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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015

Best and Safest Blood Pressure Treatments in Kidney, Diabetes Patients Compiled

May 22, 2015 — The first definitive summary of the best and safest blood pressure lowering treatments for kidney disease and diabetes patients has been compiled by clinicians. Diabetes and high blood pressure are ... read more

Antibiotic Commonly Prescribed for Bladder Infections Less Effective Than Others

Apr. 27, 2015 — Older women with urinary tract infections who are taking the commonly prescribed antibiotic nitrofurantoin are more likely to experience treatment failure, resulting in a second antibiotic ... read more

New Finding Could Help Develop Test for Kidney Disease

Apr. 22, 2015 — Using mass spectrometry to analyze the tissue from mice with different genetic backgrounds and sexes, some of which were susceptible to kidney failure, researchers have made an important finding that ... read more

New Study Unravels Why Common Blood Pressure Medicine Can Fail

Apr. 21, 2015 — Every year, more than 120 million prescriptions are written worldwide for thiazide drugs, a group of salt-lowering medicines used to treat high blood pressure. These drugs are often very effective. ... read more

Clinical Trial for Personalized Kidney Cancer Vaccine

Apr. 20, 2015 — A research center has enrolled its first patient in a phase 3 clinical trial that uses a person’s own kidney cancer cells to make a vaccine tailored to kill those ... read more

Clinical Trial Offers Patient ‘best Shot’ at Fighting Kidney Cancer

Apr. 20, 2015 — The pain Anne Holmes felt in her arm was actually kidney cancer that had spread. She joined a phase 3 clinical trial. The trial tests a new approach that strips the invisibility cloak from spreading ... read more

New High-Throughput Screening Method May Uncover Novel Treatments for Kidney Disease

Apr. 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a system that could be used to identify novel drug candidates that protect the function of the kidney cells that are damaged in patients with chronic kidney disease. One ... read more

A Risk Score for Chronic Kidney Disease Can Inform Choice of HIV Medications

Mar. 31, 2015 — Both traditional and HIV-related risk factors can predict the likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a new study. In the study, researchers developed and validated a risk ... read more

Hormone, Bone Tests May Be Indicative of Dialysis Patients' Heart Health

Apr. 2, 2015 — Approximately 2 million kidney disease patients in the world receive some sort of dialysis treatment. Now researchers say that in these patients, high parathyroid hormone levels and subsequent bone ... read more

Acute Injured Kidneys Can Be Considered for Transplant

Mar. 31, 2015 — The shortage of kidneys needed for organ transplantation in the U.S. can be alleviated in part by using select kidneys with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), resulting in safe and positive outcomes, ... read more

HIV Patients Experience Better Kidney Transplant Outcomes Than Hepatitis C Patients

Mar. 31, 2015 — HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)-positive kidney transplant patients experienced superior outcomes when compared to kidney transplant patients with Hepatitis C and those infected with both HIV and ... read more

Oral Drug Normalizes Blood Potassium in 98 Percent of Kidney Patients

Mar. 30, 2015 — A medication called ZS-9 normalized potassium in the blood of 98 percent of chronic kidney disease patients treated for hyperkalemia. Hyperkalemia is high potassium in the blood, and may occur as a ... read more

Rapid Testing for Gene Variants in Kidney Donors May Optimize Transplant Outcomes

Mar. 24, 2015 — Kidney transplantation outcomes from deceased African-American donors may improve through rapid testing for apolipoprotein L1 gene renal risk variants at the time of organ recovery, according to a ... read more

ER Patients Discharged After Kidney Stone Evaluation Likely to Return

Mar. 17, 2015 — One in nine patients released from the emergency department after treatment for a kidney stone will face a repeat visit, according to new ... read more

Excellent Outcomes Among HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients

Mar. 19, 2015 — Compared with uninfected (HIV-/HCV-) kidney transplant recipients, mono-infected HIV+ (HIV+/HCV-) recipients had similar 5-year and 10-year kidney survival rates, while HIV+ recipients co-infected ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — If kidney cancer is diagnosed early -- before it spreads beyond the kidney -- 80 percent of patients survive. However, finding it early has been among the disease's greatest challenges. Now, ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — The kidney continuously filters the blood and excretes waste products into the urine. This is achieved by a complex system of tubules which transports the urine and regulates its composition. ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — New insights into why a child's chronic kidney disease (CKD) may worsen to kidney failure have been uncovered through a new study. Among nearly 500 children and adolescents with mild to moderate ... read more

Researchers Identify Protein Needed for Repair of Injured Kidney Cells

Mar. 18, 2015 — A protein known as MG53 is not only present in kidney cells, but necessary for the organ to repair itself after acute injury, cardiovascular researchers have shown. "MG53 is a key component of ... read more

Kidney Transplant Tolerance Mechanism Identified

Mar. 16, 2015 — The immune system mechanism that allows a kidney transplant to be accepted without lifelong immunosuppressive drugs has been identified by researchers, a significant step toward reducing or ... read more

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