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Kidney transplantation

HIV Patients Spend More Time On Kidney Transplantation

HIV-positive patients who are in need of a new kidney have delayed referral to  kidney transplantation programs; and spend more time on the wait list, according to preliminary data from two independent studies present at the American Transplant Congress in Boston. One study found high rates of inadequate viral suppression and psychiatric disease; but commodities…

Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease Linked To Increased Risk Of Falling

Kidney disease causes middle-aged people to be as susceptible to falling as older adults; say researchers from Ball State University. “Epidemiology of falls and fall-related injuries among middle-aged adults with kidney disease” recently publish by the journal International Urology and Nephrology, found that people with chronic kidney disease (CKD); were at increase risk of falls…

Initiating Dialysis

Functional Decline Highly Prevalent In Older Adults Initiating Dialysis

A new study publish in CJASN found that functional decline within the first 6 months after initiating dialysis; was highly prevalent in older adults at 17 centers in Netherlands, and the risk was higher in those with advanced age and frailty. The study also reveal an increase burden for caregivers after their loved ones started…

Kidney Function

Kidney Function Can Not Be Assessed By Common Metric

Kidney health monitor by common metric for monitoring; may not accurately represent the kidney function of Indian patients. However, tweaks to an older assessment formula may better measure kidney health in this patient population; according to new research present at the 2019 American Physiological Society (APS)/American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Conference; Control of Renal Function…

Kidney failure

Older Adults With Hypertension Are Posed To Donate A Kidney

In an analysis of clinical information on older living kidney donors; hypertension was link with a higher risk of developing kidney failure. The study, which is publish in an upcoming issue of CJASN; provides new information that may help inform discussions with older individuals when they consider donating a kidney. Receiving a kidney from a living donor…

Kidney Disease

New Class Of Drugs To Treat Hereditary Kidney Disease

Scientists from the University of Sheffield are part of an international collaboration to develop a new class of drugs; to treat a common genetic kidney disease which is a major cause of kidney failure. Working with Glasgow-based biotech company Mironid and colleagues in the US; the Sheffield researchers have carry out successful laboratory tests of…

Target therapy

Benefit For Elderly Patients With Metastatic Kidney Cancer: Target therapy

Elderly patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who are often ignored in clinical trials to treat the kidney cancer are seeing survival benefits from treatment with targeted therapies, according to a new study from Penn Medicine researchers. Analyzing 13 years of data on Medicare patients, the study found that the patients who receive target…

Kidney Injury

Dickkopf-Related Protein 3 (DKK3) Predicts Kidney Injury

A new renal biomarker was present at the ERA-EDTA Congress last year that shows that urinary DKK3; might help to identify patients who are at risk of progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD).  The pathological change that correlates with progressive kidney damage; is tubulointerstitial fibrosis, the mechanisms of which are the subject of intensive research at…

Kidney Dialysis

Kidney Dialysis: US Surgeons Still Use Riskier Procedure

Long-term hemodialysis is a lifesaver for approximately half a million patients; in the US with kidney failure (also known as end-stage renal disease, or ESRD); who are either waiting on or unsuitable for a kidney transplant. But before the external machinery can take over the function of the kidneys filtering and cleansing wastes from the…

Kidney Disease

Sodium Bicarbonate Halves The Risk Of Kidney Disease Progression

As kidney disease progresses, the kidney unable to maintain a healthy balance of acids in the body. To maintain acid levels, people with CKD are treated with alkaline substances such as sodium bicarbonate; also commonly used to neutralize heartburn and indigestion. The UBI study shows that sodium bicarbonate slows the risk of kidney disease progression;…

genetic kidney disease which is a major cause of kidney failure

Kidney Disease Which Affects Patients Worldwide

Kidney Diseas; Scientists from the University of Sheffield are part of an international collaboration to develop a new class of drugs to treat a common genetic kidney disease which is a major cause of kidney failure. Working with Glasgow-based biotech company Mironid and colleagues in the US, the Sheffield researchers have carried out successful laboratory…

organ transplant

Minorities Face More Obstacles To A Life Saving Organ Transplant

Patients with organ failure need a transplant to improve; for their survival and to achieve a better quality of life. However, getting an organ transplant is often accompany by several challenges; many of them are attribute to factors like the state of an individual’s living circumstances; their economic status and where they were born. Transplant…