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Lupus Nephritis

Lupus Nephritis Is Comparable Over The Long Term

Lupus Nephritis; Here study present today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) suggest maintenance therapy with cyclosporine (CYA) which results in more rapid remission of proteinuria compare to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or azathioprine (AZA) in patients with lupus nephritis. The efficacy of CYA, MMF and AZA in obtaining and maintaining remission of…

Kidney Failure

Kidney Failure Happen Rapidly By Removing Fluid From ICU Patients

Kidney Failure; The faster fluid is removed using continuous dialysis from patients with failing kidneys, the higher the likelihood they will die in the next several months, according to a study publish today in JAMA Network Open by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers. Nearly two-thirds of critically ill patients with acute kidney injury have extra…

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease Can Prevented By Medical Alert Bracelets

Chronic Kidney Disease; In a pilot study of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), wearing a medical-alert bracelet or necklace was associated with a lower risk of developing kidney failure compare with usual care. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN; so call for a randomize trial to fully evaluate the promise of…

Novel Imaging Test

Novel Imaging Test To Predict Immunotherapy Response In Kidney Cancer

Novel Imaging Test shows promise for identifying kidney cancer patients most likely to benefit from immunotherapy. In a study publish today in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, investigators with the UT Southwestern Medical Center Kidney Cancer Program develop a new test to illuminate kidney cancers that may respond to checkpoint inhibitors. Immuno therapy drug…

Kidney Transplant

The Relation Between Donor Renal Biopsy And Kidney Transplant Survival

Kidney transplantation is now the best choice for the survival of patients with end-stage renal disease. (ESRD). This therapy exhibits a good cost/benefit ratio and can elevate the survival and quality of life of patients with ESRD. A crucial factor to be consider before kidney transplantation from a decease donor is kidney biopsy of the…

Kidney Transplant

Improving Outcomes For Kidney Transplant By New Drug

Kidney Transplant, Preliminary results from a $5.2 million clinical trial led by University of Cincinnati researchers show that the immuno suppressive drug belatacept can help safely and effectively treat kidney transplant patients; so without the negative long-term side effects of traditional immunosuppressive regimens, the study’s leaders announce this week. The UC-led Belatacept Early Steroid Withdrawal…

Kidney Donor

84-Year Man Saves Neighbor Life, Becomes Oldest Living Kidney Donor

An 84-year-old Texas man recently became the oldest living kidney donor in the country after donating one of his kidneys to his 72-year old neighbor at Houston Methodist Hospital. Frank Dewhurst, who lives six houses down from Linda Nall, had known for years that his neighbor’s kidneys were failing; but it wasn’t until he saw…

Kidney Failure Patients

Substantial Volume Overload In Kidney Failure Patients

A new study published in CJASN found substantial volume overload, or too much fluid in the body, in patients with kidney failure who initiate peritoneal dialysis. Volume overload tend to improve over time after starting dialysis, but was at all times was higher in males vs. females and in patients with diabetes vs. those without. Different geographic…

Kidney

Scientists Engineer Vascularized Kidney Tissue

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) researchers have show the feasibility of bioengineering vascularized functional renal tissues for kidney regeneration, developing a partial augmentation strategy that may be a more feasible and practical approach than creating whole organs. The use of this scaffold system address the challenges associate with vascularization and may be an…

Chronic Kidney Disease

Implantation Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

A new study exams the effects of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guide drug eluting stent (DES) implantation on patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Results show that CKD patients treat with IVUS-guided DES implantation had better outcomes compared to those who received the traditional angiography guidance DES implantation at the 12-month mark. The prespecific subgroup analysis…

Kidney Transplant

Patients Lose Significant Weight Before Kidney Transplant

Unexpected weight loss can be the sign of a serious health problem, especially in kidney transplant patients whose body systems are already under duress. But a new study out of Drexel University suggests that even plan and advise weight loss could also be dangerous for kidney transplant candidates if it’s not closely monitored. The Organ…

Lupus

Lupus Treatments Can Be Tailored To Patient’s Individual Cells

The kidneys of patients living with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are often under assault, and not all those living with the disease will respond to standard treatment. A new report publish in the journal Nature Immunology online May 20 shows how tissue samples from these patients can accurately predict those more likely than not to…