August 2012

  • Kidney Removal Increases Risk Of Erectile Dysfunction

    According to a multi-center study featured online in the British Journal of Urology International, California University's San Diego School of Medicine researchers have found that patients undergoing a total nephrectomy, i.e. a complete removal of a kidney, have a higher chance of developing erectile dysfunction. 

  • What Determines Risks Of Kidney Failure?

    New research appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) has discovered the likelihood of middle-aged adults to develop kidney failure during their lifetime, which could potentially lead to an increase in public interest in the prevention of kidney disease while setting priorities related to kidney care.

  • Blood Markers Reveal Severity Of Common Kidney Disease

    Increasing blood levels of particular proteins may act as warning signs for patients with one of the most common diseases of the kidney, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings could lead to better diagnosis and management of patients with the disease, called IgA nephropathy. 

  • Kidney Disease Mechanism Triggers Heart Attacks And Strokes

    Scientists at Bristol University in the UK have identified a kidney disease mechanism that triggers heart attacks and strokes: the mechanism damages the lining of blood vessels, causing them to leak, which in turn raises the risk of circulatory diseases.