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2013-05-24 11:39:25

Behaviors that protect the heart may also prolong patients' lives Maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle may also help protect chronic kidney disease patients from developing kidney failure and dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that patients with kidney disease should be encouraged to improve their heart health. Poor kidney health puts people at risk of developing heart...

2013-04-22 23:03:17

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) announced Jonathan Rivera Gómez from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico as the young artist who won the organization´s Calendar Kids art contest for pediatric kidney patients. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 The American Kidney Fund (AKF) announced Jonathan Rivera Gómez from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico as the young artist who won the organization´s Calendar Kids art contest for pediatric kidney patients. More than 6,700 people nationwide cast online...

2013-04-19 14:26:14

Dietary restriction may be the best way to reduce phosphate's negative effects on the heart Highlights: -The phosphate binder sevelamer carbonate did not improve cardiovascular measures in patients with early chronic kidney disease. -For now, reducing dietary intake of phosphate may be the best way for these patients to reduce the mineral's negative effects on the heart. -High phosphate levels–in kidney disease patients and in the general population–increase the risk of...

Bioengineered Implantable Rat Kidney Created At Massachusetts General Hospital
2013-04-15 06:17:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have successfully bioengineered a kidney and implanted it into a living creature — work which could be an important step forward in the search for personalized replacement organs that could be transplanted into patients with kidney failure, according to media reports published Sunday. According to Alok Jha, science correspondent with The Guardian, Dr. Harald Ott of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at...

2013-04-12 12:00:19

Differences are especially pronounced in regions that spend the most on end-of-life care Highlights: -There is substantial regional variation in the magnitude of racial differences in end-of-life care among US adults with kidney failure. -Black-white differences in dialysis discontinuation and hospice referral are most pronounced in regions with the highest levels of end-of-life spending. More than 590,000 Americans in 2010 were treated for kidney failure. At the end of life,...

2013-04-05 12:06:55

Additional studies are needed to determine benefits and risks of treatment Highlights: -Growth hormone therapy can help reverse growth problems in children with kidney failure. -Growth hormone therapy increases bone turnover in children on dialysis -Additional studies are needed to evaluate the impact of growth hormone therapy on final height, fracture risk, bone deformities, and puberty in children with kidney failure. -Growth failure occurs early in chronic kidney disease and...


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