Tag: "kidney" at medical news
Generation x-tra large: Americans getting fatter younger, study finds
...al follow-up and can lead to complications such as kidney
failure, multiple infections and blindness." Obesity is treatable, although losing weight is not easy, Dr. McTigue says. "One logical way of attacking the problem is to identify those at high risk of becoming obese or those who have recently become o...
New pathway for treating hypertension-related kidney failure studied
...the pathway that leads people with hypertension to kidney
damage and possible kidney
destruction. He's found a key vasodilator that is degraded in hypertension and the potential for dev...
Hypertension is study focus of $10 million NIH grant to MCG
... heart mass and function and give urine samples so kidney
function can be studied. The children also will get genotyping to pursue the hypothesis that although all the children may increase their nitric oxide levels with exercise, some have a genetic predisposition to a better response, Dr. Barbeau said. "I...
UC Davis Medical Center ranks
...op 50 for cancer, digestive disorders, geriatrics, kidney
disease, respiratory disorders and rheumatology....
American Heart Association updates heart attack, stroke prevention guidelines
...w 140/90 mm Hg; below 130/85 mm Hg for people with kidney
damage or heart failure; or below 130/80 mm Hg for people with diabetes An overall healthy eating pattern Cholesterol lowered to appropriate level based on individual risk At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most (preferabl...
Quick blood test for heart failure proves successful in multinational trial
... They must rule out for instance, lung disease or kidney
failure. Before the BNP test, they had to wait--sometimes up to three hours--for the results of various clinical tests, such chest X-rays, echocardiograms and CT-scans. Even then, these tests are not conclusive. Dr. Maisel said that with the BNP ...
Diabetes patients with low literacy more likely to have poorly controlled disease
...literacy and other diabetes complications such as kidney
disease, amputation, and heart disease was similar to that of eye disease. This study did not allow researchers to ascertain whether inadequate health literacy was causally associated with poor diabetes outcomes....
Study pinpoints link between sleep apnea, high blood pressure
A changing protein expression in the kidney
offers new insight into the link between sleep apn...ion that contributes to heart attacks, strokes and kidney
disease. Although scientists have known for more than a decade that sleep apnea and high blood press...
'Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day' -- Really?
... appear in a later issue of the journal. Valtin, a kidney
specialist and author of two widely used textbooks on the kidney
and water balance, sought to find the origin of this dictum and to examine the scientific evidence, ...
Women with PCOS and their siblings with hormone problems have same gene defect
...hance of having cardiovascular disease, 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....
Will a banana a day keep a stroke away?
... high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and kidney
disease. "Diuretics clearly help prevent stroke by controlling high blood pressure, but we wanted to see whether their effect on potassium levels would affect the risk of stroke," said study author and neurologist Deborah M. Green, MD, of the Neuros...
Studies define biochemical structure that keeps blood pressure low, bypass grafts open
... in the body and resulting hypertension, heart and kidney
disease and erectile dysfunction. "We propose that when the enzyme sGC is not part of the structure, this contributes to cardiovascular disease," Dr. Catravas said. "We are saying that one of the reasons nitric oxide is more beneficial than detrimen...
Easier monitoring of diabetes is focus of symposium, Aug. 18
...er and thus reduce such side effects as blindness, kidney
disease and circulatory problems. The latest research on noninvasive and minimally invasive blood glucose monitoring will be the subject of a daylong symposium and subsequent panel discussion at the 224th national meeting of the American Chemical Soc...
Enzyme level linked to death after angioplasty
...isk factors such as advanced age, heart failure or kidney
failure. Study author Stephen Ellis, M.D., a stu...eatest for patients with the highest CK-MB levels, kidney
failure, heart failure, incomplete revascularization, advanced age, and high post-procedural C-react...
International Congress of the Transplantation Society beginning Sunday
...d each year, and approximately 45,000 of these are kidney
transplants. Most transplants are performed using ....5 DPM. In Brazil, where 12 percent of the world's kidney
transplants are performed, the cadaveric donor rate for 2001 was 4.4 per million population. Brazil ...
Novel kidney transplant technique prevents rejection of donated organs
...ns report an extraordinarily high success rate for kidney
transplants among patients traditionally considere...ligible for the surgery. Many patients in need of kidney
transplants are sensitized to immune system proteins and antibodies because of previous transplants,...
Combined kidney and bone marrow transplantation allows patients to discontinue anti-rejection drugs
...experimental treatment protocol involving combined kidney
and bone marrow transplantation has enabled several patients to accept their transplanted kidney
without immunosuppressive drugs, reports a researcher from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Sp...
Strategies allow for drug-free transplants, report researchers at international congress
...sporine three months after undergoing living donor kidney
transplantation and an elaborate set of treatments...eparate surgical procedure to infuse crushed donor kidney
tissue into their thymus. In another study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, a more simple ...
Mayo Clinic discovers one more downside to alcoholism
...ger be able to convert to urea and excrete via the kidney
and; 2) brain damage from alcohol. Mayo Clinic liver transplantation protocol requires that all patients receiving liver transplant for alcoholic-liver disease must have abstained from all alcohol for a period of six months prior to surgery and par...
Data shows life of kidney transplant lengthened by CellCept
...antation Society (ICTS) Miami, USA, show that when kidney
transplant patients with deteriorating kidney
function switched to the low toxicity immunosuppressant CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil, MMF), kidne...
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