Does the Kidney Cure Lie Within?
Many kidney disease patients eventually have to go on dialysis or get a transplant to stay alive. So, how can doctors keep patients' kidneys working? The answer may lie in the cells of the kidneys themselves.
Blood Cleaning Provides New Transplant Options
Finding a transplant match is no easy task. In addition to organ size and donor age, blood types must also match. A novel procedure may make the blood type issue a thing of the past.
Pumping the Fluids to Save Kids' Kidneys
It is a serious problem when a child gets infected with E. coli - a bacteria that can cause kidney failure. Now, researchers have found a way to protects children's kidneys from the bacteria.
Fabry Disease Affects Spanish Patients Differently
A disease may not affect all populations in an equal manner. A recent study shows that Spanish patients with a rare genetic metabolic disease do not necessarily exhibit the same symptoms as those in other European countries.
Big Belt Size Equals Big Kidney Risks
Being overweight can put you at risk for all sorts of health problems. If you have kidney disease, having a big waist size may be a threat to your life.
FDA: Modified dosing recommendations for Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals of modified recommendations for more conservative dosing of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents ( ESAs ) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to improve the safe use of these drugs.
FDA Alert For Nulojix
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) informed healthcare professionals about the risk evaluation and mitigation strategy ( REMS ) that is required for Nulojix to ensure that the benefits of Nulojix outweigh the risks of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder ( PTLD ) and progressive m ultifocal l eukoencephalopathy ( PML ), both of which can be fatal.
Patients Receive Blood Vessels Made From Donor Cells
Three patients with end stage renal disease mark the first to successfully receive blood vessels engineered in a lab from human skin cells. Following additional testing, "off the shelf" blood vessels could be as readily available as medical gauze.
Nighttime Blood Pressure Shows Risk
Knowing that you're at risk for certain health problems makes it easier to take steps to avoid those problems. Now, kidney disease patients have a way to know if they are headed for trouble.
Easy Access Dialysis
While dialysis is an important way to keep kidney disease patients alive, it can also cause other health problems. Now, a team of students has created a tool to make dialysis safer.