Latest Renal physiology Stories

2010-06-18 00:43:54

One way obese people become salt sensitive and hypertensive has been identified by Medical College of Georgia researchers.

2010-05-04 11:41:34

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that the kidneys of healthy adults show signs of chronic mild injury that increase with age.

2010-03-24 13:19:51

With a concern that the automatic reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR; the flow rate of filtered fluid through the kidney, which is used to define the stage and severity of chronic kidney disease) may result in unnecessary referrals by physicians, new research indicates that automated laboratory reporting was associated with a significant increase in first-time visits to a kidney specialist, particularly among those at increased risk of late detection of kidney disease...

2010-02-03 12:43:35

Patients with high levels of proteinuria (protein in urine) in addition to another marker of reduced kidney function had an associated increased risk of all-cause death, heart attack or progression to kidney failure.

2010-01-11 20:59:31

Small amounts of lead in the bodies of healthy children and teens — amounts well below the levels defined as "concerning" by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — may worsen kidney function.

2009-11-01 06:11:47

Woman are at particular risk of their primary care physicians delaying diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a paper presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in San Diego, California.

2009-09-11 07:56:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early identification of individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can delay the onset of end stage renal disease (ESRD) and the need for chronic dialysis treatments.

2009-08-18 15:00:00

A mutation in a gene that helps regulate high blood pressure is a cause of inherited kidney disease, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and colleagues.

2009-05-04 20:18:20

Australian researchers suggest moderate kidney disease raises an older man's risk of cancer. The study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, finds the risk for lung and urinary tract cancers -- but not prostate cancer -- was higher among men with kidney disease. The researchers discovered that men with moderate kidney dysfunction had a 39 percent increased risk of developing cancer over the risk seen in men with normal kidney function. Inflammation associated with...

2009-05-04 14:10:33

Even mild cases of acute kidney injury after liver transplantation are associated with lower survival for both the patient and the graft.

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