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Researchers make essential imaging tests safer for people at risk of acute kidney injury

a kidney specialist and member of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) at the University of Calgary. "My kidney function was at 13 per cent when I was ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 15 Oct 2018

Abuse of painkillers can cause kidney failure – expert

Nephrology is a branch of medicine concerned with the study and ... such as painkillers and strong antibiotics could damage the kidney and eventually lead to kidney failure. He warned people ...

Source: The Nation Newspaper
Published: 16 Oct 2018

The Kidney Project and the bioartificial pancreas: When inspiration strikes twice

But it was during animal trials that Andrew Posselt, M.D., Ph.D., the director of the Pancreatic Islet Transplant Program in the School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, suggested to Roy that the technology used in the bioartificial kidney had the ...

Source: University of California
Published: 11 Oct 2018

Less Pre-Kidney Transplant Dialysis With Preemptive Waitlist

Meera N. Harhay, MD, from the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, and colleagues retrospectively compared pretransplant dialysis durations among 65,385 adult US kidney transplant recipients of deceased donor organs between the period ...

Source: Renal & Urology News
Published: 10 Oct 2018

Gout Drug May Protect Against Chronic Kidney Disease

Allopurinol (multiple brands), used to manage gout, may protect against chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to results of a study published online October 8 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Only one third of patients with gout in the United States take urate ...

Source: Medscape
Published: 08 Oct 2018

Timing of renal-replacement therapy in patients with acute kidney injury and sepsis

Severe acute kidney injury is an independent risk factor for death in ... delayed dialysis. New England Journal of Medicine (10/11/18) Vol. 379, No. 15, P. 1431 Barbar, Saber D.; Clere-Jehl, Raphaël; Bourredjem, Abderrahmane; et al. Don't miss out on ...

Source: American Pharmacists Association
Published: 12 Oct 2018

Renal-replacement timing has no effect in kidney injury, sepsis

(HealthDay)—For patients with early-stage septic shock and severe acute kidney injury ... the Oct. 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Saber D. Barbar, M.D., Ph.D., from the ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 11 Oct 2018

Study: No Link Between Gout Drug, Kidney Disease

the Boston University School of Medicine researchers say. They say their findings show that taking allopurinol to manage this painful form of arthritis is not only safe, but also potentially beneficial in reducing risk of kidney disease. "Ultimately ...

Source: WebMD
Published: 08 Oct 2018

Dartmouth Institute receives $3.5 million for research to prevent acute kidney injury

When AKI occurs, patients have an increased risk of cardiovascular events, prolonged hospitalization, end-stage renal disease ... researchers from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine ...

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 10 Oct 2018

Researchers unravel fresh clues as to how kidney stones form

researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University Medical School, and Temple University, found fresh clues as to how kidney stones form. With new information gained from TRPV5's molecular structure ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 11 Oct 2018

Allopurinol not linked to worsening kidney function in gout patients

medwireNews: Study findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggest that allopurinol use is not associated with renal function decline among patients with gout. “[C]linicians are often cautious about using allopurinol” in patients with chronic ...

Published: 11 Oct 2018

Thousands gearing up for Boston walk to fight kidney disease

Thousands of Bostonians are planning a walk to help fight kidney disease, a condition that affects millions of Americans. Sunday's Boston Kidney Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. at North Point Park in Cambridge. Organizers say their goal is to raise $750,000 to ...

Source: SanLuisObispo
Published: 14 Oct 2018

USC Biomedical Engineers Awarded $2.4 Million to Combat Kidney Disease

She aims to study how a nanoparticle can ferry various types of medicine to treat autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, an inherited disorder difficult to treat with dialysis or a kidney ...

Source: Los Angeles Business Journal
Published: 02 Oct 2018

Germline Mutations in Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma May Direct Systemic Therapy

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the most common type of kidney cancer, will affect about 64,000 people this year in the United States, of which approximately 30 percent will learn of their disease after it has advanced. What if there was a way to determine ...

Source: Cure Today
Published: 16 Oct 2018

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Endows Five Career Development Grants

Newswise — Washington, DC (October 16, 2018)—In 2016, the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research launched the Securing the Future Campaign with the goal to endow the Career Development Grants Program. The campaign has since raised more than $22 million ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Health Care Heroes: DaVita Celebrates its Kidney Care Technicians During Dialysis Technician Recognition Week

Company honors its Patient Care Technicians and Biomedical Technicians for delivering high-quality care DENVER, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (DVA), a ...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 15 Oct 2018

No significant difference in mortality for patients with AKI, sepsis with early vs delayed renal replacement therapy

No significant difference regarding overall mortality at 90 days was seen for patients with septic shock who had severe acute kidney injury and were assigned to early strategy renal replacement therapy compared with those assigned to a delayed strategy ...

Source: Healio
Published: 12 Oct 2018

Renal-Replacement Therapy for AKI

Acute kidney injury, the most frequent complication in septic shock, is associated with high mortality. Renal-replacement therapy is the standard of care, but when to initiate treatment is controversial. New research findings are summarized in a short video.

Source: The New England Journal of Medicine
Published: 10 Oct 2018

Free conference on Sunday for local kidney patients, caregivers

Huntsville, Ala. – The Alabama Kidney Foundation will hold a free patient education conference October 14th from 12pm – 3pm in Huntsville. The event, at EarlyWorks Children’s History Museum ...

Source: WHNT
Published: 11 Oct 2018

Gout drug may protect you from chronic kidney disease

Researchers from Boston University utilized The Health Improvement Network to evaluate kidney function in gout ... These findings appear in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Source: Knowridge
Published: 09 Oct 2018

Kidney Dialysis Machines Market See Stunning Growth by Leading Key Players: JMS Co Ltd, Kawasumi Laboratories, Medical Components

Stay up-to-date with Kidney Dialysis Machines Market offered by HTF MI. Check how key trends and emerging drivers are shaping this industry growth. Latest research study from HTF MI with title Global Kidney Dialysis Machines by Manufacturers, Regions ...

Source: Digital Journal
Published: 12 Oct 2018

Diet, medication not influential in kidney cyst development

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a female in my mid-60s and recently have been diagnosed with a cyst on my left kidney. I do not have diabetes nor a heart condition, never smoked nor used drugs, don't drink and take over-the-counter or prescription medicines only when ...

Published: 10 Oct 2018

B complex may protect against diabetic kidney disease

October 3, 2018. On September 28, 2018, the 57th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting was the site of a presentation of the finding a protective effect for B vitamin supplementation on the kidney function of children with type 1 ...

Source: ProHealth
Published: 11 Oct 2018

Single-cell RNA-Seq reveals new targets for chronic kidney disease treatment

Susztak and team report their findings in Nature Medicine this week. Earlier this year, Susztak’s lab generated an atlas for the kidney, which included a novel molecular definition of all cell types in the kidney. They concluded that each distinct type ...

Source: RNA-Seq
Published: 02 Oct 2018

Targets for chronic kidney disease treatment

When the kidney goes wrong, the body’s systems can be put in danger from toxin accumulation, fatigue and high blood pressure. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania investigated how genetic differences drive ...

Published: 02 Oct 2018