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Heart transplants from severely obese donors show comparable outcomes for patients
An analysis of more than 26,000 heart transplant patients found that recipients of hearts from donors with severe obesity had similar post-transplant outcomes to recipients with non-obese donors. (2020-09-16)
Tailored education system to benefit kidney transplant patients
Researchers find their computer-tailored education system, 'Your Path to Transplant' increases knowledge and readiness to pursue kidney transplant. (2020-09-16)
No benefit from drug used to reduce heart disease in kidney patients
Following a large, seven-year clinical trial, researchers have shown the drug, lanthanum carbonate, does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease. (2020-09-14)
Imaging agent developed at Washington University spotlights inflammation
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a new PET imaging agent that detects signs of inflammation. (2020-09-14)
Novel discovery challenges a current kidney cancer paradigm
Newly published research has reversed our understanding of an aspect of kidney tumor growth. (2020-09-11)
Research on the impact of ACE-i and ARBs for patients with COVID-19 continues to evolve
Three research studies featured in the release related to low blood pressure, or hypotension in COVID-19 patients. (2020-09-10)
Cancer drug can rebalance kidney function in a devastating genetic disease
Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Zurich have discovered that a drug newly approved for cancer improves kidney dysfunction in a mouse model of Dent disease 2 and Lowe syndrome (2020-09-09)
Fighting cardiovascular disease with acne drug
Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg and Stanford University have found the cause of dilated cardiomyopathy - a leading cause of heart failure - and identified a potential treatment for it: a drug already used to treat acne. (2020-09-08)
'Deep dive' into biology of kidney tumors identifies markers of response to immunotherapy
An international team of investigators led by Memorial Sloan Kettering's Robert Motzer has identified biological attributes of kidney cancer tumors that correlate with better responses to immunotherapies and targeted therapies. (2020-09-07)
Key priorities for transplant and living donor advocacy during COVID-1
Researchers describe ways to achieve optimal patient advocacy for kidney recipients and donors during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. (2020-09-04)
Tiny biological package gets drug right to the 'heart' of transplant rejection
For patients who receive a heart transplant in the near future, the old adage, 'Good things come in small packages,' may become words to live by. (2020-09-03)
Minimally invasive ellipsys system allows kidney patients to begin dialysis sooner
The Ellipsys Vascular Access System reduces the time before patients with kidney failure can start lifesaving dialysis treatments, while requiring fewer secondary procedures, according to a new study led by interventional radiologist Jeffrey Hull, M.D., of Richmond Vascular Center. (2020-09-03)
These lifestyle choices can reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease
Active lifestyle choices such as eating vegetables, exercising and quitting smoking can reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease, a new study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Griffith University in Australia, reports. (2020-09-02)
Kidneys infected with hepatitis C can be safely transplanted into healthy recipients
Kidneys infected with hepatitis C can be safely transplanted into healthy recipients (2020-09-02)
Kidney problems as a young adult may affect thinking skills in midlife
If you have moderate-to-high risk of kidney failure as a young adult, you may be at risk for worse cognitive function in middle age, according to a study published in the Sept. (2020-09-02)
DAPA-CKD trial meets primary endpoint in patients with chronic kidney disease
Dapagliflozin reduces the risk of kidney failure, death from cardiovascular causes or heart failure hospitalisation and all-cause mortality in chronic kidney disease patients with or without type 2 diabetes. (2020-08-31)
SGLT2 inhibitors can slow progression of chronic kidney disease
The CREDENCE trial [3] provided evidence that the SGLT2 inhibitor Canagliflozin slows the progression of CKD in individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and CKD with albuminuria. (2020-08-31)
Microgel immuno-acceptance method could improve pancreatic islet transplant success
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Missouri have developed a new microgel drug delivery method that could extend the effectiveness of pancreatic islet transplantations -- from several years to possibly the entire lifespan of a recipient. (2020-08-31)
Cardiac biomarker shows stronger associations with kidney disease progression than BP
Identifying biomarkers for kidney disease progression may elucidate disease pathways and inform treatment. (2020-08-28)
SphingoTec's kidney function biomarker penKid® accurately detects acute kidney injury in infants
penKid® (Proenkephalin), a unique biomarker for the real-time assessment of kidney function. (2020-08-27)
Rejuvenating old organs could increase donor pool
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital are leading efforts to breathe new life into older organs by leveraging a new class of drugs known as senolytics, which target and eliminate old cells. (2020-08-27)
Nursing home study suggests dialysis patients at greater risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection
It's widely known that the causative agent for COVID-19, the SARS-CoV-2 virus, can spread rapidly among residents in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, leading to high numbers of cases and deaths in a very vulnerable population. (2020-08-25)
Urine sediment test results, diagnoses vary significantly across nephrologists
A new study shows that nephrologists do not always agree on their interpretation of images from urine sediment tests, which are frequently ordered to evaluate a variety of kidney diseases. (2020-08-21)
Researchers find link between gut microbiome and cancer treatment outcomes
City of Hope and TGen have found that greater gut microbial diversity in patients with metastatic kidney cancer is associated with better treatment outcomes on FDA-approved immunotherapy regimens. (2020-08-19)
A Reverse Approach to Vessel Surgery May Boost Clinical Outcomes in Dialysis
A new approach to a surgical procedure required for dialysis offers better long-term viability and a lower chance of complications compared with conventional techniques, according to work involving rats and 274 patients. (2020-08-19)
Ratio of two proteins may add kidneys to the transplant donor pool
An investigation by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, in collaboration with researchers at 13 other medical institutions in the United States, has shown that two proteins found in deceased donor urine can be measured to define which donor organs -- including those with AKI -- are the best candidates for saving the lives of patients with kidney failure. (2020-08-18)
Immune response to Sars-Cov-2 following organ transplantation
Even patients with suppressed immune systems can achieve a strong immune response to Sars-Cov-2. (2020-08-17)
Waistline matters in kidney disease
Does fat matter in kidney disease? The investigators found that all measures of higher abdominal fat content (including visceral fat, liver fat, or subcutaneous fat) and slower walk times were associated with increased levels of cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with non-dialysis dependent kidney disease. (2020-08-13)
Study finds cancer mapping may solve puzzle of regional disease links
New statistical analysis finds cancer mapping may help question regional disease links. (2020-08-13)
Does high blood sugar worsen COVID-19 outcomes?
Preliminary observations of COVID-19 patients with diabetes inspired an algorithm for glucose monitoring that's suspected to help combat the virus' serious complications. (2020-08-11)
Reducing urinary protein for patients with rare kidney disease slows kidney decline
New findings show that reducing the amount of protein in the urine of patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis can significantly slow declines in kidney function and extend time before patients' kidneys fail. (2020-08-10)
Biodiversity may limit invasions: Lessons from lizards on Panama Canal islands
Introduced species can become invasive, damaging ecosystems and disrupting economies through explosive population growth. (2020-08-09)
Alport syndrome: Research highlights link between genotype and treatment effectiveness
A large-scale analysis of the clinical characteristics of Alport syndrome in Japanese patients has revealed for the first time in the world that the effectiveness of existing treatment with ACE inhibitors and/or angiotensin receptor blockers (RAS inhibitors) varies depending on the type of mutation in the syndrome's causal gene (COL4A5). (2020-08-07)
Gout diagnoses rising worldwide
The prevalence of gout -- a form of arthritis characterized by severe pain, redness, and tenderness in joints--increased across the world at an alarming rate from 1990 to 2017, according to an analysis published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. (2020-08-05)
Experts issue back-to-school guidelines for pediatric solid organ transplant recipients
As school districts look ahead to a very different school year, pediatric infectious disease experts from across the United States convened to outline back-to-school safety guidelines for solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. (2020-08-04)
UArizona Health Sciences researcher seeks safer, more effective leukemia treatment
A potentially safer, more effective chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who need a particular bone marrow transplant procedure is under study at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. (2020-08-03)
Double surgery improves chances for heart transplant in patients with obesity
Pairing bariatric surgery with LVAD heart surgery may be an effective bridge to heart transplant for obese patients. (2020-07-27)
Remote, real-time monitoring of post-operative lung transplant patients significantly decreases hospital stays
Remote, real-time monitoring of post-operative lung transplant patients significantly decreases hospital readmissions and resulted in shorter hospital stays when patients were readmitted (2020-07-27)
Heart transplants declined sharply during pandemic
Heart transplants, donor hearts, and transplant waitlists all fell sharply at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Columbia University researchers have found. (2020-07-24)
Kidney transplantation between people with HIV is safe, NIH study finds
Kidney transplantation from deceased donors with HIV to people living with both HIV and end-stage kidney disease is feasible and safe, investigators supported by the National Institutes of Health have found. (2020-07-23)
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