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07 Jun

That Morning Cup of Coffee May Protect Your Kidneys, Study Finds

Drinking any amount of coffee each day may help prevent acute kidney injury, researchers say.

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07 Jun
Coffee Is Kind to Your Kidneys

Coffee Is Kind to Your Kidneys

There's more good news for coffee lovers who already reap its other health benefits -- your favorite beverage may also help pro...

13 May
Kidney Transplant Safe When Organ Donor Has COVID: Study

Kidney Transplant Safe When Organ Donor Has COVID: Study

Even before the pandemic, the demand for donor kidneys far exceeded supply. That shortfall only worsened when hospitals started refusing to use kidneys fr...

29 Apr
Thinking of Donating a Kidney? New Data Shows It's Safe

Thinking of Donating a Kidney? New Data Shows It's Safe

If you're thinking about donating a kidney, new research could alleviate your concerns.

"The results of this study are extremely reassuring for individuals who are considering being living kidney donors. We found that this lifesaving surgery, when performed at experience...

26 Jan
Common Gout Drug Is Safe in Patients With Kidney Issues

Common Gout Drug Is Safe in Patients With Kidney Issues

Allopurinol, a frequently used gout medication, does not appear to drive up the risk for dying among gout patients who also struggle with chronic kidney disease, new research shows.

The finding is based on an analysis of two decades worth of British health records. And i...

26 Jan
Saline IV Drip Just as Good as Pricier Options in Hospital ICUs: Study

Saline IV Drip Just as Good as Pricier Options in Hospital ICUs: Study

Saline intravenous (IV) fluids are as effective as more costly solutions in treating intensive care patients and keeping them alive, Australian researchers report.

"Just about every patient admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) will receive intravenous fluids for res...

20 Jan
Doctors Transplant Gene-Modified Pig Kidneys Into Brain-Dead Patient

Doctors Transplant Gene-Modified Pig Kidneys Into Brain-Dead Patient

In another breakthrough for animal-to-human organ transplantation, U.S. researchers say they've transplanted two genetically modified pig kidneys into a living human.

The recipient was Jim Parsons, 57, a brain-dead man on life support whose family agreed to allow the sur...

29 Dec
COVID-19 Can Cause Scarring of Kidneys: Study

COVID-19 Can Cause Scarring of Kidneys: Study

COVID-19 patients are at risk for serious long-term kidney damage, according to the results of a new investigation.

The damage appears to come from the virus' ability to directly infect the kidneys. And in some cases, the scarring and damage may last well beyond the COVI...

28 Dec
When Kidney Transplant Fails, Trying Again Is Best Option: Study

When Kidney Transplant Fails, Trying Again Is Best Option: Study

You were lucky enough to receive a kidney years ago, but now it is failing. Is it better to opt for another transplant or go on dialysis?

New research suggests a second transplant may be the better option.

01 Nov
Brazil Study Shows Climate Change's Deadly Impact on Kidneys

Brazil Study Shows Climate Change's Deadly Impact on Kidneys

Global warming may pose a threat to your kidneys, new research suggests.

For the study, researchers analyzed data from hospitals in more than 1,800 cities in Brazil between 2000 and 2015, and found that just over 7% of all admissions for kidney disease could be attribute...

02 Sep
Kidney Damage Another Consequence of 'Long COVID,' Study Finds

Kidney Damage Another Consequence of 'Long COVID,' Study Finds

People hospitalized for COVID-19, and even some with milder cases, may suffer lasting damage to their kidneys, new research finds.

The study of more than 1.7 million patients in the U.S. Veterans Affairs system adds to concerns about the lingering effects of COVID -- par...

24 Aug
U.S. Kidney Transplant Outcomes Are Improving

U.S. Kidney Transplant Outcomes Are Improving

Here's some hopeful news for those who have kidney transplants: Long-term survival rates have improved over the past three decades, a review shows.

"There has been a gratifying improvement in kidney transplant survival, both for patients and the kidney graft itself, from...

29 Jul
Type 2 Diabetes in Teens Can Bring Dangerous Complications in 20s

Type 2 Diabetes in Teens Can Bring Dangerous Complications in 20s

Children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face a high likelihood of developing complications before age 30, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that among 500 children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes, 60% developed at least one complication over the next 15 years --...

16 Jul
Even a Little Lead in Drinking Water Can Harm People With Kidney Disease

Even a Little Lead in Drinking Water Can Harm People With Kidney Disease

No amount of lead in drinking water is safe for people with kidney disease, a new study warns.

Low levels of lead in drinking water are widespread in the United States. These findings suggest that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules on allowable lead levels ...

12 Jul
Flu Shot Might Help Ward Off Severe COVID

Flu Shot Might Help Ward Off Severe COVID

A flu shot might offer some protection against severe effects of COVID-19, a new study suggests.

If you are infected with COVID-19, having had a flu shot makes it less likely you will suffer severe body-wide infection, blood clots, have a stroke or be treated in an inten...

29 Jun
Weekly Injected Drug Could Boost Outcomes for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Weekly Injected Drug Could Boost Outcomes for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes face heightened risks for heart attack and stroke, as well as progressive kidney disease. But a new once-a-week injected drug called efpeglenatide could greatly reduce their odds for those outcomes, new research shows.

The clinical trial was ...

24 Jun
Innovative Kidney Donor 'Voucher' System Is Saving Lives

Innovative Kidney Donor 'Voucher' System Is Saving Lives

In the world of chronic kidney disease, the dilemma is not uncommon: A relatively young patient with kidney trouble may need a transplant down the road, and an older family member is more than ready to step up. But the need for a kidney transplant, while predictable, is not im...

18 Jun
Many 'High Priority' Patients Aren't Getting Put on Kidney Transplant Lists

Many 'High Priority' Patients Aren't Getting Put on Kidney Transplant Lists

Many Americans who stand to benefit most from a kidney transplant may be missing a key window of opportunity, a new study finds.

The study focused on kidney failure patients who would be expected to live many years after receiving a kidney transplant. That generally incl...

09 Jun
Medicare's Penalties for Poor-Quality Dialysis Centers Aren't Helping: Study

Medicare's Penalties for Poor-Quality Dialysis Centers Aren't Helping: Study

Dialysis centers hit with financial penalties for poor performance don't tend to improve afterward, calling into question a set of U.S. federal programs intended to improve health care nationwide, a new report says.

Dialysis centers face up to a 2% reduction in their ann...

14 May
Dialysis Patients Have Weaker Response to COVID Vaccine: Study

Dialysis Patients Have Weaker Response to COVID Vaccine: Study

A single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine isn't enough to develop adequate antibodies in kidney dialysis patients, Canadian researchers report.

"We advise that the second dose of the [Pfizer] vaccine be administered to patients receiving hemodialysis at the recommended 3-week ...

10 May
Vegetarian Diet Could Help Fight Off Disease: Study

Vegetarian Diet Could Help Fight Off Disease: Study

There's more evidence that a switch away from meat in your diet could cut levels of unhealthy "biomarkers" that encourage disease, researchers say.

A new study reported Saturday at the virtual European Congress on Obesity (ECO) found that people on vegetarian diets have ...

07 May
Failing Kidneys Could Bring Higher Dementia Risk

Failing Kidneys Could Bring Higher Dementia Risk

Chronic kidney disease may carry an increased risk of dementia, according to a Swedish study.

In people with chronic kidney disease, the bean-shaped organs gradually lose their ability to filter waste from the blood and eliminate fluids.

"Even a mild reduction in k...

30 Apr
1 in 5 Patients on Kidney Dialysis Say No to COVID-19 Vaccine: Study

1 in 5 Patients on Kidney Dialysis Say No to COVID-19 Vaccine: Study

About 20% of Americans on kidney dialysis are reluctant to get a COVID-19 shot, according to a new study.

Kidney failure patients on dialysis are at increased risk for COVID-related complications that could lead to hospitalization and death, so it's important for them to...

16 Apr
Energy Drink Habit Led to Heart Failure in a Young Man

Energy Drink Habit Led to Heart Failure in a Young Man

Energy drinks provide millions with a quick, caffeinated boost, but one young man's story could be a warning about overconsumption, experts say.

In the case of the 21-year-old, daily heavy intake of these drinks may have led to life-threatening heart and kidney failure, ...

16 Apr
Pregnancy Raises the Risk for Kidney Stones

Pregnancy Raises the Risk for Kidney Stones

Kidney stones can happen to anyone, but now a new study confirms that being pregnant may increase your risk of developing them.

Previous research has suggested that a number of pregnancy-related changes in the body can contribute to kidney stone formation, but this study...

16 Apr
Cycling During Dialysis? It Might Help Patients

Cycling During Dialysis? It Might Help Patients

Dialysis is time-consuming, making it hard for kidney failure patients to keep fit. But cycling during treatment sessions could boost patients' heart health and cut medical costs, new research shows.

Dialysis can lead to long-term scarring of the heart, which can eventua...

01 Apr
Many Recovering COVID Patients Show Signs of Long-Term Organ Damage

Many Recovering COVID Patients Show Signs of Long-Term Organ Damage

Long-term organ damage appears to be common in hospitalized COVID-19 patients after they've recovered and been discharged, British researchers report.

One U.S. expert who read over the report said she's seen the same in her practice.

"This study proves that the dam...

24 Mar
COVID May Worsen Kidney Injury, Study Finds

COVID May Worsen Kidney Injury, Study Finds

COVID-19 may intensify kidney damage in people with acute kidney injury (AKI), researchers report.

AKI is a sudden decline in the kidney's filtration function that happens to 15% of hospitalized patients. It increases a patient's likelihood of death 10-fold.

The re...

11 Mar
Workouts Boost Health of People With Kidney Disease

Workouts Boost Health of People With Kidney Disease

Do you struggle with chronic kidney disease? Exercise may be the best prescription for your condition, new research out of Taiwan suggests.

Scientists found that highly active patients had a lower risk of kidney disease progression, heart problems and death.

The s...

03 Mar
Patients With Sickle Cell Disease Often Overlooked for Life-Saving Kidney Transplants

Patients With Sickle Cell Disease Often Overlooked for Life-Saving Kidney Transplants

People with kidney failure related to sickle cell disease are less likely to receive a transplant than those without sickle cell disease, but it could be life-saving for them, a new study finds.

Sickle cell disease is a risk factor for kidney failure, and adults with sic...

12 Feb
Why Are Wait Times for Donor Kidneys Not Improving?

Why Are Wait Times for Donor Kidneys Not Improving?

Despite widespread efforts to increase access and awareness, new research shows there's been virtually no change in the number of people on waiting lists for potentially lifesaving kidneys over the past two decades.

For their study, scientists analyzed information on mor...

25 Jan
Study Casts Doubt on 'Early Warning' System for Kidney Patients

Study Casts Doubt on 'Early Warning' System for Kidney Patients

Electronic 'early warning systems' for kidney damage in hospital patients don't improve outcomes, researchers say.

These systems are meant to alert for acute kidney injury (AKI). AKI, a sudden decrease in the kidney's filtration function, occurs in 15% of hospital patien...

14 Jan
Stopping Common Heart Meds Could Be Risky for Kidney Patients

Stopping Common Heart Meds Could Be Risky for Kidney Patients

Patients with chronic kidney disease who stop using a class of common blood pressure medications may lower their risk for dialysis, but they also raise their odds of cardiovascular disease, a new study finds.

The blood pressure medicines in question are called renin-angi...

25 Dec
Most Kidney Patients OK With Getting Text Reminders on Care

Most Kidney Patients OK With Getting Text Reminders on Care

Adults living with kidney failure are receptive to using mobile devices to help with their care, according to a new study.

Mobile health can provide many benefits for patients, especially for those whose care is complicated and who have dietary restrictions, researchers ...

17 Dec
Air Pollution Takes a Toll on Your Kidneys

Air Pollution Takes a Toll on Your Kidneys

Tiny particles of air pollution were already known to raise people's risk of developing heart and lung disease, but a new study suggests they might also raise the risk of developing chronic kidney disease.

Researchers from Peking University in Beijing, China, found that ...

10 Nov
After Heart Attack, Pot Smoking Raises Post-Op Dangers

After Heart Attack, Pot Smoking Raises Post-Op Dangers

Election Day 2020 saw marijuana legalization continue its march across the United States, but a pair of new studies warn that smoking pot could increase risk for heart patients.

Marijuana smokers are more likely to suffer complications like excess bleeding or stroke if t...

26 Oct
Kidney Trouble Greatly Raises Odds for Fatal COVID-19

Kidney Trouble Greatly Raises Odds for Fatal COVID-19

COVID-19 patients who have kidney disease or whose kidneys are damaged by the virus have a much higher risk of dying from the illness, a new study suggests.

Researchers who studied 372 patients admitted to four intensive care units (ICUs) in the United Kingdom found...

16 Oct
FDA Warns of Dangers of Common Painkillers During Pregnancy

FDA Warns of Dangers of Common Painkillers During Pregnancy

If you're pregnant and you think popping nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for your aches and pains is safe, think again.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Thursday that taking these widely used painkillers -- which include Advil, Motrin, Al...

16 Sep
Companion Drug Might Help Prevent Kidney Complications of Lupus

Companion Drug Might Help Prevent Kidney Complications of Lupus

Adding a newer drug to standard therapy might help control kidney complications caused by the autoimmune disease lupus, a new clinical trial suggests.

The researchers found that adding the drug, called belimumab, improved patients' likelihood of responding to treatme...

14 Sep
COVID-19 Takes Heavy Toll on Kidneys

COVID-19 Takes Heavy Toll on Kidneys

COVID-19 can damage the kidneys and increase patients' risk of needing kidney dialysis, researchers report.

The study authors also warned that doctors should prepare for a significant rise in chronic kidney disease cases due to the pandemic.

For the study, ...

08 Sep
New Approach Allows Safe Transplant of Kidneys Tainted by Hepatitis C

New Approach Allows Safe Transplant of Kidneys Tainted by Hepatitis C

New hepatitis C medications are allowing people to receive a kidney transplant from a deceased donor who had the liver disease -- a strategy aimed at getting more lifesaving organs to patients languishing on waitlists.

Two new studies are highlighting the promise of ...

03 Sep
Kidneys Might Affect Mental Status As You Age

Kidneys Might Affect Mental Status As You Age

Young adults with kidney problems may be at increased risk for mental decline in middle age, a new study suggests.

"Our study shows that if your kidney function starts declining as early as your 30s, you may perform like someone nine years older on certain cognitive ...

29 Jul
Wildfire Pollution Puts Kidney Patients at Risk

Wildfire Pollution Puts Kidney Patients at Risk

Air pollution caused by forest fires can be deadly for people with kidney failure, a new study suggests.

The tiny particles of air pollutants -- called fine particulate matter -- from wildfires can trigger inflammation in the lungs and further affect the delicate he...

23 Jul
Chronic Conditions Tied to Severe COVID-19 More Common in Southeast, Rural Areas

Chronic Conditions Tied to Severe COVID-19 More Common in Southeast, Rural Areas

Obesity. Diabetes. Heart disease. COPD. Kidney disease. These chronic medical conditions all raise the risk of suffering a severe case of COVID-19, but a new government report shows some parts of the United States are far more vulnerable to these risks than others.

I...

22 Jul
Early Dialysis Doesn't Improve Outcomes With Acute Kidney Failure

Early Dialysis Doesn't Improve Outcomes With Acute Kidney Failure

For critically ill patients with acute kidney injury, early dialysis doesn't reduce death any more than standard care does, new research finds.

"Studying a large number of patients from many countries across different hospital settings gives us a degree of confidenc...

16 Jun
1 in 5 Worldwide Has Health Issue That Could Mean Worse COVID-19

1 in 5 Worldwide Has Health Issue That Could Mean Worse COVID-19

About 1 in 5 people worldwide has a least one underlying health condition that puts them at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness, researchers say.

While the analysis of data from 188 countries suggests that 22% of the world's population, or 1.7 billion peopl...

12 Jun
What Happens to Your Kidneys as You Age?

What Happens to Your Kidneys as You Age?

Kidney function declines naturally with age, even if a person is in good health, a new European study says.

Researchers assessed nearly 3,000 people in Norway, Germany and Iceland, age 50 and older, in order to learn more about how kidney function changes with age.

04 Jun
Many Kidney Failure Patients Regret Starting Dialysis

Many Kidney Failure Patients Regret Starting Dialysis

More than 1 in 5 adults getting dialysis for kidney failure are sorry they started it, a new study finds.

Patients who began treatment to make their doctors or family members happy are least pleased with the decision, researchers reported.

On the other han...

20 May
1 in 5 Hospitalized NYC COVID-19 Patients Needed ICU Care

1 in 5 Hospitalized NYC COVID-19 Patients Needed ICU Care

More than one-fifth of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in New York City have critical illness, and nearly 80% of critically ill patients need ventilators to help them breathe, according to a new study.

The findings have important implications for U.S. hospitals, s...

14 May
Too Many Sugary Sodas Might Harm Your Kidneys

Too Many Sugary Sodas Might Harm Your Kidneys

Drinking lots of sweetened soda may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease, two new studies find.

"Consumption of 500 milliliters [16.9 fluid ounces] of a commercially available soft drink sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup increased vascular re...

12 May
Life-Saving Organ Transplants Plummet During COVID-19 Crisis

Life-Saving Organ Transplants Plummet During COVID-19 Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has affected all areas of medical care, and a new study finds it has delayed potentially life-saving organ transplants.

Across the United States, transplants from deceased donors dropped 51% from early March to early April, amid the COVID...

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