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Analysis Challenges Notion That Women Face a Higher Risk of Kidney Damage After Heart Surgery

• Women are more likely than men to develop kidney damage following cardiovascular surgery, but researchers found no association between sex and risk of kidney damage when they analyzed studies that took patient characteristics and other factors...
14-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Factors Secreted by Gut Bacteria May Help Combat Kidney Stones

• Factors secreted by Oxalobacter formigenes, a bacterium that lives in the large intestine, can reduce urinary excretion of oxalate in mice. Such factors may therefore help prevent or treat kidney stones.
7-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Outreach Program Boosts Dialysis Facilities’ Referrals for Kidney Transplantation, Especially for African Americans

• An educational and outreach program targeted to dialysis facilities increased rates of referral for transplantation, especially for African American patients.
7-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Questions Long-Held Belief Related to Hemodialysis Care

• In analyses of adults who initiated hemodialysis between 2004 and 2012, death rates in patients who had an arteriovenous fistula created prior to starting dialysis were lower than rates in patients who started dialysis using a catheter....
30-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kidney Damage Associated with Imaging Agent May Be Over-Estimated

• A new analysis indicates that radiocontrast, which is commonly used during imaging tests, may be less hazardous to the kidneys than previously thought. • Among nearly 6 million hospitalized patients, those who received radiocontrast did not...
23-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kidney Society Partners with US Government to Prevent Dialysis Infections

The Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) Project aims to safeguard dialysis patients from potentially deadly infections. The American Society of Nephrology is partnering with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to...
28-Sep-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Anxiety Is an Underrecognized Yet Serious Clinical Problem for Dialysis Patients

• A new review examines how anxiety may affect the health and care of patients with kidney failure who are undergoing hemodialysis.
16-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals More Liberal Use of Dialysis in the US Compared with Other Developed Nations

• In a study of VA patients with kidney failure, the overwhelming majority (85.5%) of patients had either received, or were preparing to receive, renal replacement therapy. • Even among members of the oldest age group (≥85 years) with the...
16-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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