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Fewer Late-Stage Kidney Deaths After Obamacare: Study

Posted 15 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 – End-stage kidney disease patients on dialysis are among those benefiting from Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid, with related deaths declining in states that increased the program's enrollment, research suggests. Researchers followed more than 230,000 non-elderly kidney failure patients undergoing dialysis treatment in the United States between 2011 and 2017. Under the ...

Study Sees No Link Between Gout Drug, Kidney Disease

Posted 9 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 – The gout drug allopurinol may offer some protection from kidney disease, according to a new study that upends traditional beliefs. Some doctors hesitate to prescribe the drug to patients because of concerns it may raise their risk for chronic kidney disease, even though there is a lack of evidence to that effect. As a result, many gout patients are undertreated, the Boston ...

Household Chemicals Tied to Kidney Problems

Posted 16 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 – Widely used household and industrial chemicals may harm the kidneys, researchers say. These manufactured chemicals, called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are not biodegradable. People are exposed to them through contaminated soil, food, water and air. "The kidneys are very sensitive organs, particularly when it comes to environmental toxins that can get in ...

Coffee May Have Another Perk for Kidney Patients

Posted 14 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 – Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease? According to new research involving nearly 5,000 people with chronic kidney disease, a hike in daily caffeine intake appeared to lower their odds of an early death. The benefit remained "even after considering other important factors such as age, gender, race, smoking, other diseases ...

Too Many Kidney Disease Patients in the Dark About Diet

Posted 1 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 – The right diet can slow chronic kidney disease, but 90 percent of patients who do not require dialysis never see a dietitian, new research finds. "Most adults with chronic kidney disease remain poorly informed of how diet influences disease management and progression," explained study author Dr. Holly Kramer, from Loyola University in Chicago. The National Kidney ...

Fewer Dialysis Patients Facing Leg Amputations

Posted 31 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 – Losing a leg is one of the most traumatic consequences of advanced kidney disease, but the risk of amputations has dropped significantly since 2000, a new study finds. Between 2000 and 2014, amputations among U.S. patients with end-stage kidney disease who were receiving dialysis were cut by 51 percent. Despite the decrease, however, almost half of patients who had ...

850 Million People Worldwide Have Kidney Disease

Posted 6 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 – Kidney disease is a "hidden epidemic" affecting more than 850 million people worldwide, renal experts say. That's twice the number of diabetics (422 million) and more than 20 times the number of people with cancer (42 million) or HIV/AIDS (36.7 million). But most people don't realize that kidney disease is a major health issue. "It is high time to put the global spread ...

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 ...

FDA Approves Jynarque (tolvaptan) to Slow Kidney Function Decline in Rapidly Progressing Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Posted 15 May 2018 by Drugs.com

April 24, 2018 – TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Jynarque (tolvaptan) as the first drug treatment to slow kidney function decline in adults at risk of rapidly progressing autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). ADPKD is a genetic disease with consequences that can lead to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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