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For people with pre-existing liver disease, toxic algae may be more dangerous
Blooms of blue-green algae have flourished across much of the United States this year. (2019-09-19)
Mayo researchers demonstrate senescent cell burden is reduced in humans by senolytic drugs
In a small safety and feasibility clinical trial, Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated for the first time that senescent cells can be removed from the body using drugs termed 'senolytics.' The result was verified not only in analysis of blood but also in changes in skin and fat tissue senescent cell abundance. (2019-09-18)
3D virtual reality models help yield better surgical outcomes
A UCLA-led study has found that using three-dimensional virtual reality models to prepare for kidney tumor surgeries resulted in substantial improvements, including shorter operating times, less blood loss during surgery and a shorter stay in the hospital afterward. (2019-09-18)
Commonly used drug for Alzheimer's disease doubles risk of hospitalization
A drug commonly used to manage symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias -- donepezil -- is associated with a two-fold higher risk of hospital admission for rhabdomyolysis, a painful condition of muscle breakdown, compared with several other cholinesterase inhibitors, found a study in CMAJ. (2019-09-16)
A promising treatment for an incurable, deadly kidney disease
A potential treatment for polycystic kidney disease -- a genetic disorder that causes the kidneys to swell with multiple cysts and can eventually lead to organ failure -- has shown promising results in animal testing. (2019-09-12)
Hepatitis C-infected kidneys function as well as uninfected organs after transplant
Kidneys from donors who were infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) function just as well as uninfected kidneys throughout the first year following transplantation, according to a new Penn Medicine study. (2019-09-12)
Is ownership of dialysis facilities associated with access to kidney transplants?
An analysis that included data for nearly 1.5 million patients with end-stage kidney disease looked at whether ownership of dialysis facilities was associated with patients' access to kidney transplants. (2019-09-10)
At-home dialysis improves quality of life
The rate of people starting voluntary at-home peritoneal dialysis rose from 15% to 34% over 10 years at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, providing a convenient and safe way to manage advanced-stage kidney disease compared with center-based hemodialysis, according to research published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. (2019-09-09)
Primary care physicians outline barriers to managing chronic kidney disease
On July 10, 2019 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced they were aiming to reduce the number of Americans developing end-stage renal disease by 25% by 2030. (2019-09-09)
Compound offers prospects for preventing acute kidney failure
Russian researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Institute of Cell Biophysics, and elsewhere have shown an antioxidant compound known as peroxiredoxin to be effective in treating kidney injury in mice. (2019-09-09)
New study confirms protective effect of diabetes drugs against kidney failure
A new meta-analysis published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology has found that SGLT2 inhibitors can reduce the risk of dialysis, transplantation, or death due to kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes. (2019-09-05)
Memphis study suggests transplanting Hep C-infected kidneys to uninfected donors safe
Transplantation of kidneys from Hepatitis C-infected donors to uninfected recipients is safe and can be successfully implemented as a standard of care, according to an observational study by physicians at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the James D. (2019-08-30)
Many who die waiting for a kidney had multiple offers, new study finds
Most patients who died or were removed from the kidney transplant waitlist before getting a transplant received multiple offers for a donor kidney. (2019-08-30)
Outcomes after donor kidneys declined by transplant centers on patients' behalf
This observational study used United Network for Organ Sharing data to examine how wait-listed kidney transplant candidates fared after deceased donor kidneys were offered but declined by transplant centers on patients' behalf. (2019-08-30)
Family perceptions of end-of-life care for patients with advanced kidney disease
Patients with advanced chronic kidney disease who died in Department of Veterans Affairs' facilities often received intensive patterns of end-of-life care that appeared to be primarily directed at life extension. (2019-08-29)
Cell-free DNA detects pathogens and quantifies damage
A new Cornell study, 'A Cell-Free DNA Metagenomic Sequencing Assay that Integrates the Host Injury Response to Infection,' published Aug. (2019-08-29)
Marathoners, take your marks...and fluid and salt!
Legend states that after the Greek army defeated the invading Persian forces near the city of Marathon in 490 B.C.E., the courier Pheidippides ran to Athens to report the victory and then immediately dropped dead. (2019-08-29)
Gout 'more than doubles' risk of kidney failure, according to UL led research study
Patients with gout are at increased risk of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure, according to new University of Limerick (UL), Ireland led research. (2019-08-28)
New MRI computing technique can spot scar muscles of heart without damaging kidneys
3D MRI computing can measure strain in the heart using image registration method. (2019-08-28)
Strike three
Researchers uncover a previously unrecognized mechanism that may accelerate polycystic kidney disease. (2019-08-26)
Many kidneys discarded in the United States would be transplanted in France
French organ transplant centers are far more likely to accept 'lower-rated' kidneys, like those from older organ donors, than centers in the United States, according to an analysis published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. (2019-08-26)
Health care workers unprepared for magnitude of climate change
An epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has killed tens of thousands of agricultural workers worldwide, is just one of many ailments poised to strike as a result of climate change, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (2019-08-22)
Kidney transplants covered by Medicaid increased in states after Medicaid expansion
Medicaid expansion has helped more young, low-income adults with advanced kidney disease to avoid the costs and poor quality-of-life associated with dialysis, reports a study from researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine and the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel. (2019-08-20)
Mini kidneys grown from stem cells give new insights into kidney disease and therapies
An international team led by NTU Singapore has grown 'miniature kidneys' in the laboratory that could be used to better understand how kidney diseases develop in individual patients. (2019-08-20)
New contrast agent could make MRIs safer
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have taken a key step forward in developing a new, possibly safer contrast agent for use in MRI exams. (2019-08-15)
A leap forward in kidney disease research: Scientists develop breakthrough in vitro model
Researchers at CHLA develop first model of kidney filtration in the lab that accurately mimics human kidney physiology. (2019-08-13)
Study finds racial disparities in pregnancy rates for kidney transplant recipients
Research from the University of Cincinnati finds that among women who are kidney transplant recipients, Hispanic women have a higher likelihood of pregnancy than white women. (2019-08-12)
Fluoride may diminish kidney and liver function in adolescents, study suggests
luoride exposure may lead to a reduction in kidney and liver function among adolescents, according to a study published by Mount Sinai researchers in Environment International in August. (2019-08-08)
Internet can be valuable tool for people with undiagnosed rare disorders
The internet can serve as a pathway to diagnosis and care for people who suspect they have a rare condition that has not been identified by their physicians, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health. (2019-08-07)
Deregulated mTOR is responsible for autophagy defects exacerbating kidney stone formation
Kidney stone disease is a lifestyle-related disease prevalent; however, effective medical treatment for the disease is not yet well established. (2019-08-06)
New blood test can detect rejection by antibodies after kidney transplant
A group of European scientists led by KU Leuven has found a biomarker that can identify patients with symptoms of kidney rejection symptoms after a transplant as a result of antibodies. (2019-08-01)
Should polycystic kidney disease patients be screened for brain aneurysms?
Brain aneurysms were detected by pre-symptomatic screening in 9% of patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, more frequently in those with a history of hypertension and smoking. (2019-07-30)
Pre-eclampsia increases risk of end stage kidney disease, study finds
Women with pre-eclampsia during pregnancy have a five-fold increased risk of end stage kidney disease (ESKD) later in life compared to women who don't develop pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Ali Khashan of University College Cork, Ireland, and colleagues at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden and Liverpool University, UK. (2019-07-30)
Molecular traffic jam may underlie rare kidney disease, other protein misfolding disorders
Researchers have discovered that some protein-misfolding disorders may arise from a single, previously unrecognized cause: a jam at a specific step in a cellular shipping network called the secretory pathway, which delivers proteins either to the cell surface or one of the cell's protein-disposal systems. (2019-07-25)
Box-sized sensor brings portable, noninvasive fluid monitoring to the bedside
Lina Colucci and colleagues have created a portable device that within 45 seconds accurately detected excess fluid buildup in the legs of seven participants with end-stage kidney failure. (2019-07-24)
Higher kidney function at dialysis start linked with greater risk of death in children
In an analysis of information on children with kidney failure who began dialysis in the United States between 1995 and 2015, the risk of death was 1.36 times higher among children with higher kidney function at dialysis initiation. (2019-07-18)
Recognizing kidney injury due to burns is improved by artificial intelligence
Many burn victims suffer acute kidney injury, but early recognition of the condition can be challenging. (2019-07-12)
Chronic kidney disease patients face continual, significant gaps in care
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes, as well as statin use below the recommended guidelines for cholesterol control, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2019-07-11)
Robotic pancreas transplant offers hope for obese patients with Type 1 diabetes
Surgeons at UI Health have demonstrated that obese patients with Type 1 diabetes can safely receive a pancreas transplant when the surgery is performed robotically. (2019-07-10)
NTU Singapore scientists develop probes to detect acute kidney failure early
Scientists from NTU Singapore have developed a type of molecular renal probe that 'lights up' upon detecting the molecular changes caused by the onset of acute kidney failure. (2019-07-10)
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