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2011-12-09 12:17:24

Clinicians should strive to identify and treat kidney injury patients who need care Most patients with an abrupt kidney injury that does not get better do not see a kidney specialist within a year, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The findings indicate that efforts are needed to identify and treat kidney injury patients who require subsequent care. Acute kidney injury (AKI), an abrupt or rapid decline in kidney...

2011-11-21 06:52:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Impaired glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in the kidney leads to end-stage renal disease and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Patients with Type I diabetes are at an increased for kidney disease, but there are no interventions that have proved to prevent impaired GFR in these people. According to this study, intensive diabetes therapy may prevent kidney disease in type I diabetes patients. In the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial...

2011-11-14 11:21:50

NIH-funded study shows long-term benefits Controlling blood glucose early in the course of type 1 diabetes yields huge dividends, preserving kidney function for decades. The new finding from a study funded by the National Institutes of Health was published online in the New England Journal of Medicine Nov. 12 to coincide with presentation at a scientific meeting. Compared to conventional therapy, near-normal control of blood glucose beginning soon after diagnosis of type 1 diabetes and...

2011-11-14 11:20:34

Years later participants see benefits of good blood sugar control in reducing slow-progressing complications Maintaining good glucose control early in the course of type 1 diabetes could lessen the long-term risk of kidney disease, as measured by a common test of kidney function. This finding comes from more than two decades of research on preventing life-shortening complications of type 1 diabetes. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded the longitudinal study. Results will be...

2011-11-14 11:17:36

Maintaining normal blood glucose levels prevents long-term kidney complications Highlights:     People with type 1 diabetes are at high risk of developing kidney disease.     Intensive diabetes therapy can preserve kidney function in patients with type 1 diabetes.     Between one million and three million Americans may have type 1 diabetes. Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults - approximately 80 people per day - are...

2011-11-14 11:16:40

Anticipated dialysis clinic closures could compromise care; New initiative hopes to improve Americans' kidney health Highlights:     Medicare will soon reduce reimbursements to some dialysis facilities, which may lead to closures. Patients will have to drive further to get care at other facilities, which could compromise their health.     The Healthy People initiative provides 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy...

2011-11-11 01:45:46

Diabetics with kidney failure shouldn't lower their blood glucose as much as diabetics without kidney failure Highlights:     Diabetic patients with kidney failure benefit the most when their hemoglobin A1C levels, which reflect blood glucose levels, are between 7% and 8%.     For diabetics who need dialysis, hemoglobin A1C levels of 8% or greater or less than 7% put them at increased risk of dying prematurely compared to patients with levels between 7.0%...

2011-11-10 15:37:05

Kids of minority races less likely to get a kidney transplant before needing dialysis; Blacks with no health insurance more likely to die while waiting for a transplant Highlights:     Pediatric racial minorities are much less likely than whites to get kidney transplants before they need dialysis, regardless of their families' income.     Among children with kidney failure waiting for a transplant, blacks with no health insurance are more likely to die...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
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