The Truth about Kidney Transplants

The Truth about Kidney Transplants Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 1:54 am   The Truth about Kidney Transplants I hope that you will seriously take to heart this information, The Truth About Kidney Transplants, and start taking better care of your health. If...

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Patients with kidney failure to get a new lease on life

End stage kidney disease is a global public health problem with an estimated 2.4 million patients on dialysis. The number of new cases is rising (7-8% annually) due to population ageing and increased diabetes prevalence. The NEPHRON+ project is improving the l...

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Surgeons develop personalized 3-D printed kidney to simulate surgery prior to cancer operation

For the first time, surgeons have used 3D printing to produce exact models of tumor-containing kidneys, allowing them to simulate surgery prior to the real operation. These models can be personalized to each patient, giving doctors a 3D model of each individua...

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Gene linked to pediatric kidney cancer suggests new strategies for kidney regeneration

Nearly one-third of cases of Wilms tumor, a pediatric cancer of the kidney, are linked to a gene called Lin28, according to research from Boston Children’s Hospital. Mice engineered to express Lin28 in their kidneys developed Wilms tumor, which regressed...

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Cutting Phosphate Early in CKD Reduces Deaths, Heart Problems

Monday, April 14th, 2014 Cutting out dietary phosphorus and phosphate additives is crucial for patients on dialysis, but now researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that stringent phosphate restriction could reduce the risk of heart ...

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Treatments for Kidney Cancer

Treatments for Kidney Cancer Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 5:10 am   Treatments for Kidney Cancer-Medical Any cancer that is found is the kidneys is defined as kidney cancer. Cancer found in the center of the kidney where urine collects is called renal pe...

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Drug provides health benefits to diabetics with kidney disease

A drug called atrasentan provides health benefits for patients who have both diabetes and kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that atrasentan may ...

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Common virus may cause anemia in patients with kidney disease

A virus that is present in most people in a latent state may induce or exacerbate anemia in patients with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings point to a n...

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Vigilance for kidney problems key for rheumatoid arthritis patients, study finds

Rheumatoid arthritis patients are likelier than the average person to develop chronic kidney disease, and more severe inflammation in the first year of rheumatoid arthritis, corticosteroid use, high blood pressure and obesity are among the risk factors, new Ma...

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Walking may help protect kidney patients against heart disease, infections

Heart disease and infection are major complications and the leading causes of death in patients with chronic kidney disease. It is now well established that immune system dysfunction is involved in both of these pathological processes. Specifically, impaired i...

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