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May 30, 2015

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May 30, 2015

Testing How Well Kidneys Are Functioning: ACR Outperforms eGFR, Study Suggests

May 29, 2015 — The usefulness of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR, a test used to check how well the kidneys are filtering blood) and albuminuria (excess protein levels in the urine, which can be a sign ... read more

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

Dexamethasone May Help Prevent Severe Kidney Injury Following Heart Surgery

May 7, 2015 — Acute kidney injury can be a serious complication following heart surgery. Patients who received dexamethasone during heart surgery had about a 2.5-times lower risk of developing kidney failure ... read more

What Does the Public Think About Paying People to Donate Their Organs?

Apr. 23, 2015 — Members of the public in Australia considered reimbursement and justifiable recompensation of costs related to organ donation to be legitimate ways of supporting living donors. Financial payment ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — A significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal imbalances, including DNA anomalies that have been linked to neurocognitive disorders, according to ... 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

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