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The Medical Minute Light Drinking Plus Acetaminophen May Raise Renal Impairment Risk

Light Drinking Plus Acetaminophen May Raise Renal Impairment Risk

Even light drinking paired with acetaminophen may increase the risk of kidney dysfunction.

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Possible Tissue Injury Predictor in Transplant Recipients Found

Possible Tissue Injury Predictor in Transplant Recipients Found

Researchers may have found a predictor for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in kidney transplant recipients.

Many Kidney Failure Patients Unaware of Transplant Benefits

Many Kidney Failure Patients Unaware of Transplant Benefits

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.

Acute Renal Dysfunction Linked to Sugarcane Harvesting

Acute Renal Dysfunction Linked to Sugarcane Harvesting

The association stems from performing prolonged, physically overwhelming work in an unhealthy environment.

Kidney Failure Linked to Major Depression in Diabetics

Kidney Failure Linked to Major Depression in Diabetics

Study of 3,886 diabetics reveals an 85% increased risk compared with diabetics who do not have depression.

Intensive Dialysis Helpful in Pregnancy

Intensive Dialysis Helpful in Pregnancy

Better outcomes observed with more frequent and longer dialysis sessions.

HIV Patients at Higher Risk of Needing Renal Replacement Therapy

Their risk of being placed on chronic renal replacement therapy is three times higher than in the background population.

Summer Heat Increases Risk of Renal Problems

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.

ARF Need Not Prevent Kidney Donation

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 Raises Renal Failure Risk

Smoking increases the risk for developing renal failure, according to a new study.

Renal Failure Warning Okayed for Reclast Label

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.

German Sprouts Blamed for E. coli Illness Outbreak

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.

Probe into German E. coli Illness Outbreak Continues

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.

Acute Kidney Injury Criteria Predict Survival of Cirrhosis Patients

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.

Steroids Do Not Stop Post-Transplant ARF

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 Worsens Partial Nephrectomy Outcomes, Study Finds

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.