Kidney

Natural fruit extract may change kidney stone treatment

Compound hydroxycitrate (HCA) can dissolve calcium oxalate crystals, the most common part of human kidney stones. The finding is expected to lead to new treatment.

C. diff especially deadly for those with kidney disease, researchers find

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People with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have a significantly elevated risk of dying from Clostridium difficile infection, according to a recent study.

Kidney decline correlated to cognitive failure, study says

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In the first study to look at cognitive function and impaired renal function, researchers at Temple University found the rate of cognitive decline was associated with deterioration in kidney function.

Study: Sodium phosphate enemas can be dangerous in the elderly

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Sodium phosphate enemas, which are commonly used to relieve constipation, can cause kidney failure and even death in elderly individuals, a new study finds.

Medicare may pay dialysis centers based on performance

Medicare may pay dialysis centers based on performance

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed a rule that would create a pay-for-performance system for end-stage renal disease facilities.