Prenatal risk factors may put children at risk of developing kidney disease

Certain prenatal risk factors are associated with the development of chronic kidney disease in children, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Future studies should investigate whether ...

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Uric acid and chronic kidney disease: which is chasing which?

Serum uric acid is commonly elevated in subjects with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but was historically viewed as an issue of limited interest. Recently, uric acid has been resurrected as a potential contributory risk factor in the development and progression...

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The role of phospholipase D in modulating the MTOR signaling pathway in polycystic kidney disease.

Figure 4 PLD inhibitors block mTOR signaling pathway and exogenous PA abrogates the effect of PLD inhibitors on mTOR signaling and proliferation of PKD cells. (A) PLD inhibitors affect mTOR signaling in a dose-dependent way. Western blots analyzing the express...

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Awareness of Kidney Disease among US Adults: Findings from the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Background: The prevalence of chronic kidney disease as measured by biomarkers is increasing, but the recognition for this condition remains low in the USA. Little is known about the awareness of kidney disease at the state level. Methods: Data from 490,302 ad...

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The Truth about Dialysis

April 17, 2014 ↔ no comments The Truth about Dialysis ShareTweet+ 1Mail The Truth About Dialysis (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) In medicine, dialysis (from Greek dialysis,“διάλυσις”, me...

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More effective kidney stone treatment, from macroscopic to nanoscale

Researchers in France have hit on a novel method to help kidney stone sufferers ensure they receive the correct and most effective treatment possible. Kidney stones represent a major medical problem in the western and developing world. If left untreated, apart...

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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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