All posts tagged "kidney failure"

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    Developing New Ways to Treat Kidney Disease

    An upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) explains how reearchers have found proteins in the Wnt signaling pathway help drive kidney scarring that can lead to chronic kidney disease. Chronic diseases such...

    • Posted July 31, 2015
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    New Book Explains How to Help Dialysis Patients Manage Risk

    Patient Safety in Dialysis Access explores how to help patients avoid suffering unnecessary complications with dialysis. Patients with serious conditions, multimorbidity, and with intense and fragmented health care utilization like end-stage renal disease patients, are at increased...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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    Risk of Cardiac Arrest in Patients on Dialysis May Be Attributed to Family History

    According to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN),  the increased risk of cardiac arrest experienced by patients with kidney failure may, in part, be inherited. Uncovering the genes...

    • Posted April 20, 2015
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    Heart Attacks in Kidney Patients Linked to Common Gum Condition

    Treating a common gum condition in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients could significantly reduce their risk of potentially fatal heart disease, Aston University researchers say. Over 10% of the adult population have CKD and those affected often...

    • Posted April 10, 2015
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    Comparing Intensive Home Hemodialysis to Kidney Transplantation

    Patients with end-stage renal disease have two treatment options: dialysis or a kidney transplant. Compared with long and frequent home hemodialysis, kidney transplantation may allow kidney failure patients to be successfully treated and to live longer, but...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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  • Urine Test May Predict Kidney Failure in High Blood Pressure Patients

    Healthy people with high blood pressure who excrete a slight excess of protein in the urine raise their risk of developing kidney and heart complications. According to a study, more attention should focus on the potential health...

    • Posted April 30, 2010
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  • Silent Stroke Signals Increased Risk of Kidney Disease in Diabetes

    In patients with type 2 diabetes, silent cerebral infarction, or silent stroke, signals an increased risk of progressive kidney disease and kidney failure. If silent stroke is present in the brain, it could be an indicator that...

    • Posted January 29, 2010
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  • What Is High Blood Pressure?

    High blood pressure is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems. “Blood pressure” is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries...

    • Posted January 19, 2010
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