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Research note: Assessing injured kidneys for transplantation

In a prior study, Dr. Chirag Parikh and his colleagues at Yale School of Medicine found that even kidneys that had suffered ...

Research will help GPs diagnose urinary tract infections in children and improve antibiotic use

Urinary tract infections (UTI) in young children can lead to kidney damage, but are notoriously difficult to diagnose in primary care because ...

‘Gift certificate’ enables kidney donation when convenient and transplant when needed

Started at UCLA, innovative concept has begun to spread across the U.S. ... Full story

Immune system link to kidney disease risk, research finds

A gene which forms part of our body’s first line of defence against infection may be associated with an increased risk with a type of kidney disease, research involving academics at The University of Nottingham has discovered. ... Full story

Obese Young Adults Unaware of Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds

Many young adults with abdominal obesity exhibit a readily detectable risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD), yet the vast majority don’t know they’re at risk, according to a study of nationwide health data led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers that was published online today in the journal PLOS ONE. ... Full story

Bioengineered Blood Vessel Appears Safe for Dialysis Patients

By Duke Medicine News and Communications -DURHAM, N.C. – Man-made blood vessels developed by researchers at Duke University, Yale University and the tissue engineering company Humacyte appear to be both safe and more durable than commonly used synthetic versions in patients undergoing kidney dialysis, the researchers report. ... Full story

Popular heartburn drugs may cause serious kidney damage

Research indicates proton pump inhibitors should be used only sparingly ... Full story

Presentation of consensus guide for medicine uses in renal insufficiency

Improving the dose management in medicine for kidney failure patients, in primary and specialized healthcare, is the first aim of the “Consensus guide for medicine uses in renal insufficiency”, an innovative online tool for health professionals which will be presented on May 4 at 12h, in Ramón y Cajal room in the Historical building of the UB. ... Full story

'Kidney on a chip' could lead to safer drug dosing

ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan researchers have used a "kidney on a chip" device to mimic the flow of medication through human kidneys and measure its effect on kidney cells. ... Full story

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