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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...

2012-06-11 11:41:23

Aspirin taken for five days before a heart operation can halve the numbers of patients developing post-operative acute kidney failure, according to research presented at the European Anaesthesiology Congress in Paris today (Sunday). Professor Jianzhong Sun (MD, PhD), professor and attending anesthesiologist at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, USA), told the meeting that in a study of 3,219 patients, pre-operative aspirin therapy was associated with a...

2012-06-02 23:02:02

Lindsey Duquette contracted the incurable kidney disease at age two. Her father, Jim Duquette, former Baltimore Orioles executive and New York Mets general manager, is a member of the board of directors of The NephCure Foundation, which funds research into the disease. The operation is set for June 4 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 Former New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles executive and current MLB Radio host Jim Duquette will be donating his...

2012-05-18 11:43:36

Disrupting certain nerves in the kidneys can safely and effectively lower blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hypertension, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings indicate that the procedure might improve CKD patients' heart health. Overactivity of neurons in the sympathetic–or fight or flight–nervous system is very common in patients with CKD. It not only...


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