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Nephrology

Kidney Function Recovery Seen in Some Children on Dialysis

Sep 27, 2018

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Roughly 2 percent of pediatric patients on maintenance dialysis recover within two years after dialysis initiation, according to a study published online S...

Enlarged Kidneys in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease

Sep 26, 2018

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Neonates with congenital heart disease (CHD) have enlarged kidneys on average, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in Pediatric Research. Noti...

Merck KGaA, Pfizer's immuno-drug shown to alleviate kidney cancer

Sep 11, 2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Merck KGaA said that its immunotherapy Bavencio, jointly developed with Pfizer, delayed the progression of kidney cancer when used in combination with Pfizer's Inl...

Diet guidance could slow kidney disease, cut costs

Aug 16, 2018

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Patients with chronic kidney disease could slow the progression of their illness and delay dialysis through nutrition therapy, accordin...

Good Outcomes for HCV-Negative Recipients of HCV Kidneys

Aug 06, 2018

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-negative recipients of HCV-infected kidneys experience HCV cure and good quality of life, according to research published online Aug. 7...

Patient Social Support Influential Factor for Transplant Providers

Jul 20, 2018

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For transplant providers, the second most influential factor determining a patient's suitability for transplantation is social support, according to a report ...

HCV-Infected Kidney Transplant More Efficient in HCV-Infected

Jul 10, 2018

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with end-stage renal disease, transplant of an HCV-infected kidney followed by treatment is more cost-eff...

Medicaid Expansion Ups Preemptive Listing for Kidney Transplant

Jun 21, 2018

THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of new preemptive listings for kidney transplantation with Medicaid coverage increased in states with Medicaid expansion in the post-expansio...

Oral antibiotics tied to increased risk of kidney stones

Jun 20, 2018

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children and adults who take five commonly prescribed types of antibiotics may be more likely to develop kidney stones than people who ...

Pediatric Kidney Recipients Often Have Subclinical Inflammation

Jun 15, 2018

FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For pediatric kidney recipients, subclinical inflammation is associated with increased risk for acute rejection and allograft failure, according to a study pu...

Drug Use Tied to Early Death, Kidney Disease Progression

Jun 11, 2018

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Among individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), hard illicit drug use is associated with higher risks of kidney disease progression and early death, acco...

More Rapid Decline in Kidney Function for Diagnosed Diabetes

Jun 07, 2018

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Individuals with diagnosed diabetes have more rapid kidney function decline than those without diabetes, according to a study published online June 1 in Diab...

Post-Transplant Tx Reduces Wait for Kidney in Hep C+ Patients

Jun 06, 2018

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Post-transplant hepatitis C treatment increases access to transplant and reduces waitlist time among hepatitis C-positive patients awaiting kidney transplan...

Remaining Kidney Health Most Important Concern for Donors

Jun 01, 2018

FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns expressed by living kidney donors include kidney failure and function, as well as the surgical, lifestyle, and psychosocial impact of donation, accord...

Acute Kidney Injury in Hospital Ups Risk of Later Heart Failure

May 17, 2018

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Acute kidney injury (AKI) is independently associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events, especially heart failure, after hospital discharge, accord...

Hospitals, Third Parties, and Physicians: Opposing Roles in Containing Healthcare Costs

Oct 25, 2017

Patients do not have carte blanche when it comes to decisions about their medical care. The type of insurance they have dictates which hospitals they must use, which specialists they’re allowed to s...

HCV Guidance Website Address Kidney Transplantation, Pregnancy and HCV in Children

Oct 03, 2017

HCVguidelines.org — a website developed by the American Association of the Study for Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America to provide up-to-date guidance on the treatment of ...

Outdoor Air Pollution May Increase the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

Sep 25, 2017

Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A new study now adds kidney disease to th...

Acute Kidney Injuries & CABG

Jun 27, 2017

Previous research has shown that hospitalized patients who experience an acute kidney injury (AKI) have higher in-hospital mortality rates, are more susceptible to adverse long-term outcomes, and accr...

An Early Warning Sign for Chronic Kidney Disease

Jan 27, 2017

Elevated levels of soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) are associated with poor outcomes. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and progressive loss of kidney function affects about ...