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October 5, 2015

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October 5, 2015

Cabozantinib Improves Survival in Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer: Results from the METEOR Trial

Sep. 26, 2015 — Patients with advanced kidney cancer live for nearly twice as long without their disease progressing if they are treated with cabozantinib, a drug that inhibits the action of tyrosine kinases -- ... read more

In-Hospital Nocturnal Dialysis May Be Good for the Heart

Sep. 18, 2015 — In-hospital nocturnal dialysis may be good for patients' hearts as well as their kidneys, a new study ... read more

More Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment Found to Reduce Heart Disease, Save Lives

Sep. 18, 2015 — A landmark clinical trial is underway, and has found that a more intensive management of high blood pressure reduces heart disease rates and saves ... read more

Sep. 14, 2015 — An international clinical trial is underway, studying whether a drug traditionally used to treat gout can help prevent kidney damage in patients with Type 1 ... read more

Newly Discovered Protein May Protect Kidney Cells from Injury

Sep. 2, 2015 — A new discovery may change how kidney disease is treated in the future.The previously unknown protein transmembrane and immunoglobulin containing 1 (TMIGD1) involved in protecting kidney epithelial ... read more

Study Finds Low Rate of Dialysis Facility Referral for Kidney Transplantation Evaluation

Aug. 11, 2015 — Only about one in four patients with end-stage renal disease in Georgia were referred for kidney transplant evaluation within one year of starting dialysis between 2005 and 2011, although there was ... read more

Kidney Impairment Decreases Blood Flow to the Brain, Boosting Risk of Brain Disorders

Aug. 6, 2015 — Poor kidney function was strongly related to decreased blood flow to the brain, report researchers following a population-based study. Poor kidney function was linked to stroke and dementia most ... read more

Potential New Therapy Approaches to Reverse Kidney Damage Identified

Aug. 3, 2015 — Cell plasticity program resulting from kidney damage can be targeted to reverse kidney disease and fibrosis, new research suggests. The study demonstrated the importance of an embryonic cellular ... read more

Key Gene Found to Drive Kidney Disease Severity

July 31, 2015 — Patients with higher levels of a key protein are at greater risk for severe kidney disease, experts ... read more

Byproduct of Intestinal Bacteria May Jeopardize Heart Health in Patients With Kidney Disease

July 30, 2015 — Blood levels of TMAO, a byproduct generated from intestinal bacterial as they metabolize dietary nutrients, progressively increase with advancing severity of kidney disease. TMAO levels are ... read more

First Reports of Robotic Surgery for Advanced Vena Cava Tumor Thrombus Due to Kidney Cancer

July 30, 2015 — Surgery is required when cancer of the kidney causes a Level III thrombus, or clot, to develop in the major vein leading back to the heart. Traditionally this complicated procedure, inferior vena ... read more

Mild Hypothermia in Deceased Organ Donors Improves Organ Function in Kidney Transplant

July 29, 2015 — Mild hypothermia in deceased organ donors significantly reduces delayed graft function in kidney transplant recipients when compared to normal body temperature, according to ... read more

Tailored Mobile Health Technologies May Help Patients Take Their Medications Appropriately

July 28, 2015 — There was only a 5 percent error rate when patients with chronic kidney disease used mobile health technologies designed to help them use medications ... read more

Potential New Targets for Treating Kidney Disease

July 23, 2015 — Proteins in the Wnt signaling pathway help drive kidney scarring that can lead to chronic kidney disease, researchers report. When investigators examined the complex process of scarring, or fibrosis, ... read more

Researchers Urge Transplantation of Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys in Some Non-Infected Patients

July 22, 2015 — The average wait time for a kidney transplant is five years and there are more than 100,000 people on the waiting list. However, there are thousands of viable hepatitis C-positive kidneys that are ... read more

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

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