Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet 'silent' kidney damage

Taking popular heartburn drugs for prolonged periods has been linked to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure. The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves as a red flag for doctors to discontinue their patients' ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic kidney disease may cause diabetes

A team from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes. When kidneys fail, urea that builds up in the blood can cause diabetes, concludes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Reducing risk of renal failure in obese patients

The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor drug, ramipril, is particularly effective in lowering the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in obese patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New research: Acute kidney damage spreads over time

When our kidneys are acutely damaged, it can cause necrotic injury, which is the death of cells in the kidney. A new study from Aarhus University has now found that the cell damage spreads over several days after the immediate ...

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