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Kidney Disease News
September 28, 2016

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September 28, 2016

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers have succeeded in, for the first time, creating kidney progenitor cells that survive in the lab. But by using a three-dimensional culture and a new mixture of supporting molecules, the ... read more

New Oral Diabetes Drugs May Also Protect Patients' Kidney Health

Aug. 18, 2016 — In a clinical trial of patients with type 2 diabetes, canagliflozin (a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor) slowed kidney function decline to a greater extent than glimepiride (a sulfonylurea), ... read more

Life Expectancy in Some CKD Patients Could Be Improved With Nephron-Sparing Treatment

Aug. 17, 2016 — A nephron-sparing treatment selection for small renal masses based on the nephrometry score may improve life expectancy in patients with mild or moderate chronic kidney disease, a study ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes. When kidneys fail, urea that builds up in the blood can cause diabetes, concludes a new ... read more

Strict Blood Pressure Control May Provide Long-Term Benefits for Kidney Disease Patients

Aug. 11, 2016 — In long-term analyses of two clinical trials that included patients with chronic kidney disease, a lower blood pressure target than the currently guideline-recommended goal of 140/90 mm Hg was safe ... read more

New Guidelines Published for Physicians Treating Patients With Kidney Stones

Aug. 10, 2016 — New extensive guidelines have been published for the surgical management of kidney stones. Kidney stones affect more than 8.8 percent of the population in the United States, with direct and indirect ... read more

US Diabetic Kidney Disease Rate Unchanged

Aug. 9, 2016 — The overall prevalence of diabetic kidney disease has not changed significantly in the United States for 30 years, but the characteristics of kidney disease have changed markedly, according to a ... read more

Diet Designed to Lower Blood Pressure Also Reduces Risk of Kidney Disease

Aug. 9, 2016 — People who ate a diet high in nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages and sodium were at a significantly ... read more

Two Classes of Medications Linked to Similar Results in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

Aug. 8, 2016 — A new study examined two classes of medications commonly prescribed to prevent cardiovascular events in dialysis patients and found no significant difference in ... read more

Treatments to Improve Kidney Outcomes for Patients With Septic Shock

Aug. 2, 2016 — Early use of vasopressin to treat septic shock did not improve the number of kidney failure-free days compared with norepinephrine, according to a new ... read more

July 29, 2016 — Early diagnosis of acute kidney injury in preterm infants is possible through urinary protein markers, say investigators. Improving the ability to diagnose AKI, a sudden decline in kidney function, ... read more

Discovery of Biomarkers for the Prognosis of Chronic Kidney Disease

July 27, 2016 — Currently, there is no effective method to predict the prognosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Researchers have now found that measuring D-amino acids, which present only trace in human, ... read more

Researchers Identify Way to Predict, Prevent Damage in Donated Kidneys

July 22, 2016 — A panel of genes has been identified that can help predict whether a transplanted kidney will later develop fibrosis, an injury which can cause the organ to ... read more

Kidney Toxins, Kidney Injury Biomarker Detected in Children

July 18, 2016 — Investigators have assessed environmental exposure to multiple toxins in children living in a region of Mexico with a high incidence of chronic kidney disease, especially among young ... read more

Red Meat Consumption Linked With Increased Risk of Developing Kidney Failure

July 14, 2016 — Red meat intake was strongly associated with an increased risk of kidney failure among Chinese adults in Singapore who were followed for an average of 15.5 years, a new report suggests. No ... read more

Preconceptions Predict Coping, Health Outcomes

July 8, 2016 — A study into chronic kidney disease is currently underway. The work shows that people who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) form pre-conceived beliefs about their illness which can impact their ... read more

Air Pollution Linked to Increased Rates of Kidney Disease

June 30, 2016 — While air pollution is known to cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, a new study indicates that it also likely causes damage to the ... read more

Immune System Link to Kidney Disease Risk, Research Finds

June 29, 2016 — A gene which forms part of our body's first line of defense against infection may be associated with an increased risk with a type of kidney disease, research ... read more

Research Links High Zinc Levels, Kidney Stones

June 28, 2016 — A new study into the causes of kidney stones has revealed that high levels of zinc in the body may contribute to kidney stone formation. Kidney stones are hard, often jagged masses of crystalized ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Using virtual tissue technology, researchers have identified a potential new drug target in the fight against polycystic kidney disease, an illness with no effective FDA-approved treatment that ... read more

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