Kidney Disease

Patient Ckd App Ratings Do Correlate With Those Of Nephrologists

MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- Patient ratings of chronic kidney disease (CKD) apps are not directly linked with nephrologist ratings or consumer ratings, according to a study published online March 21 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Cancer Risk Modestly Elevated With Chronic Kidney Disease

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a modestly elevated cancer risk, according to a study published online March 14 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Hong Xu, Ph.D., from the...
Related topics: American Cancer Society, Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Central American Kidney Disease Epidemic Linked To Occupational Heat Exposure

For two decades, Nicaragua and El Salvador have seen increasing mortality from an unusual form of chronic kidney disease (CKD), also called Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN). The disease has disproportionately affected sugarcane and other agricultural...

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Cell Therapy Could Replace Need For Kidney Transplants

Scientists are working on a promising approach for treatment of chronic kidney disease -- regeneration of damaged tissues using therapeutic cells.

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Kidney Disease Patients Deserve Better, And So Do Their Doctors

World Kidney Day reminds us of the 850 million people globally affected by kidney diseases. It draws attention to the 1 in 7 American adults managing Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and the 660,000 Americans with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It...

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Renal Benefits Of Sglt2s And Glp1s

Drs Jay Shubrook and Katherine Tuttle discuss trial results that may provide new options for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Medscape Family Medicine
Related topics: Diabetes

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Secondhand Smoke Exposure Tied To Kidney Disease

People exposed to secondhand smoke even a few days a week had more than 50 percent increased risk of developing kidney disease.
Related topics: Smoking

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Growing Evidence: Water As A Potential Treatment For Inherited Cause Of Kidney Failure

People with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) could benefit from a moderate increase in water intake, according to new research.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Aha News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger To Kidney Disease Patients

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Medication options can be limited for people with chronic kidney disease, which is why they often get prescribed opioids to help manage pain. But new research finds that opioids could...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Pain, Medical Research

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Kidney Disease Killer Vulnerable To Targeted Nano Therapy

By loading a chelation drug into a nano-sized homing device, researchers have reversed in an animal model the deadliest effects of chronic kidney disease, which kills more people in the United States each year than breast or prostate cancer.
Related topics: Kidney Cancer, Medical Research, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Changes Afoot For Kidney Disease Payment In Medicare

(MedPage Today) -- HHS wants to encourage more transplants, home dialysis, according to HHS Secretary Alex Azar
Related topics: Medicare, Dialysis

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Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 -- The presence of comorbid chronic kidney disease (CKD) negatively impacts myocardial revascularization outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a study published in the Feb. 5 issue of the...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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An Existing Drug May Have Therapeutic Potential In Mitochondrial Disease

New preclinical findings from extensive cell and animal studies suggest that a drug already used for a rare kidney disease could benefit patients with some mitochondrial disorders -- complex conditions with severe energy deficiency for which no...

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A Shortage Of Kayexalate Leads To An Er Visit

Last week I had a patient with mild kidney disease and a high potassium. I thought that it would be easy to take care of. We called around to all the pharmacies from Bangor to Ellsworth to Belfast, and nobody had Kayexalate, the time-tested...
Related topics: Antidote

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Video: Wild Mouse Gut Microbiota Promotes Host Fitness And Improves Disease Resistance

Watch this video to learn about the effects of transferring gut microbiota from wild mice to laboratory mice. Scientists from the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases led research which found that transferring the...
Related topics: Health Videos, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Common Acid Reflux Medications Linked To Increased Kidney Disease Risk

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which include well-known brand names Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the world. Approximately 10 percent of adults in the United States take these drugs for frequent...

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Kidney Disease Payment System Draws Medicare Scrutiny

(MedPage Today) -- 'We do not think the state of kidney disease care is acceptable'
Related topics: Medicare

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Dialysis Is A Way Of Life For Many Older Patients. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be.

So-called conservative management can ease symptoms without dialysis in some people with kidney disease. But many of them are never given the option.
Related topics: Dialysis

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Hydrate Right, Your Kidneys Will Thank You

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Downing the wrong type of drink when you exercise could put you at risk of kidney disease, a new study warns. Specifically, the threat is from having sugary, caffeinated soft drinks during exertion in a hot environment,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Obesity Tied To Higher Cancer Rates In Younger People

For six of the 12 obesity-related cancers (multiple myeloma, colorectal, uterine, gallbladder, kidney and pancreatic) the risk for disease increased in adults 25 to 49.
Related topics: Obesity, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology

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