Tag: "renal" at medical news

Studies provide new evidence on risks associated with Cox-2 inhibitors and NSAIDs

... gastrointestinal (GI) effects, as well as adverse renal (kidney) effects. "Overall, an estimated 2.5 mill...s in the United States annually experience adverse renal effects caused by use of NSAIDs," the authors write. "With decreased risk of adverse GI effects, a...

Global view shows strong link between kidney cancer, sunlight exposure

...searchers created a graph with a vertical axis for renal cancer incidence rates, and a horizontal axis for latitude. The latitudes range from -90 for the southern hemisphere, to zero for the equator, to +90 for the northern hemisphere. They then plotted incidence rates for 175 countries according to latitu...

Kidney disease increases risk of sudden cardiac death for ICD patients

...ts without kidney disease, patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) survived less than half as many years (3.2 years vs. 7.4 years, respectively) despite being implanted with a cardiac device. "The study calls into question the survival benefit of ICDs in patients with this degree of kidney disease wh...

More kidney cancer is detected and treated early, yet death rate rises

... in the occurrence of kidney cancer (also known as renal cell carcinoma) for tumors of all sizes. But the g...re not saying that surgery for patients with small renal masses is inappropriate," Hollingsworth says. "Our findings, however, show that their increased trea...

Fatty fish consumption associated with lower risk of kidney cancer in women

...fatty fish in women is linked with a lower risk of renal cell carcinoma, a common form of kidney cancer, ac... JAMA. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) involving the renal parenchyma (the functional tissue of the kidney) accounts for more than 80 percent of all kidney can...

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs use associated with higher gastrointestinal complications

...use is associated with several risks including GI, renal and cardiovascular complications, including heart failure and myocardial infarction. "We were pleased to note that both NSAID-associated GI complications and death have been decreasing since 1992, which we believe can be attributed to several fac...

Fatty fish protects against cancer

...eat fatty fish gain significant protection against renal cancer. At least one portion of fatty fish a week... during the period (1987-2004) reduced the risk of renal cancer by 74 per cent compared with those who never ate fatty fish. The group who ate fresh fish at ...

Using contrast enhanced sonography improves diagnosis of liver and spleen injuries

...nto, CA. This study included 22 liver, spleen or renal injuries. Contrast-enhanced sonography depicted 20 (91%) of the 22 injuries while non-contrast-enhanced sonography revealed 11 (50%). "The main focus of sonography for patients with blunt abdominal trauma is to detect free fluid," said John McGahan,...

The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology looks at effects of smoking cessation drug, varenicline

...acokinetics evident in elderly smokers with normal renal function taking varenicline were similar to that of younger, healthy persons and that the drug was well tolerated in this population, therefore it was unnecessary to adjust the dose of varenicline based solely on age....

Vaccine for brain tumors shows promising results

...tion in both metastatic melanoma (skin cancer) and renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer). The UCSF clinical trial is a phase1/2 study designed to establish the feasibility, safety and preliminary efficacy of vaccination in patients with recurrent, high-grade glioma. The trial involves two groups of six pat...

Fosrenol data show evidence of trends towards improved bone formation in CKD stage 5 patients

...effective treatment, hyperphosphatemia may lead to renal osteodystrophy, a collection of bone diseases characterized by bone pain, brittle bones, skeletal deformities and fractures. "Renal osteodystrophy develops early during chronic kidney disease, so by the time many patients reach dialysis, they may h...

BIDMC's Terry Strom, M.D., honored by American Society of Nephrology

...recognizes one of the major intellectual forces in renal physiology," says ASN President William Henrich, M... to unravel the mysteries of normal and disordered renal function. This award is in recognition of those who follow in his footsteps and contribute to our un...

Study in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

...CA, conducted a study that assessed the effects of renal function on the pharmacokinetics, safety and toler...nsisted of 31 participants with varying degrees of renal function, from normal to end-stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis. Each participant receive...

Prescribing information for kidney disease far too vague

...reasing the dose more gradually, and/or monitoring renal function more frequently." "This lack of practical advice can cause difficulties for both prescribers and patients," he adds....

Fluid displacement from legs to neck can lead to obstructive sleep apnea

...n in fluid-retaining states such as heart failure, renal failure and peripheral edema of unknown cause." "Our data show that displacement of a small amount of fluid such as 340 ml, about 12 ounces, from the legs is sufficient to cause a 102 percent increase in airflow resistance of the pharynx in healthy...

Medicare facing future bankruptcy: 'IEEE-USA Today's Engineer' cites $30 trillion unfunded liability

... disabled people under 65 and those with end-stage renal disease. Three-quarters of Medicare costs are covered by the program; the remainder by recipients. With the expected growth in those eligible for benefits and the uncertainty of future healthcare costs, Medicare Part A, which covers hospital servic...

High-normal uric acid linked with mild cognitive impairment in the elderly

...lso says there is mounting evidence that end-stage renal (kidney) disease increases the risk of cognitive dysfunction and dementia in elderly adults. Given this web of connections, uric acid could potentially become a valuable biological marker for very early cognitive problems in old age. The research...

Researchers identify gene associated with severe kidney failure in diabetes

...rom developing severe kidney failure or "end-stage renal disease." Diabetes is the leading cause of end-stage kidney disease worldwide, an illness that requires either kidney dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant for survival. The carnosinase 1 gene, located on human chromosome 18, produces the prot...

Bayer and Onyx announce pivotal Nexavar kidney cancer study published in NEJM

...sion-free survival (PFS) in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), or kidney cancer. The data, as assessed by independent radiologic review, are from the Treatment Approaches in Renal Cancer Global Evaluation Trial (TARGET) the largest randomized controlled trial ever conducted in advanced RC...

Less experienced surgeons performing new techniques in coronary surgery on black patients

...mplications, including cognitive deficits, stroke, renal failure, and pulmonary dysfunction. Off-pump surgery, which is performed on the beating heart without the use of the cardiopulmonary bypass, was reintroduced in the late 1990s because many surgeons believed it may decrease the incidence of complic...

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