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Alpha blockers more effective for large kidney stones

Review of 55 kidney stone studies finds moderate evidence to support low-risk alpha blockers in larger stones ...

Researchers Examine Effect of Mesh Treatment on Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Incontinence

A synthetic mesh that is commonly used to treat a form of urinary incontinence as well as the weakening of the female ...

World first MRI study sheds light on heart damage during kidney dialysis

Experts in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and kidney disease have carried out the first ever scans to study the heart function of kidney patients while they are having dialysis treatment. ... Full story

New Insights Into Mechanisms Behind Polycystic Kidney Disease

By Sarah Plumridge A team of scientists determined the structure of an ion channel and the potential mechanisms leading to the activation of ... Full story

Myth: Cranberry as cure-all for UTIs

By Ziba Kashef (© Americans have long turned to cranberries as folk medicine for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs), which are more common in ... Full story

A New Method to Predict Damage in Transplanted Kidneys

By Anna Williams A Northwestern Medicine study published in The Lancet has identified a set of genes that could be used to predict whether a transplanted ... Full story

Chronic kidney disease paper awarded prestigious Research Paper of the Year

A study into how patients react to diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease has won the prestigious Research Paper of the Year Award from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)and Primary Care People. ... Full story

Researchers identify protein critical in causing chronic UTIs

Findings suggest a new way to prevent common infection ... Full story

Increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria hinders treatment of kidney infections

Researchers recommended development of new medications and new guidelines for treatment ... Full story

Eating more fruits and vegetables cut kidney patients’ medicine expense in half

•People with kidney disease cut their medicine expenses in half and reduced their blood pressure by eating more fruits and vegetables compared to patients who followed a baking soda regimen or had typical care. •For patients on dialysis, a separate study found that combining aerobic exercise and strength training improved fitness and lowered blood pressure. ... Full story

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