Kidney Transplant: How Big Is Too Big?
Before kidney transplantation, heavier patients are often told to lose weight to reduce the risk of complications. However, it's still unclear if some obese patients are too heavy to get a kidney transplant at all.
Kidney Injuries on the Rise
Kidney injury does not always require dialysis. But when injuries are severe enough, patients need dialysis to do the job of their kidneys. Now it appears these severe kidney injuries may be on the rise.
Bringing Back Blood Flow in Kidney Failure
Blocked arteries are a serious problem for kidney failure patients on dialysis. While surgeries to fix blocked arteries can be dangerous for dialysis patients, one type of surgery may be the better option.
Kidney Disease: Warning Sign of its Own
Kidney disease patients have a higher risk of death and kidney failure than others. It was thought that adding high blood pressure or diabetes to the mix boosted these risks. But kidney disease alone may be enough.
Blocked Blood Flow in Kidney Disease
If your kidneys are damaged, you may start to have health problems in other parts of your body. As rates of kidney disease rise, researchers want to know what these health problems may be.
Kidney Survival Better Across the Pond
Kidney transplants can save the lives of patients with kidney failure. Unfortunately, patients' bodies do not always accept the new organ.
Gene Points to Donated Kidney Rejection
While kidney transplants can save lives, not every transplanted organ survives the test of time. Now, researchers have found a new sign that may help predict which donated kidneys will survive for the long haul.
Disability Quiz Spots Dialysis Death Risk
While dialysis can replace the work your kidneys used to do, it is far from a cure for kidney failure. In fact, many dialysis patients die before they can get a transplant.
Kidney Disease Changes Gut Flora
As many as 1,000 different species of bacteria live in your gut. These bacteria play a large role in fending off disease. Now, research suggests kidney disease can change the makeup of these bacteria.
Offbeat Rhythms in Dialysis
If your kidneys are not working properly, you may need to go on dialysis. Both poor kidney function and dialysis have been linked to an offbeat heart rhythm - a problem that seems to be strong in older dialysis patients.