Risk of kidney failure after major surgery higher than you think

Newswise — Patients undergoing major, non-cardiac surgery have a one percent risk of developing kidney failure, and those who do have kidney damage are at increased risk of death within a month after their operation. Even worse, those with extra risk factors can carry more than a four percent risk for acute renal failure from […]

Weight loss seen in women over 10 years before dementia starts

American Academy of Neurology – Women who have dementia start losing weight at least 10 years before the dementia is diagnosed, according to a study published in the August 21, 2007 issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The researchers examined the records of 481 people with dementia and compared […]