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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

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

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

What to Do With Kidneys from Older Deceased Donors?

Mar. 26, 2015 — For older patients in need of a kidney transplant, rapid transplantation from an older deceased donor is superior to delayed transplantation from a younger donor. Kidneys from older donors do not ... 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

Mar. 17, 2015 — Software from the aerospace industry has allowed an interdisciplinary team of U.K. researchers to design Arterio-Venous Fistulae with better, less unnatural flow patterns, which may reduce failure ... 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

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

More Than 2 Million People Die Prematurely Every Year Because Treatment for Kidney Failure Is Unavailable

Mar. 13, 2015 — At best, only half of people worldwide needing kidney dialysis or transplantation to treat kidney failure in 2010 received it, new research shows. This suggests that at least 2.3 million people may ... read more

Chronic Kidney Disease May Increase Certain Risks During Pregnancy

Mar. 12, 2015 — Among pregnant women, the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes—such as preterm delivery or the need for neonatal intensive care—increased across stages of chronic kidney disease, a study ... read more

Even Injured Kidneys Can Be Used for Transplants, Study Shows

Mar. 11, 2015 — Kidneys from deceased donors that have acute injuries are frequently discarded instead of being used for transplant. However, a study finds that such kidneys may be more viable than previously ... read more

Dialysis Patients May Have Faulty 'Good' Cholesterol

Mar. 5, 2015 — In kidney disease patients on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, enzyme activities involved in HDL metabolism and HDL maturation were significantly altered, a study has found. The normal function ... read more

Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults Over 30 to Rise 27% by 2030

Mar. 2, 2015 — The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) will rise in the United States, according to a new report. The prevalence model illustrates some of issues the nation will face as diabetes rates ... read more

Lycopene May Ward Off Kidney Cancer in Older Women

Mar. 2, 2015 — A higher intake by postmenopausal women of the natural antioxidant lycopene, found in foods like tomatoes, watermelon and papaya, may lower the risk of renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer, ... read more

Urine Test Predicts Heart Failure Patients' Risk of Kidney Injury

Feb. 26, 2015 — Urinary angiotensinogen levels at the time of hospital admission predicted acute decompensated heart failure patients' risk of developing acute kidney injury with considerable accuracy, ... read more

Electronic Alerts May Do More Harm Than Good for Kidney Patients

Feb. 25, 2015 — Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious condition that can lead to dialysis and even death in hospitalized patients. To prevent these adverse outcomes, some hospital systems have proposed using ... read more

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