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Linagliptin improved albuminuria but effect on eGFR and CV risk in patients with diabetes
In the CARMELINA trial nearly 10% of all patients with diabetes had nephrotic-range proteinuria at baseline. (2019-06-14)
Dickkopf-related protein 3 (DKK3) predicts AKI
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after cardiac surgery. (2019-06-14)
Benefits beyond fracture risk reduction? Results of the VITALE study
While a kidney transplant can restore healthy kidney function, recipients remain at increased risk of fractures, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. (2019-06-14)
Indigestion remedy slows kidney function decline and improves survival in late-stage CKD
As chronic kidney disease (CKD) progresses, the kidneys become less able to maintain a healthy balance of acids in the body. (2019-06-14)
International experts call for action for world's 450 million scabies sufferers
An alignment of researchers, health ministries and the World Health Organization has outlined the steps to develop a global program to control scabies -- the parasitic disease affecting 450 million people annually in mainly low-income countries. (2019-06-14)
Nephrology and Public Policy Committee (NPPC) aims to intensify research activity
Epidemiological and clinical research and public policy in Europe are generally considered to be comprehensive and successful - and the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) is playing a key role in the field of nephrology research. (2019-06-14)
Working in the last 6 months before haemodialysis is associated with a better survival
In a study published in CKJ, 26% of patients were employed 6 months prior to dialysis start -- but this fell to 15% when dialysis began. (2019-06-14)
Verinurad with febuxostat significantly reduces albuminuria and hyperuricaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes in Phase IIa trial
The results of a phase IIa clinical trial presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate a rapid reduction in albuminuria and hyperuricaemia in patients with type II diabetes with combined treatment of verinurad and febuxostat. (2019-06-13)
PCSK9 inhibitors: Specific studies are mandatory to prove efficacy and safety in CKD
High cardiovascular morbidity and mortality remains a persisting problem in patients with CKDPCSK9 inhibition represents a novel and successful treatment approach to reduce LDL-C in patients with normal to moderately impaired kidney function. (2019-06-13)
Still an unmet need: New therapeutic targets in Alport syndrome
Alport syndrome (AS) is a hereditary disease that leads to progressive proteinuria, renal fibrosis, and kidney failure. (2019-06-13)
Breakthrough in chronic wasting disease research reveals distinct deer, elk prion strains
Researchers have developed a new gene-targeted approach to study chronic wasting disease in mice, allowing opportunities for research that has not previously existed. (2019-06-10)
Large international study finds diabetes drug cuts cardiovascular and kidney problems
A clinical trial that followed more than 9,900 people in 24 countries has found that the drug dulaglutide reduced cardiovascular events and kidney problems in middle-aged and older people with type 2 diabetes. (2019-06-09)
The nicotine in e-cigarettes appears to impair mucus clearance
E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2019-06-07)
NIH-funded trial finds vitamin D does not prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk
Taking a daily vitamin D supplement does not prevent type 2 diabetes in adults at high risk, according to results from a study funded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. (2019-06-07)
Large placebo-controlled trial confirms safety of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)
For patients taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat gastroesophageal disease (GERD) or other acid-related conditions, new research puts safety concerns to rest. (2019-06-06)
Northeastern deer more susceptible to wasting disease than those to the west
Some deer are more susceptible to chronic wasting disease that is spreading through herds of white-tailed deer across much of the United States, according to Penn State researchers, who have identified a panel of genetic markers that reliably predict which animals are most vulnerable to the contagious neurological disorder. (2019-06-06)
A biomarker for diagnosing celiac disease in people on a gluten-free diet
Researchers at the UPV/EHU and the BioCruces-Bizkaia Institute of Healthcare Research (IIS) have recently published an article in the Human Molecular Genetics journal in which they report on the discovery of a biomarker that could enable celiac disease to be diagnosed in the blood of people on a gluten-free diet. (2019-06-05)
Study: New drug regimens improve outcomes for kidney transplant patients
Preliminary results from a $5.2 million clinical trial led by University of Cincinnati researchers show that the immunosuppressive drug belatacept can help safely and effectively treat kidney transplant patients without the negative long-term side effects of traditional immunosuppressive regimens, the study's leaders announced this week at the annual American Transplant Congress gathering. (2019-06-05)
Sleepless nights linked to high blood pressure
A bad night's sleep may result in a spike in blood pressure that night and the following day, according to new research led by the University of Arizona. (2019-06-04)
How chronic inflammation may drive down dopamine and motivation
A new computational method will allow scientists to measure the effects of chronic inflammation on energy availability and effort-based decision-making. (2019-06-04)
WVU study: Diabetics exposed to common household chemicals have lower heart disease rates
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deemed exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances -- a class of chemicals used in cookware, cleaning products and paint--a public health concern. (2019-06-04)
People living with HIV face premature heart disease and barriers to care
People living with HIV face a higher risk of developing diseases of the heart and blood vessels compared to people without the disease. (2019-06-03)
No benefit from pazopanib in advanced kidney cancer after surgery to remove metastases
The results of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group's phase three trial, E2810, show no disease-free survival benefit with the use of one year of pazopanib in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) who had no evidence of disease following surgery to remove further metastases. (2019-06-03)
Quality -- not quantity -- of sleep linked to better health in teens
With summer break and longer days ahead, parents of young teens may be wondering whether to let good sleep habits slide over the next couple of months. (2019-06-03)
Brush your teeth -- postpone Alzheimer's
Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have discovered a clear connection between oral health and Alzheimer┬┤s disease. (2019-06-03)
UT Southwestern develops test to predict immunotherapy response in kidney cancer
A novel imaging test shows promise for identifying kidney cancer patients most likely to benefit from immunotherapy. (2019-06-03)
Racism has a toxic effect
Researchers have long known that racism is linked to health problems, but now results from a small study using RNA tests show that racism appears to increase chronic inflammation among African Americans. (2019-05-31)
How the enzyme lipoxygenase drives heart failure after heart attacks
Heart failure after a heart attack is a global epidemic leading to heart failure pathology. (2019-05-31)
Occupational hazards account for more than one in ten people with range of lung diseases
More than 1 in 10 people with a range of non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick as a result of inhaling vapors, gas, dust or fumes at work, according to a joint American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society statement published in the ATS's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2019-05-31)
Depression sufferers at risk of multiple chronic diseases
Women who experience symptoms of depression are at risk of developing multiple chronic diseases, research led by The University of Queensland has found. (2019-05-30)
Heartburn drugs linked to fatal heart and kidney disease, stomach cancer
A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-05-30)
Scientists develop gel-based delivery system for stem cell-derived factors
In ongoing research to find a treatment for acute kidney injury, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists have further advanced a promising approach using therapeutic factors produced by stem cells by creating a more efficient delivery method that would improve tissue regeneration. (2019-05-30)
Viral study suggests an approach that may decrease kidney damage in transplant patients
Sunnie Thompson's study of BK polyomavirus replication may lead to less failure of kidneys following organ transplant. (2019-05-29)
Steroids can reduce lung cancer risk in COPD patients
For many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, a steroid inhaler is a daily necessity to keep their airways open and help them to breathe. (2019-05-28)
Signalling protein discovery may lead to drug-based therapies to treat hyperparathyroidism
Singapore researchers discover protein that protects parathyroid glands from excessive growth, suggesting potential drug-based strategies to treat hyperparathyroidism and other relevant tumours. (2019-05-28)
Holidays disrupt drug routines of children with diabetes
Children with type 1 diabetes find it difficult to adhere to their drug routines during school holidays and weekends. (2019-05-23)
Heart failure, stroke greater among occupants in motor vehicle accidents
New research has shown that in older adults (65 and older), being an occupant in an automobile during a motor vehicle accident may lead to heart failure or stroke, as compared to pedestrians who are involved in motor vehicle accidents. (2019-05-23)
Vascularized kidney tissue engineered by WFIRM scientists
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) researchers have shown the feasibility of bioengineering vascularized functional renal tissues for kidney regeneration, developing a partial augmentation strategy that may be a more feasible and practical approach than creating whole organs. (2019-05-22)
African-Americans with COPD appear less likely to use pulmonary rehab
African-American patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are less likely to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation programs than white patients, even when there are programs nearby. (2019-05-21)
Patients who lose significant weight before a transplant are at higher risk of dying
Unexpected weight loss can be the sign of a serious health problem, especially in kidney transplant patients whose body systems are already under duress. (2019-05-21)
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