Kidney Transplants in the Internet Age
Across the United States, hundreds of thousands of dialysis patients are waiting for new kidneys. Unfortunately, there are not enough organs to go around. Paperless donor screening may partially fix this problem.
Kidney Failure's Bleeding Risk
Kidney disease puts people at risk for a number of related health complications. As their kidneys start to fail, some patients may even bleed from their stomach or intestines, a problem that may need more attention.
A Decade Ahead of Kidney Damage
Unfortunately, a good deal of diabetes patients will suffer from kidney disease. While kidney damage may be one of the more deadly complications of diabetes, it is also preventable - especially if it is spotted early.
Pregnancy after Kidney Transplant
Women with kidney disease or kidney failure often face fertility problems. If she is lucky enough to get a kidney transplant, a woman may improve her reproductive health. But is it still safe for her to get pregnant?
Dialysis and Death for Native Americans
A variety of factors - such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and ethnicity - can affect a person's risk of death from kidney failure. For Native Americans, geography may play a role in kidney failure risk.
Blood Pressure Drugs Better at Bedtime
Because high blood pressure can damage the kidneys, many patients with chronic kidney disease take drugs to lower their blood pressure. These patients might find it more beneficial to take their drugs before bed.
New Test for Spotting Kidney Disorder
When it comes to kidney disorders, an early diagnosis can make a huge difference in a patient's outcome. Doctors and patients may soon have a new test that can diagnose a certain kidney disorder in its early stages.
Which Pill to Pop for Kidney Protection?
Lupus can cause problems in many different parts of the body, including the kidneys. Patients with kidney complications are usually treated with medications. But which drug treatment works best?
Vytorin Has Double Duty
Kidney disease patients face a high risk of heart-related events like stroke. As such, patients need ways to protect against potentially deadly problems. Now, health advisors are backing a drug that does just that.
Adding Disease to Injury
Acute kidney injury, or the rapid loss of kidney function, is common in hospitalized diabetes patients. While an acute injury could mean death, it also can leave survivors with some long-term health problems.