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Nephrology Researcher Identifies Receptor Implicated in Life-Threatening Cardiac Complication

A Miller School nephrology researcher and cell biologist has identified a cellular receptor, called fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4), implicated in ...

New product and procedure help prevent dialysis complications

By Melissa Di Costanzo - Before patients with kidney disease can begin hemodialysis, there needs to be a way to remove blood ...

Rapid analysis of kidney stones

Kidney stones rank among the most common illnesses. Their recurrence might be prevented with the right postoperative care. However, for this to be effective, composition of the stones should be known. Fraunhofer researchers are developing a system for rapid analysis of urinary stones immediately after the surgical procedure. ... Full story

University of Michigan team helps perform first kidney transplants in Ethiopia

U-M Transplant Center staff works with St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College to establish program ... Full story

Childhood Kidney Stones Associated With Atherosclerosis, Study Shows

Columbus, OH - A recent study published in The Journal of Pediatrics is the first to examine and identify a link between kidney stones in children and thickened or hardened arteries — precursors to a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases. ... Full story

In-hospital nocturnal dialysis may be good for the heart

By Leslie Shepherd - In-hospital nocturnal dialysis may be good for patients’ hearts as well as their kidneys, a new study suggests. ... Full story

Albany Med Researcher Identifies Leading Reason Men Seek Urologic Care

Identification of Nocturia May Lead to Earlier Detection of Other Serious Health Problems ... Full story

Researchers studying whether gout drug prevents progression of kidney damage in diabetes patients

Dr. Ildiko Lingvay, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, and Clinical Sciences ... Full story

Scientists to examine link between drug therapy and kidney failure in transplant patients

New research will help scientists and medical professionals to better understand the long-term complications caused by an immunosuppressant drug used to treat thousands of kidney transplant patients. ... Full story

Sarah celebrates reaching a quarter of a century with her new kidney

A patient has returned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her kidney transplant. ... Full story

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