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Chronic Kidney Disease Rates are Increasing Faster Than Other Noninfectious Diseases

Advances in treating cancer, heart disease and other major health conditions in recent decades have extended lifespans for millions of people. However, chronic kidney disease is an outlier, with cases accelerating at a faster pace than all other noninfectious diseases, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System

Researchers Discover Pathway for Enhancing the Self-repair Efforts of Injured Kidneys

A team of researchers led by Jonathan Stamler, MD, of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, has discovered a pathway for enhancing the self-repair efforts of injured kidneys. The finding may pave the way for new drugs to stop or even reverse the progression of serious kidney disease in humans–and other potentially lethal conditions of the heart, liver, and brain as well

Re-programming the Body's Energy Pathway Boosts Kidney Self-repair

A team of researchers led by Jonathan Stamler, MD, of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, has discovered a pathway for enhancing the self-repair efforts of injured kidneys The finding may pave the way for new drugs to stop or even reverse the progression of serious kidney disease in humans—and other potentially lethal conditions of the heart, liver, and brain as well

Gut Microbiota-derived D-serine Protects Against Acute Kidney Injury

In this study, we show the pathophysiological role of D-serine in association with the gut microbiota in humans and mice with an acute kidney injury. The results demonstrate the renoprotective effects of D-serine derived from the gut microbiota; shed light on the interactions between the gut microbiota and the kidney, and highlight D-serine as a potential new therapeutic target and biomarker for acute kidney injury

Myriad Biological, Societal Factors That Impact CKD Severity For Children of African Descent

Myriad biological and societal factors can impact the occurrence and accelerate the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) for children of African descent – including preterm birth, exposure to toxins during gestation and lower socioeconomic status – and can complicate these children's access to effective treatments, according to an invited commentary published in the November 2018 edition of American Journal of Kidney Diseases

A Growing List of Factors That Impact CKD Severity For Kids

Myriad biological and societal factors can impact the occurrence and accelerate the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) for children of African descent-including preterm birth, exposure to toxins during gestation and lower socioeconomic status-and complicate these children's access to effective treatments, according to an invited commentary published in the November 2018 edition of the  American Journal of Kidney Diseases