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Fistula Formation For Kidney Dialysis Patients

For more than 20 years, Michael Allon, M.D., and Michelle Robbin, M.D.along with Carlton Young, M.D. collaborated to improve the care of end-stage kidney disease patients who are on hemodialysis. One vexing problem they face is trying to form fistulas in the arms of kidney-failure patients; in preparation for initiating dialysis. “People with the end-stage…

Kidney Transplantation

Kidney Transplantation To Minority Patients With Different Blood

Minority patients achieve the same outcomes if they receive the donor’s kidneys. That is fully immunologically compatible compared with patients who receive the organs from fully compatible donors. Three years after transplantation; patient and graft survival rates were the same for minorities who received a donor kidney with the same blood type.  As for those…

chronic kidney disease

Identify New Therapeutic Targets For Kidney Fibrosis

Chronic kidney disease is a global health concern, affecting about 10 % of the world’s population and increasing in prevalence. A final, common pathway in chronic kidney disease is fibrosis.  Just as fibrosis or the formation of fibrous connective tissue can cause devastating effects in the lung, liver, heart and elsewhere; fibrosis of the kidneys…

Renal Events

Renal Events More Likely With Renal Atheriosclerosis

Renal arteriosclerosis increases the risk for both renal composite and cardiovascular events in Japanese adults with type-2 diabetes. Diabetic nephropathy regardless of the presence of hypertension, according to findings published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. Miho Shimizu Ph.D., of the division of nephrology at Kanazawa University Hospital in Japan, and colleagues conducted a retrospective study…

Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Lower In Women

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a type of kidney disease in which there is a gradual loss of kidney function over a period of months or years. Early on there are typically no symptoms. Later, leg swelling, feeling tired, vomiting, loss of appetite or confusion may develop. Complications may include heart disease, high blood pressure, bone disease, or anemia. Causes of Chronic kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, glomerulonephritis,…

Patients With CKD, Diabetes At No Greater Cardiorenal

Patients with non-proteinuric diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease are not at greater risk for cardiorenal syndrome compared to patients with CKD and no diabetes, according to a study published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. The presence of diabetes per se, as well as moderate proteinuria, was associated with higher mortality and cardiovascular event risk; but abnormal proteinuria affected the risk of ESRD independent of diabetes.