Tag: "renal" at medical news
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
...there are several toxins associated with end-stage renal
disease that have an adverse effect on the muscles...ions of the study lend credence to the notion that renal
transplantation can be performed safely in patients with advanced stages of heart failure due to lef...
Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure
... related to hypertension and the risk of end-stage renal
disease (ESRD), coronary heart disease (CHD), hear... or fatal CHD or any other major cardiovascular or renal
outcome, and diuretic-based treatment was superior to ACE inhibitors and CCBs in reducing HF inciden...
Hemodialysis causes antioxidant loss leading to long-term complications
...ked to numerous adverse complications in end-stage renal
disease (ESRD) patients. The imbalance is caused by the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS), or toxic compounds, and lack of antioxidants to fight these toxins. In fact, the hemodialysis process can cause loss of these necessary antioxid...
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
...uch as age, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, renal
insufficiency and cancer history. "There are many issues to consider. A lot has changed just in the past few years," Mehra says. A primary example is that of the growing older population, and with it, a greater number of patients who would benefit ...
Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children
...luding burns, heart disease, dehydration, obesity, renal
disease, shock and surgery. One of the highest risk factors for blood clots in children is a central venous line, a large catheter inserted into the body to administer medication or nutrients. The line can damage vessel walls. But at the same time, ...
NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease
...abetes, the prevention of stroke, and treatment of renal
ischemia. The Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine promised the citizens of Ohio that it would develop new technology and commercialize it. Arteriocyte represents the first installment on that promise."...
New study shows simple actions wipe out huge higher heart risks for Asian diabetics
...nts and Asian diabetics face a much higher risk of renal
and heart complications leading to a 40% higher mortality rate compared with Caucasians. The researchers also point out that, on top of these increased diabetes risk faced by the Asian population, cultural and communication differences make health ca...
New guidelines recommend screening HIV-infected patients for kidney disease
...Dr. Gupta says. Patients who already have advanced renal
disease may still benefit from antiretroviral therapy, Dr. Gupta notes. "A lot of people say, 'Well, I have to tackle somebody's HIV first and then worry about the kidneys next.' Fortunately, you may be doing both at the same time." However, some ant...
Journal study suggests many glaucoma patients don't take medication properly
...on adherence list. The four other ailments include renal
and pulmonary diseases, diabetes, and sleep disorders....
Low-fat dairy may lower risk of type 2 diabetes in men
...cardiovascular disease, amputation, blindness, and renal
failure, imposes enormous medical and economic burdens, primary prevention has become a public health imperative. Recent studies have shown that diet and lifestyle modifications are important means of preventing type 2 diabetes." Hyon K. Choi, M.D.,...
Children with high blood lead levels often do not receive follow-up tests
...scular disease, tooth decay, spontaneous abortion, renal
disease, cognitive decline, and cataracts." "The key to primary prevention is to require screening of high-risk, older housing units to identify lead hazards before a child is poisoned. Screening and follow-up testing of high-risk children will rema...
Your heart could indicate whether you have kidney problems
...ular risk factors appear to indicate deteriorating renal
function in all adults. Researchers discovered var...en increasingly recognized as a cause of end-stage renal
disease (ESRD), a recent study of over 8,500 patients discovered that this same disease also affects...
New kidney cancer drug response rate is more than double that of standard treatment
... 40 percent in patients with metastatic (advanced) renal
cell (kidney) cancer who received SU11248 in secon...Continuing with our study of SU11248 treatment for renal
cell cancer, first reported at last year's annual ASCO meeting, we found a partial response rate for...
Steroid-free regimen with CellCept found comparable to standard therapy in liver transplantation
...te the effect of these regimens on preservation of renal
function and prevention of acute rejection, organ loss and patient survival. CellCept A Cornerstone of Treatment for 10 Years CellCept is an immunosuppressant or anti-rejection drug approved for use in combination with other immunosuppressive dr...
New national effort seeks a more rational organ allocation system for kidney transplants
...is to improve the lives of patients with end-stage renal
disease by assuring the just and optimal use of deceased donor kidneys. There will likely be changes to the allocation guidelines down the line, and they will be changes based on multiple things we can do to improve the lives of patients." An Exampl...
New data show the efficacy of EQUETRO in patients with Bipolar I Disorder
...l nervous system (CNS), gastrointestinal (GI), and renal
diseases. Shire has operations in the world's key pharmaceutical markets (US, Canada, UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany) as well as a specialist drug delivery unit in the US. For further information on Shire, please visit the Company's website: ...
Post-marketing analysis examines cholesterol-lowering drugs' side effects
...g in toxins released in the blood that can lead to renal
failure), proteinuria (protein in the urine), neph...g in toxins released in the blood that can lead to renal
failure), proteinuria (protein in the urine), nephropathy (a reduced ability of the kidneys to filte...
Multi-drug resistant TB persists in California
...rug levels, second-line drug susceptibilities, and renal
function) over an 18- to 24-month period," the authors write. The researchers add that to help support the efforts of local programs to manage patients with complex MDR- TB, the California Department of Health Services TB Control Branch established ...
Discovery may prevent life-threatening wasting disease in patients with chronic kidney disease
...mbat this life-threatening complication of chronic renal
disease, which affects more than 10 percent of the population and costs $40 billion each year to treat." In an accompanying editorial commentary, William Mitch, M.D., past president of the American Society of Nephrology and Edward Randall Distinguish...
Canadian study demonstrates new approach to achieving diabetes control
...h as heart disease, stroke, permanent vision loss, renal
disease, damage to the limbs and erectile dysfunction in men. Aggressive treatment is critical, especially for patients with an A1C level of nine per cent or less. Health Canada recognizes that the growth of diabetes is at epidemic levels and estima...
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