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Women with Hypertension in Pregnancy and Their Siblings Face Increased Risk of Heart Disease

• Compared with their sister(s) who had normal blood pressure during pregnancy, women who had hypertension in pregnancy were more likely to develop hypertension later in life. • Brothers and sisters of women who had high blood pressure during...
21-Aug-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Antibodies in the Blood Provide Clues to Kidney Transplant Recipients’ Likelihood of Rejection

• Among kidney transplant recipients, patients with mostly IgG3 donor-specific HLA antibodies had a higher likelihood of organ rejection soon after transplantation. • If rejection occurred in those with mostly IgG4 antibodies, it was usually...
14-Aug-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Living Donors and Recipients Want More Information About Each Others’ Health Before Transplantation

• Most donors and recipients support swapping health information before kidney transplantation, but there was low interest in sharing social information. • Both donors and recipients wanted the transplant team involved in information...
7-Aug-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Kidney Impairment Decreases Blood Flow to the Brain, Boosting Risk of Brain Disorders

• In a population-based study, poor kidney function was strongly related to decreased blood flow to the brain. • Poor kidney function was linked to stroke and dementia most strongly in participants with decreased blood flow to the brain.
31-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Byproduct of Intestinal Bacteria May Jeopardize Heart Health in Patients with Kidney Disease

• Blood levels of TMAO, a byproduct generated from intestinal bacterial as they metabolize dietary nutrients, progressively increase with advancing severity of kidney disease. • TMAO levels are dramatically reduced when kidney function is...
24-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Tailored Mobile Health Technologies May Help Patients Take Their Medications Appropriately

• There was only a 5% error rate when patients with chronic kidney disease used mobile health technologies designed to help them use medications appropriately.
22-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Many Dialysis Patients Are Unprepared for Natural Disasters

• Among patients scheduled to have dialysis during the landfall of Hurricane Sandy at clinics where electricity had been deprived, 26.3% missed dialysis sessions and 66.1% received dialysis at non-regular dialysis units. • The percentage of...
22-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Researchers Identify Potential New Targets for Treating Kidney Disease

• Proteins in the Wnt signaling pathway help drive kidney scarring that can lead to chronic kidney disease.
17-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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