Latest Renal physiology Stories

2008-07-16 18:00:42

GE Healthcare's iodixanol, an isosmolar contrast medium, shows lower incidence of elevated serum creatinine (SCr) or decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) than iopromide, concluded a study written by a team of physicians and researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina, and published in Radiology, a peer-reviewed journal for the field of radiology.

2008-07-10 06:00:13

By White, Sarah L McGeechan, Kevin; Jones, Michael; Cass, Alan; Chadban, Steven J; Polkinghorne, Kevan R; Perkovic, Vlado; Roderick, Paul J Objectives.

2008-06-27 03:00:41

Grabbing as little as one glass of low-fat or fat-free milk could help protect against poor kidney function linked to heart disease, U.S. researchers said.

2008-06-26 06:02:19

By Doulton, Timothy CLINICAL REVIEW Contributed by Dr Timothy Doulton, specialist registrar, and Dr Simon Steddon, consultant nephrologist at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Section! Epidemiology and classification Chronic kidney disease (CKD) encompasses abnormalities of both kidney structure and function.

2008-03-20 03:00:15

By Kalansooriya, A Jennings, P; Haddad, F; Holbrook, I; Whiting, P H ABSTRACT The association between urine microalbumin, alpha^sub 1^- rtnicroglobulin concentration (alpha1MG) and the urinary enzyme activities of alanine aminopeptidase (AAP), N-acetyl-beta-D- glucosaminidase (NAG), alpha-glutathione-S-transferase (alphaGST) and pi-glutathione-S-transferase (piGST) is investigated in 36 type 2 diabetic and 15 age- and sex-matched non-diabetic subjects.

2006-12-19 03:00:09

BASEL, Switzerland and BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 19, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Speedel (SWX:SPPN) announced today that in the interests of patient safety it has stopped the current pivotal Phase III clinical trial of SPP301 (Avosentan) in diabetic nephropathy (diabetic kidney disease).

2005-06-29 20:31:53

Harvard/Mass General researchers believed they might bypass malfunctioning vasopressin receptors and alleviate NDI symptoms by activating the kidney's water channels (aquaporins) pharmacologically.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.