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Native Americans Have Decreased Access to Kidney Transplants

Native Americans have decreased access to kidney transplants and are more likely to die while waiting for a kidney than whites according to new research. Long-term survival outcomes in Native Americans who did receive a kidney transplant were worse...
24-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Stem Cell–Derived Kidneys Connect to Blood Vessels When Transplanted Into Mice


• After researchers transplanted kidney tissue generated from human induced pluripotent stem cells into a mouse kidney, the animal’s blood vessels readily connected to the human tissue.
13-Nov-2015 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease May Help Protect Patients’ Kidney Function

• After 6 months of treatment with hydroxyurea, sickle cell disease patients’ kidney function, as measured by the urinary albumin/creatine ratio, improved significantly.
13-Nov-2015 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Blood Phosphorus Levels Can Help Predict Kidney Failure Risk in African Americans

An increase in serum phosphorus levels in African Americans with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with faster progression to kidney failure, known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The study confirmed in African Americans what previous...
17-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Dietary Potassium May Help Prevent Kidney and Heart Problems in Diabetics

• Higher levels of urinary potassium excretion, which closely correlate with intake amounts, were linked with a slower decline of kidney function and a lower incidence of cardiovascular complications among patients with type 2 diabetes and normal...
6-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Kidney Failure and Its Treatment May Impact Cancer Risk

• Risk of kidney and thyroid cancers was especially high when kidney failure patients were on dialysis. • Conversely, risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, melanoma, lung cancer, and certain skin cancers was highest following kidney transplantation,...
6-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Nanotechnology Advances Could Pave Way for Implantable Artificial Kidney

New advances in nanopore technology could lead to the development of a surgically implantable, artificial kidney. The research, a collaboration between UCSF and Vanderbilt University, was presented at ASN Kidney Week 2015 November 3–8 at the San...
10-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Innovations in Kidney Education Contest Winners Announced


The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) announced the winners of the ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest, a competition to develop novel methods of teaching the kidney’s vital role in maintaining overall health. Winners will present their...
30-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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