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COVID-19 in patients who have received kidney transplants or are undergoing dialysis
A recent study found that most kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19 do not need to be hospitalized. (2020-07-07)
Diabetic nephropathy: Study results on proteomic analysis do not show benefit
First study on a treatment strategy using a proteomic analysis does not clarify which therapeutic consequence of the test could offer a benefit for people with diabetes and high blood pressure. (2020-07-06)
LSU Health New Orleans discovers new class of safer analgesics
Researchers at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence and colleagues have discovered a new class of pipeline drugs to relieve pain and reduce fever without the danger of addiction or damage to the liver or kidneys. (2020-07-06)
Discovery of new disease-susceptibility gene for steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome
An international research collaboration, including Professor IIJIMA Kazumoto et al. (2020-07-05)
Cryo-electron tomography reveals uromodulin's role in urinary tract infection protection
Free-flowing filaments of Uromodulin protect against urinary tract infections (UTIs) by duping potentially harmful bacteria to attach to their fishbone-like molecular architecture - rather than to sensitive urinary tract tissues - before being flushed out of the body during urination, researchers report. (2020-07-02)
Children's National Hospital quality initiative changes culture of antibiotic prescribing in NICU
A quality improvement initiative in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children's National Hospital led to a significant reduction in treatment with intravenous vancomycin, an antibiotic used for resistant gram positive infections, which is often associated with acute kidney injury. (2020-07-01)
University of Minnesota Medical School finds promising treatment to slow kidney disease doesn't prove out in clinical trial
A new study from the University of Minnesota Medical School found that allopurinol, an inexpensive generic drug that reduces uric acid levels, did not show benefits in protecting from loss of filtering function in the kidney. (2020-06-25)
Promising treatment to slow kidney disease doesn't prove out in clinical trial
Progression of kidney disease in type 1 diabetes is correlated with increased amounts of uric acid. (2020-06-25)
Drug used to slow kidney disease found to be ineffective
In a major clinical trial, clinicians have found the drug allopurinol does not prevent worsening of kidney disease, despite up to 20 per cent of kidney disease patients being prescribed the medication. (2020-06-24)
New treatment method for Alport Syndrome uses antisense oligonucleotides
A multi-institutional research group including Kobe University researchers has succeeded in developing an exon-skipping therapy using nucleic-acid therapeutics for Alport syndrome, an incurable kidney disease that can progress to renal failure. (2020-06-24)
Females use anti-inflammatory T cells to keep their blood pressure down
In the face of a multipronged front to drive blood pressure up, including a high-salt diet, females are better able to keep their pressure down by increasing levels of a T cell that selectively dials back inflammation, scientists say. (2020-06-23)
Death risk highest for people with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes who get heart failure
People newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes were more likely to die within five years if they developed heart failure. (2020-06-23)
Biomarker test highly accurate in detecting early kidney cancer
A novel liquid biopsy method can detect kidney cancers with high accuracy, including small, localized tumors which are often curable but for which no early detection method exists, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (2020-06-22)
Mortality rates higher following kidney injury, University of Cincinnati research finds
New research from the University of Cincinnati shows kidney failure resulting from acute kidney injury leads to a higher risk of death in the first six months compared to kidney failure from diabetes or other causes. (2020-06-19)
Antioxidant agent may prevent chronic kidney disease and Parkinson's disease
Researchers from Osaka University developed a novel dietary silicon-based antioxidant agent with renoprotective and neuroprotective effects. (2020-06-18)
Researchers identify key steps in development of kidneys
The discovery of how certain key structures in the kidneys are formed could have important implications for treating renal fibrosis (or scarring), a feature of chronic kidney disease (CKD). (2020-06-18)
Patient-personalized sequencing pipeline steps up sensitivity of tumor DNA monitoring
A sequencing pipeline that integrates a patient's specific tumor genetic data boosts the sensitivity of tests that detect cancer cell DNA circulating in the blood, according to a newly published study. (2020-06-17)
COVID-19 threatens the entire nervous system
A new review of neurological symptoms of COVID-19 patients in current scientific literature reveals the disease poses a global threat to the entire nervous system. (2020-06-11)
Fewer complications after organ transplantation
A large international study coordinated by University Hospital Regensburg and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin has demonstrated the safety of new cell therapy approaches for use in kidney transplant recipients. (2020-06-10)
Oncotarget: Hyperprogression to immune blockade followed by a response with cabozantinib
Volume 11, Issue 22 of @Oncotarget reported that more and more patients receive first-line treatment with immunotherapy combinations and not all patients respond in metastatic renal cell carcinoma. (2020-06-10)
Kidneys deteriorate with age, regardless of health
Why we age remains an unanswered question. But recently, researchers at UiT, along with colleagues in Berlin and Reykjavik, have discovered that kidneys age, regardless if people are sick or not. (2020-06-09)
Cryoablation comparable to surgery for treating early-stage kidney cancer
A minimally invasive procedure that destroys cancer cells by freezing them is as effective as surgery for treating early-stage kidney cancer, offering similar 10-year survival rates with a lower rate of complications, according to a new study. (2020-06-09)
Predictors of 5-year mortality in young dialysis patients
The analysis published in NDT [1] evaluated for the first time the association of a large number of demographic, HD treatment and laboratory variables with mortality in patients on chronic hemodialysis treatment since childhood. (2020-06-09)
Use of cystatin C for precise assessment of kidney function and cardiovascular risk
In many situations, it is essential that the physician knows a patient's kidney function as precisely as possible. (2020-06-09)
Acute kidney disease in critically ill COVID-19 patients
A current study [1] is the first to evaluate and characterize the occurrence of COVID-19-associated acute kidney injury (AKI) in a larger number of critically ill patients. (2020-06-08)
Specific kidney proximal tubular injury caused by SARS-CoV-2
A French study [1] investigated acute Fanconi syndrome as a kidney injury associated with COVID-19. (2020-06-08)
Indirect effects of SARS-CoV-2 on the kidneys: beware of the genetic background
A current study [1] reports on two COVID-19 patients with acute kidney injury. (2020-06-08)
Kidney problems more prevalent in NYC COVID-19 patients
The first 1,000 COVID-19 patients treated at a NYC medical center had more kidney complications than other patient groups, two peaks in time from symptom onset to intubation. (2020-06-08)
Hope for patients with primary hyperoxaluria type 1
Lumasiran is a subcutaneously administered RNAi therapeutic targeting hydroxyacid oxidase 1 (HAO1) - the gene encoding glycolate oxidase (GO) - in development for the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1). (2020-06-07)
Empagliflozin -- kidney protection regardless of an initial 'eGFR dip'
Data presented today at the ERA-EDTA Congress show that empagliflozin is more likely to induce an initial 'dip' in eGFR in patients belonging to a higher KDIGO risk category and/or on diuretic therapy. (2020-06-07)
Protecting the kidneys from failing
Researchers from the University of Tsukuba identified the protein MafB as a key molecular actor in the development of FSGS. (2020-06-05)
Are kidney transplant patients at higher risk? The European experience
The risk of death is relatively high in kidney transplant patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19. (2020-06-05)
COVID-19 mortality alarmingly high in dialysis patients
Analysis of a Spanish experience shows that COVID-19 is frequent in hemodialysis patients, who appear to be at risk for worse outcome. (2020-06-05)
Acute kidney injury and end stage kidney disease in severe COVID-19
Many COVID-19 patients experience hematuria, proteinuria and elevated serum creatinine concentration early in the course of the disease. (2020-06-05)
Women are not more likely to die of cirrhosis than men, despite fewer liver transplants
Prior studies suggested women might have higher mortality of cirrhosis of the liver than men. (2020-06-04)
UT Health San Antonio study shows Nox4 protein may predict untreatable kidney cancer
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio researchers confirmed the role of a certain protein, Nox4, in the development of high-grade kidney cancer. (2020-06-03)
Study reveals factors influencing outcomes in kidney cancer treated with immunotherapy
By analyzing tumors from patients treated with immunotherapy for advanced kidney cancer in three clinical trials, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have identified several features of the tumors that influence their response to immune checkpoint inhibitor drugs. (2020-05-29)
Unique 'home built' device provides fast disease analysis in kidneys affected by diabetes
The amount of scarring in damaged kidneys as a result of diabetes or acute injury, is a key factor in determining treatment. (2020-05-28)
Novel targeted drug induced positive response for VHL-associated kidney cancer
In an international trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, treatment with MK-6482, the small molecule inhibitor of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-2a was well tolerated and resulted in clinical responses for patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL)-associated renal cell carcinoma (RCC). (2020-05-28)
Device simulates filtering and ion transport functions of human kidney
University of Arkansas researchers have developed a device that simulates the blood filtering and ion transport functions of the human kidney. (2020-05-27)
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