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August 30, 2015

Researchers Find Key Player in Diabetic Kidney Disease Through Power of Metabolomics

July 22, 2015 — Tapping the potential of metabolomics, an emerging field focused on the chemical processes of metabolism, researchers have identified a new and pivotal player in diabetic kidney ... read more

Bust Up Big Kidney Stones With Tamsulosin

July 21, 2015 — Tamsulosin works no better than placebo on small kidney stones, but does improve passage of more large kidney stones than placebo does, a new study concludes. 83.3 percent of patients treated with ... read more

iPSCs Show Promise for Kidney Treatment

July 21, 2015 — Renal progenitor cells derived from human iPS cells were shown to have therapeutic effects when transplanted into acute kidney injury model mice. The transplants resulted in a significant reduction ... read more

Foods With Added Phosphate Cause Spike in Blood, Even in People With Healthy Kidneys

July 21, 2015 — Phosphates artificially added to dairy and cereal products appear to cause bigger spikes in blood phosphorus levels than naturally occurring phosphates, potentially putting harmful stress on kidneys. ... read more

Investigational Drug Prevents Life-Threatening Side Effects of Kidney Disease Treatment

July 14, 2015 — The investigational drug patiromer quickly reduced elevated blood-potassium levels -- a common life-threatening side effect of treatment for chronic diabetic kidney disease. In this year-long study ... read more

Kidney, Bladder Stones Do Not Increase Postmenopausal Women's Risk of Osteoporosis

July 13, 2015 — Postmenopausal women with kidney or bladder stones are not at increased risk for osteoporosis, but they do have about a 15 percent increased risk of another painful stone, physician-scientists ... read more

Scientists Gain New Insights Into 'Antenna' of Human Cells

July 13, 2015 — The most comprehensive list yet of genes implicated in a group of common inherited diseases has been revealed by researchers. The research means that these disorders, known as ciliopathies, can be ... read more

New Surgical Technique Preserves Kidney Function Following Tumor Removal

July 13, 2015 — Renal cell carcinomas are one of the most common types of cancer. In order to preserve its wide range of functions, every effort is made not to remove the entire kidney, but rather just a portion of ... read more

Electrocardiogram Screening May Help Predict Kidney Disease Patients' Risk of Dying from Heart Disease

July 9, 2015 — Certain electrocardiogram measures helped investigators identify a subgroup of individuals with chronic kidney disease who had substantially elevated risks of dying from heart disease, a new article ... read more

Age-Related Self-Destruction of Cells Makes Kidney Prone to Injury

July 7, 2015 — As advances in medicine allow individuals to live longer, people are facing unique age-related health challenges. As they age, organs such as the kidneys become more susceptible to injury, and their ... read more

New Strategies for Combatting Chronic Kidney Disease, Other Long-Term Conditions

June 25, 2015 — New strategies for using electronic health records (EHRs) to treat patients with chronic kidney disease have been outlined by investigators. Their recommendations may help clinicians and hospitals ... read more

June 25, 2015 — For the 12 million people worldwide who suffer from polycystic kidney disease (PKD), an inherited disorder with no known cure, a new treatment option may be on the horizon. A targeted drug delivery ... read more

Geography Is Destiny in Deaths from Kidney Failure, Study Shows

June 24, 2015 — The notion that geography often shapes economic and political destiny has long informed the work of economists and political scholars. Now a study led by medical scientists reveals how geography also ... read more

First ESC Recommendations for Arrhythmias, Chronic Kidney Disease Published

June 24, 2015 — Significant interactions occur between the heart and kidney, and even mild kidney disease is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Sudden cardiac death is the most common cause ... read more

June 23, 2015 — In an apparent effort to help themselves, inflamed kidney cells produce one of the same inflammation-suppressing enzymes fetuses use to survive, researchers ... read more

Study Shows Importance of Cause of Kidney Failure When Planning Future Treatment

June 22, 2015 — Researchers used big data to determine that mortality rates for patients whose kidney failure was attributed to glomerulonephritis vary significantly according to which subtype of the disease they ... read more

More Dialysis Patients Living in Poor Neighborhoods

June 15, 2015 — The percentage of adults beginning kidney dialysis who lived in zip codes with high poverty rates increased from 27.4 percent during the 1995-2004 time period to 34 percent in ... read more

Vitamin D Supplements May Benefit Children With Kidney Disease

June 11, 2015 — Among children with chronic kidney disease, those with lower vitamin D levels had higher levels of blood markers related to kidney dysfunction as well as greater kidney function loss over time, ... read more

June 10, 2015 — It started out as a treatment for arthritis. But steered by science, it could become a first new approach in two decades for treating the damage that diabetes inflicts on the kidneys of millions of ... read more

Withholding Angiotensin Receptor Blockers After Surgery Increases Risk of Postoperative Death

June 4, 2015 — Withholding angiotensin receptor blockers for longer than two days after surgery is associated with a significantly increased risk of postoperative death, according to a study of more than 30,000 ... read more

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