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Living kidney donors more likely to be diagnosed with high blood pressure or preeclampsia once pregnant

Reassuringly, most women have uncomplicated pregnancies after donation ...

Penn Researchers Tame the Inflammatory Response in Kidney Dialysis

PHILADELPHIA — Frequent kidney dialysis is essential for the approximately 350,000 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in the United States. ...

Genetic Marker May Help Predict Success of Kidney Transplants

Mount Sinai researchers find variation in key gene in donor may accelerate scarring of transplanted kidney once in recipient ... Full story

Penn Study Points to New Therapeutic Strategy in Chronic Kidney Disease

PHILADELPHIA — Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects at least one in four Americans who are older than 60 and can significantly shorten lifespan. Yet the few available drugs for CKD can only modestly delay the disease’s progress towards kidney failure. Now, however, a team led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has found an aspect of CKD’s development that points to a promising new therapeutic strategy. ... Full story

Study: Investigational Drug Reduces High Potassium Levels in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

University of Maryland Nephrologist Leads Multinational Research Effort ... Full story

Most U.S. Adults Cannot Donate a Kidney Due to Preventable Health Problems and Potential Loss of Income

Philadelphia, PA — The majority of individuals in the United States are not eligible to donate a kidney, even if they wanted to, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 November 11–16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. ... Full story

Biomarker could provide early warning of kidney disease in cats

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers from Oregon State University and other institutions have developed a new biomarker called “SDMA” that can provide earlier identification of chronic kidney disease in cats, which is one of the leading causes of their death. ... Full story

Healthy diets are good for the kidneys - not just the heart

A healthy diet may help protect our kidneys, according to a new study presented by NUI Galway researchers at a major conference in Philadelphia which comes to a close today. However, individuals must also pay particular attention to their sodium (salt) and potassium intake, according to the research, which analysed data from over 500,000 people. ... Full story

Two drugs are no more effective than one to treat common kidney disease

NIH study finds limited kidney benefit from more rigorous blood pressure treatment ... Full story

Researchers Find Kidney Gene May Play Role in Blood Pressure Control

CINCINNATI—Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found that a gene abundant in the kidneys may actually play a role in the regulation of blood pressure and hypertension in experimental mouse models. ... Full story

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