Kidney Disease More Severe in Blacks Than Others: Study

November 30, 2012

THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) — Chronic kidney disease progresses faster in blacks than in other racial/ethnic groups in the United States, new research finds.
The study also said that screening of blacks with chronic kidney disease is cost-effective and can help improve their care.

Reduced Kidney Function Tied to Mental Decline

November 19, 2012

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) — Decreased kidney function leads to declines in thinking and memory, a new study says.
Researchers looked at changes in kidney function and mental skills for five years in nearly 600 people. The greater the decrease in a person’s kidney function during that time, the greater their decline in overall intellectual […]

Eating More Fruits, Veggies May Help Kidney Patients

November 2, 2012

FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) — Some people with kidney disease can improve their health by adding fruits and vegetables to their diet, a new study indicates.
A second study found that poor nutrition plays a role in the association between poverty and kidney disease, and a third study found that black kidney disease patients are […]

Home Dialysis an Option for Some With Chronic Kidney Disease

October 4, 2012

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) — For patients suffering from chronic kidney disease, home hemodialysis offers considerable advantages over dialysis performed in a medical setting, a new study suggests.
“Home hemodialysis is a viable option for stable dialysis patients,” said the study’s lead researcher, Dr. Bessie Young, an associate professor at the […]

Kidney Disease May Be as Harmful to Heart as Heart Attack: Study

June 19, 2012

TUESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) — People with chronic kidney disease may have the same level of risk for coronary heart disease as people who have previously had a heart attack, a new study suggests.
It has long been known that chronic kidney disease patients are at increased risk for heart attacks, but this is the […]

Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear

April 17, 2012

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) — At least one in 10 U.S. adults is estimated to have chronic kidney disease, but whether screening and monitoring people in the earlier stages of the disease provides a benefit just isn’t clear, a new review of the available clinical trials revealed.
The finding doesn’t necessarily mean […]

Insulin Resistance May Lead to Kidney Disease in the Elderly: Study

March 8, 2012

THURSDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) — Elderly people with metabolic syndrome are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease, and insulin resistance may be the central hub that links metabolic syndrome and kidney-function decline, according to a new study.
People are diagnosed with metabolic syndrome when they have at least three risk factors for diabetes and […]

Dieting Can Prove Dangerous for Kidney Disease Patients

February 24, 2012

FRIDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) — Overweight or obese people with chronic kidney disease may suffer further kidney damage if they use certain weight-loss methods, a new study warns.
Cleveland Clinic researchers analyzed the eating and lifestyle habits of nearly 11,000 overweight or obese adults who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination […]

More Kidney Dialysis Is Better, Research Finds

February 23, 2012

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) — If you’re receiving kidney dialysis, four new studies suggest that you could benefit from longer or more frequent dialysis sessions.
The treatments can be done at home or at a dialysis center, but it appears that more time spent doing dialysis can reduce mortality rates and improve […]

Burn-Casualty Soldiers at High Risk for Kidney Injury, Study Finds

December 9, 2011

FRIDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) — Many American soldiers who suffer burns and wounds during combat develop acute kidney injury, an abrupt or rapid decline in kidney function that is potentially deadly.
That’s the finding of a study that looked at acute kidney injury among 692 U.S. military casualties who were evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan […]

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