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2012-01-17 13:17:20

U-M researchers identify modifiable risk factors that could limit the incidence of post-transplant end-stage renal disease Research from the University of Michigan Health System shows the risk for kidney failure among liver transplant recipients is higher following the implementation of Model of End Stage Liver Disease (MELD), a policy change in 2002 that altered how liver transplant allocation is decided. The study, led by Pratima Sharma, M.D., M.S., an assistant professor in the...

2012-01-17 11:03:16

New biomarkers tested How does a doctor determine whether or not an emergency-room patient has acute kidney injury? Using tests currently available in the hospital, this question is often difficult to answer. In many emergency cases, however, early diagnosis of the severity of the disease picture is crucial. A large multicenter study by clinicians of the Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), a joint cooperation between the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular...

2012-01-10 23:36:32

Could lead to a test and therapy for kidney failure caused by E. coli New findings by St. Michael's researchers about the way cells work could lead to a test and therapy for kidney failure caused by E. coli. Ever since the water supply in Walkerton, Ont., was contaminated by E. coli in 2000, Dr. Philip Marsden has been trying to figure out just how a toxin released by that particular strain of the bacteria causes kidney damage in children. Now Dr. Marsden and his team based at St....

2011-12-27 15:45:00

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new Crestor website, Crestor Side Effects Lawyers (http://www.crestorsideeffectslawyers.com/). Recent studies have linked Crestor to a number of serious and possibly deadly side effects, including cardiomyopathy, kidney problems and diabetes. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new Crestor website, Crestor Side Effects Lawyers...

2011-12-23 08:58:26

Anemia drugs prevent many transplanted kidneys from failing Correcting anemia, a red blood cell deficiency, can preserve kidney function in many kidney transplant recipients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results indicate that aggressively treating anemia may help save the kidneys–and possibly the lives–of many transplant recipients. Anemia commonly arises in patients with kidney disease...

2011-12-22 06:21:19

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — You kidneys may be a window into your health. In fact, measures of kidney health may predict premature death. A person's level of kidney function often indicates how likely they are to develop kidney failure and other conditions. Kidney function is most accurately represented by the kidneys' filtration rate, but this is difficult to measure. Therefore, blood levels of a protein called creatinine are commonly used to assess kidney function, but levels of two other...

2011-12-20 13:33:44

Human blood test used as template for animal blood test When evaluating early kidney injuries in people, doctors monitor blood level increases of creatinine, a waste product of muscle breakdown, to understand the severity of the injury. Creatinine is filtered by the kidneys, and small increases are an indication of early damage to vital kidney function. For pets suffering critical illness or injury, University of Missouri researchers have found that even tiny increases of creatinine in...

2011-12-16 12:19:21

Markers of kidney function also predict who is likely to die prematurely Highlights     Certain measures of kidney health can also predict who is likely to die prematurely.     Blood levels of the proteins creatinine, beta trace protein, and cystatin C may portray aspects of health that go beyond the kidneys.     Future studies should investigate whether a panel of markers of kidney function would provide a better prediction of an...

2011-12-09 12:17:24

Clinicians should strive to identify and treat kidney injury patients who need care Most patients with an abrupt kidney injury that does not get better do not see a kidney specialist within a year, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The findings indicate that efforts are needed to identify and treat kidney injury patients who require subsequent care. Acute kidney injury (AKI), an abrupt or rapid decline in kidney...

2011-11-21 06:52:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Impaired glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in the kidney leads to end-stage renal disease and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Patients with Type I diabetes are at an increased for kidney disease, but there are no interventions that have proved to prevent impaired GFR in these people. According to this study, intensive diabetes therapy may prevent kidney disease in type I diabetes patients. In the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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