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New feline kidney disease research offers hope for earlier detection and improved quality of life

Mon, 2015-01-26 04:00
Foundation For Feline Renal Research, the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation dedicated exclusively to the understanding and treatment of feline kidney disease, is pleased to announce a $20,000.
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High blood calcium linked with increased risk of premature death in dialysis patients

Mon, 2015-01-26 02:00
Elevated blood levels of calcium and phosphorus are linked with an increased risk of premature death in kidney disease patients on dialysis, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the...
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Avoiding or delaying surgery through close monitoring of renal tumors

Fri, 2015-01-23 03:00
In patients with small renal tumors confined to the kidneys, close, active monitoring, as opposed to immediate surgery, is associated with low rates of tumor growth or death, according to a study by...
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Once daily treatment option made available for up to one million adult Britons with type 2 diabetes and moderate chronic kidney disease

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:00
A once daily injection has been approved for adults with type 2 diabetes and moderate renal impairment (stage 3 chronic kidney disease) in the UK.
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Protecting heart surgery patients' kidney health with high-dose statin

Thu, 2015-01-22 03:00
Acute kidney injury often arises after major surgery because the kidneys can be deprived of normal blood flow during the procedure. The use of contrast media, or dyes, can contribute to this problem.
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Unlocking the kidney riddle in newborns

Wed, 2015-01-21 04:00
Researchers are closer to understanding why babies born with smaller kidneys have a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
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Should a more frequent dialysis schedule be applied?

Tue, 2015-01-20 04:00
In general, patients with End Stage Renal Disease are dialyzed 3 times per week for about four hours each time.
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Novel approach developed to visualize, measure protein complexes in tumors

Mon, 2015-01-19 02:00
Cancer diagnosis and treatment decisions are often hampered by a lack of knowledge of the biological processes occurring within the tumor.
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Behavioral model may help kidney disease patients' treatment decisions

Sat, 2015-01-17 02:00
Patients with advanced CKD have to choose between two treatment options: dialysis or kidney transplantation. A new study finds a behavioral model could help them decide.
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Biomarkers linked to long-term kidney damage and death in critically ill

Fri, 2015-01-16 03:00
High levels of two novel urinary biomarkers early in critical illness are associated with adverse long-term outcomes in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI), according to an international...
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Many seniors admitted to hospital from care homes are dehydrated

Fri, 2015-01-16 03:00
Research published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine concludes that patients admitted to hospital from care homes are commonly dehydrated on admission and consequently appear to...
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Finger prick testing in diabetes could be replaced by tattoo-like sensor

Fri, 2015-01-16 02:00
Scientists have developed the first ultra-thin, flexible device that sticks to skin like a rub-on tattoo and can detect a person's glucose levels.
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Death rates of kidney patients increased during Hurricane Sandy

Mon, 2015-01-12 02:00
Hospital and dialysis facility disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy led to increased emergency department visits, hospitalizations and a rise in the death rate of kidney patients.
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Insights into the role of genetic variants in kidney disease

Mon, 2015-01-12 02:00
New research provides insights into the ties between certain genetic variants and kidney disease in African Americans.
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No proven added benefit of sucroferric oxyhydroxide for chronic kidney disease

Sat, 2015-01-10 02:00
No suitable data presented; drug not dosed in compliance with approval in the studiesSucroferric oxyhydroxide (trade name Velphoro) has been approved since August 2014 for adults with chronic...
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Certain genetic variants may influence progression of kidney disease

Fri, 2015-01-09 03:00
Patients with a kidney disease called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis who have variants in the APOL1 gene may be at a more advanced disease stage at diagnosis, a study finds.
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In chronic kidney disease, BH4 has positive effects on sympathetic nerve activity, arterial stiffness

Fri, 2015-01-09 02:00
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.
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Brown fat stimulated and metabolism boosted by FDA-approved drug

Thu, 2015-01-08 03:00
Researchers publishing in the journal Cell Metabolism have discovered that a drug FDA-approved to treat overactive bladder may boost brown fat's metabolic powers, making it a promising candidate for...
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Small change in blood acidity could prove detrimental to kidney disease patients

Wed, 2015-01-07 04:00
A University of Manchester scientist has discovered that very small changes in the level of acidity in blood may have a detrimental impact on the health of patients with kidney disease.
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Risk of hearing loss may be eliminated by new version of common antibiotic

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:00
On Christmas Eve, 2002, Bryce Faber was diagnosed with a deadly cancer called neuroblastoma.
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