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Which Pill to Pop for Kidney Protection?
Lupus can cause problems in many different parts of the body, including the kidneys. Patients with kidney complications are usually treated with medications. But which drug treatment works best?
Vytorin Has Double Duty
Kidney disease patients face a high risk of heart-related events like stroke. As such, patients need ways to protect against potentially deadly problems. Now, health advisors are backing a drug that does just that.
Adding Disease to Injury
Acute kidney injury, or the rapid loss of kidney function, is common in hospitalized diabetes patients. While an acute injury could mean death, it also can leave survivors with some long-term health problems.
Family Matters When Donating
Family is important to almost every culture around the world. When it comes to live kidney donation, it seems that family is especially important for African Americans.
Two Mean Kidney Genes
Why are African Americans more likely than whites to develop kidney disease? Well, it may have to do with a change to a certain gene.
These Stents are Safe in Kidney Patients
Stents are tubes that are used to treat narrowed or weakened arteries. In many cases, they can be lifesaving. But are some types of stents safer than others?
Kidney Disease: It's in the Family
African Americans have a high risk of kidney failure, especially if they have a family history of the condition. Recent discoveries have now increased the understanding of kidney disease in this high-risk population.
Transplant Care: The Gap Remains Wide
Organ transplant clinics have to report their success rates. The idea is to help patients find the best medical care and motivate clinics to improve their care. But public reporting does not seem to be helping.
Celebrating an Organ Donor Milestone
One major roadblock of getting organ transplants for patients is finding people who are willing to donate. Now, the donation and transplant community is celebrating a long-awaited turn in the right direction.
More Hormone, More Risk
People with chronic kidney disease are at risk of deadly heart problems. If their kidneys stop functioning entirely, they have to go on dialysis. How can doctors spot kidney patients at risk of these complications?