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2012-02-17 11:02:20

Classes spur patients to get evaluated for a kidney transplant Highlights     Kidney transplantation is the preferred treatment for kidney failure patients, but blacks are less likely to receive kidney transplants than whites.     Kidney failure patients–particularly blacks and those living in poor neighborhoods–who take part in an education program are more likely to get evaluated for a kidney transplant.     Requiring a formal...

2012-02-02 23:15:19

An upward revision of the blood pressure numbers used to identify risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) might actually help doctors provide better care for their patients, said the authors of a study in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The researchers found that systolic blood pressure — the “upper number” in a blood pressure reading — was the key variable. Current guidelines call for CKD patients to maintain a systolic pressure of 130/80 or lower in...

2012-01-20 10:44:03

TNF receptor levels in the blood warn of kidney problems for individuals with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes Highlights     High levels of TNF receptors in the blood increased diabetes patients' risk of developing kidney problems by three- to five-fold a decade later.     Measuring blood levels of TNF receptors may help predict which patients' kidneys are in jeopardy, and targeting TNF receptors may help protect them.     Half a million people...

2012-01-20 10:42:41

Upper GI bleeding common and serious in dialysis patients Highlights     Bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract occurs more than 10 times as often in kidney failure patients than in individuals in the general population.     Upper gastrointestinal bleeding causes serious health problems–and even early deaths–for many patients with kidney failure.     More than 600,000 patients in the United States have kidney failure....

2012-01-20 10:41:09

Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified two novel markers that, when elevated in the blood stream, can predict accurately the risk of renal (kidney) failure in patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The findings have immediate diagnostic implications and can be used for the development of new therapies to prevent or postpone the progression of renal disease in diabetes. In two studies published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the Joslin researchers...

2012-01-17 13:17:20

U-M researchers identify modifiable risk factors that could limit the incidence of post-transplant end-stage renal disease 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. The study, led by Pratima Sharma, M.D., M.S., an assistant professor in the...

2012-01-17 11:03:16

New biomarkers tested How does a doctor determine whether or not an emergency-room patient has acute kidney injury? Using tests currently available in the hospital, this question is often difficult to answer. In many emergency cases, however, early diagnosis of the severity of the disease picture is crucial. A large multicenter study by clinicians of the Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), a joint cooperation between the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular...

2012-01-10 23:36:32

Could lead to a test and therapy for kidney failure caused by E. coli New findings by St. Michael's researchers about the way cells work could lead to a test and therapy for kidney failure caused by E. coli. Ever since the water supply in Walkerton, Ont., was contaminated by E. coli in 2000, Dr. Philip Marsden has been trying to figure out just how a toxin released by that particular strain of the bacteria causes kidney damage in children. Now Dr. Marsden and his team based at St....

2011-12-27 15:45:00

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new Crestor website, Crestor Side Effects Lawyers (http://www.crestorsideeffectslawyers.com/). Recent studies have linked Crestor to a number of serious and possibly deadly side effects, including cardiomyopathy, kidney problems and diabetes. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new Crestor website, Crestor Side Effects Lawyers...


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