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Latest renal failure Stories

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.

2012-07-31 06:52:13

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.

2012-07-27 10:53:54

A kidney transplant is the best treatment for kidney failure, which afflicts 2 million people worldwide.

2012-07-20 12:16:47

Drugs commonly prescribed to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not be as strongly effective as once thought, and may cause unexpected harm to blood vessels.

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.

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


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.