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Kidney transplant drug halves the early risk of organ rejection

Oxford University scientists have shown that a drug given at the time of a kidney transplant operation halves the risk of early ...

Reducing Kidney Injury Using a Quality Improvement Method

Using quality improvement measures in eight of the 10 hospitals in the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, researchers have found ...

Miami Transplant Institute Performs Florida’s First Three-Way Kidney Exchange

At a dramatic news conference on July 17, the Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center announced the first successful three-way paired kidney exchange in the state of Florida. In the exchange, three families with a member needing a kidney transplant each found a match in one of the other families. ... Full story

Penn Study Finds Living Kidney Donation Does Not Increase Risk of Death or Heart Disease for Older Adult Donors

Researchers Hope Findings Will be Valuable to a Growing Number of Older Adults Considering Kidney Donation ... Full story

Stem cell research may unlock cures for kidney disease and more

Andy McMahon leads the USC stem cell research team as they seek discoveries—and cures ... Full story

Acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease each a risk of the other

NIH study suggests people with either should be monitored for both ... Full story

Siblings discover relationship in time for life-saving kidney donation

Two people whose lives intersected at times over the last couple of decades discovered only a few months ago that they are actually brother and sister. ... Full story

Big data technique improves monitoring of kidney transplant patients

A new data analysis technique radically improves monitoring of kidney patients, according to a University of Leeds-led study, and could lead to profound changes in the way we understand our health. ... Full story

Study reveals genetic pathway for chronic kidney disease

Findings by University of Michigan, colleagues open the door to early treatment for millions at risk for CKD ... Full story

Proteins in urine could play important role in stress incontinence

(Vienna ) Incontinence is the world's most common chronic condition. Around ten per cent of Austrians are affected by it. ... Full story

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