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2012-10-09 21:48:24

Results help explain serious health, dietary complications in renal failure patients Chronic kidney disease changes the composition of intestinal bacterial microbes that normally play a crucial role in staving off disease-causing pathogens and maintaining micronutrient balance, according to UC Irvine researchers. This profound alteration of the gut microbial population may contribute to the production of uremic toxins, systemic and local inflammation, and nutritional abnormalities...

2012-09-27 02:27:52

Event Honors Patients and Caregivers, Celebrating the People Who Inspire Us in the Fight Against Kidney Disease WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund's fourth annual national gala, The Hope Affair, will take place Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The event, themed "All Things Are Possible," will honor three remarkable individuals: a dialysis patient, a caregiver and the American...

2012-08-29 06:24:02

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Award winning actor, comedian and host of NBC-TV's top rated "America's Got Talent," will soon shine the spotlight on the body's least known but most hardworking organ--the kidney. Nick Cannon, who never gave his own kidneys a second thought, was hospitalized last winter for acute kidney injury and diagnosed with lupus nephritis. His condition has stabilized and he's now stepping out in support of the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Walk to spread...

2012-08-28 02:29:30

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bolder BioTechnology, Inc. announced today publication of preclinical research demonstrating utility of interleukin-11 (IL-11) and the company's long-acting IL-11 analog to prevent kidney damage from ischemia reperfusion injury in mice. This work may lead to new therapeutic approaches to prevent acute kidney injury and ischemia reperfusion injury to multiple organ types. The studies were performed in the laboratory of H. Thomas Lee, M.D.,...

2012-08-28 02:27:41

National survey reveals disconnect between what Type 2 diabetes patients believe and what doctors are telling them TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Warnings about the severity of some complications associated with Type 2 diabetes may not be getting through to Canada's diabetes patients, according to findings from a national survey. While heart disease and declining kidney function top the list of Type 2 diabetes complications that general practitioners say they are most concerned...

2012-08-04 01:54:56

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have demonstrated in the laboratory that a new drug is effective in treating a very common kidney disease —— although it will be a few years before it becomes available for clinical testing. The findings resulted from a collaboration between UCSB and a biotech firm based in Indiana. Over 600,000 people in the U.S., and 12 million worldwide, are affected by the inherited kidney disease known as autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD or...

2012-07-31 06:52:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — University of Cincinnati researchers have discovered a new genetic target for diuretic therapy in patients with fluid overload, such as those with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis or kidney failure. These results could lead to the first new diuretic therapy in 25 years and could help patients who have a diuretic resistance. Diuretics help increase urine output and help patients get rid of excess fluid when kidneys can´t perform that function....

2012-07-27 10:53:54

Young blacks and patients without private insurance less likely to be assessed Highlights: Young black patients and patients without private health insurance are less likely to be assessed for a kidney transplant when they start dialysis. These patients are also less likely to be put on the transplant waiting list and to receive a kidney transplant. The findings may help explain the racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to kidney transplantation that are well documented. A...

2012-07-20 12:16:47

Longest placebo-controlled trial of phosphate binders conducted to date challenges the drugs' utility Highlights: -Phosphate binders, drugs commonly prescribed to patients with chronic kidney disease, may not be as effective as previously thought. -Phosphate binders may have negative effects on cardiovascular health. -Additional studies are needed on the safety and effectiveness of these drugs. Drugs commonly prescribed to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not be as...

2012-07-19 12:27:06

For children receiving kidney transplants, a potentially correctable blood condition present in about one in four recipients is associated with a moderately increased risk of the graft's later failure, suggesting that clinicians should weigh whether transplant is advisable when the condition is present, according to UC Davis research presented today at the 24th International Congress of the Transplantation Society in Berlin. Children with chronic kidney disease often have the condition,...