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Commentary: Modifications to Medicare rules could support care innovation for dialysis
Public health researchers suggest adjustments to recently proposed rule changes on how Medicare pays for dialysis services. (2019-04-19)
Kidney transplant patients need even better aftercare!
Kidney transplantation is the best renal replacement therapy available. Although survival and quality of life are significantly better compared to dialysis patients, transplant recipients nevertheless have a significantly higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than healthy people. (2019-04-18)
Scientists report new approach to reduce or prevent renal fibrosis
Renal fibrosis, the abnormal accumulation of fibrotic material within the kidney, hinders kidney function and may lead to eventual renal failure. (2019-04-16)
Breakthrough kidney disease treatment offers hope for hundreds of millions with diabetes worldwide
A new treatment for people with diabetes and kidney disease reduced kidney failure rates by a third, according to a landmark trial. (2019-04-15)
Drug reduces risk of kidney failure in people with diabetes, study finds
A new landmark clinical trial shows that a drug lowers the risk of kidney failure by a third in people with Type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. (2019-04-15)
Kidney Health Atlas reveals global burden of disease and inequities in access
A global study of the burden of kidney disease will be released at the World Congress of Nephrology in Melbourne, Australia. (2019-04-11)
NASA Twins Study includes San Antonio multiomics center
The NASA Twins Study compares the health of identical twin astronauts, one who spent a year in spaceflight while the other remained on Earth. (2019-04-11)
Kidney disease triggers cognitive impairment, even in early stages
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasingly recognized as a systemic condition. (2019-04-10)
Living transplant donors need long-term monitoring, too
While organ transplant recipients receive continual care as the end-stage treatment to their condition, attention also should be given to living donors, who can suffer from hypertension, diabetes and other disorders after donation, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2019-04-10)
Gene responsible for toxic metal accumulation in durum wheat identified
University of Alberta biologists identify gene responsible for cadmium accumulation in durum wheat, according to a new study published in Nature Genetics. (2019-04-09)
Too much of a good thing? High doses of vitamin D can lead to kidney failure
A case study in CMAJ highlights the dangers of taking too much vitamin D. (2019-04-08)
Global atlas of kidney health release on April 12 at World Congress of Nephrology
A global study of the burden of kidney disease will be released at the World Congress of Nephrology on Friday, April 12. (2019-04-07)
Racial disparities, access to kidney transplants after new organ allocation system
Among the priorities of a new Kidney Allocation System implemented in 2014 was to improve access to transplants to underserved populations. (2019-04-03)
Racial disparities persist in access to kidney transplants
In a new study of patients awaiting kidney transplants, Yale researchers found significant racial disparities. (2019-04-03)
Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes, described originally in Central America and Sri Lanka
Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes (CKDu), initially reported among agricultural communities in Central America and Sri Lanka, is also present in India, particularly in Southern rural areas, and could be common in other tropical and subtropical rural settings. (2019-03-29)
First ever living donor HIV-to-HIV kidney transplant
For the first time, a person living with HIV has donated a kidney to a transplant recipient also living with HIV. (2019-03-28)
Self-sustaining, bioengineered blood vessels could replace damaged vessels in patients
A research team has bioengineered blood vessels that safely and effectively integrated into the native circulatory systems of 60 patients with end-stage kidney failure over a four-year phase 2 clinical trial. (2019-03-27)
NUP160 genetic mutation linked to steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome
Mutations in the NUP160 gene, which encodes one protein component of the nuclear pore complex nucleoporin 160 kD, are implicated in steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, an international team reports March 25, 2019, in JASN. (2019-03-26)
Peptide shows promise for protecting kidneys from nephritis
A synthetic peptide appears to directly disrupt the destructive inflammation that occurs in nephritis, enabling the kidneys to better recover and maintain their important functions, investigators report. (2019-03-25)
Recovery from sperm suppression due to performance-enhancing drug abuse is slow
Decreased sperm and testosterone production caused by abuse of performing-enhancing hormones may be fully reversible once men stop taking the drugs, but full recovery can take at least nine to 18 months, according to research to be presented Sunday, March 24 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (2019-03-25)
Researchers reveal new molecular mechanism involved in pancreas repair
Ramón Muñoz-Chápuli and Rita Carmona, researchers of the UMA Department of Animal Biology, have identified a new molecular mechanism involved in pancreas repair. (2019-03-25)
Removal of 'zombie cells' alleviates causes of diabetes in obese mice
Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators have shown that when senescent cells -- also known as 'zombie cells' -- are removed from fat tissue in obese mice, severity of diabetes and a range of its causes or consequences decline or disappear. (2019-03-25)
Study: Research ties common heartburn medications to kidney disease and failure
Common medications prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked to increased risks for kidney failure and chronic kidney disease, found a recent University at Buffalo study. (2019-03-18)
Mental health state associated with higher death rates for prostate and urological cancers
Patients with prostate, bladder or kidney cancers are at greater risk of dying if they have had psychiatric care prior to the cancer treatment. (2019-03-17)
Strength training may reduce the risk of diabetes in obesity
Strength training over a short time period can reduce fat stores in the liver and improve blood glucose control in obese mice, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. (2019-03-15)
Antiviral therapy improves survival rates for kidney transplant recipients with hepatitis B or C
Prior to the development of antiviral therapy, kidney transplant recipients infected with either hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV) experienced poor outcomes. (2019-03-14)
Cell therapy could replace need for kidney transplants
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists are working on a promising approach for treatment of chronic kidney disease - regeneration of damaged tissues using therapeutic cells. (2019-03-14)
BU: Central American kidney disease epidemic linked to occupational heat exposure
For two decades, Nicaragua and El Salvador have seen increasing mortality from an unusual form of chronic kidney disease (CKD), also called Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN). (2019-03-14)
Computer kidney could provide safer tests for new medications
A University of Waterloo researcher has spearheaded the development of the first computational model of the human kidney. (2019-03-11)
Blood pressure control is beneficial, is it not?
Until recently, physicians had generally assumed that older adults benefit from keeping their blood pressure below 140/90 mmHg. (2019-03-11)
How two or more trips to the bathroom at night cost the US economy $44.4 billion a year
A new study from non-profit research organisation RAND Europe examines how waking up at night due to nocturia, a urinary tract condition, can have a detrimental effect on a person's wellbeing and productivity at work, which in turn has an impact on a country's GDP. (2019-03-11)
Timing of Medicare loss may affect long-term success of kidney transplantation
Kidney transplant recipients under 65 years of age qualify for Medicare coverage following transplantation, but coverage ends after three years. (2019-03-06)
Does cognitive function affect oral health during aging?
In a Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology study, poor cognitive function in older adults was associated with poorer oral health and higher risk of tooth loss in later life. (2019-03-06)
Growing evidence: water as a potential treatment for inherited cause of kidney failure
People with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) could benefit from a moderate increase in water intake, according to new research. (2019-03-06)
Steroid use during cardiac bypass surgery did not reduce risk of severe kidney injury
Using steroids during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery did not reduce the risk of acute kidney injury in people at increased risk of death, according to a study conducted in 18 countries published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-03-04)
Researchers develop mini kidneys from urine cells
Scientists from Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht and Hubrecht Institute have successfully created kidney organoids from urine cells. (2019-03-04)
Kidney disease killer vulnerable to targeted nano therapy
By loading a chelation drug into a nano-sized homing device, researchers at Clemson University have reversed in an animal model the deadliest effects of chronic kidney disease, which kills more people in the United States each year than breast or prostate cancer. (2019-03-04)
Research suggests that medications for kidney transplants increase risk of skin cancer
A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has analysed the pattern of skin cancer rates in kidney transplant patients, which suggests the increased risk is related to the anti-rejection medications. (2019-02-27)
Tobacco plants transformed into 'green bioreactors' to benefit human health
Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute are using tobacco plants as 'green bioreactors' to produce large quantities of a human protein called Interleukin 37, or IL-37. (2019-02-26)
Is kidney failure a man's disease?
A new analysis of the ERA-EDTA Registry [1] reveals a striking gender difference in the incidence and prevalence of end-stage renal disease. (2019-02-26)
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