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November 28, 2015

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November 28, 2015

Native Americans Have Decreased Access to Kidney Transplants

Nov. 24, 2015 — Native Americans have decreased access to kidney transplants and are more likely to die while waiting for a kidney than whites according to new research. Long-term survival outcomes in Native ... read more

Common Cause for Complications After Kidney Transplantation Identified

Nov. 23, 2015 — The BK polyomavirus often causes complications after kidney transplantation. A research group has now been able to show, that the immunosuppressive drug Tacrolimus directly activates the replication ... read more

Blood Phosphorus Levels Can Help Predict Kidney Failure Risk in African Americans

Nov. 17, 2015 — An increase in serum phosphorus levels in African Americans with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with faster progression to kidney failure, known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The ... read more

Racial Disparities Associated With Living Kidney Donation Assessed

Nov. 7, 2015 — Increasing median income levels of transplant candidates' zip codes were associated with higher rates of living donation, but African American candidates living in the wealthiest neighborhoods ... read more

Thiazide May Pose Some Risk for Congestive Heart Failure Patients

Nov. 6, 2015 — Thiazide, a popular diuretic for lowering high blood pressure, may not excrete salt as expected in patients with congestive heart failure and or dehydration and should be taken with caution, say ... read more

Tenofovir Linked With Acute Kidney Injury in HIV-Infected Patients

Nov. 6, 2015 — Acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) was prevalent among HIV-infected patients and demonstrated a high morbidity rate in a new center-based study. More than ... read more

Gut Microbiota Changes in Diabetic Kidney Disease Contribute to Chronic Inflammation and Vascular Complications

Nov. 6, 2015 — Among patients with type 2 diabetes and advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), a shift in gut microbiota diversity in combination with elevated plasma zonulin levels substantially impacts the degree ... read more

Kidney Transplantation Prolongs Survival Compared With Home Hemodialysis

Nov. 6, 2015 — Among kidney failure patients who were followed for five years, home hemodialysis patients were four times more likely to die than kidney transplant recipients. In elderly kidney failure patients, ... read more

Transplant Tourism Increases Health-Related Risks for Organ Recipients

Nov. 6, 2015 — Compared with recipients of living related kidney donor transplants, recipients who purchased organs internationally were more likely to develop hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and cytomegalovirus, and ... read more

Insufficient Sleep May Impact Kidney Health

Nov. 5, 2015 — Shorter sleep duration was significantly linked with a more rapid decline in kidney function among participants in the Nurses’ Health Study. The findings point to the importance of sleep for ... read more

Acid Reflux Medications May Increase Kidney Disease Risk

Oct. 27, 2015 — Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux may have damaging effects on the kidneys, according to two new studies. The drugs, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), are among the ... read more

Oct. 23, 2015 — Using kidney organoids grown from stem cells and gene editing, scientists have re-created human kidney disease in lab petri dishes. The findings pave the way for personalized kidney drug ... read more

Spotting the Earliest Signs of Type 1 Diabetic Kidney Disease

Oct. 22, 2015 — In an effort to pinpoint the earliest signs of diabetic kidney disease, researchers are leading a multi-institutional international effort dedicated to finding a new breed of disease ... read more

Drugs Commonly Used in Kidney Transplant Patients Not as Effective as Previously Thought

Oct. 22, 2015 — Kidney transplants saves lives and dramatically improve quality of life, but transplant recipients often must take dozens of pills a day to keep their new kidney functioning and prevent ... read more

Certain Vulnerable Groups Are Less Likely to Use E-Health Resources

Oct. 22, 2015 — Black race, lower neighborhood household income, older age, and Medicaid/Medicare insurance status were each linked with less use of an electronic health record portal by kidney disease ... read more

Researchers Find AKI a Predictor of Higher Mortality Rates for Stroke Patients

Oct. 20, 2015 — Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients who suffer from acute kidney injury requiring dialysis have higher death rates and greater odds of entering long-term care or nursing facilities after ... read more

People With Sedentary Lifestyles Are at Increased Risk of Developing Kidney Disease

Oct. 20, 2015 — Being sedentary for too long during the day may be a risk factor for chronic kidney disease, according to a new ... read more

Study Finds Existence of Protein in Blood Can Be Early Predictor of Kidney Disease

Oct. 19, 2015 — A new study study has identified the presence of a specific protein in the blood used to look for heart damage. This protein can be an early indicator of end-stage renal disease -- and ultimately ... read more

Statins Help Prevent Acute Kidney Injury Through Key Cellular Protein

Oct. 15, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that statins can help prevent kidney injury, and they've uncovered how the drugs exert their protective ... read more

Gene Facilitating Repair of Acutely Injured Kidney Identified

Oct. 14, 2015 — In the kidney, injured cells can be kicked into reparative mode by a gene called Sox9, according to a new paper. Sox9 also plays a key role in the normal development of the kidney, the authors ... read more

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