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Unrelated kidney donor study shows age and obesity increase complications

Patients who have received a new kidney are significantly more likely to develop transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) if they are obese or over 50, according to research published in the September issue of the Journal of Renal Care.

Researchers from Iran studied 360 recipients who had received kidneys from unrelated donors to discover… Unrelated kidney donor study shows age and obesity increase complications   



Children with Lupus Have More Lethal Form of Kidney Disease

Kidney disease caused by the autoimmune disease lupus may be twice as lethal in children as kidney disease caused by other disorders, according to research led by Johns Hopkins Children’s Center investigators.

The findings, published online in the journal Pediatric Nephrology, are based on analysis of records of more than 98,000 children and adults… Children with Lupus Have More Lethal Form of Kidney Disease   



Kidney Stones Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Young adults who’ve had kidney stones may also have an increased risk of clogged arteries, a new study says.

This does not mean that one causes the other, but instead the two conditions might have some common root cause, according to the paper published in the Journal of Urology.

“People who have kidney stones… Kidney Stones Tied to Heart Disease Risk   



Rare kidney disease shows how salt, potassium levels are moderated

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a principal risk factor for heart disease and affects 1 billion people. At least half of them are estimated to be salt-sensitive; their blood pressure rises with sodium intake. New research released today [Jan. 22] shows important aspects of how sodium and potassium are regulated in the kidney.

The… Rare kidney disease shows how salt, potassium levels are moderated   



Value of screening for kidney disease unclear

Screening people to catch early kidney disease may sound like a good idea, but there is no research to prove that it’s worthwhile, according to a new review.

In the U.S., about 11 percent of adults have chronic kidney disease, the vast majority of whom have early-stage disease.

The disease is very common among… Value of screening for kidney disease unclear   



For advanced prostate cancer, new drug slows disease

A new medication proved effective in slowing the spread of metastatic prostate cancer, while helping to maintain the quality of life, in patients with advanced disease. The phase 3 study was unblinded midway, allowing patients receiving the placebo to instead take the drug because of the favorable results.

The study is the first randomized… For advanced prostate cancer, new drug slows disease   



Aspirin before heart surgery reduces the risk of post-operative acute kidney failure

Aspirin taken for five days before a heart operation can halve the numbers of patients developing post-operative acute kidney failure, according to research presented at the European Anaesthesiology Congress in Paris today (Sunday).

Professor Jianzhong Sun (MD, PhD), professor and attending anaesthesiologist at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, USA), told the meeting… Aspirin before heart surgery reduces the risk of post-operative acute kidney failure   



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