News tagged with chronic kidney disease

Gene for devastating kidney disease discovered

( -- Researchers from Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women's Hospital have identified an important genetic cause of a devastating kidney disease that is the second leading cause of kidney failure in ...

dateDec 22, 2009 in Genetics
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For dialysis patients, skinny is dangerous

Dialysis patients with low body fat are at increased risk of death—even compared to patients at the highest level of body fat percentage, according to research being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 42nd ...

dateNov 02, 2009 in Medical research
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Younger doctors recommend kidney transplantations earlier

Compared with veteran doctors, recent medical school graduates are more likely to refer chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients for kidney transplantation before their patients require dialysis, according to a paper being presented ...

dateOct 29, 2009 in Other
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Weight loss is good for the kidneys

Losing weight may preserve kidney function in obese people with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The findings indicate ...

dateSep 17, 2009 in Other
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