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Predictors of Kidney Failure in Middle Age Found in Teenagers

Kidney failure later in life can be predicted based on measurements taken in adolescence, according to a study by Swedish researchers at ...

Kidney Failure Impacts Survival of Sepsis Patients

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – Researchers at Duke Medicine have determined that kidney function plays a critical ...

Identifying overactive bladder issues just got easier

Biomedical researchers at Massey University have just published ground-breaking research that could lead to faster diagnosis of bladder problems in women, in a leading specialist journal, the British Journal of Urology. ... Full story

Yale study details how key protein protects kidney and heart from injury

By Ziba Kashef - Image of kidney cells in culture. The lower right panel shows how the protein renalase co-localizes with its receptor PMCA4b. (Image by Ling Wang) ... Full story

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Pre-Existing Kidney Health, Studies Find

Analysis of more than 1 million individuals suggests physicians can determine who is at highest risk by using common blood and urine tests of kidney function ... Full story

Oral drug normalizes potassium in 98 percent of kidney patients experiencing side effect

By Will Sansom - Patients with chronic kidney disease may be treated with a class of medications called Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System inhibitors (RAASI’s). Although these drugs protect the heart and kidney, a significant percentage of patients develop a dangerous side effect—high potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia). ... Full story

New finding could help develop test for kidney failure

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important finding that could help develop an early test for kidney disease. ... Full story

DNA Abnormalities Found in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

Routine genetic screening of children with CKD could lead to earlier, more precise diagnoses ... Full story

Dialysis is no laughing matter; however researchers are now asking if it should be

For 11,000 Australians kidney dialysis is not something to laugh about. However a good chuckle might well be the best thing for them. ... Full story

Proton pump inhibitors are associated with an increased risk of acute kidney failure and acute interstitial nephritis in older patients

By Leslie Shepherd - Older patients prescribed proton pump inhibitors were more than twice as likely to be hospitalized for acute kidney failure than patients not prescribed these drugs, new research has found. ... Full story

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