Even light drinking paired with acetaminophen may increase the risk of kidney dysfunction.
Researchers may have found a predictor for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in kidney transplant recipients.
The vast majority of kidney failure patients reported that they were doing fine on dialysis and did not see a need for a kidney transplant.
The association stems from performing prolonged, physically overwhelming work in an unhealthy environment.
Study of 3,886 diabetics reveals an 85% increased risk compared with diabetics who do not have depression.
Better outcomes observed with more frequent and longer dialysis sessions.
Their risk of being placed on chronic renal replacement therapy is three times higher than in the background population.
Higher summer temperatures increase the likelihood of being hospitalized for acute renal failure (ARF), according to an analysis of data collected in New York State.
The use of kidneys from deceased donors with acute renal failure (ARF) can be safe and produce good renal function up to one year after transplantation, new research has confirmed.
Smoking increases the risk for developing renal failure, according to a new study.
The FDA has approved an update to the drug label for Reclast (zoledronic acid) so that health care professionals are better informed about the risk of renal failure associated with use of the drug.
Tainted raw bean and seed sprouts grown in Germany spread the strain of Escherichia coli that caused an outbreak of enterohemorrhagic illness and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) there and in other European countries, investigators concluded.
Investigators continue to look for the source of a strain of Escherichia coli responsible for a severe outbreak of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and bloody diarrhea primarily centered in Germany but which has sickened individuals in other European countries.
BERLIN—The Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) criteria for acute renal failure (ARF) better predicted survival over a period of 90 days in a study of hospitalized patients with cirrhosis when compared with current criteria, according to a study presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver.
Administering corticosteroids to deceased, heart-beating kidney donors at least three hours before organ harvesting to reduce inflammation does not reduce the incidence or duration of post-transplantation acute renal failure (ARF) in transplant recipients, according to a report in Annals of Internal Medicine (2010;153:222-230).
Warm ischemia during partial nephrectomy (PN) on a solitary kidney is associated with an increased risk of acute renal failure (ARF) and CKD, according to researchers.