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Too Many Kidney Disease Patients in the Dark About Diet

Posted 15 days ago 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 16 days ago 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 ...

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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