Latest Renal function Stories

2013-05-31 11:00:24

Researchers have found that conditions in the womb can affect kidney development and have serious health implications for the child not only immediately after birth, but decades later. In a paper published today in The Lancet an international team, including Monash University's Professor John Bertram and the University of Queensland's Professor Wendy Hoy, reviewed existing, peer-reviewed research on kidney health and developmental programming - the effects of the in utero environment on...

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...

2013-04-19 14:29:06

Lower extremity physical performance tests may help identify patients at risk Highlights: -In patients with chronic kidney disease, measures of lower extremity performance were at least 30% lower than predicted, but handgrip strength was relatively preserved. -Each 0.1-meter per second slower walking speed was linked with a 26% higher risk for death over an average three-year follow-up period. -Adding gait speed tests to laboratory tests of kidney function significantly improved the...

Apple-Shaped Bodies Linked To Higher Risk Of Kidney Disease
2013-04-12 19:35:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If you have an apple-shaped body, then you may be more apt to develop a kidney disease, according to research written in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Researchers found people who have these types of bodies tend to have lower kidney function, lower kidney blood flow and higher blood pressure within the kidneys than those with pear-shaped bodies. The study suggests people with apple-shaped bodies may benefit...

2013-03-22 15:16:08

Tests of resistance could help doctors monitor and treat patients Highlights: -Suboptimal kidney response to the hormone FGF-23 may put chronic kidney disease patients at increased risk of premature death and cardiovascular events. -Resistance to the hormonal actions of FGF-23 in the kidney may identify novel aspects of kidney dysfunction. -60 million people globally have chronic kidney disease. The kidneys' response to a particular hormone may affect kidney disease patients' heart...

2012-12-21 11:25:56

Treatment may help prevent heart disease, the number one cause of death in kidney disease patients Highlights: -Retention of certain compounds that are normally excreted by the kidneys may cause insulin resistance, or prediabetes, in kidney disease patients. -When mice with kidney disease were treated with a prebiotic that reduces blood levels of these compounds, insulin resistance and lipid abnormalities were prevented. Insulin resistance, or prediabetes, in individuals with kidney...

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