A recently published study found that increasing mean temperature was associated with urinary disorders.
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End-stage renal disease is three times and nearly seven times more likely to occur in overweight and obese adolescents, respectively.
It is safe and beneficial to refer these patients for cardiac computed tomography, researcher says.
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.
MONTREAL—A decade after contracting acute diarrheal illness from infection with Escherichia coli 0157:H7, individuals are at increased risk for definite renal impairment with microalbuminuria, hypertension, and cardiovascular events compared with individuals not infected with the pathogen.
ORLANDO, Fla.—Acute kidney injury (AKI), acute renal failure , and the need for dialysis are common complications in critically ill patients with pandemic H1N1 Influenza A (pH1N1), and are associated with an increased risk of death, according to Canadian researchers.
NEW ORLEANS—Acute renal failure (ARF) induced by pathogenic light chains can be the first presenting sign of multiple myeloma, and prompt treatment of the malignancy is critical to reversing renal damage, according to a study presented by European investigators at the American Society of Hematology 51st annual meeting.
Acute renal damage may resolve in the absence of the underlying cause.