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New support method improves health of kidney disease patients

A healthcare intervention developed by researchers at the University of Manchester and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration ...

Study Finds Tummy Tuck Improves Stress Urinary Incontinence

Symptoms Were Alleviated in Patients Who Hadn’t Undergone Cesarean Section Before ...

‘Dialy-size’ to better health

New exercise program helps dialysis patients take control of their health. ... Full story

Surprising Link Found between Kidney Disease and Gut Inflammation

A puzzling form of kidney disease—IgA nephropathy—appears to spring from the intestine, says a new study by CUMC researchers Krzysztof Kiryluk, MD; Ali Gharavi, MD; and colleagues that combed the genome for clues to the disease. ... Full story

Predictor of Tissue Injury in Kidney Transplant Recipients Possibly Found

UCSF and Rush University Medical Center Researchers Uncover Potential Blood Test for Disorder that Can Accelerate Organ Failure ... Full story

Biochemists solve ‘address problem’ in cells that leads to lethal kidney disease

UCLA researchers discover that rare disorder is caused when enzyme goes to the wrong location in cell ... Full story

Kidney transplants give Hawaii siblings chance to get growing

Siblings Dominic and Julia Faisca of Hawaii, both of whom suffer from a rare genetic disease, are now “growing like weeds” thanks to kidney transplants led by Waldo Concepcion, MD. ... Full story

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

UCSF Study Leader Recommends Change in Standard Practice ... Full story

Math Model Designed to Replace Invasive Kidney Biopsy for Lupus Patients

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

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

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