(SOURCE: INTERMOUNTAIN MEDICAL CENTER) – Kidney transplant patients have a better chance of survival if physicians use all the data that’s available to them — including data that’s tracked over time — to predict the likelihood of organ failure, according to new research from Intermountain Medical Center. Although national databases contain vast amounts of information about kidney […]
(SOURCE: RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER) – A protein known as suPAR has been identified in recent years as both a reliable marker for chronic kidney disease and a pathogen of the often deadly condition. Its place of origin in the human body, however, has been a mystery — until now. In study results published Dec. 12 in […]
(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS) – Discovery could lead to new life-saving treatments and therapies for type 1 diabetes patients. Type 1 diabetes patients with elevated albumin in their urine had three times the risk of life-threatening kidney and cardiac disease as those with normal levels, according to researchers at the University of […]
(SOURCE – UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM) – Experts in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and kidney disease have carried out the first ever scans to study the heart function of kidney patients while they are having dialysis treatment. People with kidney failure need regular dialysis to remove fluid and waste products from their blood, but this process […]
(AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY) According to a recent press release, researchers have discovered a link between constipation and poor kidney health. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest that the diagnosis and management of constipation might be helpful for preventing or treating kidney […]
(MAYO CLINIC) According to a recent press release, Mayo Clinic nephrologists have uncovered a connection between first-time kidney stone formers and chronic kidney disease. In a paper published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers announce a persistent decline in kidney functioning following an individual’s first case of kidney stones.
(DiabetesUK) According to a recent article published in Diabetes UK, low HDL cholesterol levels and high triglyceride levels can indicate a higher risk of developing diabetic kidney disease (DKD) in people with type 2 diabetes. The findings come from an Italian study which monitored more than 47,000 participants with type 2 diabetes, and no sign of kidney disease at […]