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Get Those Kidneys Back Up To Speed
Diabetes can harm many different parts of the body, especially the kidneys. Now, there's a new drug that may help patients with type 2 diabetes get their kidneys back in working order.
The Rise of Diabetes' Dangerous Partner
Diabetes is one of the biggest health problems in the United States. As more and more Americans get diabetes, the number of people suffering from diabetes-related problems is also going up.
Nighttime Dialysis Repairs the Damage
Going to a dialysis center day after day can be a huge strain on people with kidney failure. That's why many patients do dialysis at home. Now, there may be another reason to do dialysis at home.
FDA Approves Nulojix For Kidney Transplant Patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Nulojix ( belatacept ) to prevent acute rejection in adult patients who have had a kidney transplant.
A Sign of Kidney Failure to Come
Sometimes, doctors can look for signs in patients to see if they are at risk for complication from a disease further down the road. This lets the doctors help their patients to take steps to avoid that problem.
No Good News for Lupus Patients' Kidneys
In recent years, treatment for lupus nephritis (kidney damage caused by lupus) has gotten better. Yet outcomes for many patients with the disease still do not look good.
Take Control with Dialysis at Home
When a person suffers kidney failure, their kidneys can no longer remove waste from the body. The best fix for kidney failure is an organ transplant, but the wait for a new kidney can take years.
Who Is Gonna Lose a Kidney
Getting a kidney transplant can be the difference between life and death for many patients. Yet even when patients finally get a much needed kidney, their body may reject the new organ.
High-Risk Operations Less Risky Now
Surgical, anesthetic and hospital expertise are improving everyday. Because more high risk surgeries are performed in sophisticated, state of the art institutions, surgery death rates have dropped in the past 10 years.
No Added Risks for Evening Transplants
There has been mounting concern that surgeon fatigue has been leading to dangerous conditions for transplant patients. This was especially true of late night transplants if that is when a donor organ is available. New research from John Hopkins University School of Medicine suggests it's simply not the case.