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Surprising Link Found between Kidney Disease and Gut Inflammation

A puzzling form of kidney disease—IgA nephropathy—appears to spring from the intestine, says a new study by CUMC researchers Krzysztof Kiryluk, MD; ...

Predictor of Tissue Injury in Kidney Transplant Recipients Possibly Found

UCSF and Rush University Medical Center Researchers Uncover Potential Blood Test for Disorder that Can Accelerate Organ Failure ...

Biochemists solve ‘address problem’ in cells that leads to lethal kidney disease

UCLA researchers discover that rare disorder is caused when enzyme goes to the wrong location in cell ... Full story

Kidney transplants give Hawaii siblings chance to get growing

Siblings Dominic and Julia Faisca of Hawaii, both of whom suffer from a rare genetic disease, are now “growing like weeds” thanks to kidney transplants led by Waldo Concepcion, MD. ... Full story

CT Scan Is No More Accurate than Ultrasound to Detect Kidney Stones

UCSF Study Leader Recommends Change in Standard Practice ... Full story

Math Model Designed to Replace Invasive Kidney Biopsy for Lupus Patients

In study, model predicts severity of kidney damage, can gauge treatment effectiveness ... Full story

Brain Structure of Kidney Donors May Make Them More Altruistic

SEPTEMBER – People who donate kidneys to strangers have significantly different brain structures than those who don’t. ... Full story

Milestone Reached in Work to Build Replacement Kidneys in the Lab

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Regenerative medicine researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have addressed a major challenge in the quest to build replacement kidneys in the lab. Working with human-sized pig kidneys, the scientists developed the most successful method to date to keep blood vessels in the new organs open and flowing with blood. The work is reported in journal Technology. ... Full story

​Pitt Analysis Questions Use of Acute Hemodialysis Treatment

PITTSBURGH– A common approach to treating kidney failure by removing waste products from the blood did not improve survival chances for people who suddenly developed the condition, in an analysis led by experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. ... Full story

Pitt Analysis Questions Use of Acute Hemodialysis Treatment

PITTSBURGH – A common approach to treating kidney failure by removing waste products from the blood did not improve survival chances for people who suddenly developed the condition, in an analysis led by experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. ... Full story

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