Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Home-based visits benefit rural patients with kidney disease

Home visits by trained health representatives in the community can help rural patients become more involved in their own daily diabetes and kidney disease care, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical ...

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Team spots clue to rare lung and kidney diseases

Pulmonary-renal syndrome (PRS) refers to a group of rare but potentially fatal conditions that nearly always are caused by a misguided attack by the body's immune system on the lungs and kidneys. Coughing up blood and blood ...

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Brain, muscle cells found lurking in kidney organoids grown in lab

Scientists hoping to develop better treatments for kidney disease have turned their attention to growing clusters of kidney cells in the lab. One day, so-called organoids—grown from human stem cells—may help repair damaged ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acute kidney injury linked to higher risk of dementia

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is linked with a higher risk of developing dementia, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2018 October 23-October 28 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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Re-programming the body's energy pathway boosts kidney self-repair

A team of researchers led by Jonathan Stamler, MD, of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, has discovered a pathway for enhancing the self-repair efforts of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A growing list of factors that impact CKD severity for kids

Myriad biological and societal factors can impact the occurrence and accelerate progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) for children of African descent—including preterm birth, exposure to toxins during gestation and ...

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