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Transplantation Prior Kidney Donor Favorable Waitlist Policy is Working

Prior Kidney Donor Favorable Waitlist Policy is Working

Living kidney donors who are in need of a transplant later in life experience shorter wait times and receive better quality kidneys.

Diabetes Brown Fat Could Help Manage Diabetes

Brown Fat Could Help Manage Diabetes

Brown fat could help to manage type 2 diabetes.

News Gender Inequality in Medicine Still Exists

Gender Inequality in Medicine Still Exists

Article describes challenges for women in medicine, highlights things that need to be changed.

Diabetes Cost of Diabetes Care Continues to Rise

Cost of Diabetes Care Continues to Rise

Estimates include prediabetes, gestational diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes care.

Diabetes Drinking Coffee Could Reduce Diabetes Risk

Drinking Coffee Could Reduce Diabetes Risk

Drinking three to four cups of coffee every day could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Nearly 3/10 of Americans With Diabetes Don't Know It

Nearly 3/10 of Americans With Diabetes Don't Know It

Many unaware diabetics had even seen a doctor in the past year, researchers report.

Transplantation Anticoagulants May Protect Transplanted Kidneys After Surgery

Anticoagulants May Protect Transplanted Kidneys After Surgery

An anticoagulant was found to preserve kidney function after transplantation.

Diabetes Bad Habits Could Lead to Diabetes in Young Students

Bad Habits Could Lead to Diabetes in Young Students

Common risk factors found in the lifestyle choices of young people aged 17 to 24 can lead to the development of diabetes mellitus.

Diabetes Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed to a pre- stage through lifestyle changes.

Kidney Week 2014 Hyperphosphatemia Study Reveals Advantages of Non-Calcareous Phosphate Binders

Study Reveals Advantages of Non-Calcareous Phosphate Binders

Use of these agents is associated with a much lower incidence of hypercalcemia compared with the use of calcium carbonate or calcium acetate.

Kidney Week 2014 General News Kidney Cancer Linked to Kidney Stones

Kidney Cancer Linked to Kidney Stones

Meta-analysis reveals a significantly increased risk of kidney stones only in male patients with kidney cancer.

Kidney Week 2014 General News Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

Calciphylaxis was 75% less likely to develop in patients who received the drug rather than placebo.

Kidney Week 2014 Anemia Ferric Citrate Controls Phosphorus, Cuts ESA Use

Ferric Citrate Controls Phosphorus, Cuts ESA Use

Over 52 weeks, the drug maintained hemoglobin levels while decreasing IV iron use in dialysis patients with anemia.

Kidney Week 2014 General News Diabetic Nephropathy More Common Than Previously Thought

Diabetic Nephropathy More Common Than Previously Thought

Researchers in the Netherlands report results from an autopsy study of diabetic nephropathy patients.

Kidney Week 2014 Hyperphosphatemia Insulin Resistance Linked to High Phosphorus in Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients

Insulin Resistance Linked to High Phosphorus in Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients

In adjusted analyses, serum phosphorus levels independently predicted glucose disposal rate.

Kidney Week 2014 Anemia ESA Use May Lower Risk of Transfusion

ESA Use May Lower Risk of Transfusion

Benefit seen among anemia and hemodialysis patients with hemoglobin levels below 10 g/dL.

Kidney Week 2014 Hyperphosphatemia Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Each 0.5 mg/dL increment in serum phosphorus associated with 58% increased odds of coronary heart failure (CHF).

Kidney Week 2014 General News Post-Op Acute Kidney Injury Not Prevented by Aspirin, Clonidine

Post-Op Acute Kidney Injury Not Prevented by Aspirin, Clonidine

Aspirin and clonidine increased the risk of major bleeding and clinically important hypotension in acute kidney injury (AKI).

Kidney Week 2014 Anemia Earlier Use of ESAs Benefits Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Earlier Use of ESAs Benefits Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Renal events are significantly less likely if erythropoiesis-stimulating agents are started at hemoglobin levels below 11 g/dL.

Kidney Week 2014 General News Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Tight blood pressure control slows the rate of increase in total kidney volume and reduces left ventricular index.