Tag: "kidney" at medical news
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
...nter say that contrary to conventional thinking, a kidney
transplant can significantly improve the heart fun...d efficiently, had a dramatic recovery after their kidney
transplant. "These findings are contrary to conventional thinking that a kidney
transplant may put ...
A probe, not an echo
... identify various anatomical structures within the kidney
based on their distinctive attenuation characteris...lone and studied. "Preliminary results on a sheep kidney
show exquisite anatomic and tissue detail," commented radiologist Ralls....
Traditional risk factors best predictor of CVD death in kidney patients
...emerging risk factors in older people with chronic kidney
disease. These results from the National Heart, Lu...cal Association . Study participants with chronic kidney
disease who also had diabetes, systolic high blood pressure, or left ventricular hypertrophy, or wer...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
...ally, vomiting in children. Those who have severe kidney
disease or are allergic to Malarone or any of its components should not take Malarone. Rare cases of anaphylaxis following treatment with Malarone have been reported. Vaccine-Preventable Hepatitis (Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B) Hepatitis A and hepat...
Number and quality of kidney transplants much greater if national matching program adopted
... demonstrated that a national matching program for kidney
paired donation, also called paired kidney
exchange, would ensure the best possible kidney
for the greatest number of recipients who have incom...
Kidney donation program may provide more matches for previously incompatible recipients and donors
...n model suggests that implementation of a national kidney
paired donation program would provide a greater nu...ice for medically suitable patients with end-stage kidney
disease, according to background information in the article. More than 60,000 patients await kidney
Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death
...esiritide is associated with a much higher risk of kidney
dysfunction. "When we reported that nesiritide is linked to worsening kidney
function, some physicians did not seem convinced that concern was warranted," says Jonathan Sackner-...
ANNA awards Nurse Researcher of the Year to Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member
...tributions to the care of individuals with chronic kidney
failure. "Winning this award is important becaus...nterpretations of elderly individuals with chronic kidney
failure. The Burlington, N.J. resident is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ...
'Virtual colonoscopy' effective in finding most polyps but may miss small ones
...ed, and it does find incidental conditions such as kidney
stones and gall stones that would not be picked up by the older method. Because the invasive colonoscopy is the standard by which all other screening methods are measured but is not perfect, there is a statistical chance that the findings underesti...
New guidelines recommend screening HIV-infected patients for kidney disease
...ation has released guidelines for managing chronic kidney
disease in patients living with HIV infection. The... first of their kind. They recommend screening for kidney
disease at the time of HIV diagnosis to identify early this serious complication of HIV infection. N...
Drug-releasing stents showing higher complication rate than clinical trials indicated
...ombosis occurred in 29 percent of these patients), kidney
failure, and diabetes (27 percent of the patients had diabetes)....
Mayo Clinic first to use pharmacogenomics to treat inherited kidney disorder of children
...s to develop a test and treatment for an inherited kidney
disorder that can cause organ failure in children ...a -- if not treated early and correctly, can cause kidney
stones or kidney
failure and necessitate a transplant. The researchers discovered that a genetic mut...
Soliciting organs over the Internet
...ite lists nearly 2,000 potential donors offering a kidney
or parts of a pancreas, liver, lung, bone marrow, or intestine. For a fee (waived if the patient cannot afford to pay), patients searching for these organs may post a solicitation as well. While praised by many patient advocates, the MatchingDonors.c...
A candidate biomarker to improve treatment of lupus patients
... problems ranging from skin rash and joint pain to kidney
failure and stroke. The wide range of disease sym...h high scores were also more likely to suffer from kidney
disease. "Our data have defined a subgroup of SLE patients who have more severe disease, with freq...
Your heart could indicate whether you have kidney problems
...ators of heart or vascular disease can signal that kidney
function is on the decline in the general populati...diovascular risk factors can have varied impact on kidney
function. "Studies show that the mechanisms underlying renal function abnormalities in the general p...
New kidney cancer drug response rate is more than double that of standard treatment
...ow continued response for patients with late-stage kidney
cancer. Robert Motzer, MD, attending physician at .... According to American Cancer Society estimates, kidney
cancer will be diagnosed in approximately 36,160 people this year; 22,490 will be men. The disease w...
New test for early detection of prostate cancer shows promise
...ancer (six patients), colon cancer (two patients), kidney
cancer (one patient), spinal cord injury (seven patients) and noncancerous prostate inflammation (two patients), and 16 healthy individuals. The study was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh while Getzenberg was a member of its faculty. The re...
Multiple views from CT scans may improve diagnosis
...ght otherwise be confused with part of the primary kidney
tumor. "In the traditional axial view, the tumor looked like it was arising from the kidney, but using the three views, we saw it was actually involving the adrenal gland," he said. "The multiple views increase our confidence in diagnosis as well as ...
Improvements in critical care decrease risk of post-injury multiple organ failure
...valuation of four organ systems, pulmonary, liver, kidney
and cardiac. Single organ failure is defined by a dysfunction grade of one or greater on a scale of zero (best) to three (worse). Post-injury multiple organ failure is defined by a total score for the four organ systems of four or more within 48 hou...
Changing medication packages could help patients follow prescriptions, study suggests
...ood vessels in the back of the eye, heart attacks, kidney
damage and stroke. "There often aren't any symptoms that signal high blood pressure," Schneider said. "And medications like lisinopril that are given to treat the disease can have unpleasant side effects such as a dry, hacking cough, so adherence to ...
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