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What to Do with Kidneys From Older Deceased Donors?

• For older patients in need of a kidney transplant, rapid transplantation from an older deceased donor is superior to delayed transplantation from a younger donor. • Kidneys from older donors do not have sufficient longevity to provide...
20-Mar-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Study Reports Excellent Outcomes Among HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients

• Compared with uninfected (HIV-/HCV-) kidney transplant recipients, mono-infected HIV+ (HIV+/HCV-) recipients had similar 5-year and 10-year kidney survival rates, while HIV+ recipients co-infected with HCV (HIV+/HCV+) had worse kidney survival...
13-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Chronic Kidney Disease May Increase Certain Risks During Pregnancy

Highlights • Among pregnant women, the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes—such as preterm delivery or the need for neonatal intensive care—increased across stages of chronic kidney disease. • The risks of intrauterine death or fetal...
6-Mar-2015 7:05 AM EST

Dialysis Patients May Have Faulty “Good” Cholesterol

• In kidney disease patients on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, enzyme activities involved in HDL metabolism and HDL maturation were significantly altered. • The normal function of HDL was also compromised in patients on hemodialysis or...
27-Feb-2015 9:05 AM EST

Study Reveals How Dietary Phosphate Can Increase Heart Disease Risk

• High phosphate levels cause a stress signal inside the cells that line blood vessels, leading to the release of microparticles that promote the formation of blood clots.
27-Feb-2015 9:05 AM EST

Urine Test Predicts Heart Failure Patients’ Risk of Kidney Injury

• Urinary angiotensinogen levels at the time of hospital admission predicted acute decompensated heart failure patients’ risk of developing acute kidney injury with considerable accuracy. • Patients’ urinary angiotensinogen level at the...
20-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

Why Are Kidney Patients Starting Dialysis Sooner?

• In VA medical centers, patients started dialysis progressively earlier in the course of their kidney disease in more recent years. • There were no measurable differences in how sick patients were at the time of initiation or in the reasons...
13-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

Most Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease May Experience Long-Term Pain

• In a study of patients with pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease, most patients reported chronic pain. • More severe pain was linked with both proper and improper use of pain medications.
13-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

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