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Washington University develops genetic test for inherited kidney diseases

By Michael C. Purdy and Gaia Remerowski - Many kidney disorders are difficult to diagnose. To address this problem, scientists and clinicians ...

ER Patients Discharged After Kidney Stone Evaluation Likely to Return

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – One in nine patients released from the emergency department after treatment for ...

Rapid Testing for Gene Variants in Kidney Donors May Optimize Transplant Outcomes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Kidney transplantation outcomes from deceased African-American donors may improve through rapid testing for apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1) renal risk variants at the time of organ recovery, according to a new study led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. ... Full story

Ingredient in Drugs For Dialysis Patients Linked to Side Effects, Rutgers Study Finds

High levels of phosphorus can weaken bones, cause heart problems and lead to other health problems ... Full story

Study uncovers predictors of chronic kidney disease worsening in children and adolescents

Modifiable risk factors for kidney failure lay foundation for intervention and improved outcomes ... Full story

Kidney cancer detected early with urine test

By Jim Dryden - If kidney cancer is diagnosed early — before it spreads — 80 percent of patients survive. However, finding it early has been among the disease’s greatest challenges. ... Full story

MDC Researchers Uncover Regulatory Network in the Kidney

Kidney of a mouse embryo. The cell nuclei are stained green, the transcription factor Grhl2 red. (Photo: Katharina Walentin/ Copyright: MDC) ... Full story

Researchers Identify Protein Needed for Repair of Injured Kidney Cells

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cardiovascular researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have shown that a protein known as MG53 is not only present in kidney cells, but necessary for the organ to repair itself after acute injury. Results from this animal model study are published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. ... Full story

Gene leads to malformation of the urinary tract

Researchers at the University of Bonn discover a new hereditary factor associated with a rare disease ... Full story

Clinical trial to assess effectiveness of urological tests in men

For the first time ever, a major new clinical trial, led by the Bristol Urological Institute at Southmead Hospital Bristol, aims to assess the clinical and cost effectiveness of urological tests in men who have difficulty passing urine. The trial is being managed by the Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration at the University of Bristol’s School of Social and Community Medicine. ... Full story

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