Latest Renal function Stories
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.
Two studies presented during the American Society of Nephrology's Annual Kidney Week provide new information on kidney-related policies in the United States.
It has become increasingly clear that patients in the United States are starting dialysis at higher and higher levels of kidney function.
Equations that estimate a patient's kidney function work as well as direct, invasive measurements.
High levels of a hormone, FGF-23, can predict which kidney patients will develop heart problems, require dialysis, or die prematurely, according to this study.
The blood levels of a particular hormone can help predict which kidney disease patients will develop heart problems, need dialysis, and die prematurely.