All posts tagged "kidney disease"

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    A New Approach to Effective Kidney Stone Treatment

    Kidney stones represent a major medical problem in the western and developing world. If left untreated, apart from being particularly painful, they can lead to renal failure and other complications. In many patients treated successfully, stone recurrence...

    • Posted April 18, 2014
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    Virus May Cause Anemia in People with Kidney Disease

    A new study may lead to a therapeutic target for people with kidney disease, thanks to the finding that a virus that is present in most people in a latent state may induce or exacerbate anemia in...

    • Posted April 14, 2014
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    Rheumatoid Arthritis Suffers at Increased Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

    New Mayo Clinic research shows rheumatoid arthritis patients are likelier than the average person to develop chronic kidney disease.  More severe inflammation in the first year of rheumatoid arthritis, corticosteroid use, high blood pressure, and obesity are among...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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  • Healthy Diet Significantly Reduces Risk of Kidney Disease in Diabetics

    A healthy diet could help ward off chronic kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers have found that patients incorporating fruit into their regular diet had a reduced risk of developing...

    • Posted August 13, 2013
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  • Kidney Patients Taking Calcium Supplements Have Higher Risk of Death

    Many patients with chronic kidney disease are prescribed calcium, to lower the phosphorus levels in the body. A new study suggests, however, that the practice may be harmful, as patients taking calcium have a significantly higher risk...

    • Posted July 19, 2013
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  • Management of Genetic Kidney Disease Can Be Improved by New Treatment Algorithm

    A new protocol for managing patients with heritable kidney disease can improve treatment, researchers say. A new report describes the algorithms for care, and proposes that certain patients can benefit from dual liver-kidney transplants. A collaborative team...

    • Posted April 29, 2013
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  • Fruits and Vegetables Can Ease Chronic Kidney Disease

    A new study has found that increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables in the diet can improve kidney function in patients with chronic kidney disease. Researchers believe the effect reduces the acidity of the diet, which...

    • Posted February 8, 2013
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  • Pomegranate Juice Boosts Kidney Health

    A study of patients with kidney disease has demonstrated that regular consumption of pomegranate juice can have a significant and healthy impact on multiple systems in the body. Researchers found that those who drank a glass of...

    • Posted November 21, 2011
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  • New Drug Effective in Preventing Kidney Damage in Diabetic Patients

    Damage to the kidneys is often caused by high levels of sugar in the blood in diabetic patients, and new research suggests that a new drug may help prevent the condition. The drug improved kidney function in...

    • Posted April 25, 2011
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  • Low Carbohydrate Diet May Help Restore Kidney Function in Diabetics

    A diet low in carbs and high in fat may help improve kidney problems that are caused by diabetes, new research reports. The study, performed in a mouse model of diabetes, found that the diet significantly improved...

    • Posted April 21, 2011
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