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Pregnant women who have donated a kidney are at increased risk for hypertension, preeclampsia

Sun, 2014-11-23 02:00
Nearly 30,000 people become living kidney donors worldwide each year, and many are young women.
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A combination of 2 existing anti-cancer drugs for kidney cancer shows good patient response

Fri, 2014-11-21 02:00
Researchers have found that patients with an advanced form of kidney cancer, for which there is no standard treatment and a very poor prognosis, respond well to a combination of two existing...
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Ferroptosis, a novel form of non-apoptotic cell death, holds great therapeutic potential

Fri, 2014-11-21 02:00
Ferroptosis is a newly discovered form of cell death believed to be involved in numerous pathological processes.
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Patients with advanced papillary kidney cancer respond well to a combination of two existing anti-cancer drugs

Wed, 2014-11-19 04:00
Researchers have found that patients with an advanced form of kidney cancer, for which there is no standard treatment and a very poor prognosis, respond well to a combination of two existing...
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Keryx announces results from Ferric Citrate phase 3 long-term safety extension study

Wed, 2014-11-19 02:00
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KERX) (the "Company") has announced results from a 48-week Open Label Extension (OLE) safety study in which Ferric Citrate demonstrated long-term safety and...
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High impact clinical trials yield results that could lead to improved kidney care

Wed, 2014-11-19 02:00
The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care were presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.
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For patients with kidney failure, home dialysis may be better than in-center hemodialysis

Wed, 2014-11-19 02:00
Home dialysis therapies may help prolong the lives of patients with kidney failure compared with hemodialysis treatments administered in medical centers, according to a study presented at ASN Kidney...
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Protecting your kidneys through healthy eating

Wed, 2014-11-19 02:00
A healthy diet may help protect the kidneys, according to two studies presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.
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Kidney function likely affected by perceived racial discrimination

Wed, 2014-11-19 02:00
Perceived racial discrimination may contribute to disparities related to kidney disease, according to a study presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia...
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Potassium additives may make low-sodium meats unsafe for patients with kidney disease

Wed, 2014-11-19 02:00
Potassium additives are frequently added to sodium-reduced meat products in amounts that may be dangerous for patients with kidney disease, according to a study presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 at...
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Air pollution associated with higher rates of chronic kidney disease

Wed, 2014-11-19 02:00
Air pollution may play a role in the development of kidney disease, according to a study presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.
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Study reveals significant heart rhythm disorders occurring in patients undergoing hemodialysis

Tue, 2014-11-18 04:00
Medtronic, Inc. has revealed the results of a new study which found that atrial fibrillation (AF) and bradycardia-two common heart rhythm disorders-occurred at higher than expected, and clinically...
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Drug helps lower high potassium levels associated with potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmias

Tue, 2014-11-18 04:00
Mikhail Kosiborod, M.D., of Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, and colleagues evaluated the efficacy and safety of the drug zirconium cyclosilicate in patients with hyperkalemia...
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In prostate cancer patients carrying 'BRCA' mutations, conventional therapies are less efficient

Tue, 2014-11-18 03:00
Prostate cancer patients carrying inherited mutations in the BRCA genes respond less well to conventional treatment, including surgery and/or radiotherapy - and they also have a lower survival rate...
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Patients with chronic kidney disease benefit from simple exercises

Tue, 2014-11-18 02:00
Simple exercises can help improve the health of patients with kidney disease, according to studies presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.
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NIH study finds limited kidney benefit from more rigorous blood pressure treatment

Tue, 2014-11-18 02:00
Using two drugs was no more effective than a single drug in slowing disease progression in people with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), according to two studies funded by the...
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Administration of antibiotic following kidney transplantation does not prevent virus infection

Mon, 2014-11-17 09:00
Among kidney transplant recipients, a 3-month course of the antibiotic levofloxacin following transplantation did not prevent the major complication known as BK virus from appearing in the urine.
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Kidney function monitoring vital for people on lithium

Mon, 2014-11-17 05:00
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...
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Veterinarians at Colorado State University pursue stem-cell therapy for cats with severe kidney disease

Mon, 2014-11-17 04:00
Colorado State University is the sole veterinary institution in the nation using stem-cell therapy to treat feline kidney disease, common among pet cats, and researchers are now launching a new...
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Use of aspirin or blood pressure medication before and after surgery does not reduce risk of kidney injury

Mon, 2014-11-17 04:00
In patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, neither aspirin nor clonidine (a medication primarily used to treat high blood pressure) taken before and after surgery reduced the risk of acute kidney...
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