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An upward revision of the blood pressure numbers used to identify risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) might actually help doctors provide better care for their patients.
Research from the University of Michigan Health System shows the risk for kidney failure among liver transplant recipients is higher following the implementation of Model of End Stage Liver Disease (MELD), a policy change in 2002 that altered how liver transplant allocation is decided.
How does a doctor determine whether or not an emergency-room patient has acute kidney injury?
Acute kidney injury (AKI) has severe consequences, with a 25 to 80 percent risk of in-hospital death.
You kidneys may be a window into your health. In fact, measures of kidney health may predict premature death.
When evaluating early kidney injuries in people, doctors monitor blood level increases of creatinine, a waste product of muscle breakdown, to understand the severity of the injury.
Certain measures of kidney health may predict who is likely to die prematurely.
Most patients with an abrupt kidney injury that does not get better do not see a kidney specialist within a year.
Damage to podocytes -- a specialized type of epithelial cell in the kidney -- occurs in more than 90 percent of all chronic kidney disease.
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