Tag: "kidney" at medical news
Combo drug controls hypertension in hard-to-treat patients
...ss than 130/80 for people with diabetes or chronic kidney
disease. Hypertension increases the risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke. The study included at least 100 hypertensive patients in specific subgroups: those age 65 and older, African-Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, and people with Ty...
New kidney function test better than standard at predicting death and cardiovascular outcomes
Cystatin-C, a new blood test for kidney
function, is a better predictor of death and cardi...isk among the elderly than the standard measure of kidney
function, according to a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-funded study published in...
Group-based education improves diabetes self-management, studies find
...blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney
disease, limb amputations and premature death. The disease is associated with physical inactivity, older age, obesity, family history of diabetes and is more prevalent in African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, and some Asian...
Narcotic drugs effective for severe, chronic pain in older patients
...els does not pose an increased risk for cardiac or kidney
damage or gastric ulcers, as some Cox-2 inhibitors do -- a risk of greater concern for older patients than younger ones, Palmer said. Sedation and constipation are the main opioid side effects, but these can be managed by modifying the selection of ...
Study finds benefits, less organ rejection using immunosuppressive combination for heart transplants
...al rejection has been recently described in liver, kidney
and heart transplant recipients by the National In...nd that the TAC/MMF group had significantly better kidney
function and lower triglycerides levels compared to the other two groups. Rates of post transplant ...
Steroid-free regimen with CellCept found comparable to standard therapy in liver transplantation
...e FDA approved dosages for CellCept are: for adult kidney
transplants, 2 g daily; for pediatric kidney
transplants, oral suspension 600 mg/m2; for adult heart and liver, 3 g/day. Additional CellCept I...
New national effort seeks a more rational organ allocation system for kidney transplants
...00 Americans are on the waiting list for a donated kidney
to save their lives, and the United Network for Or...s by reviewing the complex formula that has guided kidney
allocation for years. One possible outcome of the review announced this week at the annual American ...
Studies suggest that donation criteria can be expanded
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. What makes a donated kidney
or pancreas "acceptable" for transplant? Results f...for Organ Sharing (UNOS) expanded the criteria for kidney
donors so that higher risk donor organs, once considered unsuitable, could now be transplanted safel...
Personalized immunosuppression with leading organ transplant therapy may optimize patient care
...erapy appears to be feasible and well-tolerated in kidney
transplant patients, enabling physicians to contro...ration treatment regimens that minimize the use of kidney
toxic drugs such as calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) and increasingly rely on therapies like CellCept....
Transplanting kidneys which have stones poses little risk to organ's viability
...Clinic study suggest that using kidneys which have kidney
stones for living donor transplant has little impa...unction one year later. "This shows that a small kidney
stone should not preclude people from being donors," says George Chow, M.D., Mayo Clinic urologist a...
Post-marketing analysis examines cholesterol-lowering drugs' side effects
...f the kidneys to filter toxins from the blood) and kidney
failure. Researchers found that rosuvastatin was associated with a higher rate of muscle and kidney
complications than the older statins, but at less than half the rate of the side effects reported fo...
Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes
...changes caused by the disease: the loss of vision, kidney
function or loss of limbs. However, heart disease is the leading cause of death for diabetics. "Although education and prevention of microvascular complications are important, we need to markedly increase efforts to ensure that health care systems ar...
Doctor 'report cards' may keep some heart patients from getting angioplasties
...ch as a heart attack. Conditions such as diabetes, kidney
problems, lung disease, prior stroke or vascular d...y patients had a significantly higher incidence of kidney
problems, diabetes, lung disease, vascular problems beyond their hearts and congestive heart failure...
Discovery may prevent life-threatening wasting disease in patients with chronic kidney disease
...asting away -- in children and adults with chronic kidney
disease (CKD). The study is published in the June ... with very high mortality in patients with chronic kidney
disease," said study investigator Robert Mak, M.D., professor of pediatrics in the OHSU School of Me...
Diabetic retinopathy occurs in pre-diabetes
... associated with the development of eye, nerve and kidney
complications of diabetes." DPP study chair David...l complications, such as heart disease, blindness, kidney
disease, and amputations. It is the fifth leading cause of death by disease in the United States. ...
Increasing the success of liver transplants by managing levels of anti-rejection drugs
...tcomes, high levels of CNIs can cause seizures and kidney
damage, and low levels increase the risk of rejection of the transplanted liver. A study in the June issue of The Journal of Pediatrics discusses an approach to managing the levels of CNIs to keep them within a safe range for each patient in order t...
Avoiding amputation: Early infection intervention can save feet & legs
.... Patients who were older, African American or had kidney
problems were more likely to have an amputation. ...0 percent had diabetes, and 30 percent had chronic kidney
problems. Nearly 40 percent also had blockage in the blood vessels of their legs, a condition called...
Study confirms intensive treatment of diabetic patients significantly reduces heart disease
...have diabetes, the most common cause of blindness, kidney
failure, and amputations in adults and a major cause of heart disease and stroke....
Tight glucose control lowers CVD by about 50 percent in diabetes
...lucose control greatly reduces the eye, nerve, and kidney
damage of type 1 diabetes. Tight control also low...have diabetes, the most common cause of blindness, kidney
failure, and amputations in adults and a major cause of heart disease and stroke. At least 65 perce...
Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for June 2005
...etes. Serious complications of the disease include kidney
failure, hardening of the arteries, blindness and even death. TARGETED CANCER DRUG COMBINED WITH A PILL FORM OF LOW-DOSE CHEMOTHERAPY FOUND TO SHRINK TUMORS AND SLOW PROGRESSION OF RECURRENT OVARIAN CANCER A targeted cancer drug given with low-dos...
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