Tag: "kidney" at medical news
Mayo Clinic researchers identify gene for inherited kidney and liver disease in young children
...ed the gene causing an inherited form of childhood kidney
disease associated with renal failure and neonatal...of Nature Genetics. Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney
disease (ARPKD) is one of the most common childhood diseases of the kidneys. ARPKD, also known as in...
Pitt's transplant team uses standard stem cell procedure in unique way for recipient of living donor kidney transplant
...brother's immune system cells could mean drug-free kidney
transplant for sister PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4 A grat..., it was tried in a non-cancer patient receiving a kidney
from a living donor as a means to induce drug-free tolerance of the transplanted organ. On Jan. 11, ...
NICHD scientists develop vaccine against deadly hospital-acquired infection
...m. Patients undergoing hemodialysis for end stage kidney
disease are particularly susceptible to S. aureus blood infection, with nearly 3 percent developing the infection each year. S. aureus infection causes illness ranging from minor skin infections to life-threatening diseases such as severe pneumonia,...
Testicular cancer - cure rates now so high patients may be more at risk from treatment
... age and the effects of other illnesses may worsen kidney
function. She warned: "The consequence is that doctors seeing patients with testicular cancer who have had radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy must be aware of subclinical renal damage even many years after treatment, because in some patients the dama...
UCSF reports promising results for organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients
...he HIV-infected patients in the study who received kidney
transplants and 84% who received liver transplants...ost-transplantrates comparable to non-HIV-infected kidney
and liver transplant recipients for the same period. The study, which looked at 41 HIV-infected pat...
Alcohol linked to decreased hypertension risk in young women
...nsion is associated with heart attack, stroke, and kidney
disease. "Our next step is to understand how alcohol effects women of different races and ethnicity, since one group may respond differently than another. We also want to see if modifying alcohol consumption can help women who already have high bloo...
Yale study shows 25 percent of obese children are at high risk for developing diabetes
...ulcers of the feet; early coronary artery disease; kidney
disorders; eye disorders, sometimes leading to blindness, and nerve problems....
Many obese youth have condition that precedes type 2 diabetes
...ted States have diabetes. It is the main cause of kidney
failure, limb amputations, and new onset blindness in adults and a major cause of heart disease and stroke. Type 2 diabetes accounts for up to 95 percent of all diabetes cases. Most common in adults over age 40, this form of diabetes affects 8 perc...
JDRF launches multimillion-dollar Center for Islet Transplantation at Emory University
...ese compounds has already shown promise to protect kidney
transplants from attack by the immune system. In ...he Center includes programs in heart, lung, liver, kidney
and kidney-pancreas transplants and fosters cutting-edge basic, translational and clinical research ...
High pulse pressure associated with greater death risk in dialysis patients
...essure in all patients, particularly in those with kidney
disease before they start dialysis. "The reason t...he body. Approximately 63 percent of patients with kidney
failure receive hemodialysis to replace kidney
function, while 30 percent have a kidney
Renal colic shows a circadian pattern
...olic (spasms of pain in the back usually caused by kidney
stones) occurs in a circadian pattern, finds a study in this weeks BMJ. Researchers reviewed all episodes of renal colic from 1990 to 1996 in the emergency department of St Anna Hospital in Ferrara, Italy. Over 3,400 episodes of renal colic were repo...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 2, 2002
... as well as for other conditions such as diabetes, kidney
disease and stroke. Experts say that even a small reduction in blood pressure can help make a hypertensive person less dependent on drug treatment. And small decreases in the overall rates of hypertension in the United States can substantially cut th...
Simple blood test may be able to predict risk of preeclampsia
...ampsia -- characterized by seizures -- or liver or kidney
failure, complications that can prove fatal. Preeclampsia increases the risk of premature delivery or emergency cesarean, since delivery is the only real cure for the condition. In such instances, the baby faces the numerous risks associated with pr...
Mayo Clinic researchers find significant renal artery stenosis among hypertensive patients
...llow up with attention to their blood pressure and kidney
function. As of yet we do not recommend routine angioplasty," Dr. Rihal said. Systemic hypertension is the most commonly recorded cardiovascular abnormality that affects more than 65 million people in the United States, including more than 50 percent...
Older patients who need high-risk surgery fare better in experienced hospitals
...ration to prevent stroke) and surgery for colon or kidney
cancer; death rates at highest and lowest volume hospitals differed by less than two percentage points.Each year in the US more than 20,000 elderly patients die undergoing one of these 14 high-risk operations that are often elective. More than 1,000 ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet, April 16, 2002
...h disastrous consequences: it can cause blindness, kidney
failure, nerve damage and heart disease. Cost of treating diabetes and its consequences is estimated at $100 billion per year. An Easier Way to Predict Diabetes Than the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test? A simple mathematical model, using readily availa...
Simple intervention improves quality of dialysis treatment
...s dose. Hemodialysis is used to treat people with kidney
failure. In the process, blood is removed from the body and pumped into a machine that filters out toxic substances from the blood and then returns the purified blood to the person. The researchers, led by Ashwini Sehgal, M.D., from the Case Western...
Newly published data show at-home dialysis therapy may benefit more patients
... clearances a common measure of toxin removal and kidney
function on mortality outcomes in patients with ESRD. Until now, many kidney
specialists prescribing PD have believed that increasing small solute clearances would result in bet...
Mild kidney disease doubles risk of death after angioplasty or bypass
...3 The more than 3 million Americans who have mild kidney
disease may be at increased risk of complications ...y, researchers found that people with mild chronic kidney
disease (CKD) face double the risk of death from all causes after angioplasty or bypass surgery, and...
Stanford team prevents kidney transplant rejection without drugs
...relative - a restriction that has severely limited kidney
availability to sick people in need. "Trans...udy. Strober noted that these powerful drugs leave kidney
recipients open to infection and increase the risk of heart disease or cancer later in life. ...
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