Latest renal failure Stories

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...

2011-10-31 05:56:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A drug meant to be beneficial, is suddenly found not so useful.  According to a study, the drug sulodexide that was hoped to be a promising new drug to protect the kidneys has failed to benefit diabetes patients with kidney disease. The drug sulodexide is actually a naturally occurring compound had has been used for more than 20 years to treat various heart conditions.  Previous research indicates that sulodexide reduces excretion of protein in the...

2011-10-28 12:05:50

Sulodexide does not prevent kidney failure in diabetes patients with kidney disease     Suloxdexide is no better than placebo at preventing kidney failure or reducing urinary protein excretion in diabetes patients with kidney failure.     Kidney disease due to diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure in developed countries.     The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is expected to double by 2030. Kidney disease cases are sure to rise in...

2011-10-28 12:04:37

Pyridorin may prevent kidney failure, but not in patients with advanced kidney disease     Pyridorin, a vitamin B6 derivative, may help slow or prevent the progression of mild kidney disease in some patients with diabetes.     The drug does not appear to help diabetics with more advanced kidney disease.     The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is expected to double by 2030. Kidney disease cases are sure to rise in parallel. A vitamin B6...

2011-10-28 12:03:12

Substance in the blood blocks repair and contributes to kidney failure     Patients with an autoimmune disease called anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis produce antibodies that damage blood vessels in the kidneys.     Patients with the disease harbor elevated blood levels of the protein Flt1, which hinders blood vessel repair.     Inhibiting Flt1 may help prevent kidney failure in the 1:50,000 patients around the world...

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