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2011-10-28 12:03:12

Substance in the blood blocks repair and contributes to kidney failure     Patients with an autoimmune disease called anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis produce antibodies that damage blood vessels in the kidneys.     Patients with the disease harbor elevated blood levels of the protein Flt1, which hinders blood vessel repair.     Inhibiting Flt1 may help prevent kidney failure in the 1:50,000 patients around the world...

2011-08-26 11:12:46

Treatments could lower kidney failure risk for all African Americans are four times more likely to develop kidney failure than whites. A new study has found that a condition that occurs when the kidneys are damaged and spill protein into the urine contributes to this increased risk. The study, conducted by William McClellan, MD of Emory University and his colleagues, appears in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN), a publication of the American...

2011-08-10 08:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the RX Herculink Elite® Renal Stent System for the treatment of renal artery stenosis (narrowing of the main arteries supplying blood to the kidneys) in patients with uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure). Over time, narrowed kidney arteries can lead to kidney failure and increased risk of heart disease, stroke...

2011-07-25 12:35:12

Infection with E. coli bacteria can wreak havoc in children, leading to bloody diarrhea, fever and kidney failure. But giving children intravenous fluids early in the course of an E. coli O157:H7 infection appears to lower the odds of developing severe kidney failure, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and other institutions. The results are published online July 22, 2011, in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Children infected...

2011-06-24 14:45:00

Legislation Disproportionately Cuts Vital Medicaid Funding for Patients with Kidney Failure ST. PAUL, Minn., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota kidney care community expressed concern today over the Health and Human Services (HHS) omnibus budget bill (Senate File 760), which would significantly impact Minnesota dialysis patients' access to care, as well as vital health care jobs. SF 760 would cut Medicaid reimbursement to providers, including dialysis facilities, by...

2011-06-21 12:26:23

Cells that help protect blood vessels work better in patients who undergo dialysis at home during the night than those who undergo standard daytime dialysis in a hospital Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have found more evidence of the benefits of home dialysis for patients with kidney failure. Cells that help protect blood vessels work better in patients who undergo dialysis at home during the night than those who undergo standard daytime dialysis in a hospital, according to Dr. Darren...

2011-06-01 08:00:00

Organization Hosts Free Health Screening Event and Walkathon to Raise Awareness in at Risk Community WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund (AKF) will host its Kidney Action Day, which includes the Steps that Count fundraising walkathon, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. This free event is open to the public and will bring together hundreds of local health advocates, patients and members of the...

2011-05-23 22:18:29

Findings could lead to new understanding of diabetic nephropathy University of Louisville researchers have replicated the inflammatory gene changes of a human kidney as it progresses from mild to severe diabetic nephropathy, using a mouse model developed by a UofL researcher, according to an article published today in the journal Experimental Nephrology. Diabetic nephropathy is the foremost cause of kidney failure. "In 2004 we published an article that showed that our diabetic mouse model,...

2011-04-29 06:11:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --A drug used to treat high blood pressure may reduce the risk of kidney failure in obese patients. Research studies have found that an obese person is nearly seven-times more likely to develop kidney failure than a normal-weight person. An angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor drug, known as ramipril, has proven to be effective in lowering the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in these patients. For the study, researchers analyzed data from another trial that...


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