Tag Archives: Kidney Failure

Sushma Swaraj on dialysis in AIIMS Delhi due to kidney failure, undergoing tests for kidney transplant

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday tweeted that she is at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi because of kidney failure and is going through tests for a transplant.

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New strategy may help prevent kidney failure in patients with diabetes

Washington: A new strategy may help halt the progression of kidney disease in patients with diabetes. The approach, highlighted in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), addresses a common and serious complication of diabetes.

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New test to predict if kidney transplant patients would develop kidney failure

Lucknow: Nephrologists at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI), Lucknow have developed a non-invasive test to predict if a patient of kidney transplant would eventually develop acute kidney failure or not.

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New guidelines for management of high blood pressure released

Washington: A new guideline for the management of high blood pressure, developed by an expert panel and containing nine recommendations and a treatment algorithm (flow chart) to help doctors treat patients with hypertension, is published by JAMA.

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Online haemodiafiltration prolongs dialysis patients’ lives

Washington: A technique that removes additional toxins during dialysis may prolong kidney failure patients’ lives, according to a clinical trial appearing in the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). In light of these results, the technique may become standard for dialysis patients.

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Irregular heartbeat elevates risk of kidney failure

Washington: The risk of kidney failure is greater for people with chronic kidney disease who also have atrial fibrillation, one of the most common forms of irregular heart rhythm in adults, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.

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Chronic kidney disease rising in India: Doctors

New Delhi: Minimal physical activity, unhealthy diet, smoking and drinking are some of the reasons that are resulting in an increased number of chronic kidney diseases – especially among women – in both rural and urban India.

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FDA approves Voraxaze to treat patients with toxic methotrexate levels

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Voraxaze (glucarpidase) to treat patients with toxic levels of methotrexate in their blood due to kidney failure.

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