Latest Renal function Stories

2012-05-09 12:02:19

Equation may provide more accurate risk prediction of death, end-stage renal disease for patients with impaired kidney function Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., principal investigator at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed), is the author of an invited editorial in JAMA. The editorial accompanied a study that included data from more than 1 million adults, and indicated the use of a newer risk prediction equation that classified...

2012-05-01 11:01:13

Contrary to current belief, a new study finds that patients with a history of diabetes are not one of the most at risk for contrast induced nephrotoxicity. Instead, the study found that patients with a history of renal disease, hypertension and/or heart disease are more likely to suffer from renal insufficiency, putting them at greater risk for contrast induced nephrotoxicity. The study, done at Northwestern Memorial Hospital-Northwestern University in Chicago, included 2,404 patients. All...

2012-03-09 10:38:35

Not all cases are unstoppable, and some can get better Highlights:     Chronic kidney disease doesn't always lead to kidney failure, and in some cases, kidney function can improve.     In this study, 10% of patients did not experience progressive kidney dysfunction, and 3% demonstrated clearly improved kidney function.     60 million people globally have chronic kidney disease. Not all patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are...

2012-03-07 00:30:00

This Month is National Kidney month. If a user has high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease, that person can be at a high risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). GOGLE LLC says the news isn't all bad. Preventing CKD is not as difficult as everyone might think (PRWEB) March 06, 2012 March is National Kidney Month and if a user is at risk for any of these, the user can track them with “My Blood Works” APP. CKD or chronic kidney disease is a silent...

2012-03-05 06:12:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Weight-loss surgery is now proving to be safe for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who are obese. The study led by Nicole Turgeon, MD and John Sweeney, MD of Emory University School of Medicine is the largest of its kind to focus on the impact of kidney function on patients' health following weight-loss surgery. Turgeon, Sweeney, and their colleagues analyzed information from 27,736 patients who underwent weight-loss surgery between 2006 and 2008. They...

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