Navigation Links
Ten Percent of Americans Has A Relative With Kidney Failure

Approximately ten percent of U.S. adults have a family history of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These individuals appear to be at increased risk of developing kidney disease// themselves, reports a study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

"A family history of kidney disease is more frequent in African-Americans, who are also at substantially higher risk of ESRD," comments Dr. William McClellan of Emory University in Atlanta, lead author of the new study. "Our results suggest that efforts to reduce the risk of progressive kidney disease and ESRD targeted at these families might help improve the detection, treatment, and control of early kidney disease."

Dr. McClellan and colleagues used data on a representative sample of more than 12,000 black and white Americans aged 45 or older. Subjects were asked whether they had any relatives with "kidney failure," that is, ESRD: irreversible loss of kidney function requiring dialysis or transplantation.

Overall, 9.5 percent of subjects reported ESRD in a first-degree relative—a parent, sibling, or child. A family history of ESRD was more than twice as common for African-Americans as whites: 14 percent versus 6.4 percent. Having a family history of ESRD was also linked to higher rates of other kidney disease risk factors, including high blood glucose (sugar) levels and especially obesity.

African-Americans who had a relative with ESRD were at increased risk of having reduced kidney function themselves. The levels of impairment were similar to those leading to the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD)—initially mild reductions in kidney function that can lead to ESRD. The relationship between family history and personal risk of kidney disease was not as strong in whites.

End-stage renal disease is an increasingly frequent problem, occurring at substantially higher rates among African-Americans than whites. Previous studies have found that 1 in 5 patients starting dialysis report that other members of their family also haves ESRD. The new study sought to estimate the percentage of Americans having a family history of ESRD, and to determine the risk of kidney disease risk for these individuals.

"The results add an important new piece of evidence that family members of ESRD patients are at high risk for early kidney disease," says Dr. McClellan. If confirmed by further research, the findings might lead to new approaches to identification and treatment of families at high risk of kidney disease. Dr. McClellan adds, "For example, when an ESRD patient starts dialysis, we might consider contacting family members to see if they could benefit from interventions to prevent or reduce the risk of kidney disease."

Source-Newswise
SR
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. 45 Percent Of Errors In Cancer Diagnosis Harm The Patient
2. Births Out Of Wedlock Increased To 42 Percent in 2004 in the UK
3. Community Dentists To Receive 10 Percent Salary Boost
4. Almost 30 Percent Dentists Refuse To Sign NHS Contracts
5. Polyunsaturated Fats And Vitamin E Cut MND Risk By 60 Percent
6. More Than 50 Percent Indians Aged Over 40 Have Diabetes, High Blood Pressure
7. Around 20 Percent Take-Out Foods Are Unhygienic
8. 47 Percent Children Suffer from Malnutrition: Survey
9. About 5 Percent of Adults with Insomnia Use Alternative Therapies
10. A Laboratory Filtration System Kills 100 Percent Of Dangerous Microbes In Water
11. 11 Percent Increase of Addictive Nicotine in Cigarettes: Report
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... with Infinity Behavioral Health Services for professionals in the addiction treatment industry entitled: ... Audit . , Insurance companies and state and federal governments are increasingly ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... Bill Howe Plumbing’s mission is to create an ... to the community. For over 37 years, they have operated with their mission at ... in San Diego. They were chosen as the Best San Diego plumber in ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... 21, 2017 , ... Preora Diagnostics Inc. , a ... has received two prestigious recognitions that acknowledge the promise of its PWS Nanoctyology ... has been named a Top 100 Finalist for the 16th annual Chicago Innovation ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... TX (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... senior housing operators, announces the acquisition of Isle at Kingwood Assisted Living and ... Kingwood is an established retirement community with 55 assisted living apartments, 43 memory ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... FirstAlign ( http://www.firstalign.com ... the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) thinking, announced today the launch of its revamped ... to essential information that offers a more comprehensive understanding of the organization’s business ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/6/2017)... , Sept. 6, 2017 Eli Lilly and ... will present new data for galcanezumab and lasmiditan, two ... the International Headache Society (IHC) taking place Sept. 7-10 ... Lilly will highlight new, long-term data from an open-label ... of galcanezumab (120 mg and 240 mg) for the ...
(Date:9/5/2017)... , Sept. 5, 2017 Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development ... has successfully concluded its meeting with the U.S. Food ... oral insulin formulation. ... the regulatory pathway for submission of ORMD-0801, would be ...
(Date:8/29/2017)... , Aug. 29, 2017 ivWatch, LLC, the leading provider ... infiltrations, announced it has been awarded an Innovative Technology contract from ... the country. ... device to aid in the early detection of peripheral IV infiltration ... The Innovative Technology contract ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: