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Simple Test Identifies Patients at High Risk for Future Dialysis or Transplant


A low-cost test that screens for excess protein in the urine have been shown to accurately identify patients…
Are Group II GBCAs Safe for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease?

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A team of researchers conduct a meta-analysis of studies to assess the safety of a commonly used contrast agent…
Wearable Sweat Sensor Detects Gout-Causing Compounds

November 26, 2019

There are numerous things to dislike about going to the doctor: Paying a copay, sitting in the waiting…
One Fell Swoop

November 7, 2019

As we age, our bodies tend to develop diseases such as heart failure, kidney failure and diabetes, and…
Hope on the Horizon for Curing Polycystic Kidney Disease

October 21, 2019

Hereditary and relatively common, polycystic kidney disease (PKD) has long been thought to be progressive and irreversible, condemning…
Study shines light on architecture of kidney disease

September 27, 2019

A study of 280,000 U.S. veterans including 56,000 African Americans has identified in greater detail than ever before…
Study finds kidney dialysis profit status may influence timeline for receiving transplant

September 11, 2019

Patients with end-stage kidney disease who receive dialysis at for-profit dialysis centers are less likely to receive a…
With one click, ‘digital pipeline’ automates classification of diabetic kidney disease

September 6, 2019

A new method that automates the classification of progressive diabetic kidney disease, reducing variability and boosting precision, has…
Polycystic Kidney Disease: Strike Three

August 29, 2019

For people with polycystic kidney disease (PKD), life can be a never-ending cycle of symptoms: aches and pains,…
Many Kidneys Discarded in the United States Would Be Transplanted in France

August 28, 2019

French organ transplant centers are far more likely to accept “lower-rated” kidneys, like those from older organ donors,…
Scientists reveal how a faulty gene leads to kidney disease

August 21, 2019

New insights into why a faulty gene involved in a devastating form of a kidney condition called nephrotic…
Molecular Traffic Jam

July 29, 2019

Researchers have long known that dozens of inherited diseases, called toxic proteinopathies, are caused by the buildup of…
Diabetes medications masking surgical compilation

July 18, 2019

A new class of diabetes medications is masking the potentially dangerous condition of ketoacidosis at the time of…
Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Face Continual, Significant Gaps in Care

July 12, 2019

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes, as well as…
Gravity of dialysis treatment appears to elude many patients

July 10, 2019

New research suggests that people who undergo dialysis treatment for end-stage kidney disease tend to be overly optimistic…
Study of multiethnic genomes identifies 27 genetic variants associated with certain diseases

June 20, 2019

In a study published in the journal Nature, researchers identified 27 new genomic variants associated with conditions such…
New clues on tissue damage identified in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus

June 19, 2019

Research supported by the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (RA/SLE) provides new insights…
Chronic diseases monitored in primary care could lead to unnecessary testing

June 14, 2019

Guidelines used by GPs to monitor chronic diseases are based on expert opinion rather than evidence, according to…
Rapid Fluid Removal Increases Death Risk in Kidney Patients

June 10, 2019

The faster fluid is removed using continuous dialysis from patients with failing kidneys, the higher the likelihood they…
NIH funds clinical trials using genomics to treat chronic diseases

June 7, 2019

A new phase of the IGNITE Network will conduct clinical trials of genomic medicine interventions. The National Institutes…
Coming soon: A home blood test to better monitor chronic illnesses

May 28, 2019

In his lab, UdeM professor Alexis Vallée-Bélisle is busy perfecting a biosensor that patients with kidney disease, heart…
Determining Risk of Diabetic Kidney Disease

May 24, 2019

Researchers ID circulating proteins involved in progression of diabetic kidney disease. In a breakthrough study published in Nature Medicine,…
Biomarker for chronic fatigue syndrome identified

May 3, 2019

People suffering from a debilitating and often discounted disease known as chronic fatigue syndrome may soon have something…
Dialysis Dilemmas

April 30, 2019

Older adults with end-stage kidney disease who start dialysis—a treatment that keeps their blood free of toxins—appear to…
Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station

April 19, 2019

A kidneys-on-a-chip experiment is being readied at Cape Canaveral, Florida, to fly aboard a SpaceX Dragon C19/Falcon 9…
Research ties common heartburn medications to kidney disease and failure

March 22, 2019

Common medications prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked to increased risks for kidney failure…
Toxin Response

March 18, 2019

Exposure to potentially harmful chemicals is a reality of life. Our ancestors, faced with naturally occurring toxins, evolved…
When kidney failure starts at the heart

March 2, 2019

OHSU, PNNL collaboration pinpoints protein in blood linked to compromised kidney function One of the most common and…
End-of-life care is aggressive for amputees on dialysis

February 25, 2019

Nearly one in 10 patients with end-stage kidney failure undergoes toe, foot, or leg amputation in their last…
Common Acid Reflux Medications Linked to Increased Kidney Disease Risk

February 20, 2019

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which include well-known brand names Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, are among the most commonly…
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