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2012-05-18 11:43:36

Disrupting certain nerves in the kidneys can safely and effectively lower blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hypertension, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings indicate that the procedure might improve CKD patients' heart health. Overactivity of neurons in the sympathetic–or fight or flight–nervous system is very common in patients with CKD. It not only...

2012-05-18 11:41:59

One type of open heart surgery is likely safer than the other for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Open heart, or coronary artery bypass, surgery can be done two ways: on-pump or off-pump, depending on whether the patient is put on a heart-lung machine. Off-pump surgery allows a surgeon to perform a bypass without stopping the heart. This may help cut down on kidney...

2012-05-18 05:12:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire )--Heart disease is not only the leading cause of death in the U.S, it´s also the top cause of death for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). New research shows one type of open heart surgery is safer than another (in terms of both health and survival) for these patients. Open heart surgery can be done two ways. The first way is off-pump. With this technique a surgeon can perform a bypass without stopping the heart. This may help cut down on kidney injuries that...

2012-05-14 15:29:49

Henry Ford Hospital researchers have found that the presence of excess protein in a common urine test is an effective prognostic marker of acute renal failure in patients with severe sepsis. Researchers analyzed data from 328 sepsis patients with no previous history of protein in the urine and found the urine dipstick test predicted the presence of renal failure in 55 percent of these patients. A urine dipstick test is routinely done as part of a urinalysis to help diagnose urinary...

2012-05-09 12:02:19

Equation may provide more accurate risk prediction of death, end-stage renal disease for patients with impaired kidney function Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., principal investigator at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed), is the author of an invited editorial in JAMA. The editorial accompanied a study that included data from more than 1 million adults, and indicated the use of a newer risk prediction equation that classified...

2012-05-01 11:01:13

Contrary to current belief, a new study finds that patients with a history of diabetes are not one of the most at risk for contrast induced nephrotoxicity. Instead, the study found that patients with a history of renal disease, hypertension and/or heart disease are more likely to suffer from renal insufficiency, putting them at greater risk for contrast induced nephrotoxicity. The study, done at Northwestern Memorial Hospital-Northwestern University in Chicago, included 2,404 patients. All...

2012-04-27 12:36:37

2005 policy has improved children's access to deceased-donor kidneys Highlights: A policy instituted in 2005 has reduced racial disparities in deceased-donor kidney transplantation among children. Since the institution of the policy, called Share 35, fewer children receive kidneys from living donors. More than 800 children and adolescents in the U.S. are waiting for a kidney transplant. A policy instituted in 2005 has reduced racial disparities in kidney transplantation among...


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