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2010-11-11 22:06:17

Researchers report that a drug commonly used to treat diabetes may also retard the growth of fluid-filled cysts of the most common genetic disorder, polycystic kidney disease. PKD does not discriminate by gender or race and affects one in 1,000 adults worldwide. Researchers from the schools of Science and Medicine at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and colleagues from the Mayo Clinic report this month in the online peer-reviewed journal PPAR Research that pioglitazone...

2010-10-21 08:30:00

DALLAS, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A dozen nephrologists associated with Dallas Nephrology Associates (DNA) have been named to D Magazine's list of the Best Doctors in Dallas for 2010. Nephrologists are specialists in the treatment of kidney disease, transplants, hypertension and complicated metabolic disorders. "What is most gratifying about this special recognition is that the selection was made by physicians in our area who were asked who they would refer members of their own family or...

2010-09-14 00:57:52

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is a common genetic disease that results in chronic kidney failure. Although the genes responsible for ADPKD have been identified (PKD1, PKD2), relatively little is known about how mutations in these genes promote cyst growth molecularly. In this paper, scientists at Children's Hospital in Boston, lead by Jordon Kreidberg, investigated the signaling pathways that go awry in the disease using mouse kidney epithelial cells in which Pkd1 was...

2010-09-14 00:54:32

Experimental drug decreases size and number of cysts in animal model In work suggesting a new approach to treating polycystic kidney disease (PKD), a leading cause of kidney failure, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston were able to block the formation of fluid-filled cysts, the hallmark of the disease, in a mouse model. Their findings, using a compound that inhibits a receptor known as c-Met, will be published in the September 13th online edition of the Journal of Clinical...

2010-06-02 16:30:00

LAS VEGAS, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Office of the Civilian Medical Reserve Corps sponsored by the US Surgeon General is honoring Kansas City based KidneyWise with "The Outstanding MRC Partner Organization Award." KidneyWise Executive Director Leigh Reynolds will be in Nevada to receive the award. "This is a fantastic honor for us and brings attention to our mission of re-thinking how to prevent chronic kidney disease," said Reynolds. According to the Medical Reserve Corps website...

2010-04-30 08:52:04

Octreotide provides benefits for both the liver and kidney in patients with ADPKD A hormone mimic called Octreotide may be effective for treating polycystic liver disease (PLD) caused by ADPKD, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The study is the first clinical trial performed in the United States to test the effects of this agent in PLD. In addition to causing kidney failure, ADPKD also often leads to PLD, a condition...

2010-03-11 11:04:00

New Website, www.kidneylink.org, launches during March - National Kidney Month KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's a new online resource for more than 83,000 Americans currently waiting for a kidney transplant and the thousands more who will need one soon - www.kidneylink.org. KidneyLink.org cuts through the clutter and confusion surrounding kidney transplants and provides critical information when it is most needed. Written and reviewed by top kidney transplant...

2010-02-24 14:06:56

As a result of improved imaging technology, pancreatic cysts are increasingly diagnosed in asymptomatic individuals who undergo scans for other reasons. And while most of these cysts follow a benign course, a small but significant number are either malignant at the time of diagnosis or have the potential to develop into pancreatic cancer during a patient's lifetime. The dilemma for both patient and clinician is determining which cysts to leave alone and which to surgically remove. Existing...

2010-01-25 15:38:02

 Research performed at UC Santa Barbara points to the drug rapamycin as a potential treatment for kidney disease. The study builds on past research and shows that studies performed on mice are more likely to translate to humans than previously thought. The results are published in the current online issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Over 600,000 people in the U.S., and 12 million worldwide, are affected by the inherited kidney disease known as ADPKD, short for...

2009-09-30 14:12:02

A study by Monash University researchers has shed new light on the microscopic antennas in the kidney that are involved in the organ's repair process. The work may be a crucial step towards a cure for polycystic kidney disease, a potentially fatal disease that affects more than one in 1000 people. The study, led by Dr James Deane a researcher at the Center for Inflammatory Disease at the Monash Medical Center, showed how kidney repair processes are controlled and helps explain the cause of...


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