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Chronic heartburn drugs linked to higher kidney disease

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

According to two new studies, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be linked to a greater risk of chronic kidney disease. PPIs are commonly indicated for heartburn. PPIs include the drugs Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. Although the current studies did find a correlation between the drugs and chronic kidney disease, there was no causal relationship established. […]

Hot weather sparks septicemia, kidney failure hospitalizations

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

According to a new study, heat waves increased the risk of hospitalization among older adults for various conditions other than heat stroke, including kidney failure and septicemia. The study was led by by Francesca Dominici, PhD, of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. The researchers involved said that past studies on the impact […]

Cinacalcet may lower rates of hip fracture in dialysis patients

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

According to a new study, a medicine named cinacalcet (brand name Sensipar) may help lower the rates of hip fracture in patients who have to undergo dialysis. People with kidney failure have to undergo dialysis on a regular basis, and this procedure can cause bone-thinning and increase fracture risk. The study was led by Sharon […]

Smartphones may help improve how young teens take kidney treatment medicines

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

A new study has found that smartphones may help young adults and teens improve their adherence to medication schedules for kidney treatment. The study was led by Oleh M. Akchurin, MD, with Weill Cornell College of Medicine in New York City. A total of 70 young people from a pediatric kidney clinic were part of […]

Fresh food, less sodium intake slowed kidney decline in kidney disease patients

Friday, November 14th, 2014

According a new study, eating more fresh food and less salt may slow down the decline in kidney function of kidney disease patients to the end-stage. Another separate study has found that it can even prevent kidney disease. The first study was led by Meg J. Jardine, PhD, of the George Institute of International Health […]

Exercise helps kidney failure patients on dialysis

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

A new study has found that exercise can help kidney failure patients on dialysis mentally and physically. The lead authors for this study were Antonio Alberto Lopes, MD, from Federal University of Bahia in Brazil, and Ronald Pisoni, PhD, with Arbor Research for Collaborative Health in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A total of 5,763 dialysis patients […]

Sufficient Vitamin D Crucial for Kidney Transplants

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

A recent study suggests that patients with lower levels of vitamin D had a greater risk of organ rejection after a kidney transplant.  The level of vitamin D was directly linked to the effectiveness of the kidneys in filtering waste out of the body after the surgery. The study was done by Yoshitsugu Obi, MD, […]

Tynelol and Alcohol Can Harm Kidneys

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

According to a recent study based on data from a health survey, the combination of Tylenol and alcohol may increase the risk of kidney problems. The researchers associated with this study saw that Tylenol (acetaminophen) and alcohol, when taken separately, did not lead to harm the kidney significantly. However, taking them together increased the risk […]

Exercises beneficial for Kidney Disease Patients

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Exercise has several known health benefits, but people with chronic conditions are often not exercising the way they need to. A recent study shows that an exercise and lifestyle change program can lead to healthier heart and lungs for patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. The researchers in this study reported that there was a […]

Native American Lupus Patients have Greater Kidney Risks

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Kidney damage is one of the biggest complications associated with lupus, and some patients have a higher risk of suffering from it than others. A recent study suggests that Native American ancestry may be linked to this increased risk among some patients. The study also shows that Native American ancestry may protect the patients from […]

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