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Kidney Docs Worry Over No Dialysis for Undocumented Immigrants

Posted 22 May 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 – Undocumented immigrants in the United States are often denied treatment for kidney failure until they have a life-threatening emergency. Now a new study finds that the doctors and nurses who treat them are frustrated and demoralized over it. At issue is access to treatment for end-stage kidney disease – in which the kidneys can no longer perform their job of removing ...

Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk

Posted 11 May 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 – If you or your child is taking an antibiotic, new research suggests you might want to watch closely for signs that kidney stones might be developing. "We found that five classes of commonly prescribed antibiotics were associated with an increased risk of kidney stones," explained study author Dr. Gregory Tasian. That increased risk appeared to linger for three to five ...

Marijuana Doesn't Seem to Harm the Kidneys

Posted 6 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 – As marijuana use has increased in the United States in recent years, medical experts and users alike have wondered about its health effects. Now, a new study finds there's no link between marijuana use and kidney disease – at least among younger people who use the drug in moderation. "Our research provides some reassuring evidence suggesting that there is no detrimental ...

Learning Problems May Accompany Kidney Disease

Posted 23 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 – Chronic kidney disease may affect brain function in children and teens, especially those on dialysis, researchers say. Results of their study review suggest academic assistance may be needed in specific areas, including math and reading. "In translating our findings to clinical practice, this research provides relevant information on the areas of need – for example, ...

Could a Blood Thinner Actually Raise Stroke Risk for Some?

Posted 16 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 – Taking blood-thinning drugs is typically thought to ward off stroke in people with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation. However, new research out of Britain hints – but cannot prove – that the drugs might actually raise the odds of stroke in seniors with a-fib who also have kidney disease. "Chronic kidney disease is common among older people, and one in ...

Defibrillators May Not Help Kidney Patients With Bad Hearts

Posted 7 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 – People with chronic kidney disease often develop heart failure, leading to their having a heart defibrillator implanted to control an irregular heartbeat. But that's not without risk, a new study has found. The chances of being hospitalized for heart failure were 49 percent greater for kidney disease patients with an implanted defibrillator than for those who did not ...

Kidney Donors Could Face Some Long-Term Health Risks

Posted 30 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 – While donating a kidney isn't likely to shorten your life or increase your odds of heart disease or diabetes, you might face a higher chance of some other health risks, new research suggests. Reviewing prior studies encompassing more than 100,000 living kidney donors, scientists found that donors appear at higher risk for worse blood pressure and kidney function than ...

Health Tip: Avoid Kidney Disease

Posted 5 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

-- The health of your kidneys is directly related to the health of your heart, and vice versa. While the heart pumps blood throughout the body, the kidneys clean it. They remove wastes, assist in maintaining blood pressure and ensure that the blood has the right amount of key nutrients. Kidney disease means the kidneys are damaged. This serious medical problem affects more than 1 in 7 adults in ...

State Rules Affect Survival of Immigrants With Kidney Failure

Posted 19 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 – How states treat undocumented immigrants with kidney failure affects their health – including, in some cases, whether they live or die, a new study has found. The states involved in the study – California, Colorado and Texas – have different guidelines on the treatment such patients should be given. In California, undocumented immigrants with kidney failure receive ...

Thanksgiving Overeating Could Spell Kidney Problems

Posted 23 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 23, 2017 – Holiday overeating can harm your kidneys, a kidney expert warns. "The body absorbs nutrients from the gut and then the liver metabolizes them. Whatever is left that can't be used by the body is excreted by the kidneys," Dr. Sreedhar Mandayam, a specialist in nephrology at Baylor College of Medicine, said in a college news release. "The more you eat, the more you deliver ...

FDA Approves Auryxia (ferric citrate) Tablets as a Treatment for People with Iron Deficiency Anemia and Chronic Kidney Disease, Not on Dialysis

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

BOSTON, Nov. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KERX), a company focused on bringing innovative medicines to people with kidney disease, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Auryxia for an additional indication. The approval is for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), not on ...

Common Heartburn Meds Show Ties to Kidney Trouble

Posted 5 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Nov. 4, 2017 – If you're one of the millions of Americans who takes one of a class of anti-reflux meds such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, take heed: These drugs have been linked to higher odds of kidney trouble. The study couldn't prove cause-and-effect – it's possible that folks who need these heartburn medicines are simply more prone to kidney disease for other reasons. But the ...

Coffee May Be Kind to Your Kidneys

Posted 3 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 – Can caffeine help people with chronic kidney disease live longer? That's the suggestion of a new study that found that among more than 2,300 Americans with chronic kidney disease, those who drank the most caffeinated drinks reduced their risk of premature death by 24 percent. "Our study showed a dose-dependent protective effect of caffeine consumption on all-cause ...

Kidney Failure Declining Among U.S. Diabetics: CDC

Posted 3 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 – While diabetes cases continue to rise in the United States, one potential outcome – kidney failure – has decreased by one-third, health officials report. The rate of kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplantation among people with diabetes fell 33 percent from 2000 to 2014, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. This ...

Kidney Failure Can Isolate Young Patients

Posted 23 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 – Kidney failure takes an especially tough toll on young adults, affecting their employment and relationships, researchers report. Young people with kidney failure are less likely to have jobs or be in long-term relationships than others their age, according to a new British research review. "It is vital to understand how kidney failure affects social goals, because by ...

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