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Kidney Disease News
February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

IV Contrast for CT Is Not Associated With Increased Risk of Acute Kidney Injury

Jan. 26, 2017 — Intravenous contrast media (typically iohexol or iodixanol) used in computed tomography (CT) does not appear to be associated with chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplant or acute kidney ... read more

Cancer Treatment for Transplant Patients Discovered

Jan. 18, 2017 — Nephrologists have published a letter that profiles a novel drug combination with the potential to help prevent rejection of a donor kidney in transplant patients undergoing cancer ... read more

'Goldilocks' Drug Prevents Chronic Kidney Disease in Primates

Jan. 10, 2017 — A research team has developed a way to avoid ischemia/reperfusion injury of the kidney with a new monoclonal antibody that binds its target receptor in a way that is 'just ... read more

Physicians Can Better Predict Outcomes for Kidney Transplant Patients With Key Data, Study Finds

Jan. 6, 2017 — Kidney transplant patients have a better chance of survival if physicians use all the data that's available to them -- including data that's tracked over time -- to predict the likelihood ... read more

Smoking While Pregnant May Compromise Children’s Kidney Function

Dec. 22, 2016 — Compared with those born from nonsmoking mothers, young children whose mothers smoked while pregnant were 1.24-times more likely to show signs of kidney damage, research ... read more

Prior Kidney Damage May Pose Risks for Pregnant Women and Their Babies

Dec. 22, 2016 — Women with a history of recovered acute kidney injury had an increased rate of preeclampsia and delivered infants earlier than women with a history of normal kidney function, new research ... read more

Researchers Confirm Molecule's Role in Kidney Formation

Dec. 21, 2016 — A new discovery could help advance understanding to address issues such as birth defects and repair of the kidney after illness or injury, report ... read more

Up to 8,400 Heart Attacks, Strokes Prevented Through NHS Health Checks

Dec. 19, 2016 — The NHS Health Check programme in England may have prevented an estimated 4,600 to 8,400 heart attacks, strokes, or death from these causes in its first five years, according to an independent review ... read more

Protein in Urine Linked to Increased Risk of Memory Problems, Dementia

Dec. 14, 2016 — People who have protein in their urine, which is a sign of kidney problems, may also be more likely to later develop problems with thinking and memory skills or even dementia, according to a ... read more

Bad Combination: Hepatitis C and HIV Medications Can Interact Adversely When Used Together

Dec. 13, 2016 — A pharmacy professor has discovered potential complications when Hepatitis C and HIV drugs are used in combination with additional medications to combat ... read more

Dec. 12, 2016 — A protein that is a reliable biomarker for chronic kidney disease originates in the bone marrow, new research suggests. This discovery of where the suPAR protein is an important step towards earlier ... read more

Scientists Find Mechanism Behind Side Effects in Vision-Loss Treatment

Dec. 6, 2016 — A common class of drugs for vision loss may actually add to the problem in some patients, according to new ... read more

Alpha Blockers More Effective for Large Kidney Stones

Dec. 2, 2016 — For the two-thirds of kidney stone patients who need more than just extra hydration to pass their stones, physicians are eager to find non-surgical ways to help. Now, a new review of the medical ... read more

World First MRI Study Sheds Light on Heart Damage During Kidney Dialysis

Dec. 1, 2016 — Experts in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and kidney disease have carried out the first ever scans to study the heart function of kidney patients while they are having dialysis ... read more

Long-Term Use of Postmenopausal Estrogen Treatment May Impair Kidney Function

Nov. 29, 2016 — Long-term estrogen treatment after menopause may increase the risk of new kidney damage and negatively affect women with abnormal kidney ... read more

Diet and Exercise Can Improve Kidney Function in Patients With Fatty Liver Disease

Nov. 22, 2016 — Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a potentially serious liver condition characterized by excess fat in the liver associated with inflammation and scarring. NASH may progress to cirrhosis of the ... read more

Three Risk Factors Suggest a Reduction in Healthy Renal Function in Patients With Diabetes

Nov. 21, 2016 — Patients with diabetes and suffering from acute kidney injury (AKI), proteinuria and uncontrolled blood sugar experience a sharp reduction in the number of years they have healthy renal function ... read more

Closer to Developing a Bioartificial Kidney

Nov. 19, 2016 — Investigators are getting closer to creating a functional bioartificial ... read more

Simple Saliva Test May Help Clinicians Diagnose Kidney Disease

Nov. 19, 2016 — A simple saliva test may be helpful for diagnosing kidney disease, especially in developing ... read more

Reflux and Ulcer Medications Linked to Kidney Stones and Chronic Kidney Disease

Nov. 18, 2016 — Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can have damaging effects on the ... read more

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