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2013-11-27 09:59:05

In the United States, African Americans have approximately twice the risk of end-stage renal disease compared to white Americans, despite a similar prevalence in earlier stages of chronic kidney disease. A large study co-authored by George Washington University (GW) researcher Dominic Raj, M.D., identifies factors that mediate differences in the progression of chronic kidney disease between black patients and white patients, as well as among black patients, in order to reduce the excess...

2013-11-21 11:23:28

NIH-funded study suggests increasing treatment adherence may help Even with more prescriptions for growth hormone, children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease were less likely to grow to normal height ranges if they came from lower-income families, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. Results from the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study are published in the December issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases and online today at...

2013-11-19 23:28:06

Chronic kidney disease is a serious problem, especially for those over age 80. And according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the problem is only getting worse. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Chronic kidney disease is a serious problem, especially for those over age 80. And according to a study published in September, 2013 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the problem is only getting worse. Those with chronic kidney...

2013-11-18 23:25:49

Diet Doc’s board certified physicians medically supervise each patient’s fat loss journey while smoothly guiding them toward better health and to safely, effectively and permanently lose belly fat with prescription hormone diet plans, now found to possibly help prevent kidney disease. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 One of the first indicators of kidney disease is increased levels of protein in the urine, or albuminuria. One of the leading causes of albuminuria is consuming...

2013-11-15 10:29:09

Study's findings may help guide care of young women who need dialysis Women with advanced kidney disease who start dialysis during pregnancy have superior live birth rates than those already on dialysis at the time of conception, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings provide valuable information for counseling women with kidney disease who are of child-bearing age. During pregnancy and...

2013-11-13 23:00:23

New book tells of an extraordinary comeback from kidney failure to good health. LONDON (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Adeleke Eniola Oyenusi’s recovery from kidney failure inspired him to write his new book “Living a Normal and Healthy Life after Renal (Kidney) Failure” (published by Trafford Publishing) to encourage and educate other renal patients with little or no knowledge about the condition. “I asked my wife to quickly rush me to the hospital when I became breathless and feared...

2013-11-09 23:01:01

Doctors at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, on Saturday, will present late-breaking data showing that an investigational drug Triferic is well tolerated and effective in treating iron deficiency in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 Doctors at the North Shore-LIJ Health System on Saturday will present late-breaking data showing that an investigational drug Triferic is well tolerated and effective in treating iron deficiency in...

Urine Test Could Sniff Out Heart Disease In Diabetes Patients
2013-11-08 17:14:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers found that a urine test could now help identify young people with type 1 diabetes who are at risk of heart and kidney disease. Forty-percent of young people inflicted with type 1 diabetes are at risk of kidney disease as well as heart disease. Scientists writing in the journal Diabetes Care examined the link between levels of albumin in the urine of adolescents with type 1 diabetes and the risk of these diseases. The...

Low-Sodium Diets Could Prevent Kidney Failure, Heart Disease
2013-11-08 10:04:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Lowering the salt intake of heart and kidney patients could help prevent renal failure or cardiovascular disease, according to new research appearing online in Thursday’s edition of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Excessive sodium consumption is frequently associated with an increased risk of heart disease and declining kidney function, and chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are more likely to be affected...


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