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Study: Investigational Drug Reduces High Potassium Levels in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

University of Maryland Nephrologist Leads Multinational Research Effort ...

Most U.S. Adults Cannot Donate a Kidney Due to Preventable Health Problems and Potential Loss of Income

Philadelphia, PA — The majority of individuals in the United States are not eligible to donate a kidney, even if they ...

Biomarker could provide early warning of kidney disease in cats

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers from Oregon State University and other institutions have developed a new biomarker called “SDMA” that can provide earlier identification of chronic kidney disease in cats, which is one of the leading causes of their death. ... Full story

Healthy diets are good for the kidneys - not just the heart

A healthy diet may help protect our kidneys, according to a new study presented by NUI Galway researchers at a major conference in Philadelphia which comes to a close today. However, individuals must also pay particular attention to their sodium (salt) and potassium intake, according to the research, which analysed data from over 500,000 people. ... Full story

Two drugs are no more effective than one to treat common kidney disease

NIH study finds limited kidney benefit from more rigorous blood pressure treatment ... Full story

Researchers Find Kidney Gene May Play Role in Blood Pressure Control

CINCINNATI—Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found that a gene abundant in the kidneys may actually play a role in the regulation of blood pressure and hypertension in experimental mouse models. ... Full story

Sickle cell trait in African-Americans associated with increased kidney disease risk, new research finds

Vimal Derebail, MD, MPH, is co-first author of the study and Abhijit Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, is co-senior author. Both are members of the UNC Kidney Center and assistant professors in the UNC School of Medicine. ... Full story

Kidney function monitoring vital for people on lithium

People with bipolar disorder who are being treated with the drug lithium are at risk of acute kidney damage and need careful monitoring, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. ... Full story

Blood Test Predicts Signs of Acute Rejection in Kidney Transplants

Finding Could Lead to Earlier Detection, Treatment and Organ Survival ... Full story

Study: 'Wimpy' Antibody Protects Against Kidney Disease in Mice

CINCINNATI—An antibody abundant in mice and previously thought to offer poor assistance in fighting against infection may actually play a key role in keeping immune responses in check and preventing more serious self-inflicted forms of kidney disease, researchers say. ... Full story

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