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Alport syndrome severity can be predicted by causative protein genotype
Researchers from Kumamoto and Kobe Universities in Japan have successfully developed a system for predicting the severity of Alport syndrome, a serious hereditary kidney disease. (2020-04-06)
Researchers map mechanism to explain role of gene mutations in kidney disease
Researchers from the Center for Precision Disease Modeling at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have uncovered a mechanism that appears to explain how certain genetic mutations give rise to a rare genetic kidney disorder called nephrotic syndrome. (2020-04-03)
Two types of diabetes drugs similarly effective in reducing heart and kidney disease
Two newer types of medications commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes are similar in their ability to reduce major heart complications, including heart attack, stroke and death from cardiovascular disease, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2020-03-31)
Housing insecurity may increase risk of kidney disease
In a study of urban-dwelling individuals, housing insecurity was linked with a higher risk of developing albuminuria, a sign of kidney disease. (2020-03-31)
NIH-funded studies show stents and surgery no better than medication, lifestyle changes at reducing the risk for heart attack
Invasive procedures such as bypass surgery and stenting -- commonly used to treat blocked arteries -- are no better at reducing the risk for heart attack and death in patients with stable ischemic heart disease than medication and lifestyle changes alone. (2020-03-30)
American Society of Nephrology provides insights on COVID-19 and kidney disease
The American Society of Nephrology has launched several initiatives to provide guidance on COVID-19 as it relates to the care of patients with kidney disease. (2020-03-30)
COVID-19 alert: Heart and kidney patients should keep taking their medicines
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, inaccurate medical information has flooded social media and other channels. (2020-03-27)
Insights from ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in patients with kidney disease
Two studies examine potential benefits of blood pressure monitoring outside of doctors' offices for patients with kidney disease. (2020-03-26)
Distance to transplant center and likelihood of being considered for transplantation
In an analysis of information on adults who began treatment for kidney failure at any Georgia, North Carolina, or South Carolina dialysis facility, the distance from a patient's residence to the nearest transplant center did not appear to affect the likelihood of transplant-related referrals and evaluations. (2020-03-24)
Identifying fatty acid-binding protein 4 as a responsible gene for renal stone formation
The present study revealed impairment of lipid metabolism in papillae with calcified plaque tissue and down-regulation of fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) associated with plaque formation. (2020-03-23)
Female mice respond differently to fasting, showing the importance of studying both sexes
In response to short, six-hour fasts in mice, female mice put on more liver fat than males, but also seemed to be better at using it up, according to research published in The Journal of Physiology. (2020-03-23)
Homeless people receive less treatment in hospitals for heart attacks, have higher readmission rates
Homelessness has become a social crisis and public health problem around the world, affecting people of all ages. (2020-03-19)
Kidney injury risks higher for hospitalized pregnant women
New research from the University of Cincinnati shows an increased rate of sudden episodes of kidney failure or damage in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy. (2020-03-18)
Diagnosing hypertension in children
Study results call into question the utility of testing blood pressure load--the proportion of elevated blood pressure readings detected over 24 hours--for diagnosing hypertension in children. (2020-03-13)
Genes tell a story about diabetic kidney disease
Studying Finnish genes leads to unique revelations about the development of a serious complication of diabetes, and informs an ongoing genomic study of a Singaporean cohort as part of Singapore's Diabetes Study in Nephropathy and other Microvascular Complications (DYNAMO). (2020-03-12)
Early blood marker may predict future risk of kidney transplant failure
In a study of kidney transplant recipients, the composition of certain immune cells in the blood 1 year after kidney transplantation was linked with a patient's subsequent risk of kidney transplant failure. (2020-03-12)
Healthy lifestyle reduces risk of disease, death
The longer you lead a healthy lifestyle during midlife, the less likely you are to develop certain diseases in later life. (2020-03-11)
Young sugarcane workers at high risk of kidney function decline
Researchers from the Center for Health, Work and Environment (CHWE) at the Colorado School of Public Health have published a paper in PLoS-ONE, studying the decline in kidney function for young, first-time sugarcane workers in Guatemala. (2020-03-10)
New branded PrEP not worth the high cost compared with generic formulation
A newly approved drug for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) may undermine efforts to expand access to HIV prevention for the nation's most vulnerable populations, experts say. (2020-03-09)
Chemotherapy after surgery halves risk of rare kidney cancer coming back
Chemotherapy halves the risk of a rare form of kidney cancer coming back after surgery, the largest ever trial conducted in the disease worldwide has found. (2020-03-05)
Researchers link immune system to salt-sensitive hypertension in CKD
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and is linked to salt-sensitive hypertension. (2020-03-03)
New radiopharmaceutical shows promise for improved detection of neuroendocrine tumors
A newly developed imaging agent has emerged as a promising aid for diagnosis of neuroendocrine cancer, according to research published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (2020-02-27)
Elderly patients also benefit from kidney transplantation
So far, kidney transplantation has generally not been offered to elderly patients (>75 years) because of the perioperative risks. (2020-02-26)
Valley physicians pioneer groundbreaking technology to help dialysis patients
Phoenix-area kidney specialist Randy Cooper, MD, will present his initial four-year data on a new type of dialysis access called Ellipsys at the upcoming American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN), February 21-23, in Las Vegas. (2020-02-24)
Simple blood test could help reduce heart disease deaths
Scientists at Newcastle University have revealed how a simple blood test could be used to help identify cardiovascular ageing and the risk of heart disease. (2020-02-24)
sphingotec's biomarker penKid® shows best representation of true glomerular filtration rate and has utility in patients with severe burns two studies show
In-depth method comparison by Dutch group shows that sphingotec's proprietary kidney function biomarker penKid® is currently the most accurate surrogate marker for true glomerular filtration rate in patients with renal impairment (2020-02-19)
Weed-derived compounds in Serbian groundwater could contribute to endemic kidney disease
People living in Balkan farming villages along the Danube River have long suffered from a unique type of kidney disease known as Balkan endemic nephropathy. (2020-02-19)
Thousands of uninsured kidney disease patients strain Texas emergency departments
More than 10,000 uninsured patients sought care at Texas emergency departments for lifesaving kidney dialysis in 2017, incurring more than $21.8 million in hospital costs, according to researchers from UTHealth. (2020-02-19)
Low folate levels can indicate malnutrition in hospital patients
About 10% of patients who come to complex care hospitals may have low levels of folate and other indicators of malnutrition, investigators say. (2020-02-18)
Study reveals how too much fluoride causes defects in tooth enamel
Exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells forming tooth enamel -- a novel explanation for how dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, arises. (2020-02-18)
Cutting off kidney cancer at its roots
Scientists at the MDC have discovered stem cells responsible for the most common form of kidney cancer. (2020-02-17)
Kidney patients benefit using organs from Hepatitis C-infected donors
Kidney patients benefit by accepting kidneys from donors with hepatitis C, according to a University of Cincinnati physician-researcher. (2020-02-17)
Novel targeted drug shows promise in advanced kidney cancer
Scientists report promising activity of a novel drug that targets a key molecular driver of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) in patients with metastatic disease. (2020-02-13)
Fewer steroids, no plasma exchange: A change in treatment for vasculitis
The insights from the PEXIVAS Trial, a 10-year study, shows treatment for ANCA-associated vasculitis can use half the standard dosage of steroids and involve no blood plasma exchanges. (2020-02-12)
Free radicals from immune cells are direct cause of salt-sensitive hypertension
In salt-sensitive hypertension, immune cells gather in the kidneys and shoot out free radicals, heightening blood pressure and damaging this pair of vital organs, scientists report. (2020-02-11)
Novel drug therapy shows promise for quality, quantity of kidneys available for transplant
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UH), Cleveland Clinic and Lifebanc (a Northeast Ohio organ-procurement organization) have developed a new way to preserve donated kidneys -- a method that could extend the number and quality of kidneys available for transplant, saving more people with end-stage renal disease, more commonly known as 'kidney failure.' (2020-02-11)
Lupus patients who take their medications lower their diabetes risk
Patients with lupus who take their medications as prescribed have much lower odds of developing type 2 diabetes, a common complication of the disease, finds a new study from the University of British Columbia. (2020-02-11)
UC research could help reduce disease incidence in organ donors
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are among the first to adopt genotyping that helps identify and predict the risk accompanying individuals wishing to donate a kidney. (2020-02-11)
Pregnant women with very high blood pressure face greater heart disease risk
Women with high blood pressure in their first pregnancy have a greater risk of heart attack or cardiovascular death, according to a Rutgers study. (2020-02-06)
The economic burden of kidney transplant failure in the United States
A recent analysis published in the American Journal of Transplantation estimates that for the average US patient who has undergone kidney transplantation, failure of the transplanted organ (graft failure) will impose additional medical costs of $78,079 and a loss of 1.66 quality-adjusted life years. (2020-02-05)
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