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2012-05-09 12:02:19

Equation may provide more accurate risk prediction of death, end-stage renal disease for patients with impaired kidney function Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., principal investigator at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed), is the author of an invited editorial in JAMA. The editorial accompanied a study that included data from more than 1 million adults, and indicated the use of a newer risk prediction equation that classified...

2012-05-01 11:01:13

Contrary to current belief, a new study finds that patients with a history of diabetes are not one of the most at risk for contrast induced nephrotoxicity. Instead, the study found that patients with a history of renal disease, hypertension and/or heart disease are more likely to suffer from renal insufficiency, putting them at greater risk for contrast induced nephrotoxicity. The study, done at Northwestern Memorial Hospital-Northwestern University in Chicago, included 2,404 patients. All...

2012-04-18 10:27:55

New study by Lawson Research cautions further research is needed Older patients taking a common cholesterol medication should be cautious of the impact on their kidney health. In a new study by Dr. Amit Garg, Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and colleagues, one in 10 new older fibrate users experienced a 50 per cent increase in their serum creatinine. Fibrates are a group of medications commonly used to treat...

2012-03-02 12:31:07

Blood and urine tests could help doctors protect patients' kidneys Highlights     Many patients who undergo heart surgery experience kidney complications.     Blood and urine markers can indicate which surgery patients with injured kidneys will experience worsening kidney function.     Testing for these markers soon after heart surgery could help protect patients' kidneys. Blood and urine markers can indicate which patients with an...

2012-02-01 20:55:23

Article is published in the American Journal of Physiology–Renal Physiology Nighttime visits to the bathroom are generally associated with being pregnant or having an enlarged prostate, but the problem can affect youngsters, too. A new study sheds light on why some children may need to urinate more often during the rest cycle. Danish researchers have found that sleep deprivation causes healthy children, between the ages of eight and twelve, to urinate significantly more frequently,...

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...

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...

2011-11-10 07:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemoCentryx, Inc. today announced positive preclinical results for its novel CCR2 antagonist at the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. CCR2 inhibition in diabetic mice resulted in rapid and robust improvements of albuminuria, serum markers of renal function, and hyperglycemia. These data were highlighted today in a poster presentation titled "CCR2 Inhibition in Diabetic Mice Results in a Rapid and Robust...