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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...

2009-09-24 07:12:24

As part of an effort to develop effective medical therapies that block the progression of liver cyst growth in patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD), researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center have found that the liver cyst walls develop and maintain a vasculature as they grow out from the body of the liver and that factors released by epithelial cells that line the liver cyst wall lumen can drive the proliferation and development of...

2009-09-18 08:10:49

Diet, exercise and surgery may all prevent kidney disease progression Losing weight may preserve kidney function in obese people with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The findings indicate that taking off the pounds could be an important step kidney disease patients can take to protect their health. More than a third of US adults are either obese or overweight. Weight loss can improve a...

2009-09-17 07:15:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced their sponsorship of The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation's "Pathway to a Cure" walk event in California's capital of Sacramento. The event will be held Sunday, September 20, 2009 at The Capital Building, 1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA. Registration is at 9:00am, with the walk...

2009-09-10 12:02:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 12.5 million children and adults, worldwide, are waiting for a treatment and cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD), a genetic disorder often causing kidney failure and death. Unfortunately, critical PKD research may be put on hold if fundraising efforts continue to fall short for the Walk for PKD, the PKD Foundation's signature fundraising event. The Walk for PKD, held each fall in cities across the United States typically...

2009-08-14 11:25:00

At least five percent of the population has one or two cysts in the liver. Cysts are fluid-filled cavities. There are also many patients who have numerous cysts, which then is termed a polycystic liver. These cysts cause the liver to grow to four to six times its normal size. Until recently, surgery was the only possible treatment for these patients, but this approach leads to many complications, and the outcome is not always successful. Ultimately, these patients need a liver...

2009-08-09 12:40:00

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have discovered a connection between mutations in the INPP5E gene and ciliopathies. Their findings, which may lead to new therapies for these diseases, will appear in the online edition of Nature Genetics on August 9.Ciliopathies are a newly emerging group of diseases caused by defects in the function or structure of cellular primary cilia, which are small, cellular...

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...

2009-06-17 11:46:00

Redskins Kicker Shaun Suisham's Foursome Takes First Place WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation's 23rd Annual Maryland Golf Classic presented by Capital Carpets & Ronald D. Paul Companies raised close to $60,000 to fight kidney disease in the Washington DC area, a region that has the highest prevalence of kidney disease in the nation. The tournament took place on June 15 at the picturesque Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Maryland. More...


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