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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)
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)
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)
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)
Link between liver and heart disease could lead to new therapeutics
A newly published study of flies found that protecting liver function also preserves heart health. (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)
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)
High uric acid levels benefit women's lungs in aging and disease
Researchers at Kumamoto University, Japan have discovered that uric acid, an antioxidant, protects against declining lung function, especially in women. (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)
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)
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)
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)
Increased usability and precision in vascular imaging
Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed a new X-ray contrast agent. (2020-05-26)
Kidney transplantations: Better results with larger case volumes
Kidney transplantations: better results with larger case volumes. Survival probabilities increase in hospitals where kidneys are transplanted more frequently. (2020-05-25)
Age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness risk factors for severe COVID-19 or death
Age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness have emerged as risk factors for severe COVID-19 or death in the UK, according to the largest cohort study to date published by The BMJ today. (2020-05-22)
Kidney transplants: Better results can be inferred from a larger number of cases
Kidney transplants: Better results can be derived with larger numbers of cases. (2020-05-22)
Measuring blood damage
Red blood cells sometimes rupture when blood is sent through faulty equipment, such as a dialysis machine. (2020-05-21)
Certain environmental chemicals linked with poor kidney health
In an analysis of blood and urine samples from 46,748 US adults, elevated levels of seven environmental chemicals were associated with markers of kidney disease. (2020-05-21)
The cardiac depressant factor DPP3 is predicting organ failure in burn patients
High DPP3 blood concentrations are indicating multiple organ failure and poor outcomes. sphingotec commercializes a rapid CE-IVD test for DPP3 on its proprietary point-of-care platform Nexus IB10. (2020-05-14)
ACR releases gout management guideline
Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) released the 2020 Guideline for the Management of Gout. (2020-05-11)
Study examines factors affecting racial disparities before kidney transplantation
Among adults with kidney failure who were referred for transplantation, 60% of black and 66% of white patients were waitlisted within the first year. (2020-05-07)
Fatty liver disease is underdiagnosed in the US
According to an analysis published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is grossly underdiagnosed in the United States. (2020-05-06)
Day services benefit patients with Alzheimer's disease
Day services--programs designed to provide stimulation in a safe environment during the day for adults with physical and mental impairments -- may help improve the cognitive function of adults with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in Psychogeriatrics. (2020-05-06)
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