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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 ...

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 ...

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

Reducing Kidney Injury Using a Quality Improvement Method

Using quality improvement measures in eight of the 10 hospitals in the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, researchers have found a way to reduce kidney injury in patients undergoing a procedure with contrast dye. ... Full story

Miami Transplant Institute Performs Florida’s First Three-Way Kidney Exchange

At a dramatic news conference on July 17, the Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center announced the first successful three-way paired kidney exchange in the state of Florida. In the exchange, three families with a member needing a kidney transplant each found a match in one of the other families. ... Full story

Penn Study Finds Living Kidney Donation Does Not Increase Risk of Death or Heart Disease for Older Adult Donors

Researchers Hope Findings Will be Valuable to a Growing Number of Older Adults Considering Kidney Donation ... Full story

Stem cell research may unlock cures for kidney disease and more

Andy McMahon leads the USC stem cell research team as they seek discoveries—and cures ... Full story

Acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease each a risk of the other

NIH study suggests people with either should be monitored for both ... Full story

Siblings discover relationship in time for life-saving kidney donation

Two people whose lives intersected at times over the last couple of decades discovered only a few months ago that they are actually brother and sister. ... Full story

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