Latest Renal artery Stories

2013-11-19 12:23:40

Rhode Island Hospital researchers play lead roles in study; will present findings at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association According to the findings from a national research trial, people who suffer from a narrowing of the arteries that lead to the kidneys, or renal artery stenosis, do not experience better outcomes when renal stenting is used. Instead, a comprehensive regimen of drug and medical therapies works just as well. The national study, which was led by Rhode Island...

2012-04-29 15:18:04

A new study from UCLA shows how magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and computed tomography angiography (CTA) are equivalent in delineating anatomy in living renal donors. In a study that examined 30 patients and 60 kidneys, both modalities were "excellent" in detecting the number of renal arteries and veins. Dr. Mittul Gulati, lead author for the study noted, "either MRA or CTA are great tools for helping surgeons remove kidneys safely, identifying donor and recipient veins and vessels,...

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...

2010-04-21 12:30:00

European trial explores treating renal artery blockages with a balloon expandable paclitaxel-eluting renal stent VANCOUVER, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANPI, TSX: ANP) today announced Cook Medical, a license holder of Angiotech's paclitaxel technology, has enrolled the first patient in its landmark Formula(TM) PTX(R) clinical trial. The trial is the first of its kind to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a paclitaxel-eluting stent to treat...

2009-10-13 13:20:13

Some invasive procedures that are becoming increasingly common as a first line of treatment for patients diagnosed with narrowed arteries in and around the kidneys may not be necessary, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The study shows that the condition, known as renal artery stenosis, only progresses to a dangerous blockage in a very small percentage of cases and does not always necessitate a surgical or even minimally-invasive...

2008-04-01 03:00:11

By Yushkov, Yuriy Hoffman, Allison; Giudice, Anthony Background-Approximately one-third of organ donors in the United States are trauma victims. In general, kidneys with large subcapsular hematomas are not used for transplant because of the possibility of significant parenchymal injury. A large subcapsular renal hematoma may cause scarring resulting in renal parenchymal compression and development of the Page syndrome. Objective-To elucidate a successful method of evaluating kidneys subject...

Latest Renal artery Reference Libraries

2013-04-30 13:58:54

Kidneys are the organs in the body that regulate blood pressure, electrolytes, acid-base homeostasis and other homeostatic functions. Formation and Orientation Kidneys can be found in the abdominal cavity, one on each side of the spine in the retroperitoneum, located at the back of the abdominal cavity. Kidneys are usually 11 to 14 centimeters long, six centimeters wide and four centimeters thick. The parenchyma of the kidney is made up of the renal cortex and the renal medulla....

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