Dr. Mary T. McNeer, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • nephrology

Location:

  • Nephrology Specialists PC
  • 5320 Patterson Ave
  • Richmond, VA
  • 804-285-3384
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genes may play a role in cardiac arrest risk among kidney patients who are on dialysis, new research suggests.

    In a study of pairs of kidney patients who were on dialysis, the risk of cardiac arrest was 70 percent higher in the pairs where the ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For years, it's been thought that people living with HIV wouldn't be good candidates to receive a new kidney.

    But a new study finds that these patients actually have better outcomes than those infected with hepatitis C, or patients infected wit...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or Spice, might harm the kidneys.

    "Use and abuse of these products have been tied to acute kidney injury in patients across the country," Kerry Willis, ch...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that more pregnant women are developing kidney failure, an apparent product of the growing prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the United States.

    Even though severe kidney disease lowers the likelihood of pregnancy, nearly...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking plenty of water will lower your risk of kidney stones, researchers report.

    "This analysis shows that drinking water is an effective way to cut one's risk for developing kidney stones in half," Kerry Willis, chief scientific officer at th...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New statistics suggest that kidney patients on dialysis are surviving longer.

    "Declining mortality rates are the clearest evidence of improving outcomes in dialysis patients," lead researcher Eric Weinhandl, principal investigator with the Peer K...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who need a kidney transplant are better off receiving an available organ from an older deceased donor rather than waiting for one from a younger donor, a new study shows.

    While kidneys from older donors can't provide younger patien...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 2 million kidney failure patients worldwide die prematurely every year because they can't get treatment, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from 123 countries with 93 percent of the world's population, and found there were be...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney disease during pregnancy puts women and their babies at risk for certain types of problems, even if the disease is at an early stage and the mother-to-be has normal kidney function, a new study warns.

    Italian researchers compared outcome...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People on the waiting list for a donor kidney may have some good news: A new study suggests that some injured kidneys might still be suitable for transplant.

    "The waiting list has grown to over 100,000 patients as thousands more people are wai...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first device to treat dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA), a complication of dialysis used to treat kidney failure.

    DRA is a rare, yet chronic, condition caused by blood buildup of a protein ca...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from South Africa suggests that HIV may not be a barrier for kidney transplants between people infected with the virus that causes AIDS.

    The findings are good news for HIV-positive patients who worry about getting kidneys from othe...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy outcomes are similar for women who received a kidney transplant whether they were a child or an adult when they got their transplant, a new study says.

    "This work has shown that outcomes for childhood transplant...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people who develop recurring kidney stones may also have high levels of calcium deposits in their blood vessels, and that could explain their increased risk for heart disease, new research suggests.

    "It's becoming clear that having kidney sto...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a rising incidence of kidney disease, rates of kidney failure and related deaths are declining in the United States, according to a new report.

    Researchers at the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) say that about 14 percent of U.S. ...Full Article