Health care providers should treat unhealthy behaviors as aggressively as they treat high blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association science advisory published in the journal Circulation.
Patients with bladder cancer are two times more likely to have complications after a radical cystectomy procedure if they have a biomarker for poor nutritional status before the operation, according to study findings presented at the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
Ministers of health from throughout the Americas said this week that chronic kidney disease of unknown causes that has claimed thousands of lives in agricultural communities in Central America is a serious public health problem.
Understanding how genes act in specific tissues is critical to our ability to combat many human diseases, from heart disease to kidney failure to cancer. Yet isolating individual cell types for study is impossible for most human tissues.
Scientists have discovered that a component found in grapefruit and other citrus fruits may successfully block the development of kidney cysts, according to a study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology.
Elderly patients with type 2 diabetes who experience increased daytime sleepiness may be at increased risk for hypoglycemia, according to a study published online Oct. 2 in Diabetes Care.
Prehypertension, especially in the high range, is associated with an increased likelihood of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), a recent study suggests.
Central venous catheters are significantly associated with the development of vascular access-related bloodstream infections (VABSI) in outpatient hemodialysis (HD) patients, according to a new study presented at ID Week 2013.
Maintenance dialysis patients hospitalized over weekends have increased mortality rates and longer lengths of stay compared with those admitted during weekdays, according to researchers.
The authors assessed whether daily application of honey at the exit site would increase the time to peritoneal–dialysis–related infections compared with standard exit–site care plus intranasal mupirocin prophylaxis for nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureus.
A clinical trial of medical grade honey to prevent infection in peritoneal dialysis patients did not have a sweet outcome — the sticky substance didn’t work.
An FDA advisory committee has voted in support of approving an implantable sensor that measures pulmonary artery pressure and remotely reports that information to physicians.