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Probing the role of an inflammation resolution sensor in obesity and heart failure
After heart attack injury, ALX/FPR2 is activated by resolvin D1 in immune cells in the spleen and in immune cells at the heart attack site. (2019-11-20)
Improving the odds for patients with heart pumps
A new Yale study shows that some patients being treated for severe heart failure with a battery-operated pump saw significant improvement after additionally using neurohormonal blockade (NHB) drug therapy. (2019-11-19)
Robotic transplants safe for kidney disease patients with obesity
Researchers report that among patients with obesity, robotic kidney transplants produce survival outcomes comparable to those seen among nonobese patients. (2019-11-19)
Study: Sepsis survivors require follow-up support
Survivors of sepsis -- a life-threatening response to an infection -- have expressed a need for advocacy and follow-up support, according to a study authored by professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, and published in Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. (2019-11-19)
High-protein diets may harm your kidneys
High protein intake is believed to be healthy, but it may pave the way to irreversible kidney failure. (2019-11-18)
Heart pumps associated with complications in some patients after heart stent procedure
In critically ill patients who require a heart pump to support blood circulation as part of stent procedures, specific heart pumps have been associated with serious complications, according to a new study led by cardiologists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-11-18)
Researchers discover new mutations in gene associated with disease that causes the heart to weaken
Researchers from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified new mutations in a gene commonly associated with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDC), a disease that weakens the heart muscle, making it more difficult to adequately circulate blood to meet the body's needs. (2019-11-17)
Artificial intelligence tool predicts life expectancy in heart failure patients
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, as well as a diverse team of cardiologists and physicists, developed a machine learning algorithm to predict the life expectancy in heart failure patients. (2019-11-13)
Severity of earthquake impact may change with the seasons, study shows
The devastating impact caused by earthquakes on the local communities and environment could differ in severity depending on the season a pioneering new study on two historic earthquakes in Kazakhstan has suggested. (2019-11-12)
Stopping meth helps reverse drug-induced heart failure
Heart failure caused by methamphetamine use is a growing public health issue. (2019-11-11)
Life-threatening lung inflammation linked to vaping in 16-year-old
The fluid in e-cigarettes may cause a potentially life threatening lung inflammation in those who are susceptible, warn doctors in the Archives of Disease in Childhood after treating a teenage boy with respiratory failure linked to vaping. (2019-11-11)
Combined tests can predict kidney injury risk in critically ill children
Combining the Renal Angina Index and measurement of urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase Associated Lipocalin can improve predictions of severe acute kidney injury in critically ill children. (2019-11-10)
Common muscle relaxant causes severe confusion in patients with kidney disease
One in 25 patients with very low kidney function were admitted to hospital with severe confusion and other cognitive-related symptoms a few days after being prescribed a common muscle relaxant. (2019-11-09)
Examining muscle relaxant dose, risk of encephalopathy in patients with CKD
Whether a higher or lower dose of the muscle relaxant baclofen was associated with 30-day risk of hospitalization with encephalopathy (defined as a main diagnosis of delirium, disorientation, transient alteration of awareness, transient ischemic attack or an unclear diagnosis of dementia) among newly prescribed patients with chronic kidney disease was the focus of this observational study with nearly 16,000 older adults. (2019-11-09)
Rising rates of kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy
Rates of kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy are on the rise, especially in women with diabetes. (2019-11-09)
Hospitalizations among dialysis patients are higher in areas with more black residents
Patients receiving hemodialysis at facilities located in residential areas with a high percentage of Black residents have a higher rate of hospitalization. (2019-11-09)
Kidney disease outcomes differ between severely obese kids vs. adults after bariatric surgery
Adolescents with Type 2 diabetes experienced more hyperfiltration and earlier attenuation of their elevated urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio after gastric bypass surgery compared with adults, according to research presented during the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2019. (2019-11-08)
New technique to identify a common cause to TMA diseases for which there is a treatment
Researchers have developed a technique that allows detecting an anomaly in the alternative pathway of the complement system, a part of our immune system that if deregulated can attack the patient's own endothelial cells and cause thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), a severe injury common to a diversity of diseases. (2019-11-08)
New tool predicts five-year risk of chronic kidney disease
A new risk calculator tool that uses a mix of variables including age, hypertension, and diabetes status can be used to predict accurately whether someone is likely to develop chronic kidney disease within five years. (2019-11-08)
Supplements don't preserve kidney health in Type 2 diabetes
Supplements of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids (often sold as fish oil) do not help people with type 2 diabetes stave off chronic kidney disease, according to findings from the largest clinical study to date of the supplements in this patient population. (2019-11-08)
Did vitamin D, Omega-3 supplements help prevent development, progression of CKD in adults with type 2 diabetes?
Researchers in this randomized clinical trial investigated if supplementation with vitamin D or omega-3 fatty acids compared with placebo over five years helped prevent the development or progression of chronic kidney disease among adults with type 2 diabetes. (2019-11-08)
Predicting risk of chronic kidney disease
Data from about 5 million people (with and without diabetes) in 28 countries were used to develop equations to help identify people at increased five-year risk of chronic kidney disease, defined as reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). (2019-11-08)
PERL concludes reduced uric acid has no impact on kidney disease in type 1 diabetes
Three years of sustained reductions of blood levels of uric acid with the generic drug allopurinol did not benefit type 1 diabetes patients with mild to moderate kidney disease. (2019-11-08)
Automated wearable artificial kidney may improve peritoneal dialysis
Peritoneal dialysis performed with an automated wearable artificial kidney was safe and effective for removing toxins from the blood of patients with kidney failure. (2019-11-08)
Community house hemodialysis offers many benefits to patients with kidney failure
Community house hemodialysis is a dialysis modality that overcomes many of the barriers to home hemodialysis. (2019-11-07)
Poor sleep may affect cognitive abilities and behavior of children with kidney disease
Many children with chronic kidney disease report fatigue and problems with sleep. (2019-11-07)
Lifelong medicare coverage of transplant drugs would save money
Extending Medicare coverage of anti-rejection medications beyond 36 months after a kidney transplant would lead to lower costs and an improvement in patients' quality of life. (2019-11-07)
Survival following switch from urgent in-center hemodialysis to home dialysis
Few patients who start urgent and unplanned dialysis in clinical centers switch to home dialysis. (2019-11-07)
Could home remote monitoring improve the health of patients on peritoneal dialysis?
A home remote monitoring system may help track the health of patients on dialysis. (2019-11-07)
Artificial intelligence technology may improve care for patients needing dialysis
A machine learning model boosted rates of patients who started dialysis under optimal conditions. (2019-11-07)
Implantable artificial kidney achieves preclinical milestone
The Kidney Project, a national effort to develop an implantable bio-artificial kidney that could eliminate the need for dialysis, will announce a key milestone in a November 7, 2019 presentation at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2019 conference in Washington, DC. (2019-11-07)
Genetically modified mice can show which functional foods can heal kidney disease
Researchers at Hiroshima University used genetically engineered mice to show the severity and progression of kidney disease and recovery during treatment in a new paper published in Scientific Reports in October. (2019-11-06)
Many insured Americans go out of network, pay more for behavioral health
Americans are using more out-of-network care and paying more out of pocket for behavioral health care than for treatment of other conditions, despite efforts to increase coverage and access to mental health services, according to new research. (2019-11-06)
Earthquake impact can be affected by seasonal factors, historical study shows
The season that an earthquake occurs could affect the extent of ground failure and destruction that the event brings, according to a new look at two historical earthquakes that occurred about 100 years ago near Almaty, Kazakhstan. (2019-11-06)
Identical twin kidney transplants warrant gene sequencing, researchers say
Using US transplant registry data, clinical researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that kidney transplants between identical twins have high success rates, but also surprisingly high rates of immunosuppressant use. (2019-11-05)
Cleveland Clinic develops calculator to estimate 10-year risk of diabetes complications
Patients struggling with type 2 diabetes and obesity are faced with the decision of whether to receive usual medical care or undergo weight-loss surgery. (2019-11-05)
Web-based calculator predicts risk of death, complications from diabetes and obesity
A new web-based risk calculator can accurately predict the likelihood a patient with type 2 diabetes and obesity will die or develop serious complications including a heart attack, heart failure and diabetic kidney disease (nephropathy) within the next 10 years depending on whether they have metabolic (bariatric) surgery or continue with standard medical treatment, according to a new study presented today by Cleveland Clinic researchers at the 36th American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting. (2019-11-05)
Physics of windshield-cracking raindrops could demolish kidney stones
A plane has to be going pretty fast for a mere raindrop to crack its windshield, but it can happen. (2019-11-05)
Study shows bariatric surgery's impact on diabetic kidney disease in severely obese teens
Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado have found that severely obese teens with type 2 diabetes experienced a dramatic decrease in the rate of diabetic kidney disease, among other benefits, after bariatric surgery when compared to those who received medical treatment alone. (2019-11-05)
USC stem cell scientists reveal key differences in how kidneys form in men and women
USC researchers have completed a detailed deconstruction of the kidney, revealing for the first time an intimate portrait of gender differences and more in the organ. (2019-11-04)
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