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Reducing urinary protein for patients with rare kidney disease slows kidney decline
New findings show that reducing the amount of protein in the urine of patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis can significantly slow declines in kidney function and extend time before patients' kidneys fail. (2020-08-10)
Kidney transplantation between people with HIV is safe, NIH study finds
Kidney transplantation from deceased donors with HIV to people living with both HIV and end-stage kidney disease is feasible and safe, investigators supported by the National Institutes of Health have found. (2020-07-23)
Non-invasive biomarkers to diagnose infant urinary tract obstruction
One in every 500 babies is born with ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO), an obstruction of the ureter that prevents urine from flowing from one or both of the kidneys into the bladder. (2020-07-22)
Kidney transplant, the cost of accounting for patients' preferences
Taking into account patients' preferences can help speed up the organ allocation process and improve the life quality of the recipients, as shown by a joint study conducted by Ca' Foscari University and the University of Padua (2020-07-17)
New hope for kidney revival for transplant
Cell therapy delivered directly to the kidney can revive a 'marginal' organ, improving function and could offer new hope for providing more kidneys for transplant. (2020-07-14)
Molecular imaging identifies link between heart and kidney inflammation after heart attack
Whole body positron emission tomography (PET) has, for the first time, illustrated the existence of inter-organ communication between the heart and kidneys via the immune system following acute myocardial infarction. (2020-07-13)
The protein that stands between us and autoimmunity
Researchers from Osaka University identified the epigenetic proteins Tet2 and Tet3 as key regulators of B cell function. (2020-07-02)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
A world first: Assessing kidney quality before transplantation using photoacoustic imaging
Demand for kidney transplants is so high that doctors now routinely accept damaged donor kidneys, with limited means to assess their quality. (2020-04-30)
Trial drug may block early stages of COVID-19, study in human cells shows
A drug already tested against lung disease could potentially inhibit COVID-19 by reducing the coronavirus load that enters the lungs and other organs. (2020-04-02)
Renal denervation effective in patients with untreated hypertension
Three months after undergoing renal denervation (RDN) -- a procedure that delivers energy to overactive nerves leading to the kidney to decrease their activity -- patients with untreated high blood pressure had statistically significant reductions in average blood pressure over 24 hours compared with patients who underwent a sham procedure and experienced no major adverse effects, according to results from the SPYRAL-HTN OFF MED pivotal trial presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-30)
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)
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)
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)
Fruit flies have a radical strategy for dealing with free radicals
Flies belonging to the genus Drosophila combat oxidative stress by removing excess fat from their blood. (2020-02-18)
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)
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)
Kidney stem cells can be isolated from urine
Researchers from the Institute for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine (ISRM) at the Medical Faculty of Heinrich Heine University-Duesseldorf under the directorship of Prof. (2020-02-04)
Sweet nanoparticles trick kidney
Researchers engineer tiny particles with sugar molecules to prevent side effect in cancer therapy. (2020-02-04)
Researchers reveal target in acute kidney injury prevention
Physician-Scientists and other researchers at Rush University Medical Center, in collaboration with colleagues at other institutions, have revealed a new treatment target that may help change the outcome for patients at risk of AKI. (2020-02-04)
IDIBELL researchers discover that a molecule of blood is effective against autoimmune kidney disease
A research team from IDIBELL identifies C3BP (beta-) as a potential treatment for lupidic nephritis in an animal model. (2020-02-03)
Health: Vegetarian diet linked with lower risk of urinary tract infections
A vegetarian diet may be associated with a lower risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs), a study in Scientific Reports suggests. (2020-01-30)
Mixed chimerism improves long-term kidney transplant outlook
Mixed chimerism - the continued mixing of donor and recipient blood cells following a transplant of blood progenitor cells - could improve outcomes for kidney transplant recipients, according to a new clinical study in about 50 patients. (2020-01-29)
Kidney paired donation is an excellent option for transplant candidates
An analysis compared transplant recipients who received kidneys through national kidney paired donation and those who received kidneys from other living donors (such as relatives, friends or other paired exchange mechanisms). (2020-01-28)
Subtle structural features in donated kidneys may predict risk of transplant failure
Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that subtle structural features in kidneys from living donors that can only be seen with a microscope may predict the risk of transplant failure in recipients. (2020-01-23)
Heart disease linked to a higher risk of kidney failure
In adults followed for a median of 17.5 years, cardiovascular diseases--including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease, and stroke--were each linked with a higher risk of developing kidney failure. (2020-01-09)
Less-than-perfect kidneys can be successfully used for transplants, study shows
A new Johns Hopkins Medicine-led study provides the strongest evidence to date that hundreds of deceased donor kidneys, discarded each year after being deemed not suitable under current medical criteria, can be transplanted safely and effectively. (2020-01-08)
New study provides insight into chronic kidney disease
Researchers have further analyzed a known signaling pathway they believe brings them one step closer to understanding the complex physiology of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), which might provide a path to new treatment options. (2019-12-04)
Researchers find a way to collect elusive blood stem cells from zebrafish
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) can be used to better understand and treat blood-based diseases. (2019-11-28)
Clearing damaged cells out of the body helps heal diabetics' blood vessels
Research published today in Experimental Physiology shows that ramping up one of the body's waste disposal system, called autophagy, helps heal the blood vessels of diabetics. (2019-11-17)
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)
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)
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