Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lowering urine protein aids renal function in rare kidney disease

(HealthDay)—Reducing urinary protein aids patients with the rare kidney disease focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Early sign of kidney disease often ignored, study says

(HealthDay)—Too much protein in your urine—an early sign of kidney disease and a risk factor for heart disease—often goes undetected and untreated, a new study finds.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some patients with common kidney disease can skip standard treatments

For patients with a common kidney disease who have normal kidney function and only minor urinary abnormalities at the time of diagnosis, the long-term prognosis is excellent and no special treatments are needed, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Women with lupus have a higher risk for preeclampsia

New research reports that women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have a two-fold increase in risk of preeclampsia—a dangerous condition in which pregnant women develop high blood pressure (hypertension) and protein ...

Diabetes

Predictors of higher diabetes health care costs identified

(HealthDay)—The average five-year cost of caring for patients with diabetes is higher for those with abnormal kidney function, suboptimal glycemic control, and presence of proteinuria, according to research published online ...

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