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Penn Researchers Find Females More Resistant to Organ Damage Following Kidney Transplant

Study compares male and female recovery to determine impact of gender, hormones on graft function ...

Mice engineered with rare kidney disease provide new insights about how cells repair broken DNA

Too big to function: In this cross section of a kidney from a young FAN1 knockout mouse, cell nuclei are stained purple. ...

Urologist first in DFW to use FDA-approved steam procedure to shrink enlarged prostate

DALLAS – UT Southwestern Medical Center urologists are the first in North Texas to perform a new FDA-approved, minimally invasive procedure that shrinks an enlarged prostate gland using steam. ... Full story

Pivotal Inflammatory Players Revealed in Diabetic Kidney Disease

In a new study, published in the online edition of the journal EBioMedicine, a multi-disciplinary team led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified key inflammatory mechanisms underlying type 1 diabetes and obesity-related kidney dysfunction. ... Full story

B.C. leads Canada’s largest-ever effort to improve kidney disease care

A B.C. team will co-lead Canada’s largest-ever effort to improve care for people with kidney disease. The initiative aims to reduce the number of people who need dialysis or organ transplants, or who develop related illnesses that are debilitating or deadly. ... Full story

Kidney Disease: Report Charts Mammoth Problem in the U.S

A sweeping new report assessing chronic kidney disease in the United States offers startling statistics about a condition that affects almost 14 percent of the U.S. population and costs billions in Medicare spending each year. ... Full story

With little hope for life-saving transplant, woman gets kidney in unique procedure

After many years on dialysis and on the transplant list to receive a donor kidney, Lana Schmidt had almost given up hope of surviving another year. ... Full story

Penn Study Suggests Reduced Immunosuppression Drug Dose May Be Best for Kidney Transplant Outcomes

Penn researchers analyze immunosuppressant strategies to determine most effective treatment for better, longer term renal function ... Full story

Medical supportive device for hemodialysis catheter puncture

(Okayama) Medical doctors at Okayama University Medical School and Shigei Medical Research Hospital in Okayama City, in collaboration with K.Techno Inc. develop a medical supportive device for hemodialysis catheter puncture. ... Full story

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