Tag: "kidney" at medical news

Radiofrequency ablation is effective long-term treatment for kidney tumors

... is an effective, longlasting treatment for small kidney tumors in selected patients. In a followup to res...treatment of renal cell carcinoma, the most common kidney cancer, continued to be successful 4 to 6 years after administration. The report appears in the Jul...

Study shows increased risk of common infections in diabetic patients

...Diseases, now available online. Diabetes can cause kidney problems, nerve damage, blindness and serious cardiovascular complications. Obesity increases the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes usually occurs in children, although it can also develop in adults. Previous studies have indi...

Georgetown cancer researchers develop high throughput method

...ay of nearly 12,000 individual pieces of liver and kidney tissues for this study. With CEMA, the investigators have also solved the problem of creating arrays of thin-walled or multilayered tissues such as intestine, skin, and blood vessels which can not be arrayed by existing technologies....

End-of-life study to focus on needs of Sikh and Muslim patients

...h conditions as terminal cancer, or heart, lung or kidney failure. The patients will be recruited from GPs, hospices, hospitals and from Indian and Pakistani community centres. The two year project will be funded by the Chief Scientist Office. Professor Aziz Sheikh, who will lead the two-year project, said:...

Diuretics effective for people with diabetes and high blood pressure

...icantly increase the risk for developing heart and kidney diseases. High blood pressure can lead to congesti...rotective against death from all causes, end-stage kidney disease, or cancer in people with diabetes, those with elevated fasting glucose, and non-diabetics. ...

Mayo Clinic finds kidney disease associated with 'benign' prostate obstruction

...imes more likely than other men to develop chronic kidney disease, according to findings of a Mayo Clinic st...ommunity," says Andrew Rule, M.D., the Mayo Clinic kidney specialist who conducted the study with epidemiologist Steven Jacobsen, M.D., Ph.D. "Symptomatic an...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...are the introduction of hemodialysis for end-stage kidney disease in the 1960s and allocation of livers for transplant in the 1980s and early 1990s. Like HIV infection, these conditions require expensive, lifelong follow up. Indeed, people who benefit most from hemodialysis are the ones who strictly fol...

FDA approves new indication for Topamax as initial monotherapy for adults and children with epilepsy

...ted with the concomitant use of valproic acid; and kidney stonespatients should maintain an adequate fluid intake to minimize the risk of renal stone formation. In women taking combination oral contraceptives with TOPAMAX, a significant decrease in estrogen exposure has been shown at TOPAMAX doses *200 mg/d...

New drug is effective in reducing rejection in heart transplantation

...cal center and another study of organ rejection in kidney transplant patients. "We're always trying to improve transplantation results. Prior to the approval of cyclosporine in 1983, the death rate in the first year after transplant was 70 percent to 80 percent. With cyclosporine it fell to 20 percent to 30...

NIH encourages African Americans to discuss kidney disease at family reunions

..." by alerting family members about their risks for kidney disease. The National Kidney Disease Education P...out to relatives who have leading risk factors for kidney disease--diabetes or high blood pressure. "Many people know family members who have diabetes or ...

Queensland to be hub of Australasian kidney network

The growing problem of kidney disease will be tackled head on with the formation...ealth and quality of life of people suffering from kidney disease. Associate Professor Carmel Hawley, Chair of the Brisbane-based Operations Secretariat of t...

The bad breath cure

...ople who have an infection, gum disease, diabetes, kidney failure, or a liver malfunction. Xerostomia (dry mouth) and tobacco also contribute to this problem. Cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy may experience dry mouth. Even stress, dieting, snoring, aging and hormonal changes can have an effe...

Kidney donors need to talk

...hool of Nursing and Midwifery Studies recruited 11 kidney donors and their recipients from a regional transplant centre. After interviewing them about their experiences of the process, which is often associated with potential physical and psychological risks, he found that all donors made instant, voluntary...

Are some medicines so good they should be free? In diabetes, the answer may be yes

... of money by preventing heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure, the study shows. And of course, the drug...tient has a lower risk of heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure." The researchers ran the computer model many times, making changes each time in 38 differen...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for July 19, 2005

...erting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors slow progression of kidney disease and reduce heart disease and deaths in patients with diabetes, yet the drugs are underused by elderly patients with diabetes. Some studies have found that elderly people with diabetes cut use of essential drugs as their out-of-pocket drug cos...

Diabetes drug controls blood glucose, cardiac risk

...tes-related problems such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, nerve damage, amputation, blindness and death. "The eight additional trials reporting primary outcomes do not change any of the conclusions of the UKPDS," conclude the review authors. "In overweight type 2 diabetics, intensive metformin sho...

Calcium may prevent polyps, but effect on cancer still not known, study finds

...aging," such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, kidney stones and weight gain. If further studies confirm calcium as effective, the review says it could be given to people who had polyps before and who are thus are at higher risk of getting colorectal cancer. The review cautions that higher doses of calc...

Potential 'weak link' between virus and liver cancer discovered

...cancer and other tumors - including breast, colon, kidney and stomach - that use a similar "pathway" to cancer development, the researchers say. "This study identified a novel mechanism for how hepatitis B primes liver cells to turn cancerous, and what we found has potential relevance for other cancers as w...

Statin therapy may lower mortality in heart failure patients

...rly population. Too, because diabetes and impaired kidney function are also common in patients with diastolic failure, statins may improve the outcome of these conditions, possibly explaining some of the benefits observed by his team with statins in diastolic heart failure. "Because the patients were not ra...

Inhaling large amounts of salt can cause hypertension

...pressure and the development of cardiovascular and kidney diseases, which are major causes of mortality worldwide. The European Food Safety Authority recently issued an opinion stating that current salt intakes in Europe far exceed nutritional requirements and may cause adverse health effects. The present s...

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