Spotting the Silent Kidney Killer
The sooner kidney disease is spotted in a patient, the better chance that patient has of avoiding death. Now, there appears to be a way to detecting kidney disease even in those without signs of the disease.
What's the Best Cocktail for Transplants?
Even if a patient gets a new kidney, it is not the end of the fight against kidney disease. That patient's body can still reject the new organ. Now, researchers know which drugs work best to stop this from happening.
Staying Alive after a Kidney Transplant
Kidney disease patients can wait years before they get a transplant. Even when they get a new organ, their body might reject it. Now, there is a way to make patient's bodies more accepting of transplants.
Low Blood Pressure During Dialysis May Lead to Clots
It's been known that low blood pressure while undergoing kidney dialysis is linked to some nasty side effects. Now the risk of blood clots has been added to that expanding list.
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.
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.