Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 19, 2016
Coordination of care benefits patients with kidney disease and reduces medical costs
Multi-disciplinary care -- or coordination of care among different clinicians and specialists -- improves the health of patients with kidney disease and reduces costs compared with usual care.

Tighter blood pressure control may save more than 100,000 lives each year in the US
New research estimates the projected lives that would be saved if patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease underwent intensive blood pressure lowering.

Scientists get closer to developing bioartificial kidney
Researchers have developed a key component needed to create a bioartificial kidney.

Short and poor quality sleep may have negative effects on kidney function
In a study of patients with chronic kidney disease, each additional hour of nighttime sleep was linked with a 19 percent lower risk of developing kidney failure.

Three risk factors suggest a reduction in healthy renal function in patients with diabetes
Patients with diabetes and suffering from acute kidney injury, proteinuria and uncontrolled blood sugar experience a sharp reduction in the number of years they have healthy renal function before being forced onto dialysis, according to researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

High-impact clinical trials yield results that could improve kidney care
The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016, Nov.
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