Latest kidney failure Stories
Bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract causes serious health problems—and even early deaths—for many patients with kidney failure.
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.
Two separate studies presented during the American Society of Nephrology's Annual Kidney Week agree that diabetics with kidney failure shouldn't lower their blood glucose levels as much as diabetics without kidney failure.
Among children with kidney disease, certain races are less likely to get kidney transplants and are more likely to die than other races.
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.
What was hoped to be a promising new drug to protect the kidneys has failed to benefit diabetes patients with kidney disease.
A vitamin B6 derivative may help slow or prevent the progression of mild kidney disease in patients with diabetes.
In some kidney diseases, patients have high blood levels of a protein that blocks blood vessel repair.
African Americans are four times more likely to develop kidney failure than whites.