Latest kidney failure Stories

2011-08-26 11:12:46

Treatments could lower kidney failure risk for all African Americans are four times more likely to develop kidney failure than whites. A new study has found that a condition that occurs when the kidneys are damaged and spill protein into the urine contributes to this increased risk. The study, conducted by William McClellan, MD of Emory University and his colleagues, appears in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN), a publication of the American...

2011-08-10 08:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the RX Herculink Elite® Renal Stent System for the treatment of renal artery stenosis (narrowing of the main arteries supplying blood to the kidneys) in patients with uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure). Over time, narrowed kidney arteries can lead to kidney failure and increased risk of heart disease, stroke...

2011-07-25 12:35:12

Infection with E. coli bacteria can wreak havoc in children, leading to bloody diarrhea, fever and kidney failure. But giving children intravenous fluids early in the course of an E. coli O157:H7 infection appears to lower the odds of developing severe kidney failure, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and other institutions. The results are published online July 22, 2011, in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Children infected...

2011-06-24 14:45:00

Legislation Disproportionately Cuts Vital Medicaid Funding for Patients with Kidney Failure ST. PAUL, Minn., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota kidney care community expressed concern today over the Health and Human Services (HHS) omnibus budget bill (Senate File 760), which would significantly impact Minnesota dialysis patients' access to care, as well as vital health care jobs. SF 760 would cut Medicaid reimbursement to providers, including dialysis facilities, by...

2011-06-21 12:26:23

Cells that help protect blood vessels work better in patients who undergo dialysis at home during the night than those who undergo standard daytime dialysis in a hospital Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have found more evidence of the benefits of home dialysis for patients with kidney failure. Cells that help protect blood vessels work better in patients who undergo dialysis at home during the night than those who undergo standard daytime dialysis in a hospital, according to Dr. Darren...

2011-06-01 08:00:00

Organization Hosts Free Health Screening Event and Walkathon to Raise Awareness in at Risk Community WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund (AKF) will host its Kidney Action Day, which includes the Steps that Count fundraising walkathon, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. This free event is open to the public and will bring together hundreds of local health advocates, patients and members of the...

2011-05-23 22:18:29

Findings could lead to new understanding of diabetic nephropathy University of Louisville researchers have replicated the inflammatory gene changes of a human kidney as it progresses from mild to severe diabetic nephropathy, using a mouse model developed by a UofL researcher, according to an article published today in the journal Experimental Nephrology. Diabetic nephropathy is the foremost cause of kidney failure. "In 2004 we published an article that showed that our diabetic mouse model,...

2011-04-29 06:11:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --A drug used to treat high blood pressure may reduce the risk of kidney failure in obese patients. Research studies have found that an obese person is nearly seven-times more likely to develop kidney failure than a normal-weight person. An angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor drug, known as ramipril, has proven to be effective in lowering the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in these patients. For the study, researchers analyzed data from another trial that...

2011-04-21 12:45:28

US researchers said on Wednesday that kidney failure is a main complication of diabetes, but a lab study on mice showed that a high-fat, low carbohydrate diet could reverse that in eight weeks. The options of the diet may include scrambled eggs with cream, a bacon and butter omelet, or lettuce doused in mayonnaise. The doctors believe that the diet might work for diabetics by blocking the toxic effects of glucose. The team took two groups of mice that were genetically predisposed to having...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
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  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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