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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,...

2012-06-28 23:01:09

Draper Laboratory is designing a microdevice that will provide a more biologically realistic growth environment for human kidney cells in the laboratory. The proof-of-concept "kidney-on-a-chip" could one day give scientists a more accurate platform for drug screening or disease modeling. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 Researchers designed a microdevice that will better simulate a biologically realistic growth environment for human kidney cells in the laboratory. The proof-of-concept...

2012-06-20 11:15:14

In a study that included nearly 2 millions adults in Canada, the rate of progression to untreated kidney failure was considerably higher among older adults, compared to younger individuals, according to a study in the June 20 issue of JAMA. "Studies of the association among age, kidney function, and clinical outcomes have reported that elderly patients are less likely to develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD) compared with younger patients and are more likely to die than to progress to...

2012-06-20 06:21:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — An estimated 26 million American adults suffer with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and according to a new study, many cases are left untreated, especially among the elderly. In the study that included nearly two million adults in Canada, the rate of progression to untreated kidney failure was considerably higher among older adults (85 years and older), compared to younger individuals. Past research had indicated that older adults were least likely to have untreated...

2012-06-15 13:15:34

Homeless patients experience increased rates of kidney failure and premature death, and they overuse costly emergency services Highlights: -Homeless kidney disease patients suffer from much higher rates of depression and substance abuse and are more likely to develop kidney failure and die prematurely than impoverished patients with stable housing. -Homeless kidney disease patients are also far more likely to use costly emergency medical services. Among patients with moderate to...


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