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

UCSF Study Leader Recommends Change in Standard Practice ...

Math Model Designed to Replace Invasive Kidney Biopsy for Lupus Patients

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

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

Study Finds Increased Rates of Preventable Deaths in the U.S. Following Common Urologic Procedures

In recent years, a shift from inpatient to outpatient surgery in the U.S. for commonly performed urologic procedures has coincided with increasing deaths following complications that were potentially recognizable or preventable. ... Full story

Potential drug therapy for kidney stones identified in mouse study

By Caroline Arbanas - Anyone who has suffered from kidney stones is keenly aware of the lack of drugs to treat the condition, which often causes excruciating pain. ... Full story

Toward Personalized Medicine for Kidney Transplant Recipients

UCSF Is Lead Institution on $17 Million Multicenter Study to Improve Long-Term Survival ... Full story

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 rejection of the organ. The drug, called alemtuzumab, also allows a less toxic regimen of anti-rejection drugs to be used after the operation. ... Full story

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