Latest renal failure Stories

2012-04-20 10:09:33

Information may not help reveal care that kidney disease patients receive Highlights: Information on a mandatory Medicare form regarding the care that older chronic kidney disease patients receive doesn't match the actual care that is billed by physicians. Better accuracy and consistency are needed when clinicians complete this form and submit it to Medicare. Information on a mandatory Medicare form meant to help officials assess the quality of care provided to older kidney disease...

2012-03-23 09:53:30

Finding should encourage more donor paired exchanges, or kidney swaps People with kidney failure may think that they're better off getting a new kidney from a young and spry donor, but a recent study indicates that for those over 39 years old, the age of a live donor–ranging from 18 to 64 years–has an insignificant effect on the long-term health of a transplanted kidney. The study's results appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology...

2012-03-16 09:33:39

Other efforts needed to boost kidney failure patients' low physical capacity Highlights     Patients with kidney failure have relatively poor physical health.     Frequent dialysis does not markedly improve kidney failure patients' overall physical capacity compared with conventional dialysis.     Kidney failure is on the rise and currently afflicts 2 million people worldwide. Some recent observational studies suggest that more frequent...

2012-03-09 10:38:35

Not all cases are unstoppable, and some can get better Highlights:     Chronic kidney disease doesn't always lead to kidney failure, and in some cases, kidney function can improve.     In this study, 10% of patients did not experience progressive kidney dysfunction, and 3% demonstrated clearly improved kidney function.     60 million people globally have chronic kidney disease. Not all patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are...

2012-03-08 01:00:52

Test likely to proceed to clinical trials In findings that may lead to clinical trials of a promising new drug for kidney disease, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and their colleagues have identified a key molecular player and shown how a targeted experimental drug can reverse kidney damage in mouse models of diabetes, high blood pressure, genetic kidney disease, and other kidney injuries. The study builds on a discovery that, in mice, a key protein can...

2012-03-07 00:30:00

This Month is National Kidney month. If a user has high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease, that person can be at a high risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). GOGLE LLC says the news isn't all bad. Preventing CKD is not as difficult as everyone might think (PRWEB) March 06, 2012 March is National Kidney Month and if a user is at risk for any of these, the user can track them with “My Blood Works” APP. CKD or chronic kidney disease is a silent...

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