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Kidney Disease

Study Identifies Enzymes That Prevent Diabetic Kidney Disease

A new study from Joslin Diabetes Center has proven that certain biological protective factors play a large role in preventing diabetic kidney disease in certain people. The study was publish online in Diabetes Care. This study built on the findings from a 2017 Joslin Medalist Study of protective factors and diabetic kidney disease (or DKD). The…

Kidney Allergic

Team Finds Biomarkers To Diagnose Serious Kidney Allergic Reaction

A team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says it has identified two protein biomarkers in urine that may one day be used to better diagnose acute interstitial nephritis (AIN), an under diagnose but treatable kidney disorder that impairs renal function in the short term and can lead to chronic kidney disease, permanent damage or…

Systemic amyloidosis

Renal Infarction Is Associated With Acute Kidney Injury

Systemic amyloidosis is a major cause of the renal injury; mostly due to direct kidney damage caused by deposits of an abnormal protein called amyloid; in the kidney parenchyma. In patients with cardiac amyloidosis; renal infarction is with acute kidney injury according to a new study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, published by Elsevier. Investigators recommend…

Pediatric Kidney Transplant

Quality Of Life In Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients

A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney; from a live or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs on either side of the spine just below the rib cage. Each one is about the size of a fist. Their main…

Kidney Fibrosis

Kinase p90RSK Promotes Kidney Fibrosis

p90RSK is predominantly expressing in the kidney, but its possible role in chronic kidney disease (CKD); remains largely unknown. Here, the researcher that p90RSK expression is dramatically activated in a classic mouse; obstructive CKD model, largely in the interstitial FSP-1-positive fibroblasts. They generated FSP-1-specific p90RSK transgenic mouse (RSK-Tg); discovered that these mice, after obstructive injury;…

Kidney Disease in Children

The International Study Of kidney Disease In Children

Pathologic features of HSPN is usually by the International Study of Kidney Disease in Children (ISKDC) classification; mainly according to the existence and the number of crescents. However, the value of crescents in predicting long-term outcome of HSPN is still lack of consensus. IgA nephropathy shares many similarities with HSPN in clinical; immunological and histological…

Epidemic of chronic kidney

Chronic Kidney Disease: May Be Result Of High Heat Toxins

The epidemic of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers and manual laborers in recent years; chronic kidney disease has emerged as a major illness among workers in hot climates. It was first identified in the 1990s by clinicians treating sugar cane workers in Central America. In 2012, it claimed roughly 20,000 lives and has now…

Chronic kidney disease

Thickening Of Blood Vessels After Kidney Transplant

Chronic kidney disease is a major health concern in this country afflicting more than eight million Americans. When kidney function declines to a certain level, patients have end-stage renal disease and require either dialysis or transplantation to sustain their life. Currently, more than 340,000 people are on dialysis; with 106,000 new patients added in 2006.…

Vitamin D supplementation

Vitamin D: Hypercalcemia In Patients With Kidney Transplants

A small study conducted by researchers in Ireland shows the use of Vitamin D supplementation; among patients with a kidney transplant does not worsen cases of hypercalcemia. Persistent hyperparathyroidism, common among transplant patients, often leads to hypercalcemia and “often co-exists with vitamin D insufficiency,” Irene Lynch Cronin, BSc, of the department of clinical nutrition and dietetics…

Ice Slush

Ice Slush In Kidney Cancer Surgery

For decades, after opening up a patient to remove part of a kidney with cancer; urologic surgeons have dumped slushy ice on top of the organ before proceeding with the partial nephrectomy. Despite being a bit crude, this practice has seemed sensible; by chilling the kidney, the surgeon could slow metabolism and help prevent or minimize…

Glomerulonephritis

Patrolling Monocytes To Lupus-Related Kidney Disease

A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has found evidence suggesting that patrolling monocytes may drive glomerulonephritis; inflammation of the kidneys, in patients with lupus. The findings overturn the previously held notion that lupus is solely the result of B cell dysfunction. The thinking has been that to be lupus, it has to…

Kidney damage

Prevent Kidney Damage In Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have discovered a way to prevent kidney failure; from occurring in people with multiple myeloma. Paul Sanders, M.D., a nephrologist in the Division of Nephrology at UAB, found that the development of chronic; progressive kidney damage can prevent by blocking a pathway activated in the kidney by…