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2012-02-17 11:02:20

Classes spur patients to get evaluated for a kidney transplant Highlights     Kidney transplantation is the preferred treatment for kidney failure patients, but blacks are less likely to receive kidney transplants than whites.     Kidney failure patients–particularly blacks and those living in poor neighborhoods–who take part in an education program are more likely to get evaluated for a kidney transplant.     Requiring a formal...

2012-01-20 10:42:41

Upper GI bleeding common and serious in dialysis patients Highlights     Bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract occurs more than 10 times as often in kidney failure patients than in individuals in the general population.     Upper gastrointestinal bleeding causes serious health problems–and even early deaths–for many patients with kidney failure.     More than 600,000 patients in the United States have kidney failure....

2012-01-17 13:17:20

U-M researchers identify modifiable risk factors that could limit the incidence of post-transplant end-stage renal disease Research from the University of Michigan Health System shows the risk for kidney failure among liver transplant recipients is higher following the implementation of Model of End Stage Liver Disease (MELD), a policy change in 2002 that altered how liver transplant allocation is decided. The study, led by Pratima Sharma, M.D., M.S., an assistant professor in the...

2011-11-11 01:45:46

Diabetics with kidney failure shouldn't lower their blood glucose as much as diabetics without kidney failure Highlights:     Diabetic patients with kidney failure benefit the most when their hemoglobin A1C levels, which reflect blood glucose levels, are between 7% and 8%.     For diabetics who need dialysis, hemoglobin A1C levels of 8% or greater or less than 7% put them at increased risk of dying prematurely compared to patients with levels between 7.0%...

2011-11-10 15:37:05

Kids of minority races less likely to get a kidney transplant before needing dialysis; Blacks with no health insurance more likely to die while waiting for a transplant Highlights:     Pediatric racial minorities are much less likely than whites to get kidney transplants before they need dialysis, regardless of their families' income.     Among children with kidney failure waiting for a transplant, blacks with no health insurance are more likely to die...

2011-11-05 01:19:48

The enzyme arginase-2 plays a major role in kidney failure, and blocking the action of this enzyme might lead to protection against renal disease in diabetes, according to researchers. "We believe these arginase inhibitors may be one of the new targets that can slow down the progression of, or even prevent the development of, end-stage renal disease," said Alaa S. Awad, assistant professor of nephrology, Penn State College of Medicine. In the United States diabetes is the leading cause...

2011-10-28 12:05:50

Sulodexide does not prevent kidney failure in diabetes patients with kidney disease     Suloxdexide is no better than placebo at preventing kidney failure or reducing urinary protein excretion in diabetes patients with kidney failure.     Kidney disease due to diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure in developed countries.     The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is expected to double by 2030. Kidney disease cases are sure to rise in...

2011-10-28 12:04:37

Pyridorin may prevent kidney failure, but not in patients with advanced kidney disease     Pyridorin, a vitamin B6 derivative, may help slow or prevent the progression of mild kidney disease in some patients with diabetes.     The drug does not appear to help diabetics with more advanced kidney disease.     The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is expected to double by 2030. Kidney disease cases are sure to rise in parallel. A vitamin B6...

2011-10-28 12:03:12

Substance in the blood blocks repair and contributes to kidney failure     Patients with an autoimmune disease called anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis produce antibodies that damage blood vessels in the kidneys.     Patients with the disease harbor elevated blood levels of the protein Flt1, which hinders blood vessel repair.     Inhibiting Flt1 may help prevent kidney failure in the 1:50,000 patients around the world...


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