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New test predicts worsening of condition in kidney disease patients
Date: 2011-09-09 15:46:20
Individuals who have received unhealthy kidney test results are at risk for a number of complications, including kidney failure, heart disease and death. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Colorado has developed a blood test that may predict the odds that a person with impaired renal function will develop these complications.... Full Story

Metabolic syndrome shown to increase risk of kidney problems
Date: 2011-08-22 16:01:41
Individuals who suffer from metabolic syndrome may benefit from talking to their doctor about kidney testing, as new research shows that the condition significantly increases the risk of renal complications.... Full Story

Large waist circumference may increase risk of death in kidney disease patients
Date: 2011-07-14 15:25:07
Individuals who have larger waistlines may benefit from kidney testing, as a new study has shown that these individuals may have twice the risk of dying from kidney disease.... Full Story

Premature babies are at risk of kidney complications later in life
Date: 2011-06-27 15:51:39
Individuals who were born early may benefit from kidney testing, as a new study out of Monash University has shown that premies are significantly more likely to develop kidney disease later in life.... Full Story

Growing prevalence of diabetes makes kidney disease more common, study finds
Date: 2011-06-23 15:27:51
Due mainly to rising diabetes rates, the number of people who are receiving unhealthy kidney test results is climbing at alarming rates, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Full Story

Many kidney disease patients have poor health literacy
Date: 2011-05-09 11:19:59
Understanding and following all of doctors' orders is particularly important for individuals who have received unhealthy kidney test results. Conditions involving the organ can be very technical and require patients to participate in their own care. However, a new study from University of Pittsburgh researchers shows that many individuals may be unprepared to handle diseases of the kidney.... Full Story

Older adults with heart ailments have high rate of kidney disease
Date: 2011-04-25 12:26:22
Older individuals who suffer from heart disease may benefit from kidney testing, as new research from Tufts Medical Center shows that kidney disease is common in elderly individuals with poor heart health.... Full Story

Low-carb diet improves kidney test results in diabetics with nephropathy
Date: 2011-04-22 11:26:15
A low-carbohydrate diet may improve kidney test results in individuals with diabetes, according to a new study from a group of Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers.... Full Story

Kidney testing predicts risk of failure in individuals with disease
Date: 2011-04-13 11:49:12
Regular kidney testing may accurately predict the risk of kidney failure in individuals who suffer from renal disease, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Full Story

Depressed patients are at greater risk of kidney failure
Date: 2011-03-14 11:38:25
Individuals who suffer from depression may benefit from kidney testing, as a new study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has found that these patients are much more likely to suffer from kidney failure.... Full Story

Stem cells may hold key to treating kidney damage
Date: 2011-02-15 13:36:34
Individuals who have kidney testing that shows that they have impaired renal function due to infection may soon have a new treatment option. A team of researchers has reported in the journal Cell Medicine that it may soon be possible to transplant stem cells to treat certain kidney conditions.... Full Story

Few diabetics are aware of potential kidney complications
Date: 2011-02-10 13:45:54
Diabetic patients may need to be better informed of the potential for renal complications and the need for regular kidney testing, as a new study from a team of UK researchers has found that few are aware that diabetes increases the risk of developing kidney disease.... Full Story

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