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PKD with GFR 20: How to Improve Kidney Function by Pkd Z. Facebook Posted Mon 30 Dec 2013 3:02am GFR( glomerular filtration rate) is one of the reliable indicators of kidney function. If the GFR declines, kidney function declines. GFR 20 often indicates that there are only 20% kidney functions left. How to improve kidney function in PKD with GFR 20?   Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: New warnings for using gadolinium-based contrast agents in patients with kidney dysfunction by FDA Posted Thu 09 Sep 2010 9:56am Safety Announcement Additional Information for Patients Additional Information for Healthcare Professionals Data Summary Approved Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents Safety Announcement [09-09-2010] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring changes in the drug label for gadolinium-ba ... Read on »
Kidney function improved by exercise by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:32pm We already know that exercise helps to prevent heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, obesity and certain cancers, and may extend life span. Now a report from Italy shows that exercise may also help to prevent kidney damage that occurs with aging ( Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine , May 2008). Doctors measure kidney function by calculati ... Read on »
My first "Annual" Kidney Exam by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 11:31pm Good evening everyone! I had my one-year post-transplant Glofil appointment on Tuesday. My score was 81. For those of you keeping track, I was 86.1 right after the transplant, 82 at the six-month mark. I asked the doctor (physician's assistant), and she said that the "normal" range for a post-transplant patient was between 40 and 60, ... Read on »
NIH Researchers Identify New Marker to Predict Progressive Kidney Failure, Death by Medline Plus Posted Tue 14 Jun 2011 5:11pm A high level of a hormone that regulates phosphate is associated with an increased risk of kidney failure and death among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, according to a recent study led by researchers at the University of Miami and funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digesti ... Read on »
Impaired Kidney Function Linked ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 25 Jan 2009 4:34pm Impaired Kidney Function Linked to Mortality in Elderly Statins benefit high-risk patients with impaired function 25 jan 2009-- Impaired kidney function is associated with a higher risk of death and cardiovascular disease in elderly individuals at risk of vascular disease, while statins reduce the risk of death and heart attack in ... Read on »
Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease Occur Earlier in Children by Medline Plus Posted Mon 03 Oct 2011 11:14am In what may lead to a shift in treatment, the largest prospective study of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has confirmed some experts’ suspicions that complications occur early. The findings suggest the need for earlier, more aggressive management of blood pressure, anemia ... Read on »
Don't Just Sit There, Do Something! Part 12 Chronic Kidney Disease by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 05 Oct 2012 3:00am Exercise vs sitting makes intuitive sense when it comes to heart disease & mortality.  If you've been following along, there's quite a number of studies looking at how physical (in)activity affects our health.  But what about our kidneys?  We know that our renal function declines w/age.  We know that certain medications are bad for our kid ... Read on »
New equation provides more accur ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 07 Nov 2008 7:57pm New equation provides more accurate estimates of kidney function Andrew S. Levey 08 nov 2008--A newly developed equation produces more accurate estimates of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR)—a key indicator of kidney function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to research being presented at the American Society of Ne ... Read on »
High-impact science: Carboplatin and the “Calvert formula” by Cancer Research UK Patient Expert Posted Mon 21 Mar 2011 12:00am Here’s another post in our occasional ‘High-impact science’ series – looking at some of the most significant discoveries made by Cancer Research UK-funded scientists over the years. This time, we take a look at the history of the Calvert formula – a mathematical equation used by doctors all over the world to calculate the required dose of ... Read on »