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New medications may benefit kidney disease patients
Date: 2010-11-30 13:33:11
In recent years, scientists have developed a range of new medications that can effectively prevent kidney disease from progressing to full-blown failure. The availability of these therapies make kidney testing all the more important. Doctors can't start their patients on the treatments until they know there is as problem.... Full Story

Improving diet may benefit kidney disease patients
Date: 2010-11-24 08:50:11
Individuals who have received bad news from kidney testing know that kidney disease can be extremely difficult to live with. However, experts are increasingly saying that improving nutrition may be one way for individuals with renal disease to improve their condition.... Full Story

Low blood pressure associated with better kidney disease outcomes
Date: 2010-09-02 21:02:16
Patients who are being treated for renal disease and have high blood pressure may want to consider seeking further kidney testing to determine the condition of the organ. A new study has found that patients who have lower blood pressure respond better to kidney treatments.... Full Story

Small amount of kidney damage may have large effects for diabetics
Date: 2010-08-25 20:03:15
Individuals with type 1 diabetes may benefit from kidney testing, as a new study found that even a small amount of damage - which is common among those with the disease - significantly increases their risk of dying. ... Full Story

Study: HIV-positive drug users need kidney testing
Date: 2010-08-13 22:08:57
Health officials are urging HIV infected injection drug users to seek kidney testing following the results of a recent study that show that these individuals often have poor kidney function. The study suggests that careful monitoring of these individuals may be necessary. ... Full Story

Low-income kidney patients receive less pre-dialysis care
Date: 2010-08-06 21:53:41
Low-income individuals who are at risk for renal disease may benefit from kidney testing before they start to notice symptoms. A new study has found that socio-economic factors impact the care a kidney patient receives before they are forced to start dialysis treatments.... Full Story

Early morning kidney testing more effective
Date: 2010-07-26 20:24:42
Individuals who have renal disease and undergo kidney testing to monitor whether their condition is progressing may benefit from scheduling their kidney tests for the morning, as opposed to other times of day. A new study has found that this method is superior for monitoring kidney condition than others. ... Full Story

African Americans are at greater risk of kidney disease
Date: 2010-07-20 19:28:26
African American individuals who have a history of nephropathy in their family may want to consider seeking a kidney test to determine their risk factor for the disease. A new study has found that a gene found in many African Americans is a leading cause of the disease. ... Full Story

New biomarker could improve kidney tests
Date: 2010-06-29 21:29:29
Individuals who have a history of renal disease in their family may want to consider seeking a kidney test, as new research has found that there may be a genetic component to the condition that can be passed through generations. ... Full Story

Heart disease drug may be dangerous to patients on dialysis
Date: 2010-06-28 14:00:21
Patients who are taking certain heart medications and are also on dialysis may want to have their kidneys tested for further damage, as a new study has found that the heart medication digoxin may increase the risk of premature death. ... Full Story

African American communities receive less kidney testing, care
Date: 2010-06-18 22:36:53
Patients in predominantly black neighborhoods rarely receive the kind of kidney testing that could help them improve their condition before their kidneys deteriorate to a stage that necessitates dialysis, according to a new report. ... Full Story

Hepatitis C linked to kidney cancer
Date: 2010-06-03 18:06:26
Individuals who have contracted hepatitis C may want to seek a kidney test, as a new study has found a link between the virus and kidney cancer. ... Full Story

Salt reduction can effectively treat high blood pressure
Date: 2010-06-01 18:35:02
A kidney test that shows the organ is diseased often opens the door to many other health problems for that patient. Many individuals who have kidney diseases have a hard time controlling their blood pressure which can lead to a host of heart health issues. ... Full Story

Hepatitis C patients at increased risk of developing kidney cancer
Date: 2010-04-09 21:54:25
Results of a recent Henry Ford Hospital study suggest that patients who test positive for the hepatitis C virus face a significantly increased risk of developing renal cell carcinoma. ... Full Story

Kidney disease more likely to progress in minorities than whites
Date: 2010-03-15 16:06:52
Low-income minority adults who test positive for moderate to severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) are considerably more likely to progress to kidney failure than are whites, U.S researchers have found. ... Full Story

Low potassium levels in heart failure patients with chronic kidney disease
Date: 2010-02-23 18:43:32
A recent study conducted by investigators from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has found that patients with heart failure and chronic kidney disease (CKD) who have low potassium levels are at an increased risk of hospitalization or death. ... Full Story

Urine test may help identify early stage kidney failure
Date: 2010-02-03 19:34:06
A recent study has reportedly found that high levels of proteinuria, or protein in the urine, may help doctors identify people who are at a risk of kidney failure, leading researchers to recommend that a test be included into new medical guidelines that are expected to be released in the summer of 2011, according to Health Day. ... Full Story

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