Kidney Disease

Kidney failure and its treatment may impact cancer risk

For patients with kidney failure, poor kidney function and immunosuppressant medications may increase their risk of developing different types of cancer. The findings, which are published in a study appearing in an upcoming ...

Nov 12, 2015
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Studies address long-term health of living kidney donors

While it's important to monitor the health of recipients following kidney transplantation, it's equally important to assess the ongoing health of living donors who have generously given up an organ. Several studies that will ...

Nov 07, 2015
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Researchers publish new results from SPRINT trial

Jackson T. Wright Jr., MD, PhD, and researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center presented new results from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) showing that in patients at high risk for cardiovascular ...

Nov 09, 2015
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Time to reassess blood pressure goals

High blood pressure or hypertension is a major health problem that affects more than 70 million people in the U.S., and over one billion worldwide. Despite being a critically important risk factor for heart and kidney disease, ...

Nov 09, 2015
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Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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