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Promising treatment to slow kidney disease doesn’t prove out in clinical trial

Historically, half or more of people with type 1 diabetes develop kidney disease, which frequently progresses to kidney failure requiring hemodialysis or a kidney transplant for survival. The high rate of this diabetic complication has dropped slightly in recent years, with the advent of better ways to control blood glucose (sugar) levels and improved blood… Read More »

With Kidney Treatment in High Demand, a Patient’s Health Quickly Declines

Orphaned as a youth in Bangladesh, Jamal Uddin worked in a ribbon factory in Lower Manhattan while attending high school, before graduating from college and ultimately finding a career helping people with H.I.V./AIDS. Over his 68 years he had proved that he was a survivor, but the battle of his life would take shape in… Read More »

What antibiotics for a kidney infection

Your immune system is suppressed – for example, if you have cancer, if you are taking medication such as steroids or chemotherapy, or if you have AIDS. Antibiotics for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy. They help regulate blood pressure and produce a hormone known as erythropoietin. You become severely ill with the kidney infection. In many… Read More »