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Genetic screening helps predict which children with kidney disease will respond to standard therapy

Mon, 2014-07-28 03:00
A genetic screening test may help predict which patients with one of the most common childhood kidney diseases will respond to standard therapies.
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Reducing dialysis patients' need for multiple medications

Mon, 2014-07-28 03:00
A medication called ferric citrate may reduce dialysis patients' need to take multiple drugs that treat complications related to kidney disease.
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Long-term Phase 3 study results for Zerenex™ (ferric citrate) published

Mon, 2014-07-28 02:00
Data demonstrate the drug candidate's potential to become the first phosphate binder to increase iron stores while reducing the need for IV iron and erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in end-stage...
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Ancestral exposures to pesticide linked to 3 generations of disease

Mon, 2014-07-28 02:00
Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations.
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Function lost in spinal cord injury restored by gene inhibitor, salmon fibrin

Sat, 2014-07-26 02:00
A therapy combining salmon fibrin injections into the spinal cord and injections of a gene inhibitor into the brain restored voluntary motor function impaired by spinal cord injury, scientists at UC...
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Unnecessary repeat biopsies for prostate cancer may be eliminated by new accurate epigenetic test

Thu, 2014-07-24 02:00
More than one million prostate biopsies are performed each year in the U.S. alone, including many repeat biopsies for fear of cancer missed.
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Enzyme lost in 100 percent of kidney tumors analyzed

Wed, 2014-07-23 02:00
In an analysis of small molecules called metabolites used by the body to make fuel in normal and cancerous cells in human kidney tissue, a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the...
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Enzyme may halt tumor growth in kidney cancer

Tue, 2014-07-22 05:00
Researchers discover that FBP1 - an enzyme that controls metabolism - may halt tumor growth in clear cell renal cell carcinoma and is missing in tissue taken from its tumors.
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The high cost of living kidney donation limits potential donors

Mon, 2014-07-21 03:00
The decline in living kidney donation over the past several years has been concerning and is poorly understood.
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Heart failure patients benefit from potassium supplements in conjunction with diuretics

Sat, 2014-07-19 02:00
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that patients taking prescription potassium supplements together with loop diuretics for heart failure have...
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Early onset prostate cancer a newly identified, more aggressive subtype often linked to genetic mutations

Fri, 2014-07-18 02:00
The number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly 6-fold in the last 20 years, and the disease is more likely to be aggressive in these younger men, according to a new...
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Prostate cancer is focus of two studies in JAMA Internal Medicine

Wed, 2014-07-16 04:00
Management for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Varies Widely Among Physicians Management of low-risk prostate cancer (which is unlikely to cause symptoms or affect survival if left untreated) varies...
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'High proportion' of kidney donors face insurance difficulties

Wed, 2014-07-16 02:00
The majority of insurance companies claim they would not charge higher premiums to kidney donors, but 25% of donors in this study reported difficulties with life insurance.
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"Mouse TRAP" enables earlier detection of kidney failure

Tue, 2014-07-15 03:00
USC Stem Cell scientists have set a "mouse TRAP" to capture the early signs of kidney failure, as described by a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
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Link discovered between hotter days and kidney stones in US adults and children

Mon, 2014-07-14 03:00
As daily temperatures increase, so does the number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones.
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Hydroxyethyl starch in resuscitation fluid has direct harmful effects on kidney cells

Mon, 2014-07-14 03:00
The increased risk of kidney injury related to the use of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) in resuscitation fluids reflects the mass of HES molecules, according to a report in Anesthesia & Analgesia...
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Drug used to prevent clots lowers risk of hospitalization for catheter-related bacterial infections

Mon, 2014-07-14 02:00
Using an expensive agent to prevent blood clots in kidney failure patients' dialysis catheters may turn out to be less costly overall due to its ability to reduce medical complications, according to...
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Bacterial communities may play a role in female urgency urinary incontinence

Sun, 2014-07-13 02:00
Bacteria found in the bladders of healthy women differ from bacteria in women with a common form of incontinence, according to researchers from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
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Risk of aggressive prostate cancer may be increased by vasectomy

Sun, 2014-07-13 02:00
Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health...
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Novel robot-assisted surgery technique improves removal of small kidney cancer tumors

Fri, 2014-07-11 04:00
Roughly 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with kidney cancer per year. Most of these cancers are small tumors (small renal masses) that are often found during screening for other problems.
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