Dr. Mary T. McNeer, MD

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Specialties:

  • nephrology

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    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

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    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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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    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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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although metformin, the popular type 2 diabetes medication, is usually not prescribed for people with kidney disease, a new analysis shows the drug may be safer for these patients than once thought.

    Metformin has been used in the United States fo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The combination antibiotic Zerbaxa (ceftolozane/tazobactam) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with complicated abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections.

    The approval for abdominal infec...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney donation is one of the most selfless acts one person can do for another. And now a new study finds that former donors who find they need a kidney later in life are benefiting from policies that give them priority on the transplant waiting list.<

    ...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution may be linked to higher rates of chronic kidney disease, new research suggests.

    A study from the University of Michigan found the prevalence of kidney disease was greater in areas of the United States that have worse air quality.Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even if they were willing, most people in the United States aren't qualified to be kidney donors because of health or financial reasons, a new study has found.

    More than 75 percent of the population could not donate, said Dr. Anthony Bleyer, a nep...Full Article