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

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

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 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

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

HIV-Infected People Often Do Well After Kidney Transplant April 03, 2015

Refuting common wisdom, research shows that these patients fared better than those with hepatitis C

Man's Iced Tea Habit May Have Swamped His Kidneys April 01, 2015

He drank 16 glasses a day, which probably contributed to health issues, report suggests

Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Injury March 30, 2015

Researchers report on two studies that showed kidney damage in those who used the drug

Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women March 27, 2015

Survey of kidney specialists shows hemodialysis becoming more common for expectant moms

Drinking Water Helps Prevent Kidney Stones March 27, 2015

Researchers find eight or more glasses daily reduces the risk significantly

Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows March 27, 2015

Better treatments, tighter management of disease may explain promising trend

Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds March 26, 2015

Many of these organs would otherwise get thrown away, researcher says

Health Tip: Keeping Kidney Stones at Bay March 26, 2015

Drink lots of water

Kidney Stones Can Send Patients to Hospital More Than Once March 20, 2015

1 in 9 wound up back in ER, California study found

HIV Patients May Fare as Well as Others With Kidney Transplants March 19, 2015

But study also found that survival rates were lower if organ recipient also had hepatitis C

Millions of Kidney Failure Patients Die for Lack of Treatment: Study March 13, 2015

Dire need for low-cost dialysis techniques that could be used worldwide, researcher says

Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure March 13, 2015

Study found damage to organs and tissues, even with no sign of hypertension

Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy, Study Warns March 12, 2015

Careful monitoring necessary, researchers say

Some Injured Kidneys May Be OK for Transplant, Study Finds March 12, 2015

For reasons that are unclear, certain organs even performed better 6 months after transplant

First Device Approved for Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis March 06, 2015

A complication of kidney failure

Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks? March 03, 2015

Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

Meat-Heavy, High-Acid Diet Poses Risk for Those With Kidney Disease: Study February 13, 2015

Switching to regimen higher in fruits, veggies might help stave off organ failure, experts say

Kidneys From HIV Donors May Be OK for HIV Patients, Study Finds February 11, 2015

South African researchers report 'impressive' results in 27 cases

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests February 11, 2015

Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men, Study Finds February 06, 2015

Experts aren't sure why, but say better treatment and support needed for both sexes

Timing of Kidney Transplants Doesn't Affect Pregnancy Chances February 02, 2015

Study finds results were similar for women who received organ whether as a child or an adult

Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study January 30, 2015

These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says

Kidney Disease Treatment May Be Improving, Study Suggests January 08, 2015

Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying

Drug to Treat Serious Infections May Harm Kids' Kidneys, Study Says December 30, 2014

The higher the dose of vancomycin, the greater the risk, researchers found

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