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TUESDAY Q & A: Treatment for kidney stones depends on type and cause of stones

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I continue to get kidney stones despite drinking plenty of water. They are quite small and I haven’t had to be treated yet. But my doctor said if my symptoms get worse, I will need treatment. What would that involve? ANSWER: Treatment for kidney stones depends on [...]

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Acute Kidney Injury Study: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Kidney problems are a fairly common occurrence in the ICU.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Kianoush Kashani tells us about a study that could help detect problems earlier. To listen, click the link below. Acute Kidney Injury Study

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New Guidelines for Management of High Blood Pressure

Hypertension is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and death if not detected early and treated appropriately. New guidelines released online by JAMA today offer nine recommendations and a treatment algorithm (flow chart) to help physicians treat patients with hypertension. Sandra [...]

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Mayo Clinic-led Consortium Identifies Promising Treatment for Inherited Form of Kidney Disease

SAN DIEGO — A drug therapy shows promise for treating an inherited form of kidney disease called autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), Mayo Clinic researchers say. The medication, tolvaptan, slowed the pace of kidney cyst growth over the three years of the study. The phase three clinical trial results [...]

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Kidney Stone Attacks More Common in Summer: Mayo Expert Offers Tips

Jacksonville, Fla. — August 7, 2012.  Summer can mean more than just an increase in temperatures, humidity and outdoor physical activity. It can also mean an increased risk of kidney stones, which affect approximately 3.8 million people in the United States and are on the rise. Multimedia Alert: Video and [...]

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Dr. James T. McCarthy from Mayo Clinic Rochester was on the show to discuss our kidneys.  We touched on all aspects of the kidneys including cysts, stones, failure, transplants and infections. You can listen to the program on I Heart Radio via our flagship station; KROC AM. Miss this show?! [...]

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Shared Decision Making - Dialysis at Age 75 Years or Older

Research from Mayo Clinic finds that half of elderly patients who start dialysis after age 75 will die within one year. Lead study author and a health care delivery scholar with the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, M.D., says, “Many elderly patients and [...]

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Mayo Clinic in Arizona Completes 2,000th Kidney Transplant

Mayo Clinic in Arizona has completed its 2,000th kidney transplant since the program opened in 1999 – a milestone that places the program among the 10 largest kidney transplant programs in the Uunited States. The 2,000th patient, a 24-year-old man from Arizona, received a kidney from a deceased donor and is recuperating [...]

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Living with Lupus (pkg)

Lupus. It’s one of those scary diseases you may have heard of, but have no idea what it is.  An estimated 1.5 million Americans have it and struggle to maintain quality of life despite potentially devastating complications. Five percent of patients will die within five years of their diagnosis, but that's 10 times better than the survival [...]

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Biomarkers Discovered for Early Risk Assessment of Acute Kidney Injury

A large number of hospitalized patients often develop acute kidney injury (AKI) even if they have no prior kidney-related illnesses. This is one of the most costly and deadly conditions that can affect critically ill patients. However, a recent Mayo Clinic study has now identified two biomarkers of AKI that can be measured [...]

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New Treatment For Some Kidney Disease Patients

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease - is not only a mouthful to say, it's also a leading cause of kidney failure. But Mayo Clinic researchers have been studying a new medication, tolvaptan, that seems to help by slowing the pace of kidney cyst growth. "In most patients with this disease, relentless cyst [...]

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Mayo Clinic One of Nation’s Best Hospitals in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

  Mayo Clinic earned the No. 3 overall spot on the U.S. News & World Report annual America’s “Best Hospitals” list, making the top 10 in 15 of the 16 specialties. Number One top spots for Mayo include: Gynecology [Video] Diabetes and Endocrinology [Video] Gastroenterology  [Video] Mayo Clinic is ranked second in these specialties: Nephrology [Video] Neurology [Video] Cardiology [Video] [...]

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