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Newswise: Transplant Patient Celebrates Two Birthdays in One Month
Released: 17-May-2021 2:15 PM EDT
Transplant Patient Celebrates Two Birthdays in One Month

Last month, Lara Holmes celebrated two birthdays—her normal birthday, and the first birthday since she received the gift of a lifetime: a new pancreas and kidney.

Released: 12-May-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Medical Journal Publishes New Case Reports Describing Newly Identified, Potentially Life-threatening High Potassium Disorder
Hackensack Meridian Health

Researchers at The Mehandru Center for Innovation in Nephrology at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center and other authors recently had their new case report article “Metabolic Acidosis, Hyperkalemia, and Renal Unresponsiveness to Aldosterone Syndrome: Response to Treatment with Low-Potassium Diet,” published.

Newswise: Happy Mother's Day for Mom Who Received the Gift of Life From Her Daughter
Released: 5-May-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Happy Mother's Day for Mom Who Received the Gift of Life From Her Daughter
Hackensack Meridian Health

A loving & doting daughter saves the live of her mother in desperate need of a kidney transplant as well as the life of a Minnesota woman.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Tip Sheet: Mother's Day Edition
Released: 4-May-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Tip Sheet: Mother's Day Edition

Mother's Day, our annual reminder to honor amazing moms everywhere, is next Sunday, May 9. Cedars-Sinai invites you to learn more about two mothers who went to heroic lengths to deliver their children, and another mother who is inspired by her heroic daughter.

Newswise:Video Embedded the-enzyme-that-could-help-700-million-people-worldwide
Released: 3-May-2021 8:05 PM EDT
The enzyme that could help 700 million people worldwide
University of South Australia

University of South Australia researchers have identified an enzyme that may help to curb chronic kidney disease, which affects approximately 700 million people worldwide.

30-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
The Effects of Eliminating Race-Based Adjustments in Estimates of Kidney Function
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Clinical equations that estimate individuals’ kidney function include an adjustment for Black race. This study examined the impact of dropping this race adjustment on patient care. • The estimated prevalence of chronic kidney disease among Black adults would double if race adjustments were eliminated. • Eliminating race adjustments could lead to major changes in medication prescribing for Black patients, but it would not negatively affect the accuracy of kidney failure predictions.

29-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Reduced Kidney Function Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Chronic kidney disease is when a person’s kidneys progressively lose their ability to filter waste from the blood and eliminate fluids. Now a new study has found that people with reduced kidney function may have an increased risk of developing dementia. The study is published in the May 5, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

23-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Patients Undergoing Dialysis
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Highlights • Twenty percent of patients undergoing dialysis who responded to a survey were hesitant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. • Vaccine acceptability was lower among younger age groups, women, and among individuals who were Black, and Native American and Pacific Islander.

23-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Pharmacist-Led Smartphone App Benefits Kidney Transplant Recipients
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A pharmacist-led smartphone health app helped prevent medication errors, medication-related side effects, and hospitalizations in a study of kidney transplant recipients.

Newswise: $7.8 Million NIH-Funded Study to Test Donor Kidneys Infected with Hepatitis C for Transplant Patients without Hepatitis C
Released: 23-Apr-2021 8:55 AM EDT
$7.8 Million NIH-Funded Study to Test Donor Kidneys Infected with Hepatitis C for Transplant Patients without Hepatitis C
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

David Goldberg, M.D., M.S.C.E., associate professor of medicine in the Division of Digestive Health and Liver Diseases at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is one of three principal investigators of a five-year, $7.8 million National Institutes of Health-funded study using donor kidneys infected with hepatitis C (HCV) in patients awaiting kidney transplants who do not have HCV.

Newswise:Video Embedded test-to-predict-kidney-transplant-rejection-works-for-children
Released: 22-Apr-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Test to Predict Kidney Transplant Rejection Works for Children

n many ways 19-year-old, Brenna Kahlen is a typical teenager. She is living at home in Newport Beach, working and going to college. But unlike most of her peers, Brenna is a now a medical first.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Experimental Biology 2021 Press Materials Available Now
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Embargoed press materials are now available for the virtual Experimental Biology (EB) 2021 meeting, featuring cutting-edge multidisciplinary research from across the life sciences. EB 2021, to be held April 27–30, is the annual meeting of five scientific societies bringing together thousands of scientists and 25 guest societies in one interdisciplinary community.

20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Prolonged Exposure to Extreme Heat and Humidity Increases Risk of Acute Kidney Injury
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Exposure to extreme heat (95 degrees Fahrenheit and above) and humidity for eight hours raises the core body temperature and causes dehydration, resulting in an increased risk of acute kidney injury, according to a new study.

20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Compound Found in Some Vegetables May Reduce Diabetes-Related Kidney Damage
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

New research conducted in rats suggests a compound that gives some cruciferous vegetables their pungent taste could help to reverse kidney problems associated with diabetes.

16-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Trial Tests Intervention to Reduce Sedentary Time in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Sedentary time decreased, stepping time increased, and number of steps per day increased among patients with chronic kidney disease assigned to the ‘Sit Less, Interact, Move More’ intervention. • These effects were not sustained after 20 weeks, however.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 9:45 AM EDT
Biomarker Could Help Identify Difficult-to-Diagnose Kidney Cancer Subtype
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

High expression levels of the gene TRIM63 can serve as an accurate and sensitive biomarker of a subtype of kidney cancer known as microphthalmia-associated transcription factor family aberration-associated renal cell carcinomas — or MiTF renal cell carcinoma. It’s important to distinguish MiTF from other subtypes of kidney cancers — clear cell, papillary and chromophobe — because these tumors may not respond well to standard, front-line treatments and may respond better to other approaches.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Advocates from ASN Urges Congress to Change the Status Quo in Kidney Health
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• More than 37 million Americans live with kidney diseases. • 800,000 Americans have kidney failure, a condition for which there is no cure. • Kidney diseases disproportionately affect communities of color. • COVID-19, especially deadly for people with kidney diseases, has highlighted the urgent need for change

Newswise: Chemical modification of RNA could play key role in polycystic kidney disease
13-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Chemical modification of RNA could play key role in polycystic kidney disease
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A chemical modification of RNA that can be influenced by diet appears to play a key role in polycystic kidney disease, an inherited disorder that is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure in the U.S., UT Southwestern researchers report in a new study. The findings, published online today in Cell Metabolism, suggest new ways to treat this incurable condition.

13-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic study finds that pregnancy increases risk for women to develop first-time symptomatic kidney stones
Mayo Clinic

Though researchers have long known that several physiological and anatomical changes occur during pregnancy that can contribute to kidney stone formation, evidence of the link has been lacking. But now Mayo Clinic researchers believe they have that evidence.

12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Study Estimates Duration of Employment Loss Experienced by Adults with Kidney Failure Highlights
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Adults with kidney failure are employed for fewer years during their lifetime than others in the general population. This “lower lifetime employment duration” was mainly due to their loss of life expectancy.

5-Apr-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Study Examines Antibody Response to COVID-19 Vaccination in Patients with Kidney Failure
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Most patients with kidney failure who were undergoing hemodialysis developed a positive antibody response after being vaccinated for COVID-19, but their response was lower than that of individuals without kidney disease.

Released: 6-Apr-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Winners announced in second round of theKidneyX COVID-19 Kidney Care Challenge
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Today, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) announced seven winners in Round 2 of the KidneyX COVID-19 Kidney Care Challenge. From December to January, healthcare providers, dialysis centers, nonprofit health systems, and other entrants submitted solutions that could reduce the transmission of coronavirus among people with kidney disease and/or reduce the risk of kidney damage among people who contract the virus.

2-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
The Impact of COVID-19 on People with Kidney Failure
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among patients undergoing dialysis, the rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations peaked between March 22 and April 25, and it was 40-times higher than the rate in the general population. • Compared before the COVID-19 pandemic, the risks of dying from any cause were 17% and 30% higher during the second quarter of 2020 among patients receiving dialysis and patients with kidney transplants, respectively. • COVID-19 hospitalization and death rates both exhibited racial disparities.

25-Mar-2021 3:00 PM EDT
New Tool Assesses Patients' Home Dialysis Experience
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A newly developed tool assesses patients' home dialysis experience. • The 26-item Home Dialysis Care Experience instrument will be a resource for future research use, clinical care, and quality improvement initiatives among home dialysis facilities and organizations.

Released: 30-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Helping Childhood-Onset Lupus Patients Stay Healthy As Adults
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – March 30, 2021 – UT Southwestern researchers have identified factors that put patients with childhood-onset lupus at elevated risk for poor outcomes, such as end-stage renal disease or death, as they transition from pediatric to adult health care. The findings, published online in Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, emphasize the precarious nature of this period and shine a spotlight on areas prime for intervention to help protect these vulnerable patients.

Released: 29-Mar-2021 4:00 PM EDT
High risk of acute kidney injury in patients undergoing treatment for infected total knee replacements
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurred in nearly 20 percent of patients who underwent surgery with implantation of antibiotic-loaded “spacers” and intravenous (IV) antibiotics for the treatment of deep infections after total knee arthroplasty, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

19-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Aerobic Exercise May Help Address Dialysis-Related Symptoms in Patients with Kidney Failure
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• An analysis of published clinical trials suggests that aerobic exercise lessens several hemodialysis-related symptoms, including restless leg syndrome, symptoms of depression, muscle cramping, and fatigue. • More research, with more diverse patients, is needed to determine the extent of benefits from aerobic exercise for individuals with kidney failure who are undergoing dialysis.

Newswise: Sylvester Researchers Reveal New Link Between Obesity, Chemerin and Kidney Cancer
Released: 25-Mar-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Sylvester Researchers Reveal New Link Between Obesity, Chemerin and Kidney Cancer
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Research published in the AACR journal Cancer Discovery found that a protein named chemerin is present in higher quantities in the blood of obese individuals and plays an essential role in controlling fat metabolism in kidney cancer cells.

19-Mar-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Health Providers Call on NY State to End Decades of Neglect of Chronic Disease Disaster in Poor Communities with Investment in Community-Based Preventive Programs That Can Save Thousands of Lives and Billions of Public Health Tax Dollars
Health People

State leaders have the opportunity to reverse decades of deadly neglect of Black and Brown communities where diabetes and other chronic diseases have devastated lives and families, a crisis that has worsened through the COVID epidemic, heath providers and city leaders said outside Governor Cuomo’s office in Manhattan as they announced the kickoff of the New York Wellness Initiative on Monday.

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Few patients at risk for common high blood pressure disorder receive screening
Endocrine Society

Only 3% of patients at high risk for primary aldosteronism (PA), a common disorder that causes high blood pressure and can lead to heart and kidney complications, are screened for the condition, according to a study that will be presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.

12-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EST
New App Helps Prevent Medication Harm and Improve Safety in Patients with Kidney Disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A one-year trial found that the eKidneyCare smartphone app helped patients with chronic kidney disease take their prescribed medications properly. • The app may help to prevent adverse drug reactions and other medication errors that can endanger patients.

Newswise:Video Embedded shift-work-schedules-linked-to-stroke-high-blood-pressure-and-diabetes
Released: 15-Mar-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Shift Work Schedules Linked to Stroke, High Blood Pressure and Diabetes
American Physiological Society (APS)

A disruption to organ rhythms caused by shift work is a key factor in injury-induced disease development, according to a new research article published in the America Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology.

Released: 12-Mar-2021 10:30 AM EST
You Are Not a Cat, but a Cat Could Someday Help Treat Your Chronic Kidney Disease
Wake Forest Baptist Health

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is investigating how cats with chronic kidney disease could someday help inform treatment for humans.

Newswise: Mom, 34, Credits Hackensack University Medical Center Urologist — and the ‘Luck of the Irish’ — with Successful Surgical Outcome
Released: 11-Mar-2021 12:55 PM EST
Mom, 34, Credits Hackensack University Medical Center Urologist — and the ‘Luck of the Irish’ — with Successful Surgical Outcome
Hackensack Meridian Health

Jessica Davey underwent robotic surgery to treat symptoms that began on St. Patrick’s Day 2019

Released: 10-Mar-2021 5:30 PM EST
Alerta dos Especialistas: Conhecer o risco de doença renal crônica é ainda mais necessário devido à pandemia de COVID-19
Mayo Clinic

Estima-se que uma a cada dez pessoas ao redor do mundo tem doença renal crônica, mas a maioria delas não sabe disso. A falta de conhecimento é particularmente preocupante porque as pessoas com doença renal crônica que se infectarem com COVID-19 têm maior risco de apresentar a forma grave da doença.

Released: 10-Mar-2021 2:50 PM EST
تنبيه الخبراء: أهمية الوقاية من أمراض الكلى المزمنة وفحص وجودها
Mayo Clinic

قد لا يشعر الأشخاص المصابون بأمراض الكلى المزمنة بالمرض أو يلاحظون الأعراض. لكنها مصدر قلق صحي عالمي، مع عدد وفيات يُقدَّر بنحو 1.1 مليون في جميع أنحاء العالم.

Released: 10-Mar-2021 2:15 PM EST
Saber si hay riesgo de insuficiencia renal crónica es aún más importante debido a pandemia de COVID-19
Mayo Clinic

Se calcula que 1 de cada 10 personas en el mundo sufre de insuficiencia renal crónica, pero la mayoría de ellas no lo saben. Ese desconocimiento es particularmente preocupante porque cuando alguien con insuficiencia renal crónica se infecta con la COVID-19, tiene mucho más riesgo de enfermar gravemente.

Newswise: Speeding Treatment For Urinary Tract Infections in Children
Released: 8-Mar-2021 2:05 PM EST
Speeding Treatment For Urinary Tract Infections in Children
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – March 8, 2021 – A study led by UT Southwestern and Children’s Health researchers defines parameters for the number of white blood cells that must be present in children’s urine at different concentrations to suggest a urinary tract infection (UTI). The findings, published recently in Pediatrics, could help speed treatment of this common condition and prevent potentially lifelong complications.

Released: 8-Mar-2021 12:05 PM EST
Risk for chronic kidney disease even more critical due to COVID-19 pandemic
Mayo Clinic

An estimated 1 in 10 people worldwide have chronic kidney disease, but most of them don't know it. That lack of awareness is especially concerning because people with Chronic kidney disease who are infected with COVID-19 are at higher risk for serious illness.

Newswise: Kidney Cancer: 5 Things You Need to Know
Released: 8-Mar-2021 9:45 AM EST
Kidney Cancer: 5 Things You Need to Know
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Nearly 74,000 people will be diagnosed with kidney cancer in the United States this year according to the American Cancer Society.

4-Mar-2021 2:05 PM EST
Overweight Children Exposed to Lead in Utero May Have Poor Future Kidney Function
Mount Sinai Health System

Overweight children who were exposed to lead in utero and during their first weeks of life have the potential for poorer kidney function in adulthood, according to an Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai study published in Environment International in March.

26-Feb-2021 9:00 AM EST
Assessing Patients’ Kidney Health May Help Predict Their Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Adding measures of kidney function to traditional measures of cardiovascular health could help clinicians predict an individual’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Released: 3-Mar-2021 4:50 PM EST
Drug-Induced Kidney Injury Biomarkers, Epithelial Permeability, and More Featured in March 2021 Toxicological Sciences
Society of Toxicology

The March 2021 issue of Toxicological Sciences includes exciting toxicology research in biotransformation, toxicokinetics, and pharmacokinetics; genetic and epigenetic toxicology; neurotoxicology; and more.

Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Released: 3-Mar-2021 12:05 PM EST
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every other Wednesday.

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