expected in every 100 patients per year

  • Two-Drug Combo May Lower Diabetics' Kidney Risk
    (19-Feb-2009)
    A pair of blood pressure medicines helps maintain proper organ function, study suggests

  • 2 or More Sodas a Day Boost Women's Kidney Risks
    (12-Feb-2009)
    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
    (10-Feb-2009)
    Too much phosphorus in food can cause harm, but new tool helps spot the danger

  • Female Hormones Deter Salt-Sensitive Hypertension
    (06-Feb-2009)
    Estrogen appears to improve kidneys' ability to shed sodium, study says

  • Dialysis Patients Do Better at Higher Altitudes
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Researchers say finding may one day lead to better treatment for those living near sea level

  • Kidney Function Test May Not Be Cost-Effective
    (29-Jan-2009)
    Blood screen can lead to more false positives, additional work-ups

  • Most Kidney Donors Lead Long, Healthy Lives
    (28-Jan-2009)
    Biggest study of its kind finds no health downside to donation

  • Kidney Disease in Blacks Undetected Until Late Stages
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Awareness needs to improve among doctors, study suggests

  • Kidney, Heart Problems May Be Linked
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Older people face more risks when kidneys are damaged, study finds

  • New Test May Help Kidney Transplant Patients
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Carolina researchers say it could detect virus that can lead to failure

  • Older Women Get Fewer Kidney Transplants Than Men
    (19-Jan-2009)
    Gender disparity greatest in those 56 or older, but odds as good as males once on list

  • A Better Method of Kidney Storage
    (31-Dec-2008)
    Continuous pumping of solution through donated organ improved odds, study shows

  • Cancer Drug May Help With Kidney Transplants
    (29-Dec-2008)
    Bortezomib reduces organ rejection, study finds

  • ICU Nutritional Program Failed to Boost Outcomes
    (16-Dec-2008)
    Early feeding didn't cut length of stay either, study finds

  • FDA Puts Black-Box Warning on Bowel-Cleansing Drugs
    (11-Dec-2008)
    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
    (03-Dec-2008)
    A man-made chemical was added to the blood thinner imported from China

  • Many Ignore Symptoms of Bladder Trouble
    (15-Nov-2008)
    November is health awareness month, so check with a physician if you're in pain

  • Overnight Dialysis Saves Lives: Study
    (08-Nov-2008)
    Kidney patients also experienced better blood pressure control

  • Gene Mutation in Dalmatians Sheds Light on Kidney Stones in Humans
    (07-Nov-2008)
    Finding explained high levels of uric acid in dog breed

  • Gene Mutation in Dalmatians Sheds Light on Kidney Stones in Humans
    (07-Nov-2008)
    Finding explained high levels of uric acid in dog breed

  • Kidney Patients More Susceptible to Sudden Cardiac Death
    (31-Oct-2008)
    Study found inflammation, malnutrition raised risk in this group

  • Drug Sorafenib Improves Kidney Cancer Outcomes
    (09-Oct-2008)
    It helped older and younger patients, study says

  • Health Tip: Keep Kidney Infections at Bay
    (25-Sep-2008)
    How to help prevent them

  • Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage
    (19-Sep-2008)
    Rats fed herbal extract showed significant decrease in blood sugar levels

  • More Kids Getting Kidney Stones
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Doctors blame sedentary lifestyle, obesity, poor diet

  • Hydrating Kidney Patients With Sodium Bicarb Has Little Effect
    (03-Sep-2008)
    Study shows it was no better than sodium chloride in preventing problems during screening

  • Low Levels of Brain Chemical May Control Appetite
    (27-Aug-2008)
    Finding could lead to new drugs in fight against obesity, study says

  • Preeclampsia Raises Risk of Serious Kidney Disease
    (20-Aug-2008)
    Rate can be 5 times higher than for women without pregnancy complication, study finds

  • Rituximab Promotes Healing in Common Kidney Disease
    (15-Aug-2008)
    Poor function can be reversed in patients with membranous nephropathy, study finds

  • Low-Birth-Weight Babies at Risk for Salt Sensitivity
    (11-Aug-2008)
    Condition can damage kidneys, brain and heart, study says

  • Monitoring Hormone May Improve Kidney Failure Outcomes
    (06-Aug-2008)
    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
    (31-Jul-2008)
    High alkaline phosphatase levels boosted mortality 25% in chronic kidney cases

  • Automated, Wearable Kidney Offers Continuous Dialysis
    (26-Jul-2008)
    UCLA team develops device giving patients freedom of movement, better quality of life

  • Iced Teas Pose High Risk of Kidney Stones
    (25-Jul-2008)
    Lemonade a safer choice for men over 40 seeking to avoid them, study says

  • Iced Teas Pose High Risk of Kidney Stones
    (25-Jul-2008)
    Lemonade a safer choice for men over 40 seeking to avoid them, study says

  • Kidneys Donated After Cardiac Death Cut Racial Disparities
    (23-Jul-2008)
    Black patients conferred better outcomes; organ pool increase cut wait time to transplant

  • Kidney Patients Less Likely to Get Heart Attack Meds
    (21-Jul-2008)
    Health service delivery may be a factor is lowered use of beta blockers and statins

  • Combo Therapy Makes More Kidney Transplants Possible
    (16-Jul-2008)
    80% of patients receiving rituximab able to get new organ, and treatment cost less

  • Global Warming Linked to Heightened Kidney Stone Risk
    (14-Jul-2008)
    Study predicts up to 2.2 million additional cases in U.S. by 2050

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Growing Globally
    (26-Jun-2008)
    Researchers urge countries to make condition a public health priority

  • Nocturnal Dialysis: A Better Way to Kidney Health
    (20-Jun-2008)
    Patients find quality of life is greatly improved, too

  • Racial Disparities Widespread in Kidney Patient Outcomes
    (04-Jun-2008)
    Studies find mistrust, cultural barriers, segregation of care contribute to inequalities

  • Two-Drug Combo Reduces Diabetic Kidney Damage
    (04-Jun-2008)
    Almost 25 percent of participants saw urine protein levels lowered significantly

  • New Hope for Tough-to-Treat Cancers
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Gemzar, everolimus almost doubled survival time with pancreatic, kidney cancers, respectively

  • Anti-Rejection Drug May Boost Diabetes in Kidney Transplant Patients
    (29-May-2008)
    Those treated with sirolimus faced up to 66% increased risk of disease after operation

  • Dialysis Catheter Placement Makes Little Difference in Infection Risk
    (27-May-2008)
    Neck, leg sites similar, but jugular should be choice for patients with higher BMI

  • Combo Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Boosts Survival in Diabetics
    (21-May-2008)
    Type 1 patients did better than those having kidney replacement alone

  • More Dialysis Not Better in Acute Kidney Injury
    (20-May-2008)
    Intensive therapy did not improve recovery or survival, researchers say

  • Kidney Cancers More Likely to Be Diagnosed Early
    (19-May-2008)
    Widespread use of medical imaging now catching smaller tumors at treatable stages

  • Vitamin D Use Linked to Lower Mortality in Kidney Patients
    (16-May-2008)
    Study finds chronic disease sufferers gain benefit from calcitriol, an oral form

  • Blood-Thinner No Help for Dialysis Treatment
    (13-May-2008)
    Plavix didn't improve results for patients who underwent circulatory procedure

  • Gene Variant Boosts Risk of Severe Diabetic Eye, Kidney Diseases
    (08-May-2008)
    Finding suggests careful use of blood-boosting drugs in anemia patients

  • Kidney Trouble Short-Lived in Most Liver Transplant Patients
    (06-May-2008)
    Study finds short-term dysfunction while awaiting operation rarely turns chronic

  • Bioartificial Kidney Cuts Death Risk, Improves Outcomes
    (30-Apr-2008)
    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
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Pneumonia, arrhythmias, poor blood flow blamed for almost 2 of every 3 admissions

  • Cutting Phosphate May Protect Kidney Patients From Heart Trouble
    (23-Apr-2008)
    High levels are major source of cardiovascular death risk in those with chronic disease

  • Researchers Identify Contaminant in Tainted Heparin
    (23-Apr-2008)
    More testing needed to prove that oversulfated chondroitin sulphate caused deaths, reactions

  • FDA: Contaminated Heparin Found in 11 Countries
    (22-Apr-2008)
    And 'biological mechanism' that leads to adverse reactions identified, officials add

  • Muscle Mass May Not Explain High Creatinine in Black Kidney Patients
    (18-Apr-2008)
    Findings challenge belief that racial disparities were result of age, body composition

  • Study Points to New Treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease
    (11-Apr-2008)
    Molecules called CFTR inhibitors show promise in slowing growth of masses

  • Atherosclerosis May Also Harm Vital Organs
    (10-Apr-2008)
    Toxic byproduct of plaque formation wreaks havoc on heart, lungs and liver, study suggests

  • Raloxifene Safe for Women With Decreased Kidney Function
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Osteoporosis drug promoted bone density, reduction in fractures, study finds

  • Kidney Dysfunction Puts Women at Risk of Sudden Death
    (08-Apr-2008)
    Cardiac threat more than 3 times higher for those with advanced disease, study contends

  • Uric Acid May Help Spot Diabetic Kidney Disease Early
    (04-Apr-2008)
    Higher concentrations correlated with lower organ function, study concludes

  • Popular Colonoscopy Prep Solution May Pose Kidney Risks
    (27-Mar-2008)
    Dangers of phosphate solution extend to those without renal disease, study says

  • Blood-Thinner Contaminant Traced to Chinese Plant
    (14-Mar-2008)
    As a result, FDA to require testing of all imported heparin

  • New Test Predicts Risk of Post-Surgery Kidney Injury
    (12-Mar-2008)
    Finding could lead to earlier treatments, better patient outcomes

  • Doctors See How Cancer Drug Can Damage Kidneys
    (12-Mar-2008)
    But the finding shouldn't keep physicians from using Avastin, researchers say

  • Heparin Problems Reported in Germany
    (07-Mar-2008)
    Adverse reactions similar to those in U.S., but product source is different, FDA says

  • Naturally Occurring Bacteria Cut Kidney Stone Recurrence
    (05-Mar-2008)
    With no apparent side effects, O. formigenes reduced incidence by 70%

  • FDA Finds Contaminant in Baxter's Recalled Heparin Products
    (05-Mar-2008)
    But officials can't say if it's responsible for adverse events, deaths reported

  • Naturally Occurring Bacteria Cut Kidney Stone Recurrence
    (05-Mar-2008)
    With no apparent side effects, O. formigenes reduced incidence by 70%

  • Baxter Recalls Rest of Heparin Products
    (29-Feb-2008)
    Investigation into allergic reactions, deaths related to blood thinner continues

  • Researchers ID Gene Behind Rare Form of Epilepsy
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Findings 'crack open the cell biology' of lethal inherited syndrome

  • Laser Screen Detects Diseases in Breath
    (25-Feb-2008)
    Chemical molecules in exhalations hint at wide range of conditions

  • Current Blood Sugar Control Test Results 'Inaccurate'
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Study says measurement underestimates true glucose control in hemodialysis patients

  • More Evidence of Danger From Heart Surgery Drug
    (20-Feb-2008)
    Anti-bleeding agent Trasylol tied to increased death, complications, studies find

  • No Difference Found in Treatments for Acute Kidney Failure
    (19-Feb-2008)
    Continuous vs. intermittent dialysis produced same results, analysis shows

  • Mix-Up Behind FDA's Failure to Inspect China Blood-Thinner Plant
    (18-Feb-2008)
    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
    (13-Feb-2008)
    But Sutent's benefits may still outweigh its risks for many patients, experts say

  • Manufacturer Halts Production of Blood Thinner Heparin
    (11-Feb-2008)
    Drug linked to hundreds of allergic reactions and possibly 4 deaths, FDA says

  • Drug Combo Tied to Kidney Risk With Some Cardiac Surgeries
    (08-Feb-2008)
    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
    (04-Feb-2008)
    Black women also less likely to have blood pressure under control, study finds

  • FDA Reports New Risks Posed by Anemia Drugs
    (03-Jan-2008)
    ESAs can spur faster cancer growth and earlier death, agency says

  • Childhood Diabetes Boosts Risk for Kidney Problems
    (28-Dec-2007)
    Lifestyle changes are key to avoiding complications, doctors say

  • New Combo Treatment Extends Kidney Cancer Survival
    (21-Dec-2007)
    Avastin plus interferon almost doubled patients' time without disease progression, study found

  • Wearable Artificial Kidney Passes Test
    (14-Dec-2007)
    8 end-stage kidney failure patients used the device for up to 8 hours, researchers say

  • FDA Issues New Warnings for Anemia Drugs
    (08-Nov-2007)
    ESAs can increase cancer growth, cause stroke and heart attacks, revised label warns

  • Kidney Disease Increasing in U.S.
    (06-Nov-2007)
    More obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure are driving the trend, study says

  • New Drug Promising Against Tough-to-Treat Kidney Cancer
    (30-Oct-2007)
    Axitinib produced good responses in almost half of patients, study found

  • Study Supports Controversial Heart Failure Drug
    (29-Oct-2007)
    But small, short-term trial is unlikely to quiet Natrecor's critics

  • Simpler Anemia Treatment May Help Kidney Patients
    (19-Oct-2007)
    Newer drug is given just once per month, experts say

  • Low Lead Exposures Can Hurt Kidneys
    (10-Oct-2007)
    Rat study suggests it boosts blood pressure, damages cells

  • New Kidney Disease Can Be Fatal
    (05-Oct-2007)
    Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is linked to MRI exposure, scientists say

  • Scientists Spot Key to Kidney Transplant Success
    (26-Sep-2007)
    A tough-to-detect antibody explains why even 'matched' organs get rejected

  • Nighttime Home Dialysis a Boon for Kidney Patients
    (18-Sep-2007)
    Heart health, blood pressure and quality of life improve with frequent dialysis

  • Stem Cell Therapy Disappoints Against Rare Kidney Ailment
    (12-Sep-2007)
    Transplanted cells don't boost AL amyloidosis outcomes, study finds

  • Lowering Blood Protein Won't Help Kidney Patients
    (11-Sep-2007)
    Homocysteine may be a marker, not a cause, of renal trouble, study suggests

  • Expenses Overshadow Optimism for Kidney Failure Patients
    (23-Aug-2007)
    Outcomes improve, but related costs increased 57% from 1999 to 2004, analysis shows

  • Advanced Age No Bar to Liver Transplant
    (23-Aug-2007)
    Patients over 70 did as well as those in their 50s, study found

  • Obesity Heightens Kidney Disease Risks
    (16-Aug-2007)
    It can spur parathyroid disorder and heart woes, study finds

  • Two-Drug Combo Tough on Kidney Cancer
    (31-Jul-2007)
    Early trial shows promise for interferon, sorafenib together

  • Drinking Water Is Key to Kidney Stone Prevention
    (30-Jun-2007)
    Expert advises 6 to 8 glasses a day, especially during summer's hotter months

  • Drinking Water Is Key to Kidney Stone Prevention
    (30-Jun-2007)
    Expert advises 6 to 8 glasses a day, especially during summer's hotter months

  • Opening of Kidney Arteries Brings Dangers
    (29-Jun-2007)
    Microscopic 'debris' is left behind with these angioplasties, study finds

  • HealthTip: Passing a Kidney Stone
    (28-Jun-2007)
    Drink lots of water

  • Research Gives Hope Against Rare Muscle Disorder
    (20-Jun-2007)
    People with HIBM are typically wheelchair-bound by 40, experts say

  • Heart and Kidneys Share Tight Medical Bond
    (14-Jun-2007)
    When one system fails, so can the other, new research shows

  • New Medication Slows Rare Kidney Disease
    (06-Jun-2007)
    Eprodisate blocks buildup of protein in the organs, study suggests

  • Type 2 Diabetes Takes Toll on Teens
    (25-May-2007)
    Doctors need to use more aggressive measures to treat, prevent disease, experts say

  • Moderate Drinking May Lower Kidney Cancer Risk
    (17-May-2007)
    But alcohol can raise odds for other malignancies, researchers warn

  • FDA Panel Urges Stronger Warnings for Anemia Drugs
    (10-May-2007)
    Prescribing medications in higher doses poses dangers, research has suggested

  • Changing Heart Transplant Drugs Could Boost Kidney Function
    (26-Apr-2007)
    Gradual switch should benefit patients, researchers say

  • Food Prep May Be as Important as Ingredients Themselves
    (24-Apr-2007)
    Frying, grilling can boost hazardous inflammatory toxins, scientists say

  • Some Dialysis Centers Overtreat Anemia: Study
    (17-Apr-2007)
    The practice may put kidney patients at risk of complications, researchers say

  • Weightlifting During Dialysis Combats Muscle Wasting: Study
    (13-Apr-2007)
    High-intensity exercise was safe, improved patients' strength, quality of life

  • FDA Tightens Warnings on Anemia Drugs
    (09-Mar-2007)
    Higher-than-recommended doses can be fatal to kidney, cancer patients

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Kidney Stones
    (08-Mar-2007)
    Drink plenty of water

  • PET Scan Helps Spot Aggressive Kidney Cancers
    (07-Mar-2007)
    Technology could spare patients biopsies, researchers say

  • Drug May Improve Post-Op Outcomes for Bypass Patients
    (12-Feb-2007)
    Company-funded study of nesiritide finds lowered hospital stays, death risk

  • Inflammatory Genes Linked to Salt-Sensitive Hypertension
    (12-Jan-2007)
    If sodium handling goes awry, study says blood pressure spike persists long after it should

  • Kidney Ailment Linked to Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease
    (11-Jan-2007)
    Screening test could help prevent surgery and amputations, study says

  • Gene May Help Trigger Children's Kidney Cancer
    (04-Jan-2007)
    Discovery of Wilms' tumor mutation has implications for cancer research generally, experts add

  • More U.S. Kids Developing Kidney Stones
    (28-Dec-2006)
    The likely cause: too little water, too much salt, experts say

  • Kidney Transplants Boost Cancer Risk
    (20-Dec-2006)
    Immunosuppressive drugs can triple odds for many malignancies, study finds

  • FDA Strengthens Warning on Heart Surgery Drug
    (15-Dec-2006)
    Cardiovascular, kidney risks mean Trasylol should only be used in special circumstances

  • Health Tip: Pyelonephritis of the Kidneys
    (14-Dec-2006)
    How to help prevent this infection

  • Health Tip: Understanding End-Stage Renal Disease
    (08-Dec-2006)
    When the kidneys have all but shut down

  • Obesity Boosts Kidney Risk in Type 1 Diabetes
    (06-Dec-2006)
    The bigger the waist size, the higher the odds for kidney woes, study found

  • Heart Risk Tool May Be Failing Kidney Patients
    (18-Nov-2006)
    Widely used 'risk score' underestimates dangers to end-stage patients, study finds

  • Reversing Anemia Can Threaten Kidney Patients
    (16-Nov-2006)
    FDA to review use of blood-boosting drugs after worrisome findings from two trials

  • Health Tip: Signs That You Have Kidney Stones
    (14-Nov-2006)
    Pain may be the first symptom

  • Migraine Drug Boosts Kidney Stone Risk
    (10-Nov-2006)
    Long-term topiramate use triggers acid buildup in blood, study finds

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Ward Off Kidney Disease
    (10-Nov-2006)
    ACE inhibitors help keep illness at bay, even in hypertensive patients

  • Drug Reduces Kidney-Transplant Rejection Rates
    (08-Nov-2006)
    Survival and function was similar with either thymoglobulin or basiliximab, study finds

  • Health Tip: Dialysis Aids Failing Kidneys
    (25-Oct-2006)
    Helps rid the body of waste and regulates blood chemicals

  • Bread-Heavy Diet Linked to Kidney Cancer
    (20-Oct-2006)
    But expert urges caution in interpreting the study results

  • Sleep Apnea, Hypertension Common in Chronic Kidney Disease
    (07-Oct-2006)
    Protein in urine a marker for body's ability to filter wastes

  • Nicotine Receptors Found on Kidney Cells
    (04-Oct-2006)
    Discovery may explain why smokers are more susceptible to kidney damage, study says

  • Many Nephrologists Unprepared to Make End-of-Life Decisions
    (29-Sep-2006)
    60% cited unease, while more-experienced kidney specialists did not

  • Fatty Fish May Protect Against Kidney Cancer
    (19-Sep-2006)
    Study found consumption dropped risk by 44 percent, but more research needed

  • Orange Juice Best at Stopping Kidney Stones
    (04-Sep-2006)
    It outperformed lemonade and other citrus juices, study found

  • Health Tip: Chronic Kidney Disease Can Damage Heart
    (31-Aug-2006)
    Early detection can help keep it under control

  • Health Tip: Hyponatremia is Salt-to-Water Imbalance
    (25-Aug-2006)
    The condition -- and cause -- must be treated

  • Diagnostic Dyes May Put Patients at Risk
    (23-Aug-2006)
    Injected agents undermine kidney function, researchers explain

  • Alternative Test Uncovers Hidden Risks for Kidney, Cardiovascular Disease
    (14-Aug-2006)
    Patients with high cystatin C protein levels were 50% more likely to die, study says

  • Spotting Kidney Disease Helps Heart Patients
    (07-Aug-2006)
    Experts urge blood, urine tests for those with cardiovascular trouble

  • Kidney Membrane Keeps Blood Proteins Out of Urine
    (04-Aug-2006)
    Findings in mice may help doctors develop a treatment to avoid organ failure

  • Kidney Transplants Highlight Organ Donor Problems
    (03-Aug-2006)
    Ethical, medical problems with donation make process a battlefield, expert says

  • Primary-Care Doctors Failing to Spot Kidney Disease
    (31-Jul-2006)
    Physicians need to do better in recognizing its symptoms, study says

  • Summertime Is High Time for Kidney Stones
    (27-Jul-2006)
    Protect yourself by drinking lots of water, experts say

  • Young Type 2 Diabetics More Likely to Suffer Kidney Failure
    (25-Jul-2006)
    Study of Native American tribe may have prevention message for all, researchers say

  • Suction Technique Improves Arterial Surgery
    (21-Jul-2006)
    It removes plaque to free up blood flow to kidneys, researchers say

  • Obesity, Diabetes Drive High Rate of Kidney Failure in U.S.
    (12-Jul-2006)
    Study shows marked difference between Americans and leaner Norwegian patients

  • Alonzo Mourning Plays Offense Against Kidney Disease
    (07-Jul-2006)
    Returning from kidney failure and transplant, NBA star pushes for early detection

  • Stress May Impact Black Youths' Kidney Function
    (30-Jun-2006)
    They may be more vulnerable than whites, research shows

  • Antioxidant May Prevent Kidney Damage, Study Finds
    (28-Jun-2006)
    The organ can be harmed by imaging techniques to help doctors see inside the body

  • Blood Pressure Woes Start Earlier Than You Think
    (23-Jun-2006)
    59 million Americans have prehypertension, a condition with serious health risks

  • Lemonade Offers Sweet Relief From Kidney Stones
    (24-May-2006)
    It boosts production of key chemical in some people prone to stones, studies find

  • Key Protein Predicts Need for Dialysis After Kidney Transplant
    (05-May-2006)
    The test could greatly improve patient care, researchers say

  • Better Biopsies Reduce Unnecessary Kidney Surgeries
    (01-May-2006)
    Use of guided imagery separates benign from cancerous growths

  • Stem Cells Might Treat Genetic Kidney Disease
    (28-Apr-2006)
    Therapy reverses Alport syndrome in mice, researchers report

  • New Hope for Patients With Kidney Disease
    (28-Apr-2006)
    One promising breakthrough -- dialysis while you sleep

  • Half of Older Diabetics Go Without Key Heart Drugs
    (18-Apr-2006)
    Guidelines urge use of ACE inhibitors, ARBs, but only 43 percent get them

  • New Research Finds Mercury Fillings Are Safe
    (18-Apr-2006)
    Others contend findings aren't the final word on issue

  • Tests Predict Long-Term Kidney Risk
    (12-Apr-2006)
    Blood, urine screens can spot the dangers decades early

  • Kidney Stone Shock Wave Treatment Boosts Diabetes, Hypertension Risk
    (12-Apr-2006)
    Study suggests link, but doctors say it's too early to abandon this therapy

  • Less-Than-Perfect Kidneys Can Still Save Lives
    (10-Mar-2006)
    Double transplants using sub-optimal organs may ease kidney shortage, experts say

  • Health Tip: Avoid Kidney Stones
    (01-Mar-2006)
    Drink plenty of water

  • Organ Removal Not the Only Option for Kidney Cancer Patients
    (09-Feb-2006)
    For small tumors, excising just the cancer may be enough, experts say

  • Kidney Trouble Speeds Heart Failure
    (06-Feb-2006)
    It raises death rate even when heart function is relatively healthy, study finds

  • Obstetric Troubles Raise Kidney-Disease Risks
    (02-Feb-2006)
    Pregnancy-linked blood pressure complication could cause problems in later life, study found

  • Protein Predicts Kidney Trouble
    (19-Jan-2006)
    It could be a marker to help guide treatment, researchers say

  • Scientists Spot Gene Behind Fatal Infant Kidney Disorder
    (13-Jan-2006)
    The discovery may also have implications for adult kidney disease

  • Marker for Heart Failure Works in Kidney Patients
    (27-Dec-2005)
    Study found renal disease did not alter accuracy of blood test

  • Expensive Blood Pressure Meds No Better for Kidneys
    (09-Dec-2005)
    Large review of the literature refutes conventional wisdom

  • New Gout Drug Does Well in Trial
    (07-Dec-2005)
    But more proof of advantage over old medication still needed, expert says

  • Drug Fights Lupus-Linked Kidney Disease
    (23-Nov-2005)
    CellCept could be the first drug approved for lupus in over 30 years, researchers say

  • Advances Could Improve Kidney Transplants
    (18-Nov-2005)
    One technique assesses kidney quality, while another may help boost it

  • Epilepsy Drug Could Fight Lupus
    (17-Nov-2005)
    Valproic acid shows promise in mouse study

  • Cholesterol Drug Cuts Cardiovascular Risks for Diabetics
    (14-Nov-2005)
    Large study found Tricor lowered number of coronary events, other vessel complications

  • Cholesterol-Busting Drugs Help After Kidney Transplant
    (12-Nov-2005)
    Statins may help shield organ recipients from heart attack

  • Widening Waistlines Raise Kidney Risks
    (04-Nov-2005)
    Heavier men face higher odds of organ dysfunction, research shows

  • Cholesterol Levels Can't Be Too Low
    (11-Oct-2005)
    Study finds very low levels of LDL cholesterol are both safe and better

  • Rates of Kidney Failure Stabilize
    (11-Oct-2005)
    But government report notes racial disparities persist

  • Fewer Type 1 Diabetics Falling Victim to Kidney Disease
    (11-Oct-2005)
    Death rates are also down, a new Finnish study finds

  • Kidney Trouble Raises In-Hospital Death Risk
    (07-Oct-2005)
    Injury to this organ can also boost treatment costs, study finds

  • A Solution to Kidney Donor Incompatibility?
    (04-Oct-2005)
    Kidney paired donations could offer more organs to more people, study says

  • Kidney-Transplant Patients at Higher Melanoma Risk
    (27-Sep-2005)
    Use of immune-system suppression drugs may be cause, study suggests

  • Molecular Missing Link Found for Genetic Disease
    (25-Aug-2005)
    Finding may explain why fasting brings on porphyria

  • Drug Could Improve Kidney Transplant
    (24-Aug-2005)
    Belatacept has fewer side effects than widely used cyclosporine, study finds

  • Many ICU Patients Experience Kidney Failure
    (16-Aug-2005)
    Septic shock is most common cause of problems, study finds

  • All Dialysis Treatments Not Equal
    (02-Aug-2005)
    Hemodialysis safer for kidney failure patients, study reveals

  • Kidney Stone Danger Heats Up in Summer
    (31-Jul-2005)
    Drink plenty of water to avoid painful condition

  • Kidney Stone Danger Heats Up in Summer
    (31-Jul-2005)
    Drink plenty of water to avoid painful condition

  • Free Diabetes Drugs Could Save U.S. Money
    (18-Jul-2005)
    No-cost ACE inhibitors would keep diabetics out of the hospital, experts say

  • New Treatment Destroys Kidney Tumors
    (29-JUN-2005)
    Heated needle technique is minimally invasive and effective, study finds

  • Compound May Be Sign, Or Cause, of Kidney Disease
    (29-JUN-2005)
    Understanding ADMA's role may lead to treatments, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Living With One Kidney
    (02-JUN-2005)
    How to lead a normal life

  • Kidney Disease Drug Approved in Capsule Form
    (27-MAY-2005)
    May benefit up to 8 million Americans

  • New Kidney Test Can Predict Heart Risk
    (18-MAY-2005)
    Study suggests it's a better predictor than current screen

  • A Drink A Day May Help Protect Kidneys
    (10-MAY-2005)
    But researchers say the finding shouldn't encourage heavy alcohol use

  • Gene Yields Clues to Chronic Kidney Disease
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Discovery may lead to treatments that prevent organ failure, study says

  • Wanted: Organ Donors
    (22-APR-2005)
    An estimated 70 percent of people on waiting lists need a kidney

  • Tracking Kidney Patients' Cardiac Risks
    (12-APR-2005)
    Factors such as hypertension, smoking most effectively predict survival

  • Science Waking Up to While-You-Sleep Dialysis
    (07-APR-2005)
    Promising research spurs major U.S. study on kidney patients

  • New Test Gives Early Warning of Kidney Failure
    (01-APR-2005)
    Finding could lead to quicker use of life-saving treatment

  • Routine Tests May Reveal Kidney Trouble
    (30-MAR-2005)
    Reviewing lab results for other problems can spot people at risk

  • Vitamin D Can Help Most Dialysis Patients
    (24-MAR-2005)
    Study finds it extends lives regardless of parathyroid activity

  • Congestive Heart Failure Drug May Lead to Kidney Trouble
    (21-MAR-2005)
    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
    (12-MAR-2005)
    It's an online information clearinghouse, founders say

  • Age No Barrier for Kidney Transplant
    (11-MAR-2005)
    Older organs can be safely donated, received, study finds

  • Genes Predict Kidney Complications After Bypass Surgery
    (02-MAR-2005)
    Finding could lead to a test that identifies patients at risk

  • New Clues to Protecting Diabetic Kidneys
    (23-FEB-2005)
    Drugs called RAS blockers improve kidney's blood flow, studies find

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Kidney Stones
    (23-FEB-2005)
    Drink plenty of water, watch diet

  • Short-Term Celebrex Safe Against Cirrhosis
    (23-FEB-2005)
    One expert advised caution for longer-term use, however

  • Health Tip: Stop Urinary Tract Infections
    (16-FEB-2005)
    And avoid painful recurrences

  • Bioartificial Kidney Promising in Early Trials
    (11-FEB-2005)
    It mimics human kidney more closely than conventional dialysis

  • Illness, Disability May Not Dampen Spirits
    (10-FEB-2005)
    Most sick and disabled people just as happy as healthy folk, study finds

  • Obesity Ups Risk of Kidney Stones
    (25-JAN-2005)
    Risk more pronounced in women, researchers say

  • Elevated Phosphate Levels a Danger for Kidney Patients
    (21-JAN-2005)
    After three years, those with highest levels had highest mortality rates

  • Health Tip: Passing Kidney Stones
    (04-JAN-2005)
    You'll need a doctor's help when you can't do it yourself

  • Artificial Kidney Helps Those With Renal Failure
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Extended lives of patients in hospital, study found

  • Experts Urge Widening Key Test for Diabetics
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Screen could find heart, kidney problems in nondiabetics, too

  • Tackling Anemia in Diabetics
    (11-NOV-2004)
    Study looks at whether that cuts cardiovascular risks

  • Age-Appropriate Kidney Transplants Urged
    (02-NOV-2004)
    Longer life span if donor, recipient are close, study says

  • Kidney Transplant Worth the Wait: Study
    (01-NOV-2004)
    Even those who have to wait three years live longer than those on dialysis

  • While-You-Sleep Dialysis Proving Successful
    (29-OCT-2004)
    Improved artery health compared to daytime dialysis

  • Help for Dialysis Patients
    (29-OCT-2004)
    New drug helps manage phosphorus levels

  • Simple Kidney Test Predicts Heart Death
    (11-OCT-2004)
    New study strengthens connection between two organ ailments

  • Health Tip: Urinary Tract Infections
    (07-OCT-2004)
    Signs that you have a problem

  • Watchful Eye on Drug Side Effects Pays Off
    (29-SEP-2004)
    Rare Eprex-linked anemia caught early and then stemmed

  • Mild Kidney Woes Tied to Heart Disease
    (22-SEP-2004)
    Even slight renal reduction raises cardiovascular risk, studies show

  • Glucose Levels in Critically Ill Patients Can Be Critical
    (20-AUG-2004)
    Control of blood sugar benefits patients in intensive care, researchers say

  • Many Older Patients on Risky Drugs
    (09-AUG-2004)
    Study finds 20% get medicines their bodies can't handle

  • Blacks Hard Hit by Kidney Disease
    (31-JUL-2004)
    New campaign urges awareness, testing

  • Smoking Raises Risk of Kidney Disease
    (29-JUL-2004)
    Study finds long-term puffing increases odds by 50%

  • Health Tip: Blood in the Urine
    (22-JUL-2004)
    See a doctor as soon as possible

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Kidneys Healthy
    (14-JUL-2004)
    Organs give warning signs of trouble

  • Kidney Stones Can Ruin Summer
    (10-JUL-2004)
    Avoid dehydration during hot weather to prevent painful condition

  • Kidney Stones Can Ruin Summer
    (10-JUL-2004)
    Avoid dehydration during hot weather to prevent painful condition