kidney failure

New challenges, opportunities in autoimmune disease treatment
New challenges, opportunities in autoimmune disease treatmentAllegheny Health Network’s Susan Manzi, MD, MPH, discusses the healthcare needs of patients with lupus and other autoimmune disorders.
Blood pressure agents, NSAID combo linked to kidney risksPatients who take a combination of diuretics and either angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and add NSAIDs, have an increased risk of acute kidney injury, according to a study online in BMJ.
NSAIDs problematic for children’s kidneysNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen given for pain or fever may cause acute kidney injury in children, even when taken in the correct dose, according to new research.