• MD: Harvard Medical School
• MPH: Harvard School of Public Health
• Nephrology and Medicine: Stanford University Medical Center
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking large amounts of sugary sodas and fruit drinks might raise your odds for painful kidney stones, a new study finds.
Although drinking extra fluids usually helps prevent stones from forming, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Bost...Full Article
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dialysis facilities could cut bloodstream infection rates among their patients by up to half by following a set of recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to new research.
The CDC suggested that adopting their...Full Article
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Living near a major road may result in reduced kidney function, which could, in turn, increase people's risk for heart attack and stroke, according to a new study.
The study, published online May 13 in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health...Full Article
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs that are taken by millions of Americans might also improve survival from a type of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma, a new study suggests.
Statins -- drugs such as Crestor, Lipitor, Pravachol and Zocor -- have a...Full Article
SUNDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, scientists have been able to bioengineer an animal kidney and see it work in a living animal, in what they hope is a step toward creating organs for people with failing kidneys.
A kidney transplant is the only cure for people with a...Full Article
FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- As more patients undergo a minimally invasive procedure to remove kidney stones, the rate of complications from the surgery is also rising, according to a new study.
The procedure -- called percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)...Full Article
FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- A potential early indicator of acute kidney injury has been identified by researchers.
Acute kidney injury is a common and serious complication of hospitalization. It affects about 6 percent of all hospitalized patients and 30 percent to 40 percent of ...Full Article
THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Sixteen cases of serious kidney damage caused by synthetic marijuana products were reported in six states last year, according to a new U.S. government study released Thursday.
Although no one died, all 16 people had to be admitted to hospitals and fi...Full Article
TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Synthetic marijuana products, also known as Spice or K2, are potentially very dangerous for the kidneys, new research suggests.
Case studies analyzed by doctors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that this des...Full Article
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Too often, patients with a relatively rare genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis undergo unnecessary surgical removal of a kidney, experts say.
This happens because benign growths that are caused by the disorder are sometimes interpreted as cance...Full Article
FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of the most severe form of acute kidney injury increased dramatically in the United States over the past decade, and deaths associated with the condition doubled over that time, a new study says.
Acute kidney inju...Full Article
THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic kidney disease progresses faster in blacks than in other racial/ethnic groups in the United States, new research finds.
The study also said that screening of blacks with chronic kidney disease is cost-effective and can help improve their care....Full Article
MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Decreased kidney function leads to declines in thinking and memory, a new study says.
Researchers looked at changes in kidney function and mental skills for five years in nearly 600 people. The greater the decrease in a person...Full Article
FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with kidney disease can improve their health by adding fruits and vegetables to their diet, a new study indicates.
A second study found that poor nutrition plays a role in the association between poverty and kidney disease, and a third study ...Full Article