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A genetic screening test may help predict which patients with one of the most common childhood kidney diseases will respond to standard therapies.
A medication called ferric citrate may reduce dialysis patients' need to take multiple drugs that treat complications related to kidney disease.
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...
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.
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...
More than one million prostate biopsies are performed each year in the U.S. alone, including many repeat biopsies for fear of cancer missed.
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...
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.
The decline in living kidney donation over the past several years has been concerning and is poorly understood.
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...
Early onset prostate cancer a newly identified, more aggressive subtype often linked to genetic mutations
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...
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...
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.
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.
As daily temperatures increase, so does the number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.