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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...

2012-03-05 06:12:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Weight-loss surgery is now proving to be safe for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who are obese. The study led by Nicole Turgeon, MD and John Sweeney, MD of Emory University School of Medicine is the largest of its kind to focus on the impact of kidney function on patients' health following weight-loss surgery. Turgeon, Sweeney, and their colleagues analyzed information from 27,736 patients who underwent weight-loss surgery between 2006 and 2008. They...

2012-03-02 12:31:07

Blood and urine tests could help doctors protect patients' kidneys Highlights     Many patients who undergo heart surgery experience kidney complications.     Blood and urine markers can indicate which surgery patients with injured kidneys will experience worsening kidney function.     Testing for these markers soon after heart surgery could help protect patients' kidneys. Blood and urine markers can indicate which patients with an...

2012-03-02 12:29:48

Complication rates are low even in patients with advanced kidney disease Highlights     Kidney disease patients experience low complication rates after weight-loss surgery.     Maintaining weight loss is challenging for kidney disease patients, and obesity can limit their eligibility for kidney transplants.     Long-term studies are needed to determine whether the potential benefits of weight-loss surgery outweigh risks for kidney disease...

2012-02-17 11:03:43

Certain treatment reminders in test results don't increase use of recommended medications or improve patients' health Highlights     Certain treatment reminders meant to improve primary care physicians' prescribing habits for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are ineffective.     Nearly 20% of people over the age of 65 years have CKD, and primary care physicians care for the vast majority of them.     Additional studies are needed...


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