News tagged with nephrology
Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a regulator protein that plays a crucial role in kidney fibrosis, a condition that leads to kidney failure. Finding this regulator provides a new therapeutic ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A single gene is central in the development of several forms of polycystic kidney and liver disease, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the June 19 issue of Nature Genetics.
Genetics Jun 19, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Medical literature long has touted the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for the heart. But until now, researchers have not studied the potential benefit for people on hemodialysis, who are among the highest-risk patients for ...
Cardiology Feb 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
It's better to take blood pressure-lowering medications before bed rather than first thing in the morning, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results i ...
Medications Oct 24, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are at higher risk of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease compared with women without the disorders, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Ultrasound measurements of carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) are significantly elevated among children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) compared with healthy controls, according to a study ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A review of data from seven clinical trials suggests that intensive glucose control is associated with reduced risk of microalbuminuria and macroalbuminuria (conditions characterized by excessive levels of protein in the ...
Diabetes May 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The enzyme arginase-2 plays a major role in kidney failure, and blocking the action of this enzyme might lead to protection against renal disease in diabetes, according to researchers.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that high levels of a specific hormone can predict which kidney patients will develop heart problems, require dialysis or die prematurely.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 09, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The most common kidney disease passed down through families, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) affects one in 400 to 1,000 individuals and is characterized by cysts on the kidneys. The condition slowly ...
Genetics Oct 24, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Obese and overweight teens may be at higher risk for developing advanced kidney disease as adults, Israeli researchers report.
Overweight and Obesity Oct 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
For children receiving kidney transplants, a potentially correctable blood condition present in about one in four recipients is associated with a moderately increased risk of the graft's later failure, suggesting that clinicians ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Increased levels of the hormone aldosterone in young black males correlate with an unhealthy chain of events that starts with retaining too much salt and results in an enlarged heart muscle, researchers say.
Medical research Dec 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Rapid discontinuation of the immunosuppressive steroid prednisone after a kidney transplant can help prevent serious side effects, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American So ...
Other Jan 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Home-based dialysis treatments are on the rise in both the developing and developed worlds, but developed countries appear to be turning to them less often, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Nephrology (from Greek νεφρός – nephros, "kidney", combined with the suffix -logy, "the study of") is a branch of internal medicine and pediatrics dealing with the study of the function and diseases of the kidney.
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