Tag: "kidney" at medical news
Blood pressure medication preserves cognitive function in older African-Americans
...n addition to preventing stroke, heart attacks and kidney
problems, to take their blood pressure pills," says Dr. Murray. All the participants were free of cognitive impairment at the beginning of the study and two thirds had high blood pressure. This is the largest longitudinal study to date on the cog...
Starzl Institute researchers to develop cell-based strategy for tranplant tolerance
...ne system cell can help induce immune tolerance in kidney
transplantation. Specifically, the researchers will try to harness a subset of dendritic cells that have unique tolerance-enhancing qualities to see whether the cells can be directed to influence the acceptance of transplanted donor kidneys, includi...
New compound holds promise for lupus and related diseases
...s, such as Valium and Xanax, significantly reduces kidney
inflammation in mice inbred to develop a disease r... In fact, the mainstays of treating lupus-related kidney
inflammation---the major cause of illness and death in lupus patients---are drugs developed many yea...
Radio-frequency ablation for treatment of cancer pain in bone
...has been used for several years to treat liver and kidney
cancer. The Mayo Clinic study shows that RF ablation can be equally effective in killing cancer cells that cause pain in the bone. In addition to Mayo Clinic, the study was conducted at nine other medical centers in the United States, Italy, Germany ...
Rigorous, short-term diet-exercise program lowers heart disease risk
...hallmark risk factor for congestive heart failure, kidney
disease, coronary artery disease and stroke. "This is the first study to show that this type of diet and exercise can reduce oxidative stress, lower blood pressure, and improve risk factors for other chronic diseases in a very short time," says R. Ja...
New study shows weight loss decreases ACE enzyme that controls blood pressure
...ce lower risks for cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney
disease and other health problems. Published in th...treating both coronary artery disease and diabetic kidney
disease, the scientist said. Future studies may determine that modest weight loss and the associated...
Enzyme replacement therapy found to effectively treat patients with Fabry disease
...oes increasing damage to organs such as the heart, kidney
and brain. By the time that the disease is diagno... Patients' response to the drug was monitored via kidney
and heart function tests. Tissue biopsies were also performed to assess organ function and a specia...
Studies offer new treatment option to prevent kidney rejection
... drug, could cause a drop in the rate at which the kidney
filters blood and decrease blood flow to the kidne...fter a period of time. The injury is common in all kidney
transplants, but may be particularly severe in patients who receive marginal kidneys. "More hospit...
New drug linked to fewer deaths among kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis
...50 percent reduction in the number of deaths among kidney
hemodialysis patients who are given a new drug tha... people in the United States receive treatment for kidney
failure, or end-stage renal disease, according to the National Institutes of Health. Of these, about...
Prenatal stem cell transplants may open door to organ transplants, treating genetic diseases
... sickle cell disease, muscular dystrophy, and some kidney
and liver disorders. "Recent developments in gene...renatal screening predicts that a fetus would have kidney
or liver failure, the prenatal stem cell transplant could prepare the immune system for a future tra...
Northwestern receives $5 million to study polycystic ovary syndrome
...g cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke and kidney
problems. Dunaif's research also has shown that PCOS is an important risk factor for the adult form of diabetes in teenaged girls. There is likely an increased risk for breast cancer -- another condition reported to be associated with insulin resist...
EliTE-Symphony study recruitment begins
...egan this month and the study aims to recruit 1300 kidney
transplant patients in total, from approximately 100 sites in 17 countries worldwide. The objective of the EliTE-Symphony study will be to demonstrate that a combination of lower toxicity immunosuppressants CellCept® (mycophenolate mofetil, MMF),...
Irbesartan cost-effective treatment of diabetic kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes
... three years if Americans with type 2 diabetes and kidney
disease received treatment with irbesartan, accord... in Chicago. "If patients with type 2 diabetes and kidney
disease were treated with the angiotensin II receptor blocker irbesartan we could prevent, in the U....
Hemodialysis study results published
...aid nearly $20 billion to treat 379,000 people for kidney
failure in 2000. Most are on dialysis (275,000) a...ent of all Medicare expenditures for 2000 were for kidney
failure. Diabetes and hypertension are leading causes. However, one study found that only 30 perce...
19.2 million U.S. adults have chronic kidney disease
....S. adult population has varying stages of chronic kidney
disease, according to researchers from the Johns H...lic Health. The researchers concluded that chronic kidney
disease warrants improved detection and classification using standardized criteria to improve patien...
UF researchers report: Immunosuppressant drug prevents late rejection of transplanted kidneys
... relative newcomer has been associated with longer kidney
survival compared with azathioprine. Previous res...splantation. That has left physicians who care for kidney
transplant patients with many questions, said Dr. Bruce Kaplan, a professor of medicine, and of phar...
Pitt transplant researchers say anti-rejection drug rapamycin may help lupus, some cancers
...GH, Jan. 22 Rapamycin, a drug approved for use in kidney
transplant patients to prevent organ rejection, could also benefit patients with lupus and other autoimmune diseases as well as patients with blood cancers, such as acute myeloid leukemia, reports a team of researchers from the University of Pittsbur...
Vitamins C and E may enhance effectiveness of insulin for diabetes
...arious forms of heart disease and nerve, liver and kidney
damage. Studies would still have to be tested in humans, but Vaziri believes that adding vitamins C and E to an insulin-dependent diabetic's diet should help treat the disease and perhaps prevent future organ damage....
Drug reduces deaths and hospital stays in heart attack patients with heart failure
... or diuretic usage accordingly. Some patients with kidney
problems or low creatinine clearance may not be able to take eplerenone. Interestingly, eplerenone seems to have prevented hypokalemia -- dangerously low potassium -- in some patients. The risk of hypokalemia in the placebo group was more than twice...
Internet weight loss program effective among adults at risk for diabetes
...sk for type 2 diabetes, which is the main cause of kidney
failure, limb amputations and new onset blindness in adults, and a major cause of heart disease and stroke. Participants were randomly assigned to either of two treatment groups: a basic Internet program and the basic program coupled with e-mail coun...
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