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Kidney transplants a viable option for some HIV-positive patients

The survival rates of HIV-positive patients who have received kidney transplants from HIV-positive donors are showing significant success, according to a recently ...

Electronic alerts may do more harm than good for kidney patients

By Ziba Kashef - The use of electronic alerts by hospitals treating patients with acute kidney injury may increase interventions without improving ...

New test for acute kidney injury in development

Cardiff scientists are investigating whether the urine of patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) could give previously hidden clues to how their condition will progress, and show how likely they are to recover from their illness. ... Full story

Striking images reveal new insights into how the kidney develops from a group of cells into a complex organ.

The pictures are helping scientists to understand the early stages of development in mammals. ... Full story

Unlocking the kidney riddle in newborns

Researchers are closer to understanding why babies born with smaller kidneys have a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease. ... 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

Lessons to Learn After Hurricane Sandy Significantly Impacts Kidney Patients

(New York, NY) – Hospital and dialysis facility disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy led to increased emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and a slight rise in the death rate of kidney patients in New York and New Jersey, according to a new study published in the January issue of the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases. ... Full story

Added benefit of sucroferric oxyhydroxide is not proven

No suitable data presented / drug not dosed in compliance with approval in the studies ... Full story

New option for treating kidney disease effects on nervous system, blood vessels

People with chronic kidney disease often have an overactivation of the sympathetic nervous system, which contributes to increased risk for cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. ... Full story

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