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Dr. Darrell Hirt Remembered

Dear TNA and PPG Family: It is with great sadness that I report the death of our dear friend and colleague Dr. Darrell Hirt and his wife Cathy. They were involved in a fatal motor vehicle collision while visiting family in Budapest Hungary on Friday October 2nd, 2015. Funeral arrangements are in the preliminary stages […]

Kidney Disease Risk Factors

  Can anyone get kidney disease? The answer is Yes. Anyone can get kidney disease at any age. But some people are more likely than others to get it. You may have a higher risk for kidney disease if you: Have diabetes Have high blood pressure Have a family member with kidney failure Are 60 […]

High Salt, Potassium Diet and Kidney Disease

A diet high in sodium and potassium can make chronic kidney disease (CKD) worse, according to a new study by the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. The study’s findings could impact dietary recommendations for patients with CKD to slow disease progression, say researchers. As part of the study, researchers tested urine samples from almost 4,000 people with chronic […]

Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Higher in Female Diabetics

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is more likely to develop in female diabetics than male diabetics, according to a recent study. Researchers found that female gender was associated with a 35% increased risk of incident CKD compared with males in adjusted analyses that took into account death as a competing risk, demographics, duration of diabetes, baseline estimated glomerular […]

Kidney Tests Predict Cardiovascular Risks

  Researchers find that common kidney tests can predict the risk of conditions such as heart failure, stroke, and heart attack. Although it is not fully understood exactly how kidney disease is linked with cardiovascular disease, Dr. Matsushita states that a fluid overload caused by kidneys not functioning correctly can lead to heart failure. Based […]

Hypertension and Kidney Disease

May 17th is World Hypertension Day! Consider these general facts about hypertension: Hypertension is the leading risk factor for disease burden worldwide. Approximately 4 in 10 adults have raised blood pressure which often goes undiagnosed. Healthy attitudes can help combat hypertension. According to the National Kidney Foundation: More than half the people with chronic kidney […]

How Are We Doing?

            How Are We Doing? We are thankful for patients like you and would appreciate your feedback on how we are doing as a practice.  Your feedback will help us make an even better patient experience for you and others. Also, you can send your physician or another Tarrant Nephrology staff […]

Top Docs 2015

  Three Tarrant Nephrology physicians were named to the Top Docs 2015 list by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine: Dr. Sridhar Reddy Allam Dr. Geethanjali Ramamurthy Dr. Balamurugan Sankarapandian Each year, the magazine asks local physicians to evaluate their medical peers and distinguish the best doctors in Tarrant County. Participating physicians identified the medical professionals on the Top Docs list as […]

Kidney Donation Chain Saves Lives

How many lives can one kidney save? A Fort Worth man is linked to a donation chain that saved his life while breaking a world record. Watch this WFAA report: Kidney Donation Chain Saves Fort Worth Man’s Life