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Unlocking the kidney riddle in newborns

Researchers are closer to understanding why babies born with smaller kidneys have a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease. ...

Dialysis is no laughing matter; however researchers are now asking if it should be

For 11,000 Australians kidney dialysis is not something to laugh about. However a good chuckle might well be the best thing for ...

Lessons to Learn After Hurricane Sandy Significantly Impacts Kidney Patients

(New York, NY) – Hospital and dialysis facility disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy led to increased emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and a slight rise in the death rate of kidney patients in New York and New Jersey, according to a new study published in the January issue of the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases. ... Full story

Added benefit of sucroferric oxyhydroxide is not proven

No suitable data presented / drug not dosed in compliance with approval in the studies ... Full story

New option for treating kidney disease effects on nervous system, blood vessels

People with chronic kidney disease often have an overactivation of the sympathetic nervous system, which contributes to increased risk for cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. ... Full story

Kidney disease on the rise, but patients on dialysis or with kidney transplantation living longer

Data center releases 2014 report on state of kidney disease in the United States ... Full story

Small change in blood acidity could prove detrimental to kidney disease patients

A University of Manchester scientist has discovered that very small changes in the level of acidity in blood may have a detrimental impact on the health of patients with kidney disease. ... Full story

Use with Caution: High Doses of Vancomycin Fuel Risk of Kidney Damage in Children

Results of a small Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study show that hospitalized children given high-dose IV infusions of the antibiotic vancomycin to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections face an increased risk for kidney damage — an often reversible but sometimes serious complication. ... Full story

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