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Red meat consumption linked with increased risk of developing kidney failure

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:36pm
Red meat intake was strongly associated with an increased risk of kidney failure among Chinese adults in Singapore who were followed for an average of 15.5 years, a new report suggests. No association was found with intakes of poultry, fish, eggs, or dairy products, while soy and legumes appeared to be slightly protective.

Preconceptions predict coping, health outcomes

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 8:20am
A study into chronic kidney disease is currently underway. The work shows that people who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) form pre-conceived beliefs about their illness which can impact their health.

Air pollution linked to increased rates of kidney disease

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 9:45pm
While air pollution is known to cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, a new study indicates that it also likely causes damage to the kidneys.

Immune system link to kidney disease risk, research finds

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 2:52pm
A gene which forms part of our body's first line of defense against infection may be associated with an increased risk with a type of kidney disease, research indicates.

Research links high zinc levels, kidney stones

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 7:26am
A new study into the causes of kidney stones has revealed that high levels of zinc in the body may contribute to kidney stone formation. Kidney stones are hard, often jagged masses of crystalized minerals that form in the kidney. Some kidney stones are very small and pass through the body without even being noticed. Larger stones may get stuck in the urinary tract, however, causing severe pain and blood in the urine.

Virtual tissue technology reveals new drug target in polycystic kidney disease

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 1:28pm
Using virtual tissue technology, researchers have identified a potential new drug target in the fight against polycystic kidney disease, an illness with no effective FDA-approved treatment that affects 200,000 people per year in the United States. The study reveals that errors in how cells stick together give rise to two forms of kidney cysts.

New treatment approaches to improve peritoneal dialysis

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:47am
One of the main functions of the kidneys is to filter metabolic products out of the blood. If the kidneys are no longer able to do this, the blood has to be artificially purified and drained of excess fluid. This is the purpose of dialysis. Now researchers are seeking new, better therapeutic approaches for those patients on dialysis.

3-D-printed kidney helps doctors save woman's organ during complicated tumor removal

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:02am
Doctors and scientists in one case printed and used a 3-D kidney to help save a patient's organ during a complicated tumor-removal procedural.

Patients with inflammation more likely to develop diabetes after transplant

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 11:20am
Up to 30 percent of people who receive organ transplants will develop diabetes, but researchers are unsure why. A new study in kidney transplant recipients suggests that patients with more inflammation prior to surgery are more likely to develop diabetes than those with less overall inflammation, and that a patient's fat stores also play a role.

Surgery can lengthen survival of metastatic kidney cancer patients, study finds

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 7:14pm
Cytoreductive nephrectomy may offer an overall survival benefit to patients with metastatic kidney cancer who are treated with targeted therapies, researchers have found.

Blood pressure medications reduce stroke, heart attack in peritoneal dialysis patients

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 12:13pm
Two classes of blood pressure medications are associated with a 16 percent lower risk of cardiovascular events in patients who are undergoing peritoneal dialysis.

Researchers discover new therapeutic approach for cardiorenal syndrome type 2

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 8:33am
A study suggests a new therapeutic approach to treat the development of chronic kidney disease secondary to chronic heart failure, known as cardiorenal syndrome type 2. Researchers suggest inhibiting G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) could prevent renal damage in cardiorenal syndrome type 2 (CRS2), and could also prevent acute kidney injury (AKI).

Mathematical simulation of open-heart surgery lends clues to kidney failure

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 9:55am
No one can deny that open-heart surgery, where the heart is exposed and the blood is made to bypass it, is one of the most invasive of all medical procedures. Nearly one-third of all patients undergoing heart surgery experience kidney failure, yet little is known about why kidney injury occurs or how to prevent it.

Rehydrating with soda on a hot day may worsen dehydration

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 8:13am
Repeated heat-related dehydration has been associated with increased risk of chronic kidney damage in mice. A new study in rats reports that drinking soft drinks to rehydrate worsened dehydration and kidney injury.

Expansion of kidney progenitor cells toward regenerative medicine

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 9:55am
The kidney is a difficult organ to regenerate. However, in a big step forward for kidney regeneration research, a collaboration between scientists from Japan and the US has successfully demonstrated a method of increasing kidney progenitor cell proliferation in vitro. This finding will allow researchers to improve the artificially generated number of these cells, which normally disappear before or soon after birth. It is expected to help future research in renal pathogenesis and regenerative medicine.

Patient trial confirms Wearable Artificial Kidney proof of concept

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:29pm
The results of an exploratory clinical trial indicate that a wearable artificial kidney could be developed as a viable, new dialysis technology. Some redesigns would be required to overcome device-related, technical problems observed during the testing. The technology is being developed as an alternative to conventional hemodialysis for people with end-stage kidney disease. Such a device would allow more freedom and mobility, and the benefits of more frequent, longer dialysis.

First-of-its-kind procedure combines scalp, skull, kidney and pancreas transplant

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 11:30am
Simultaneous transplantation of a "composite" skull and scalp flap plus a kidney and pancreas -- all from the same donor -- provided excellent outcomes for a patient with a non-healing scalp defect and declining organ kidney and pancreas function, according to a report.

Gut bacteria may contribute to poor health in patients with kidney disease

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 6:54pm
In patients with chronic kidney disease, the accumulation of a gut bacterial metabolite that's normally excreted in urine may contribute to serious health problems.

Higher salt intake may increase risk of cardiovascular disease among patients with chronic kidney disease

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:40pm
Scientists have evaluated more than 3,500 participants with chronic kidney disease, examining the association between urinary sodium excretion and clinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) events.

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