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More Cadmium in the Kidneys But Lower Risk of Harm

People who have been exposed to cadmium have higher levels of this heavy metal in the kidneys than previously thought. At the ...

Loyola study to determine whether yoga can help women with urinary incontinence

Researchers now enrolling women for yoga study ...

With no hope of kidney match, woman receives successful transplant

Kimberly Gosell and Dr. Enrico Benedetti, professor and head of surgery at the University of Illinois Hospital. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services. Click on image to download. ... Full story

Cutting phosphate in diet reduces deaths, heart problems related to kidney disease

By Caroline Arbanas - Millions of Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease, a condition that rarely causes symptoms until its later stages. But long before kidneys fail and dialysis becomes a way of life, the body experiences collateral damage. ... Full story

2 incontinence and prolapse procedures found to be comparable in women

Multicenter study sheds light on common surgical techniques and care ... Full story

Widely used heartburn and peptic ulcer medicines increase risk of rare kidney disease: Otago research

New Zealanders taking a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), a type of medicine used to treat gastric acid reflux disorders and peptic ulcer disease, are at an increased risk of a rare kidney disease, according to new findings by University of Otago researchers. ... Full story

Initiation of Dialysis for Acute Kidney Injury Beneficial for Robust Patients, Potentially Dangerous for Frail Patients

PHILADELPHIA — The decision to initiate dialysis for acute kidney injury (AKI) varies depending on different patient factors and there is a lack of robust evidence as to which patients are likely to benefit most and why. A new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has shown that for patients with lower creatinine concentration levels – a sign of reduced muscle mass and weakness – initiation of dialysis could actually be detrimental. The findings are published online first in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. ... Full story

Broad Medicaid coverage leads to lower rates of kidney failure, researchers find

BY TRACIE WHITE - Manjula Tamura’s interest in recent changes to Medicaid, the government’s low-income medical insurance program for adults, was initially spurred by her memory of a 23-year-old patient’s kidney failure. ... Full story

iChoose Kidney app helps patients understand treatment options

App is already being used at Emory University and in the surrounding community ... Full story

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