Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 20, 2010
How mom's health may increase risk of kidney disease
Children with chronic kidney disease are more likely to have mothers who were obese or had diabetes during pregnancy, according to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition, by Christine W.

Efforts needed to address disparities in kidney transplantation
This press release highlights three topics related to disparities in kidney transplantation:

Protein in the urine: A warning sign for cognitive decline
This press release highlights the following two studies about the impact of protein in the urine on cognitive decline:

Gene linked to worsening kidney disease in African-Americans
In African-Americans with kidney disease related to hypertension (high blood pressure), a common gene variant is associated with a sharply increased risk of progressive kidney disease, according to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition.

Kidneys: Produce-rich diet improves long-term health, melatonin improves short-term health
This release highlights two topics in the area of diet and health:

Daily hemodialysis helps protect kidney patients' hearts
Frequent hemodialysis improved left ventricular mass (heart size) and self-reported physical health compared to conventional hemodialysis for kidney failure, according to the Frequent Hemodialysis Network (FHN) Daily Trial funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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