Print Issue: July 01, 2012

Mortality Linked to Short-Term Change in Kidney Function

PARIS—Short-term changes in estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) that exceed 25% are associated with an increased risk of death in patients with or without chronic kidney disease (CKD), British investigators reported at the 49th Congress of the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association.

Study Identifies RCC Risk Factors

A history of kidney disease, hypertension, high body mass index (BMI), and smoking are independently associated with an increased risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), researchers reported at the American Urological Association 2012 annual meeting.

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