Health & Medicine
UAB nephrologists are raising awareness about kidney disease, the eighth leading cause of death for women, on World Kidney Day.
New data from the REGARDS study show that blacks with the sickle cell trait are more likely to develop kidney failure requiring dialysis.
Kidney recipients infected only with HIV do as well as uninfected recipients, but HIV-infected recipients co-infected with hepatitis C virus have poorer outcomes.
Renal replacement therapy performed continuously over 24 hours provides better hemodynamic tolerance, fluid removal in critically ill patients with kidney failure.

Questions about age, diabetes, smoking and other health issues aim to identify people at risk for kidney disease.

Adding cystatin C to a diagnostic panel revealed one person in six who had chronic kidney disease that was undetected using the conventional test.

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