Kidney Cancer Stories
If you are a fan of iced tea, better watch out, because that refreshing drink for in-between times might just end up taking you to hospital for treatment of shooting pain arising out of kidney stones, recent research suggests. Patients and doctors looking for a new option for the tough-to-treat kidney cancer are likely to get a potential but safe arsenal soon. There is substantial regional variation in treatment practices for care of older adults with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), including receipt of hospice care and discontinuation of dialysis before death, according to a study in the July 14 issue of JAMA. Individuals with a high resting heart rate and a low beat-to-beat heart rate variability have an increased risk of developing kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that the behavior of the autonomic nervous system may be a sentinel marker for late development of certain cases of kidney disease.