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Latest HIV-associated nephropathy Stories

2011-03-01 15:05:00

ROSLYN, N.Y., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gotham Government Relations and Communications today announced a new pro-bono client: The NephCure Foundation. The NephCure Foundation is the only organization committed exclusively to support education and research seeking the cause of the potentially debilitating kidney diseases, Nephrotic Syndrome and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), improve treatment and find a cure. "Unfortunately, these two diseases are extremely debilitating...

2011-01-21 14:34:57

Screening may be warranted when the disease runs in families Mutations in a gene called INF2 are by far the most common cause of a dominantly inherited condition that leads to kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results may help with screening, prevention, and therapy. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) attacks the kidney's filtering system and causes serious scarring. Approximately 20,000...

2009-07-24 07:20:00

International team led by Columbia publishes findings in the latest Journal of the American Society of NephrologyNew data collected at Columbia University Medical Center and by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine are helping researchers understand the extent to which a certain protein "“ NGAL "“ can play a significant role in marking chronic kidney disease resulting from HIV while at the same time distinguishing nephropathy from more common causes such as diabetes and...

2009-07-24 07:20:00

'Urine NGAL' gives clues to kidney injury in ICU patients and HIV-related kidney diseaseAcute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication in patients in intensive care. A new laboratory test called urine neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL) helps predict if patients will develop acute kidney injury, reports an upcoming study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). "As a stand-alone marker, urine NGAL performed moderately well in predicting ongoing and...

2009-07-24 07:18:45

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an ever-present danger to patients in intensive care. A new laboratory test called urine neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL) helps predict if patients will develop acute kidney injury. "As a stand-alone marker, urine NGAL performed moderately well in predicting ongoing and subsequent AKI," T. Alp Ikizler, MD, Vanderbilt University, was quoted as saying. Another study indicates that urine NGAL may also help diagnose HIV-related kidney disease...


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