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Kidney Care (Nephropathy) Archives

Diabetes and Kidney Care (Nephropathy)

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Getting to the Heart of Early Kidney Disease

The risk of cardiovascular events and death in people with diabetes and high blood pressure is two to eight times higher when microalbuminuria is present.

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Web-Based School Provides Info About Your Kidneys

Kidney School is a new, free interactive learning resource on the Web. It offers educational materials designed to teach kidney patients about kidney disease, treatment options and day-to-day coping skills.

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Heart Rate Variability Can Predict Kidney Function

A new study has examined the relationship of decreased heart rate variability—the beat-to-beat alterations in heart rate—to protein in the urine and observable kidney disease. The study reports that severely reduced heart rate variability at baseline was associated with progressive kidney deterioration one year later.

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Risk Assessment for People Who Developed Type 2 at a Young Age

Pima Indians who developed type 2 diabetes before they were 20 years old later developed kidney disease at the same rate as those who got type 2 as adults.

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ACE Inhibitor Offers Best Kidney Protection for African-Americans

A recent study comparing three classes of blood pressure medications found that an ACE inhibitor did the best job of slowing kidney disease in African-Americans.

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Death Rates Higher in For-Profit Dialysis Centers

An average of 2,500 premature deaths per year occur in for-profit kidney dialysis centers in the United States, according to research that analyzed data from eight large observational studies covering the years 1973 through 1997 and including more than 500,000 patient-years of data.

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Siblings of African-Americans With Diabetes Often Have Kidney Problems, Too

If you're an African-American with diabetes and kidney disease, chances are good that your brother or sister might have kidney disease, too.

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Planned Care Enhances Quality of Both Diabetes Care and Control

When a "planned care" system of healthcare delivery was instituted in three primary-care practices in Wisconsin and Minnesota, it resulted in better care by physicians and in better diabetes control for their patients, according to researchers from the Mayo Health System Diabetes Translation Project.

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Test Can Predict Foot Problems

A test that measures muscle activity can predict the development of foot ulcers, while other tests can predict amputation and even death, say researchers at the Manchester Royal Infirmary in the United Kingdom.

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The Renal/Retinal Link

Renal (kidney) function declines more rapidly in people with type 2 diabetes who have both retinopathy and proteinuria (protein in the urine).

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