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June 30, 2015

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June 30, 2015

New Strategies for Combatting Chronic Kidney Disease, Other Long-Term Conditions

June 25, 2015 — New strategies for using electronic health records (EHRs) to treat patients with chronic kidney disease have been outlined by investigators. Their recommendations may help clinicians and hospitals ... read more

First ESC Recommendations for Arrhythmias, Chronic Kidney Disease Published

June 24, 2015 — Significant interactions occur between the heart and kidney, and even mild kidney disease is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Sudden cardiac death is the most common cause ... read more

Vitamin D Supplements May Benefit Children With Kidney Disease

June 11, 2015 — Among children with chronic kidney disease, those with lower vitamin D levels had higher levels of blood markers related to kidney dysfunction as well as greater kidney function loss over time, ... read more

Withholding Angiotensin Receptor Blockers After Surgery Increases Risk of Postoperative Death

June 4, 2015 — Withholding angiotensin receptor blockers for longer than two days after surgery is associated with a significantly increased risk of postoperative death, according to a study of more than 30,000 ... read more

Patient Information Too High for Patients' Literacy: New Australian Research

June 1, 2015 — More than 90 percent of educational materials written for kidney disease patients is higher than an average patient's literacy, according to a new Australian study. The average adult patient has ... read more

Testing How Well Kidneys Are Functioning: ACR Outperforms eGFR, Study Suggests

May 29, 2015 — The usefulness of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR, a test used to check how well the kidneys are filtering blood) and albuminuria (excess protein levels in the urine, which can be a sign ... read more

Measuring Kidney Health Could Better Predict Heart Disease Risk

May 29, 2015 — Simple measures of kidney function and damage may be just as good at predicting who is at risk for heart failure and death from heart attack and stroke as traditional tests of cholesterol levels and ... read more

May 27, 2015 — When a single kidney is removed because of injury or for transplantation, the remaining kidney can rapidly get 50 to 60 percent bigger, an apparent physiological attempt to expand its capacity. Now, ... read more

Best and Safest Blood Pressure Treatments in Kidney, Diabetes Patients Compiled

May 22, 2015 — The first definitive summary of the best and safest blood pressure lowering treatments for kidney disease and diabetes patients has been compiled by clinicians. Diabetes and high blood pressure are ... read more

Major Breakthrough Against Rare Kidney Disease

May 21, 2015 — A significant breakthrough has been made in the fight against Membranous Nephropathy (MN) -- a rare kidney disease which can lead to kidney failure -- scientists report in a new ... read more

Kidney Failure Impacts Survival of Sepsis Patients

May 20, 2015 — Kidney function plays a critical role in the fate of patients being treated for sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection, researchers have discovered. Acute kidney injury ... read more

Study Suggests Need for Renal Protective Care in Pediatric Lung Transplant Patients

May 17, 2015 — Caucasian and Hispanic children who undergo lung transplantation appear to be at greater risk for developing chronic kidney disease, or CKD, than other children, according to a small retrospective ... read more

Study Characterizes Effects of Severe Kidney Injury During Pregnancy

May 15, 2015 — The incidence of acute kidney injury that requires dialysis is 1 in 10,000 pregnancies, a new Canadian study reports; otherwise healthy women who acquire a major pregnancy-related complication are at ... read more

May 14, 2015 — A head-to-head comparison of two biologic therapies used to treat a subset of patients with advanced kidney cancers provides much-needed clarity on the preferred treatment for the first line of ... read more

Giving Hope: U.S. Has Nearly 400 HIV-Positive Potential Organ Donors, Study Finds

May 14, 2015 — There are nearly 400 HIV-positive potential organ donors who could be sources of donated organs annually for HIV-positive patients waiting for organ donations, a new study has found. Increasing the ... read more

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Pre-Existing Kidney Health, Study Finds

May 11, 2015 — Physicians treating hospitalized patients for conditions unrelated to the kidneys should pay close attention to common blood and urine tests for kidney function in order to prevent incidental injury ... read more

Dexamethasone May Help Prevent Severe Kidney Injury Following Heart Surgery

May 7, 2015 — Acute kidney injury can be a serious complication following heart surgery. Patients who received dexamethasone during heart surgery had about a 2.5-times lower risk of developing kidney failure ... read more

Antibiotic Commonly Prescribed for Bladder Infections Less Effective Than Others

Apr. 27, 2015 — Older women with urinary tract infections who are taking the commonly prescribed antibiotic nitrofurantoin are more likely to experience treatment failure, resulting in a second antibiotic ... read more

What Does the Public Think About Paying People to Donate Their Organs?

Apr. 23, 2015 — Members of the public in Australia considered reimbursement and justifiable recompensation of costs related to organ donation to be legitimate ways of supporting living donors. Financial payment ... read more

New Finding Could Help Develop Test for Kidney Disease

Apr. 22, 2015 — Using mass spectrometry to analyze the tissue from mice with different genetic backgrounds and sexes, some of which were susceptible to kidney failure, researchers have made an important finding that ... read more

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