WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 — When serious infection gives rise to septic shock, the resulting plunge in blood pressure can cripple kidney function, necessitating immediate dialysis. But clinicians know that not all patients need it, because in the first two days after septic shock strikes, a significant number who are treated with antibiotics and fluids […]Continue Reading ...
Every year millions of people undergo medical tests and procedures, such as coronary angiography, which use intravascular contrast dyes. “For the majority of patients, these are safe and necessary procedures. However, about eight per cent of those people experience the complication of acute kidney injury (AKI),” says Dr. Dan Muruve, MD, a kidney specialist and […]Continue Reading ...
Visualization of tubule-specific candidate genes. The color of each link shows the relationship confidence, from green (0.01) to red (1). Credit: Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania The kidney does more than double or even triple duty compared to other organs—it extracts waste, balances body fluids, forms urine, regulates blood pressure, and secretes hormones. […]Continue Reading ...
Vitamin B supplements have a protective effect on kidney function in children and adolescents with type-1 diabetes, according to research presented today at the 57th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. These findings indicate that simple supplementation of vitamin B complex may protect against the development and progression of kidney disease in children with […]Continue Reading ...
The kidney does more than double or even triple duty compared to other organs – it extracts waste, balances body fluids, forms urine, regulates blood pressure, and secretes hormones. Given this complexity, when things go wrong, havoc can ensue, causing a suite of symptoms called chronic kidney disease (CKD), which includes toxin accumulation, fatigue, and […]Continue Reading ...
Mohammad Asghar, associate professor of pharmacology at the University of Houston, has been awarded $459,000 from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging to improve kidney function in people 65 and older, a population at higher risk for developing impaired kidney function. “Unfortunately, kidney function reduces with age and that contributes to cardiovascular disorders […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 — Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease? According to new research involving nearly 5,000 people with chronic kidney disease, a hike in daily caffeine intake appeared to lower their odds of an early death. The benefit remained “even after considering other important […]Continue Reading ...
An international research team led by Wolfgang Weninger, who has been Head of MedUni Vienna’s Department of Dermatology since 1 September, has discovered a previously unknown virus that acts as a “driver” for certain kidney diseases (interstitial nephropathy). This “atypical” virus, which the scientists named “MKPV” (for Mouse Kidney Parvovirus), belongs to the family of […]Continue Reading ...
Kidney stones–solid, pebble-like grit that forms when too much of certain minerals like calcium are in the urine–can strike men, women, and increasingly, children, and the presence and pain of stones afflicts more than 12 percent of the world’s population. Using the 2017 Nobel Prize-winning technique of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to capture a high-resolution image […]Continue Reading ...
Over two million people in the United States undergo cardiac catheterization each year. While the procedure is used effectively for both diagnostic and interventional purposes, it is not without risk: Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs in up to 14 percent of all patients following a cardiac catheterization and up to 50 percent in patients with […]Continue Reading ...
Kidney disease often lacks symptoms until it is at an advanced stage. Credit: Kristoffer Lindskov Hansen, Michael Bachmann Nielsen and Caroline Ewertsen, licensed under CC BY 4.0 Recent advances in kidney research have yielded dramatic headlines touting scientists’ ability to grow kidneys in the lab. But some experts worry that hype about tissue engineering is […]Continue Reading ...
The WT1 gene fulfills a central role in the development of a healthy, proper functioning kidney. Mutations in WT1 lead to impairments in kidney development and cause Wilms tumors, a pediatric kidney cancer. Researchers of the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena have now discovered a further important function of […]Continue Reading ...
The implementation of a new U.S. kidney transplant allocation system did not solve many of the inequities that low-income and minority kidney disease patients face, Drexel University College of Medicine researchers found in a new study published recently in the journal Clinical Transplantation. The study strengthens the argument that early disease diagnosis and preemptive waitlisting […]Continue Reading ...
The prevalence of kidney diseases is growing rapidly due to an aging population and an increased incidence of diseases like diabetes. Moreover, congenital anomalies of the kidney are among the most frequently occurring birth defects and play crucial causative roles in the development of renal diseases. Currently, the only treatments for these diseases are dialysis […]Continue Reading ...
A geologist, a microscopist and a doctor walk into a lab and, with their colleagues from across the nation, make a discovery that overturns centuries of thought about the nature and composition of kidney stones. The team’s key insight, reported in the journal Scientific Reports, is that kidney stones are built up in calcium-rich layers […]Continue Reading ...
- Health Highlights: Oct. 15, 2018
- Largest study of ‘post-treatment controllers’ reveals clues about HIV remission
- Bad Blood in Silicon Valley: A conversation with John Carreyrou
- ANTRUK’s Annual Lecture sends out message on shortage of funds for antibiotic research
- NAM special publication outlines steps to ensure interoperability of health care systems
- Novel method uses just a drop of blood to monitor effect of lung cancer therapy
- New blood test could spare cancer patients from unnecessary chemotherapy
- Training young researchers to work with data volumes arising in the health sector
- New Metrohm IC method is reliable and convenient to use for zinc oxide assay
- Global AIDS, TB fight needs more money: health fund
- Understanding the forces that cause sports concussions
- Research points to new target for treating periodontitis
- New tool improves assessment of postpartum depression symptoms
- From Biopsy to Diagnosis
- Sexual harassment and assault linked to worse physical/mental health among midlife women
- Stumped by medical school? A Q&A with a learning specialist
- Targeting immune checkpoints in microglia could reduce out-of-control neuroinflammation
- FDA Approves Talzenna (talazoparib) for gBRCAm HER2-Negative Locally Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Sleeping Beauty technique helps identify genes responsible for NAFLD-associated liver cancer
- Many U.S. adults confused about primary care, study shows