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New U.S. Kidney Transplant Rules Take Effect December 04, 2014

Changes intended to make organ allocation more equitable

Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When <i>They</i> Need a Kidney November 20, 2014

Most former donors got a needed organ relatively quickly, researchers say

Air Pollution May Be Linked to Higher Rates of Kidney Disease November 17, 2014

Study found other risk factors, including age and diabetes, don't fully explain variations in rates

Most in U.S. Aren't Suitable Kidney Donors, Study Says November 14, 2014

Health or financial reasons disqualify more than 75 percent, researchers report

Safe, Successful Kidney Dialysis Possible in Ebola Patients November 14, 2014

Emory doctors report on successful and safe protocol

Sleep Apnea Linked to Kidney Disease Progression in Diabetics November 14, 2014

Screening for sleep disorder could spot those at risk for more rapid loss of renal function, researchers say

Many Dialysis Patients Ill-Prepared for Emergencies, Study Says November 13, 2014

Backup plan should include alternate treatment site

Gene Test May Spot Which Kidney Transplants More Likely to Fail November 11, 2014

Researchers suggest it could be way to spot trouble earlier

Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition November 10, 2014

Half of those taking three medications achieved full remission, study reports

Kidney, Urinary Birth Defects Tied to Obesity in Moms-to-Be November 04, 2014

As weight increased, so did apparent risk, researchers say

Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant October 30, 2014

Doctors should monitor such patients closely after surgery, researcher suggests

Women Less Likely to Get Kidney Dialysis Than Men, Study Finds October 28, 2014

And the disparity doesn't seem to be related to biological differences, researchers say

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones October 23, 2014

People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC October 08, 2014

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

Aerobic Exercise May Boost Quality of Life for Dialysis Patients October 02, 2014

Regular activity linked to reduced risk of earlier death, improved mood, study suggests

Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds September 10, 2014

Cholesterol-lowering drugs might protect against damage to small blood vessels, researchers report

Injected Substance Used With CT Scans Seems Safe for Kidneys: Study September 09, 2014

Iodine-based material a common way to enhance CT images, researchers say

Kidney and Thyroid Cancer Rates Up Among U.S. Children, Study Finds September 08, 2014

But these pediatric cancers remain rare and the increases are very small, experts say

NephroCheck Test Approved to Predict Kidney Injury Risk September 05, 2014

Screens for decline of kidney function within 12 hours

Popular Southern Fare May Harm Your Kidneys August 14, 2014

Study finds fatty, sugary foods raise risk of death linked to organ trouble

Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell August 07, 2014

Researchers devise 11-point questionnaire

Childhood Urinary Tract Infection May Bring Lasting Harm to Kidneys August 05, 2014

But researchers report that 3 factors spot risk as well as painful catheter/X-ray does

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes July 31, 2014

Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

Will a Warmer Climate Mean More Kidney Stones? July 10, 2014

U.S. study finds rates of these painful blockages are rising along with temperatures

Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds July 09, 2014

No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study July 08, 2014

As weight climbs, so do related deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers say

Younger Blacks on Dialysis Fare Worse in Poor Neighborhoods: Study June 16, 2014

Racial difference in survival far smaller in wealthier communities

New Test Helps Doctors ID Kidney Disease Cause June 02, 2014

Including autoimmune or infection

New Dialysis Machine Treats Tiniest of Newborns May 23, 2014

Device needed because adult dialysis machines overpower babies' blood vessels, experts say

Type of Kidney Disease May Dictate Cancer Risk May 22, 2014

Study of transplant recipients finds prospects best with polycystic kidney disease

Kidney Transplant Beats Intensive Dialysis, Study Says May 22, 2014

Organ recipients were less likely to die over 11-year period

Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study May 21, 2014

Researchers cite lower cost, less radiation

Sports Injuries Can Damage Kidneys, Study Finds May 19, 2014

Researchers urge doctors to consider possibility of renal trauma in these cases

Seat Belts, Air Bags May Save Your Kidneys May 16, 2014

Car safety devices reduce risk of serious kidney injury by about one-quarter, study finds

Walking Could Be Key Step Against Kidney Disease May 15, 2014

The more patients walked, the less their odds for early death or need for dialysis, study found

Diabetics Fare Well After Kidney Transplants, Study Finds May 09, 2014

Five-year survival rates now similar to transplants in people without diabetes

Statins Don't Prevent Kidney Disease Progression, Study Finds May 01, 2014

But the drugs do help lower cholesterol in these patients, researchers say

Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments April 29, 2014

Study found 1 in 7 patients has problems after certain procedures

Severe Obesity in Teens Tied to Possible Kidney Problems April 25, 2014

Study looked at young patients planning to undergo weight-loss surgery

More Muscle May Help Kidney Dialysis Patients April 24, 2014

Small study found those with greater muscle mass could walk farther, reported better mental health

Early Sign of Kidney Disease Often Ignored, Study Says April 23, 2014

Doctors can easily test for excess protein in urine

A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy April 23, 2014

Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

People With Kidney Disease Show Higher Cancer Risk in Study April 23, 2014

More research is needed to understand the link, experts say

Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults April 16, 2014

But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report

Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns April 15, 2014

Nibbling a few leaves, licking pollen off fur can cause kidney failure, veterinarian warns

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys April 11, 2014

Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease

Walking May Be Good Medicine for Kidney Patients April 03, 2014

People with kidney trouble assigned to daily half-hour stroll got a boost in immune function, study found

Depressed Diabetics May Face Higher Risk of Kidney Disease March 27, 2014

Study suggests connection is more about physical changes than patients' self-care

Health Tip: Protect Your Kidneys March 21, 2014

Carefully monitor blood pressure, cholesterol

Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants March 10, 2014

Study finds steady increase in survival rates, organ function, but there's still room for improvement

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