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Kidney research leads to surprising discovery about how the heart forms
Kidney research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has unexpectedly led to a discovery about the formation of the heart, including the identification of a gene responsible for a deadly cardiac condition. (2017-05-08)
Analysis examines mortality risks after different types of kidney surgery
A new study provides insights into the true risks of all types of nephrectomy, or surgical removal of the kidney. (2017-05-05)
Optical spectroscopy improves predictive assessment of kidney function
A new optical spectroscopy technique developed by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab promises to improve accuracy and lower costs of real-time assessment of kidney function, reports an article published this week in the Journal of Biomedical Optics. (2017-05-04)
Sugar-sweetened beverages becoming more affordable around the world
A new American Cancer Society study concludes that sugar-sweetened beverages have become more affordable around the globe, and are likely to become even more affordable and more widely consumed. (2017-05-04)
Treatment seeks to address exacerbations of COPD
A new study finds that delivery of oxygen via high-flow nasal tubes may help patients who experience exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (2017-05-04)
Novel treatment offers kidney failure patients with rare disorder new hope
A novel treatment offers kidney failure and kidney transplant patients with a rare disorder new hope. (2017-05-03)
New anti-rejection drug reduces weight gain and enhances outcomes for liver transplant recipients
Researchers have discovered that a new anti-rejection drug that is gentler on the kidneys after liver transplant also reduces weight gain, which is common after surgery and can lead to serious problems for transplant patients. (2017-05-02)
Gluten-free diet not recommended for people without celiac disease
Long term dietary intake of gluten among people without celiac disease is not associated with risk of coronary heart disease -- and restricting gluten may result in a low intake of whole grains, which are associated with cardiovascular benefits, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2017-05-02)
Stereotactic radiation highly effective for kidney cancer
Kidney cancer patients may soon have more treatment choices that provide a higher quality of life, thanks to research completed by physician scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center. (2017-05-02)
Revealed: The biochemical pathways of kidney disease
In a study, recently published in PLOS Genetics, Chiara Gamberi and her coauthors developed an innovative fruit fly-based model of the types of harmful cysts that can form on kidneys. (2017-05-02)
Golden years are longer and healthier for those with good heart health in middle age
People who have better cardiovascular health in middle age live longer and spend fewer of their later years with chronic illnesses of all types. (2017-05-01)
Widespread vitamin D deficiency likely due to sunscreen use, increase of chronic diseases
Results from a clinical review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association find nearly 1 billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D due to chronic disease and inadequate sun exposure related to sunscreen use. (2017-05-01)
The swollen colon -- cause of chronic inflammation discovered
Researchers at the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum M√ľnchen have discovered that too much of the oncogene Bcl-3 leads to chronic intestinal diseases. (2017-04-28)
Hospital acquired complications may be especially dangerous for kidney disease patients
Potentially preventable hospital acquired complications were associated with increased risks of dying while hospitalized or within 90 days of discharge, as well as with a greater likelihood of staying longer in the hospital and needing to be readmitted. (2017-04-27)
Study quantifies kidney failure risk in living kidney donors
Researchers have developed a risk calculator that estimates the risk of kidney failure after donation. (2017-04-27)
Popular belief that saturated fats clog up arteries 'plain wrong' say experts
The widely held belief among doctors and the public that saturated fats clog up the arteries, and so cause coronary heart disease, is just 'plain wrong,' contend experts in an editorial published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2017-04-25)
One step closer to an 'exercise pill'
Studies show obese people produce elevated levels of a protein called myostatin. (2017-04-25)
Afghanistan and Iraq veterans' opioid use similar to that of civilians
A new study by RTI International and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, published in Pain, suggests that opioid use among Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn veterans is roughly comparable to that of the general US population. (2017-04-25)
Potential new treatment for kidney failure in cancer patients
Kidney dysfunction is a frequent complication affecting more than 50 percent of all cancer patients, and is directly linked to poor survival. (2017-04-25)
Forging new defenses against diabetic kidney disease
Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have revealed an unexpected route to slow the progression of diabetic kidney disease, targeting a biological pathway that is the main channel for the metabolism of glucose in the cell. (2017-04-24)
Mayo research shows surgery adds years for kidney cancer patients
Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that surgery could more than double life expectancy for many patients with late-stage kidney cancer, giving them anywhere from two to almost 10 years more than they'd have without the surgery. (2017-04-24)
Anti-viral treatment during pregnancy reduces HBV transmission from mother to child
An analysis of published studies indicates that the antiviral drug tenofovir given to pregnant women in the second or third trimester can help prevent mother to child transmission of the hepatitis B virus (HBV). (2017-04-24)
Testing urine for particular proteins could be key to preventing kidney transplant failure
Testing for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and why, according to research presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. (2017-04-22)
New global report highlights burden and neglect of kidney disease worldwide
Despite one in 10 people worldwide having chronic kidney disease, a new global report -- The Global Kidney Health Atlas -- presented at this week's World Congress of Nephrology in Mexico City and compiled by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and kidney health experts worldwide and published in JAMA -- highlights the huge gaps in kidney disease care and prevention in both developed and developing countries, with many countries not prioritizing kidney health. (2017-04-21)
Study identifies a distinct type of common gastrointestinal bleeding
In an article published online on April 21, 2017 by the Journal of Investigative Medicine, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina and elsewhere have identified a unique bleeding syndrome associated with cirrhosis and portal hypertension. (2017-04-21)
Antibody delivery mediated by recombinant adeno-associated virus
Monoclonal antibody (mAb) based-therapies have revolutionized treatments of cancer and autoimmune diseases because of their specificity and limited toxicity. (2017-04-21)
Mass. General researchers provide evidence linking 'leaky gut' to chronic inflammation
With the help of genetically engineered mice, scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital are moving closer to establishing the role that increased intestinal permeability, sometimes called a 'leaky gut,' plays in chronic inflammatory conditions. (2017-04-20)
Supplement can lessen kidney damage linked to genetic mutations in transgenic fruit flies
An off-the-shelf dietary supplement available for pennies per dose demonstrated the ability to reverse cellular damage linked to specific genetic mutations in transgenic fruit flies, an experimental model of genetic mutation-induced renal cell injury that features striking similarities to humans, a Children's National Health System research team reports April 20 in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (2017-04-20)
A promising target for kidney fibrosis
In a new study published in JCI Insights, investigators report that increasing SMOC2 in the kidney helped initiate and continue the progression of kidney fibrosis, while tamping down SMOC2 prevented it. (2017-04-20)
Severe gum disease strongly predicts higher mortality in cirrhosis
Results presented today from a prospective study in patients with irreversible scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) demonstrates that severe periodontitis (an inflammatory gum disease) strongly predicts higher mortality in this population, after adjustments for various risk factors. (2017-04-20)
Inhaled steroids may increase pneumonia risk in people with asthma
Use of inhaled corticosteroids was linked with an increased risk of pneumonia in a study of individuals with asthma. (2017-04-20)
Fewer exams and better eye health? Aye-aye, finds type 1 diabetes study
Adjusting the frequency of eye screenings for people with type 1 diabetes based on their risk of severe eye problems would result in fewer eye exams at lower cost and quicker diagnosis and treatment of advanced retinopathy, which can otherwise lead to vision loss. (2017-04-19)
Noninvasive imaging test shown accurate in ruling out kidney cancers
The latest in a series of studies led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine shows that addition of a widely available, noninvasive imaging test called 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT/CT to CT or MRI increases the accuracy of kidney tumor classification. (2017-04-19)
New test identifies patients with diabetes who are at high risk of kidney failure
Two biomarkers -- urinary albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) and estimated glomerular filtration rate -- are used to identify those at higher risk of kidney failure. (2017-04-18)
Both low and high birth weight linked to fatty liver disease in children
Both high and low birth weights show increased risk for developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. (2017-04-18)
Air pollution may directly cause those year-round runny noses, according to a mouse study
Although human population studies have linked air pollution to chronic inflammation of nasal and sinus tissues, direct biological and molecular evidence for cause and effect has been scant. (2017-04-18)
Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and 2 diabetes on the rise among children, teens
Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing among youth in the United States, according to a report, Incidence Trends of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes among Youths, 2002-2012, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2017-04-14)
Kidney disease is a major cause of cardiovascular deaths
In 2013, reduced kidney function was associated with 4 percent of deaths worldwide, or 2.2 million deaths. (2017-04-13)
SLU heart failure expert pens editorial for New England Journal of Medicine
In patients experiencing a worsening of heart failure, the primary objective of treatment should be the patient-centric goal of symptom relief, says the author of an editorial in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. (2017-04-12)
JNeurosci: Highlights from the April 12 issue
Check out these newsworthy studies from the April 12, 2017, issue of JNeurosci. (2017-04-12)
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