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Long-term use of non-aspirin painkillers triples kidney cancer risk
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
London, Sept 13 (ANI): People who take non-aspirin painkillers such as ibuprofen, diclofenac, and naproxen for more than 10 years are at a three-times higher chance of getting kidney cancer, according to new research. The study of more than 125,000 adults found that people who took non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were 51 percent more likely to develop the disease. However, those ...
Long-term use of non-aspirin painkillers triples kidney cancer risk
Hormone levels can predict premature death in kidney patients
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): High levels of a specific hormone can predict which kidney patients will develop heart problems, require dialysis or die prematurely, according to researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. "This discovery allows us to predict at-risk patients before they require dialysis," said lead investigator Michel Chonchol, MD, an associate professor of medicine specializing in ...
Hormone levels can predict premature death in kidney patients
Metabolic syndrome ups risk of kidney disease by 55pc
Posted On: Aug. 22, 2011
Washington, August 20 (ANI): Metabolic syndrome, which comprises a group of medical disorders that increase people's risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and premature death risk, may contribute to kidney disease, according to a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher. A patient is diagnosed with the syndrome when he or she exhibits three or more of the following characteristics: ...
Metabolic syndrome ups risk of kidney disease by 55pc
High or low salt intake during pregnancy can retard kids' kidney development
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Be it too much or too little, salt intake during pregnancy can have an adverse effect on the prenatal development of the offspring's kidneys, according to a new animal study from Europe. The consequence of such disturbance can lead to high blood pressure in later years. Previous research has linked high blood pressure with a low ...
High or low salt intake during pregnancy can retard kids' kidney development
Large waist can double risk of dying for patients with kidney disease
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A study has found that patients with kidney disease face double the risk of dying if they have large waists. The study, led by a Loyola University Health System researcher, found that the larger a kidney patient's waist circumference, the greater the chance the patient would die. Lead researcher Holly Kramer, MD, MPH, and colleagues showed ...
Large waist can double risk of dying for patients with kidney disease
Hormone linked to mortality in chronic kidney disease patients
Posted On: June 17, 2011
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Miami have identified a new marker to predict progressive kidney failure, death. They have found that a high level of a hormone that regulates phosphate is associated with an increased risk of kidney failure and death among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Senior study author Myles Wolf, M.D., M.M.Sc., at the ...
Hormone linked to mortality in chronic kidney disease patients
Hormone linked to mortality in chronic kidney disease patients
Posted On: June 17, 2011
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Miami have identified a new marker to predict progressive kidney failure, death. They have found that a high level of a hormone that regulates phosphate is associated with an increased risk of kidney failure and death among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Senior study author Myles Wolf, M.D., M.M.Sc., at the ...
Hormone linked to mortality in chronic kidney disease patients
Kidney failure, muscle breakdown linked to kava tea
Posted On: April 29, 2011
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A study has found that a trendy tea derived from the kava plant can cause kidney failure and muscle breakdown. When doctors at the University of Rochester Medical Center emergency room examined a 34-year-old bicyclist, who was found collapsed on a roadside, they were surprised to find what had caused his ills. They described it as ...
Kidney failure, muscle breakdown linked to kava tea
Scientists discover potential new drug therapy for kidney diseases
Posted On: April 28, 2011
California, April 27 (ANI): Scientists at the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and the Neuroscience Research Institute at UCSB have discovered a potential new drug therapy for patients with kidney diseases. Statistics show that over 600,000 people in the U.S and 12 million worldwide are affected by the inherited kidney disease known as autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), ...
Scientists discover potential new drug therapy for kidney diseases
Gene key to kidney disease, failure and death identified
Posted On: April 25, 2011
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A new study has found that a gene called PVT1 may help reduce the kidneys ability to filter blood, leading to kidney disease, failure and death. Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) found PVT1 expression levels increased up to 5-fold in response to hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, a condition that often accompanies diabetes. ...
Gene key to kidney disease, failure and death identified
Low carb, high-fat diet may reverse kidney failure in diabetes
Posted On: April 23, 2011
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time determined that the ketogenic diet, a specialized high-fat, low carbohydrate diet, may reverse impaired kidney function in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. They also identified a previously unreported panel of genes associated with diabetes-related kidney failure, whose expression was reversed by the diet. Charles Mobbs, professor of ...
Low carb, high-fat diet may reverse kidney failure in diabetes
Cholesterol-lowering drug could protect kidneys after surgery
Posted On: April 15, 2011
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new study involving an Indian-origin researcher has suggested that taking a cholesterol-lowering drug called statin before having major elective surgery could potentially reduce serious kidney complications. Each year, more than 230 million major elective surgeries are performed around the world. Unfortunately, many patients who undergo major operations develop kidney injury soon after surgery, often due ...
Cholesterol-lowering drug could protect kidneys after surgery
Scottish scientists grow kidneys in lab
Posted On: April 11, 2011
London, April 10 (ANI): Scottish scientists have made a breakthrough in organ transplantation by successfully growing kidneys in a laboratory. The development could help tackle the tragic shortage of organs for transplant, reports the Scotsman. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh created the organs by manipulating stem cells - early cells that are the building blocks of the body - ...
Scottish scientists grow kidneys in lab
Combination ACE inhibitor therapy raises risk of kidney failure, death
Posted On: March 28, 2011
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new study has warned that elderly patients who have been prescribed combination angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) have a higher risk of kidney failure and death. This study, by researchers from the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, sought to determine the safety of combination therapy of ACE ...
Combination ACE inhibitor therapy raises risk of kidney failure, death
Depression may increase kidney failure risk
Posted On: March 14, 2011
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Depression is linked to an increased risk of developing kidney failure in the future, according to a new study. Lead investigator, Dr. Willem Kop (Department of Medical Psychology and Neuropsychology at the University of Tilburg, the Netherlands) and colleagues studied 5,785 people from four counties across the United States for 10 years. The participants were 65 ...
Depression may increase kidney failure risk
Kidney transplant patients with low physical activity 'likely to die early'
Posted On: March 7, 2011
Washington, March 06 (ANI): A study has indicated that low physical activity increases kidney transplant patients' likelihood of dying early. The results suggest that patients need to exercise to fend off an early death. Until now, no one has examined whether low physical activity levels in kidney transplant recipients is associated with an increased risk of dying prematurely from heart-related ...
Kidney transplant patients with low physical activity 'likely to die early'
Pine bark extract improves kidney function in patients with metabolic syndrome
Posted On: March 4, 2011
Washington, March 02 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, improves kidney function in patients with metabolic syndrome. In patients with metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure and blood glucose gradually impair kidney function, which in turn affects the organ's ability to filter waste from the body. ...
Pine bark extract improves kidney function in patients with metabolic syndrome
Home urine test measures insulin production in diabetics
Posted On: March 2, 2011
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simple home urine test that can measure if patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are producing their own insulin. The urine test, from Professor Andrew Hattersley's Exeter-based team at the Peninsula Medical School, replaces multiple blood tests in hospital and can be sent by post as it is stable for ...
Home urine test measures insulin production in diabetics
Low levels of anti-aging hormone may be an indicator of kidney disease
Posted On: Feb. 21, 2011
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that low levels of the anti-aging hormone Klotho may serve as an early warning sign of the presence of kidney disease and its deadly cardiovascular complications. Using mice, investigators found that soft-tissue calcification, a common and serious side effect of chronic kidney disease (CKD), improves when Klotho hormone levels ...
Low levels of anti-aging hormone may be an indicator of kidney disease
Stem cell transplants show promise for patients with kidney problems
Posted On: Feb. 16, 2011
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that transplanting autologous renal progenitor cells (RPCs), (kidney stem cells derived from self-donors), into rat models with kidney damage from pyelonephritis - a type of urinary infection that has reached the kidney - improved kidney structure and function. The study was conducted by a team of researchers from the Tehran ...
Stem cell transplants show promise for patients with kidney problems
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