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2013-08-23 10:38:07

NIH-funded study provides more evidence supporting development of noninvasive tests Levels of a protein in the urine of kidney transplant recipients can distinguish those at low risk of developing kidney injury from those at high risk, a study suggests. The results also suggest that low levels of this protein, called CXCL9, can rule out rejection as a cause of kidney injury. The study appears online Aug. 22 in the American Journal of Transplantation. The work was funded by the National...

2013-02-08 11:44:23

Dietary changes reduce metabolic acidosis and kidney injury in kidney disease patients Highlight: -Adding fruits and vegetables to the diet is an effective alternative to medication to reduce metabolic acidosis and kidney injury in late-stage chronic kidney disease. -Metabolic acidosis is a common complication of kidney disease. Adding fruits and vegetables to the diet may help protect the kidneys of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) with too much acid build-up, according...

2011-12-20 13:33:44

Human blood test used as template for animal blood test When evaluating early kidney injuries in people, doctors monitor blood level increases of creatinine, a waste product of muscle breakdown, to understand the severity of the injury. Creatinine is filtered by the kidneys, and small increases are an indication of early damage to vital kidney function. For pets suffering critical illness or injury, University of Missouri researchers have found that even tiny increases of creatinine in...

2011-12-14 06:47:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an abrupt decline in kidney function. It is a serious and increasingly prevalent condition, but little information was known about AKI in soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan until now. Captain Ian Stewart, MD, USAF (San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston) and his colleagues examined military casualties who were evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan to burn units. When they used two different classification systems...

2011-12-09 12:15:56

Kidney injury is common and potentially deadly for soldiers burned and wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan Acute kidney injury (AKI), an abrupt or rapid decline in kidney function, is a serious and increasingly prevalent condition. Little information has been available about how common or how severe AKI is in military personnel who are injured during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. A new study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN)...

2011-08-12 12:18:52

Markers may transform how kidney disease is diagnosed Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common "“ but preventable -- complication after surgery that can lead to other complications or even death. The use and development of biomarkers will help physicians diagnose and treat acute kidney injury. Three protein measurements indicate who has a high risk of developing kidney injury after heart surgery, according to two studies appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society...

2011-01-31 13:11:49

Animal-Model Study Offers Glimpse at Real-Time Changes in Kidney; Findings Have Implications for New Drug Therapies The current check for kidney disease is a simple blood test for serum creatinine, but it can take longer than two days for this metabolite to accumulate to levels that are significant enough to indicate kidney damage - and by then it may be too late to intervene. To close the gap between injury and diagnosis, a team of basic scientists and physicians led by Dr. Jonathan Barasch,...

2009-10-20 05:31:00

HOLTE, Denmark, October 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Action Pharma has initiated a new clinical phase II trial for it's leading development candidate AP214, investigating the effect of AP214 on organ protection in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, who are at increased risk of kidney injury. The clinical trial has been launched in Denmark at "Rigshospitalet". "The phase II clinical trial is a major milestone for Action Pharma and we are very impressed with the efficient and professional team...

2009-06-26 07:55:00

Most patients are told that injury is only temporaryKidney injury that can arise after undergoing certain medical imaging procedures increases a patient's risk of having a stroke or heart attack over the next year or two, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The findings indicate that seemingly minor and reversible kidney damage from these common clinical procedures is a serious health threat.Medical imaging...


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