Less-than-perfect donor kidneys are safe for transplant

Some 95,000 Americans are waiting for a kindey donation. Now researchers say it's safe to transplant hundreds of donor kidneys that are discarded each year.

Johns Hopkins University | Jan. 8, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine kidneys organ-transplants

Cellular glitch may lead to kidney cancer in kids

A problem in the body's gene-regulatory process may cause normal cells to turn malignant and produce Wilms' tumor, the most common children's kidney cancer.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller | Dec. 20, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer childrens-health kidney-cancer kidneys

Big for-profit dialysis companies worsen patient care

After acquisition by for-profit dialysis chains, survival rates fell by as much as 2.9%, and patients were 8.5% less likely to get a transplant or join a transplant waiting list during their first year.

Duke University | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine business health-care-costs kidneys medicare money

Keto diets may reverse polycystic kidney disease

Diets that put the body into ketosis could be a way to fight, or even reverse, polycystic kidney disease. A supplement may one day do the trick, too.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine food ketones kidney-disease kidneys

Why acute kidney injury strikes marathon runners

What's behind the acute kidney injury some marathon runners experience after a race? New research debunks one idea and points the finger elsewhere.

Johns Hopkins University | Sept. 13, 2019 | futurity
~9 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine athletes exercise kidneys running salt water

How crystals trigger cyst growth in serious kidney disease

Polycystic kidney disease has no cure and affects roughly 600,000 people in the United States.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Sept. 3, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine crystals kidneys

Drug could treat acid issue in chronic kidney disease

"Metabolic acidosis is common, harmful, and must be treated to help spare patients the untoward consequences of chronic kidney disease."

Texas A&M University | July 17, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine digestive-system drug-development kidneys

Most Americans say OK to compensating kidney donors

"This group is essentially saying, 'I don't like giving compensation to kidney donors, but if you tell me it can save a lot of lives, then I'm for it.'"

Patrick Ercolano-JHU | July 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine beliefs kidneys organ-donation surveys transplants

‘Thousands of excess deaths’ from popular heartburn drugs

New research links long-term use of proton pump inhibitors to fatal cases of cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and upper gastrointestinal cancer.

Kristina Sauerwein-Washington University | May 31, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Your heartburn meds may threaten your kidneys

On a heartburn drug like Prevacid or Prilosec? They may increase your risk of kidney disease or even failure, new research shows.

Marcene Robinson-Buffalo | March 19, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine heartburn kidney-disease kidneys medications

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