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Smoking Harms Black Americans' Kidneys, Study Suggests May 25, 2016

Researchers say inflammation or cigarette by-product may play a role

What Doctors Aren't Telling Obese, Young Adults May 25, 2016

Too few warn patients of their risk for kidney disease, study says

High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients May 24, 2016

Study found higher odds for heart attack, stroke in people who consumed more sodium daily

Study Links Climate Change to Kidney Disease May 05, 2016

Rising temperatures, less rain seen boosting rates of disease in rural areas with hot climes

No Statins Before Heart Surgery, Study Suggests May 04, 2016

They don't prevent complications and may cause kidney damage, researchers report

Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study April 14, 2016

But finding can't show whether drugs are directly responsible

A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart <i>and</i> Kidneys April 07, 2016

Study cites smoking, body fat, exercise, blood pressure among factors to pay attention to

Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds March 29, 2016

Researchers consider ways to manage patients' care effectively and rein in the cost

Many Kidney Transplant Patients Land in ER Within 2 Years: Study March 25, 2016

Findings show need to coordinate care after organ transplant, researcher says

Paying for Kidneys Might Boost Donor Rate, Study Says March 23, 2016

But transplant experts say it's an ethically loaded idea that needs much review

Kidney Dialysis Might Not Extend Survival of Elderly March 17, 2016

Study suggests conservative care may be suitable option for some patients over 80

Blacks More Likely to Have Kidney Failure Than Whites: Study March 10, 2016

Researchers say high-risk gene variants that are more common in blacks don't explain the disparity

Transplant From Incompatible Living Donor Boosts Kidney Patients' Survival March 09, 2016

Study finding offers hope to patients who might die while on the wait list for a compatible deceased donor

Poor Leg Circulation Hits Women With Kidney Disease Earlier Than Men February 23, 2016

Researchers suspect their smaller veins might clog faster

Severe Gum Disease May Boost Death Rate of Kidney Disease Patients February 18, 2016

Study documents connection between oral health, chronic disease

Anemia Drugs May Not Boost Kidney Patients' Well-Being: Study February 15, 2016

Review of 17 clinical trials finds no evidence that certain costly meds improve patients' quality of life

Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows: Study February 04, 2016

Rejections, early deaths on the decline among black organ recipients

Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDC January 28, 2016

Health officials blame lapses in infection control practices

New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: Study January 27, 2016

Belatacept showed long-term benefits over older immune-suppressing drug, but costs more

Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: Study January 15, 2016

Researchers also report growing number of cases among women, blacks and children

Online Tool Helps Predict Chances of Kidney Failure, Study Finds January 12, 2016

New risk calculator estimates who will need dialysis in two to five years

Even Slight Kidney Decline May Affect Heart January 11, 2016

But organ donors needn't worry, researcher says

Heartburn Meds Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease January 11, 2016

While study can't prove cause-and-effect, increasing damage seen as dose rises

Diabetic Kidney Damage May Start Earlier Than Thought December 29, 2015

Higher-than-normal blood sugar levels can lead to kidney failure over time, research says

All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study December 24, 2015

Getting levels below current targets may significantly cut risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers contend

Kidney Transplant Prospects Worse for Native Americans: Study December 04, 2015

Data review finds organ availability, survival rates better for whites

Kidney Woes Tied to Raised Cancer Risk, Study Finds November 12, 2015

Dialysis, organ transplant may boost odds for certain types of cancer

Kidney Disease Rates Have Stabilized in U.S., Study Finds November 09, 2015

Experts credit improved treatment of 2 leading causes: high blood pressure and diabetes

Donor Kidneys More Likely to Be Discarded on Weekends: Study November 09, 2015

Lower staffing levels at hospitals, not organ quality, is likely reason why, researcher says

Kidney Transplant 'Tourism' Comes With Risks: Study November 06, 2015

Infections, complications, organ rejection more likely than in patients who get organ in own country

Poor Sleep Might Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests November 05, 2015

Five hours or less a night linked to reduced organ function in women

Early Warning Sign for Kidney Disease Identified in Study November 05, 2015

Researchers say blood test can predict risk up to five years before damage begins

Severe Combat Injuries Linked to Risk of Chronic Diseases November 02, 2015

Diabetes, high blood pressure more common among seriously wounded soldiers, study finds

Chronic Heartburn Drugs Tied to Higher Risk of Kidney Disease October 27, 2015

But studies weren't designed to prove proton pump inhibitors are responsible for the increase

Kidney Patients Without Online Access Face Additional Burden October 22, 2015

Blacks and the poor are often 'left behind,' researcher says

Hormone Replacement May Protect Women's Kidneys, Study Suggests October 06, 2015

But the finding is considered preliminary and needs more study

Do Taller Patients Fare Worse on Dialysis? October 01, 2015

Risk of premature death higher in tall men than in tall women, researchers suggest

A High Salt and Potassium Diet May Accelerate Chronic Kidney Disease September 17, 2015

Study participants had far more sodium than the recommended daily limit

Too Few Kidney Dialysis Patients Referred for Organ Transplant, Study Finds August 11, 2015

Only about one in four in Georgia get further evaluation

Kidney Problems Linked to Brain Disorders: Study August 06, 2015

Reduced blood flow likely to blame, researcher suggests

Cooling Bodies of Brain-Dead Donors May Boost Kidney Function After Transplant July 29, 2015

Study found mild hypothermia lowered chances that the organ did not work right away

Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes July 29, 2015

Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds

Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural Disasters July 28, 2015

Study notes that after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, fewer than half had detailed medication list available

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Kidney Stones? July 23, 2015

Make sure you drink enough water

New Drug May Help Diabetic Kidney Disease Patients July 14, 2015

Patiromer appears to keep potassium levels in check, researchers say

U.S. Dialysis Patients Increasingly Live in Poor Areas June 24, 2015

One-third with kidney failure come from low-income neighborhoods, study finds

Health Tip: Know the Signs of Kidney Stones June 11, 2015

Including lower back pain

Prompt Treatment of Kidney Stones Keeps Costs Down: Study May 18, 2015

Complications more likely to arise with surgical delay

Abnormal Test Results in Hospital Signal Raised Kidney Injury Risk May 13, 2015

Research finds other risk factors include diabetes, being older, male or black

Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients April 16, 2015

Study found those who are related faced greater chance of heart stopping than those who aren't

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