Kidney Disease News
September 26, 2020

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Fluoride May Diminish Kidney and Liver Function in Adolescents

Fluoride exposure may lead to a reduction in kidney and liver function among adolescents, according to a new ...

Genomic Collision May Explain Why Many Kidney Transplants Fail

Up to one in seven kidney donors and recipients may have a type of genetic incompatibility that leads to organ rejection, researchers have ...

First Ever Living Donor HIV-to-HIV Kidney Transplant

For the first time, a person living with HIV has donated a kidney to a transplant recipient also living with HIV. A multidisciplinary team completed the living donor HIV-to-HIV kidney transplant on ...

Discovery of Kidney Cancer Driver Could Lead to New Treatment Strategy

Researchers suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney ...
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Kidney Damage from COVID-19 Linked to Higher Risk of in-Hospital Death

In an analysis of patients hospitalized with COVID-19, kidney damage associated with the infectious disease was linked with a higher risk of dying during ...

Research on the Impact of ACE-I and ARBs for Patients With COVID-19 Continues to Evolve

Low blood pressure, or hypotension, in COVID-19 patients with a history of hypertension appears to be a risk factor for kidney damage and death. Reducing hypertension medications if and when COVID-19 ...

Ratio of Two Proteins May Add Kidneys to the Transplant Donor Pool

Research has shown that two proteins found in deceased donor urine can be measured to define which donor organs -- including those with AKI -- are the best candidates for saving the lives of patients ...

Promising Treatment to Slow Kidney Disease Doesn't Prove out in Clinical Trial

Progression of kidney disease in type 1 diabetes is correlated with increased amounts of uric acid. A drug that reduces uric acid levels was tested in a multi-institution randomized clinical trial. ...

Long-Term Risks of Hypertensive Disorders During Pregnancy Impact More Women

Twice as many women who experienced a hypertensive disorder during any of their pregnancies were at increased risk of developing heart or kidney diseases earlier in life based on incidence per woman ...

Identifying Fatty Acid-Binding Protein 4 as a Responsible Gene for Renal Stone Formation

The present study revealed impairment of lipid metabolism in papillae with calcified plaque tissue and down-regulation of fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) associated with plaque formation. ...

Weed-Derived Compounds in Serbian Groundwater Could Contribute to Endemic Kidney Disease

People living in Balkan farming villages along the Danube River have long suffered from a unique type of kidney disease known as Balkan endemic nephropathy. Recently, scientists linked the disorder ...

Cancer Side-Effects: Sweet Nanoparticles Trick Kidney

Researchers engineer tiny particles with sugar molecules to prevent side effect in cancer ...

New Vulnerability in Kidney Cancer

Medical researchers have identified a possible way to treat tumors while sparing nearby healthy ...

Immune Outposts Inside Kidney Tumors Predict Post-Surgery Outcomes

Patients with well-supported immune cells in their tumors are more likely to control their cancers' growth for a longer time, an observation that could guide treatment decisions after surgery ...

Root of Childhood Kidney Cancer Discovered

A fundamental change in our understanding of the childhood kidney cancer Wilms' tumor is on the horizon, after the discovery of its earliest genetic root by scientists. By comparing genome ...

Genetics May Determine Who Benefits from Broccoli's Effects on Kidney Health

Deletion of the gene that codes for an enzyme called GSTM1 increased kidney injury in mice with hypertension and kidney disease, but supplementing the diet with broccoli powder lessened kidney injury ...

Wearable and Implantable Devices May Transform Care for Patients With Kidney Failure

Wearable and implantable devices may allow for intensive self-care for patients with kidney failure outside of the ...

Automated Wearable Artificial Kidney May Improve Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis performed with an automated wearable artificial kidney was safe and effective for removing toxins from the blood of patients with kidney ...

Implantable Artificial Kidney Achieves Preclinical Milestone

The Kidney Project, a national effort to develop an implantable bio-artificial kidney could eliminate the need for ...

Spherical Exosomes May Deliver What an Injured Kidney Needs

Like a swarm of construction workers in the aftermath of a destructive storm, cargo-filled, nanometer-sized spheres arrive on the scene following an acute kidney ...

Physics of Windshield-Cracking Raindrops Could Demolish Kidney Stones

A plane has to be going pretty fast for a mere raindrop to crack its windshield, but it can happen. While scientists knew surface waves were behind the phenomenon, the details have long remained ...

Obesity Exacerbates Many Causes of Death, but Risks Are Different for Men and Women

People who carry around unhealthy amounts of weight don't just have heart disease and diabetes to worry about. Obesity is implicated in two thirds of the leading causes of death from ...

Variation in Transplant Centers' Use of Less-Than-Ideal Organs

In 2010-2016, many US transplant centers commonly accepted deceased donor kidneys with less desirable characteristics. The use of these organs varied widely across transplant centers, however, and ...

New Mechanism in the Liver Helps Prevent Invasive Fungal Infections

An expert in intravital microscopy is making breakthroughs in invasive fungal infections. He has discovered a pathway by which liver macrophages capture fungi before dissemination to target organs ...

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