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Released: 27-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
New Liver and Kidney Disease Identified
Newcastle University

Scientists have identified a new disease in a ground-breaking discovery that could help patients with unexplained liver and kidney problems.

23-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
New Research Questions Previous Link Between Diabetes Drugs and Bone Fractures
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Although clinical trials have linked diabetes medications called sodium glucose transport-2 inhibitors to higher bone fracture risks, a large study found no additional risks when the medications were compared with diabetes drugs not associated with fractures. • The findings applied to older adults with normal kidney function as well as to those with mild or moderate kidney disease.

Released: 26-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Investigational Drug Trial Seeks Male Volunteers with Chronic Kidney Diseases
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Researchers at Saint Louis University School of Medicine are enrolling volunteers in an investigational drug trial for hypogonadal men with chronic kidney disease.

26-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Comorbidities Can Increase Plasma Biomarker Levels Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease
Wake Forest School of Medicine

New research shows that comorbidities such as chronic kidney disease are associated with higher plasma p-tau levels.

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Released: 25-May-2022 8:00 AM EDT
American Society of Nephrology Urges Action on Climate Change
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is calling on kidney health professionals to take action to address the impact of climate change on the 850 million people—including more than 37 million Americans—living with kidney diseases across the world who are uniquely vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Released: 24-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Researchers Shed Light on Genetic Mechanisms of Wilms Tumor
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

New research from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and collaborators from other institutions provides insights into some of the genetic characteristics resulting in the development of relapse in patients with Wilms tumor (nephroblastoma), the most common type of pediatric cancer of the kidney.

16-May-2022 3:15 PM EDT
How Have Changes in Anemia Care Affected Patients with Kidney Failure?
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

2011 changes in policies and recommendations related to the use of erythropoietin-stimulating agents were associated with lower hemoglobin levels and lower risks of major adverse cardiovascular events, mortality, and stroke among adults receiving hemodialysis, but with a higher risk of heart attack.

Newswise: Kidney Donor Saves a Life and Undergoes First Single-Incision Donor Procedure Performed at Hackensack University Medical Center
Released: 17-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Kidney Donor Saves a Life and Undergoes First Single-Incision Donor Procedure Performed at Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack University Medical Center surgeon performs kidney donor procedure using a single-incision laparoscopic approach — marking the first time the surgical technique has been used at the hospital.

Released: 5-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Combining certain meds with ibuprofen can permanently injure kidneys
University of Waterloo

Anyone who is taking a diuretic and a renin-angiotensin system (RSA) inhibitor for high blood pressure should be cautious about also taking ibuprofen, according to new research.

Released: 4-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
MD Anderson Research Highlights for May 4, 2022
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Featured studies include clinical advances with a new combination therapy targeting angiogenesis in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer and a promising immunotherapy combination for kidney cancer, plus laboratory studies that focus on targeting ferroptosis in specific lung cancers, developing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies for blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasms, and characterizing racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer early detection.

Newswise: Novel stent, from Ureteral Stent Co. and invented by University Hospitals Cleveland's Dr. Lee Ponsky, secures FDA clearance
Released: 2-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Novel stent, from Ureteral Stent Co. and invented by University Hospitals Cleveland's Dr. Lee Ponsky, secures FDA clearance
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Relief™ Stent, a new urinary stent invented by Lee Ponsky, MD, in collaboration with Dean Secrest, secured FDA 510k clearance, which means it can be marketed in the U.S. for patients suffering from kidney stones and other issues causing difficulty with drainage of the kidney.

22-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Does the drug dapagliflozin benefit hospitalized patients with COVID-19?
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

In hospitalized patients with COVID-19, the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin was well tolerated regardless of kidney function, but did not significantly lower patients’ risk of organ failure, kidney problems, or death compared with placebo.

Released: 25-Apr-2022 2:20 PM EDT
Researchers identify key regulators of urinary concentration in the kidney
Massachusetts General Hospital

Proper function of the kidney is critical for concentrating urine, regulating blood pressure, and for the tight control of electrolyte levels in the blood.

21-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic study confirms living kidney donor surgery is low risk for most patients
Mayo Clinic

The risk of major complications for people who donate a kidney via laparoscopic surgery is minimal. That is the conclusion of a 20-year Mayo Clinic study of more than 3,000 living kidney donors. Only 2.5% of patients in the study experienced major complications, and all recovered completely.

Newswise: Tip Sheet: Studies on COVID-19, TV and Toddler Diet Among Johns Hopkins Research to Be Featured at National Pediatrics Meeting
Released: 22-Apr-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Tip Sheet: Studies on COVID-19, TV and Toddler Diet Among Johns Hopkins Research to Be Featured at National Pediatrics Meeting
Johns Hopkins Medicine

What: Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2022 Meeting When: April 21 to 25 Where: Colorado Convention Center (700 14th St., Denver, CO 80202)

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Released: 19-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Soccer Dad Celebrates Donate Life Month With Kidney Donor
Cedars-Sinai

This Donate Life Month, the Nettleton and Conklin families are celebrating nearly 16 years of being family.

Released: 18-Apr-2022 2:20 PM EDT
Study: Black Kidney Transplant Patients Exhibit Faster Clearance Rates of Key Immunosuppressive Medicine Tacrolimus
University at Buffalo

Black kidney transplant recipients have a faster clearance rate of the immunosuppressive drug tacrolimus than white recipients, according to a new study led by the University at Buffalo. The study, published earlier this year in Pharmacotherapy, is one of the first to examine how both race and sex influence tacrolimus pharmacokinetics.

Newswise: Case Western Reserve University's Katherine Kutney Receives Prestigious Hartwell Foundation Award to Research Diabetic Kidney Disease in Children and Teens
Released: 13-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Case Western Reserve University's Katherine Kutney Receives Prestigious Hartwell Foundation Award to Research Diabetic Kidney Disease in Children and Teens
Case Western Reserve University

About 5,000 children and teens in the United States are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes each year, and the rate is increasing about 5% annually, putting thousands of children at risk for diabetic kidney disease (DKD). While DKD is still considered relatively rare in children, Katherine Kutney, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University, expects cases to increase from pandemic-induced obesity—the lack of physical activity, more time spent stationary in front of computer screens. But DKD in children may be slowed with medication therapy if signs of the disease can be detected early and monitored—the goal of new research Kutney will pursue with a 2021 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award.

Released: 5-Apr-2022 3:55 PM EDT
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Released: 4-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Expert Alert: 5 reasons to consider becoming an organ donor
Mayo Clinic

While 2021 proved to be a record-breaking year for organ donation in the U.S., many people are still hesitant to register to become a donor. Nationwide, only about 48% of people are registered to be organ donors, according to LifeSource. That's despite surveys showing that 95% of people in the U.S. support organ donation.

Newswise: Virtual Population Model Predicts and Stops Kidney Damage in Black Americans
25-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Virtual Population Model Predicts and Stops Kidney Damage in Black Americans
American Physiological Society (APS)

Researchers have successfully used a virtual population to replicate a clinical trial that examined kidney damage in Black Americans, according to a new study at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Newswise: Loyola University Medical Center Named a Clinical Care Center for Patients with Hereditary Kidney Cancers
Released: 29-Mar-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Loyola University Medical Center Named a Clinical Care Center for Patients with Hereditary Kidney Cancers
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine was recently named a Clinical Care Center for patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease by the VHL Alliance.

Released: 25-Mar-2022 9:30 AM EDT
Experimental Biology 2022 Press Materials Available Now
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Embargoed press materials are now available for the Experimental Biology (EB) 2022 meeting, featuring cutting-edge research from across the life sciences. EB 2022, to be held April 2–5 in Philadelphia, is the annual meeting of five scientific societies bringing together thousands of scientists and 25 guest societies in one interdisciplinary community.

22-Mar-2022 4:45 PM EDT
New tool assesses patients’ kidney disease–related knowledge
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Researchers have developed and validated a new instrument to measure CKD- and transplant-related knowledge in a racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse group of patients with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease.

Newswise: Active mom back to normal after scare with rare kidney disease
Released: 24-Mar-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Active mom back to normal after scare with rare kidney disease
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Elizabeth Dravis was a medical field professional, a PhD student at UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, an avid runner, and mother of two when she started to suffer from extreme fatigue at the beginning of the year. Dravis thought she just needed to rest after a busy holiday season until her symptoms progressively worsened and she passed out.

Newswise: Renowned Robotic Surgeon First to Use New 3D Kidney Model
Released: 24-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Renowned Robotic Surgeon First to Use New 3D Kidney Model
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Renowned robotic urologic oncology surgeon Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., was the first in the nation to test a new preoperative surgical rehearsal technology recently approved by the Food & Drug Administration for all genitourinary conditions. The kidney models, made by Lazarus 3D, provide an additional preparation tool for some surgical procedures.

Released: 23-Mar-2022 12:15 PM EDT
American Society of Nephrology and American Association of Kidney Patients Seek Congressional Support for Kidney Research and Innovation
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Today advocates of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) will meet with their Congressional delegations to ask for new policies to improve kidney health for 37 million Americans living with kidney diseases.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Pediatric Nephrology Chief Recognized with Excellence in Care Award
Released: 23-Mar-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Pediatric Nephrology Chief Recognized with Excellence in Care Award
Hackensack Meridian Health

Kenneth Lieberman, M.D., chief of Pediatric Nephrology at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, and professor of Pediatrics at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, has received the 2022 Excellence in Care Award from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), a research and advocacy organization. He is the first New Jersey pediatric nephrologist to receive the honor.

Released: 22-Mar-2022 1:15 PM EDT
Using sound waves to break up kidney stones – First human study shows promising results
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

An innovative technique called burst wave lithotripsy (BWL) may provide an effective, more accessible alternative for noninvasive treatment of kidney stones, according to initial human studies reported in The Journal of Urology®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

16-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Researchers identify cost barriers to more widespread use of peritoneal dialysis
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• There’s a push to transition dialysis care in the United States from in-center to home-based dialysis (including peritoneal dialysis), but a new review has identified several cost considerations that limit the use of peritoneal dialysis. • Addressing these barriers may help to incentivize a switch to peritoneal dialysis.

Released: 16-Mar-2022 10:05 PM EDT
The “Deciding Not to Decide” Option Can Improve Older Adult Patient Care
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

People with chronic kidney disease over the age of 65 who are not candidates for transplant should be given the opportunity to not decide to begin dialysis in order to ensure informed decision-making, according to a new Rutgers paper.

Newswise: Loyola University Medical Center Named Donor Care Network Center of Excellence for Living Donor Transplant
Released: 15-Mar-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Loyola University Medical Center Named Donor Care Network Center of Excellence for Living Donor Transplant
Loyola Medicine

The Donor Care Network has designated Loyola University Medical Center as a Center of Excellence. The Donor Care Network helps ensure living kidney donors are treated with the utmost courtesy and respect by implementing best practices and recognizing facilities that adhere to their guiding principles. The designation will help Loyola improve patient access to living kidney donor transplants through the National Kidney Registry.

Released: 10-Mar-2022 9:00 AM EST
Global Kidney Organizations Appeal for Kidney Health for All War Victims
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

As we observe World Kidney Day 2022 and recognize all the incredible advances in our field, we must pause and remember members of the kidney community in war-torn countries. This year’s World Kidney Day theme, “Kidney Health for All,” underscores harsh inequities that currently exist around the world. Global attention is currently on the war in Ukraine; many other countries—such as Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—are also in conflict.

4-Mar-2022 8:00 AM EST
COVID-19 vaccination protects adults on dialysis against infection and severe disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Compared with individuals on dialysis who were not vaccinated against COVID-19, those who had received 2 mRNA vaccine doses were 69% and 83% less likely to become infected or experience severe disease, respectively. • There were no significant differences in vaccine effectiveness among age groups, mode of dialysis, or vaccine type.

Released: 9-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EST
Linking Obesity to Kidney Stones in Children
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

New studies show that higher body mass index—as well as low socioeconomic status—raise the risk for pediatric kidney stones. Urologists and nephrologists have long suspected that obesity increases the risk for kidney stones in children. This link is well-established in adults, but demonstrating it in children has been more challenging.

3-Mar-2022 12:05 PM EST
Could a Community-Based Approach to Genetic Testing Help African Americans Reduce Risks of Chronic Kidney Disease?
Mount Sinai Health System

In 2010, scientists discovered that African Americans who are born with certain variants of a gene called apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1) have a higher-than-average risk for experiencing chronic kidney disease (CKD). Now, in a new study of African Americans with hypertension, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai find that a community-based approach to reporting APOL1 genetic test results back to individuals may have beneficial effects.

Newswise: What you need to know about Kidney Cancer
Released: 3-Mar-2022 10:05 AM EST
What you need to know about Kidney Cancer
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares what you need to know about kidney cancer.

Released: 24-Feb-2022 12:25 PM EST
Study examines use of palliative care for patients with COVID-19 and acute kidney injury
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In an observational study involving several New York City hospitals, palliative care was used more frequently for hospitalized patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) and COVID-19 than historically reported in AKI. • Despite high mortality associated with AKI, consultation for palliative care occurred late in the hospital course and was not associated with reduced initiation of life sustaining interventions.


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