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April 28, 2017

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April 28, 2017

Study Quantifies Kidney Failure Risk in Living Kidney Donors

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers have developed a risk calculator that estimates the risk of kidney failure after donation. Overall risk was low, but black race and male sex were associated with increased risks of ... read more

Testing Urine for Particular Proteins Could Be Key to Preventing Kidney Transplant Failure

Apr. 24, 2017 — Testing for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Certain white blood cells play an important role in bringing a harmful virus under control after kidney transplantations. These research results could contribute to improving control of ... read more

Mar. 17, 2017 — The majority of genes associated with nephrotic syndrome (NS) in humans also play pivotal roles in Drosophila renal function, a conservation of function across species that validates transgenic flies ... read more

Reduced Dose of Warfarin Alternative May Help Prevent Strokes in Dialysis Patients

Mar. 16, 2017 — In dialysis patients who took 2.5 mg of apixaban twice daily, blood concentrations of the drug were maintained at therapeutic ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — Scientists describe an elucidated connection between renal failure and 'bad' mitochondria in a new ... read more

Sickle Cell Gene Linked to Elevated Risk of Developing Kidney Failure

Mar. 10, 2017 — Sickle cell trait, a common hemoglobin variant in African Americans, is associated with a twofold higher risk of developing kidney failure requiring dialysis, concludes a team of researchers. Sickle ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves as a warning for doctors to discontinue patients' use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), sold under brand names Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and ... read more

Link Between Lipoproteins and Kidney Stones in Children, Urology Research Team Suggests

Feb. 17, 2017 — Excess lipoproteins and fatty acids may be associated with the development of painful and often chronic kidney stones in children, new research ... read more

Limiting Salt Consumption Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients With Kidney Disease

Feb. 17, 2017 — Receiving advice on limiting salt consumption helped kidney disease patients lower their systolic blood pressure by an average of 11 mmHg, research concludes. Limiting salt intake also reduced excess ... read more

Researchers Develop Potential Treatment for Fatal Kidney Disease

Feb. 16, 2017 — Researchers have developed a potential drug to treat polycystic kidney disease -- an incurable genetic disease that often leads to end-stage kidney ... read more

'Anti-Aging' Hormone Could Unlock New Treatments for Kidney and Heart Disease

Feb. 13, 2017 — A new study has found that patients with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of the protective 'anti-aging' hormone, ... read more

New Simple Method Quickly Reveals Kidney Damage

Feb. 9, 2017 — Researchers have recently developed a new method for diagnosing kidney damage. If a patient is admitted with a suspected kidney injury, we can screen the injury using blood/urine with the help of an ... read more

Device Emulates Human Kidney Function

Feb. 9, 2017 — Instead of running tests on live kidneys, researchers have developed a model kidney for working out the kinks in medicines and treatments. The reusable, multi-layered and microfluidic device ... read more

Alpha-Lipoic Acid Prevents Kidney Stones in Mouse Model of Rare Genetic Disease

Feb. 6, 2017 — Alpha-lipoic acid, a dietary supplement widely available to consumers, prevented stone formation in a mouse model of cystinuria, a rare inherited disease that causes recurrent formation of painful ... read more

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

Low Levels of Circulating Protein Linked to Kidney Function Decline

Jan. 20, 2017 — Decreased blood levels of a protein called soluble klothos were linked with an increased likelihood of experiencing kidney function decline in a group elderly well-functioning ... 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

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